Quinoa – Bulghur Muffins
Inspired by Veganomicon – The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 T. milled flaxseed
- 2 T. Sunsweet Lightbake (or 1/4 c. oil)
- 1/4 c. pure maple syrup
- 1/2 t. almond extract
- 3/4 c. white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 c. spelt flour
- 1/4 c. Bob’s Red Mill Grains & Nuts Hot Cereal
- 1 1/2 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/2 t. ground cinnamon
- 1/8 t. chai spice blend
- 1/4 c. cracked bulghur wheat
- 1/4 c. quinoa
- 1/4 c. chopped dried cranberries
- 1 ripe fresh peach, peeled and diced
- scant 1/4 c. slivered almonds
- poppyseeds (opt – I used them last time but completely forgot this time)
- Prepare the bulghur and quinoa as indicated. I just combined them and cooked until the liquid was gone (the ratio for each is 2:1, btw) but if you like using a lot of pans, feel free to use two separate vessels. As my girl Rebekah would say, it’s your life.
- Meanwhile – preheat your oven to 350*. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together your milk and flax and allow to sit for a minute. ish. Whisk in the lightbake (or oil. or applesauce.), maple syrup, and almond extract. Set aside.
- In another larger bowl, sift together your flours, baking powder, salt, and spices. Add the Bob’s grains & nuts. Mix together.
- Add your wet ingredients to the dry and mix together until just combined.
- Fold in the diced peach, slivered almonds, dried cranberries, and 1 1/4 c. of the bulghur & quinoa mixture. (should be most of the mix.)
Spoon into a greased/sprayed muffin tin until full to the brims and bake about 22 minutes – until some pointy object inserted into the center comes out clean. And don’t be non-environmentally friendly like I was and use muffin tin liners. I need to go grocery shopping, I have no spray and was too lazy to grease every single one. Oh and to add to the excuses my muffin pan is old and not very non-stick. At all.
The first time I made them with all white whole wheat flour, no spelt. Do whatever makes you smile.
Also – you could probably sub a processed mix of oats & some nuts for the bob’s red mill hot cereal. That’s what it is, basically.
Annnd, if you want to get really mathematical you can figure out exactly how much dry quinoa and bulghur yields 1 1/4 cups cooked. I try to avoid mathematics at all cost, and hey. A spoonful of leftover bulghur & quinoa never hurt anybody. Go ahead and add it to the muffins if ya wanna, even.