1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup marmalade
1 cup shredded carrots
Method of preparation:
1-Mix quinoa, flour and baking powder. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs combine the orange juice and sugar.
2-Add egg mixture all at once to quinoa mixture. Then add the rest of the ingredients and stir just until moistened.
3-Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each two-thirds full.
4-Bake in a 400 degrees oven for 20 minutes.
Each muffin has around 110 calories!
Quinoa is a gluten-free delicious grain that started being cultivated around 5000 years ago in the South of America where the Incas referred to it as Chisaya Mama meaning mother of all grains since it is a complete source of protein, rich in fiber, iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper and zinc and most importantly magnesium that’s essential for the good control of glucose and insulin in our body.
It is the fastest cooking grain and requires less time than rice to be cooked!Quinoa is also low in the glycemic index which means it will not spike your blood sugar too fast. Quinoa will cause blood sugar to be released at a lower pace into the blood. This feature helps lose weight and a better control of blood glucose.
Dietitian Nicole Maftoum