Treat your family to something special with these scrumptious Chocolate Quinoa Muffins! Packed full of proteins, iron, and wholesome grains, you’ll love the taste as much as how nutritious they are.

Quinoa is an ancient grain that’s high in protein, while cocoa powder adds extra antioxidants. The combination of these two ingredients makes for a delicious and healthy snack everyone will enjoy! These muffins are great to make ahead and freeze, so you can always have something sweet on hand when the cravings hit.

Breakfast can be a difficult meal for us in the morning, especially during weekdays. Our morning routine makes it hard for us, so I feel this makes it easy for my kids to have something that gives them a good start to the day.

I wanted to make something that gave them some protein in the morning, giving them the energy to get going. Cereal just doesn’t cut it for me, and well, our tradition of pancakes makes me cringe because all I see is sugar. Because of this, I set out on a mission to find a breakfast muffin that is packed with nutrients and protein.

These muffins are the bomb!

I make two kinds of breakfast cookies: oatmeal and pumpkin oat that my kids love, but you can only have those so many times before they get old.

Add the banana and chocolate; of course, they will be an instant hit with my kids and me. Combining the 3 makes for a delicious and nutritious way to start the day. 

The first time I made these, I had to turn around and make another batch immediately because they quickly disappeared. My son, Madden, who is literally the pickiest eater out of all the kids, asked for seconds. Of course, I didn’t deny it.

The kids didn’t just want to have these for breakfast, but as a snack too! I was one happy mom knowing my kids were eating something with substance.

Ingredients for chocolate quinoa muffins

  • All-purpose flour
  • Cocoa powder
  • Baking soda
  • Brown sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Granulated sugar
  • Quinoa
  • Eggs
  • Bananas about 4-5 large bananas
  • Chocolate chips

How do you make Double Chocolate Banana Quinoa Muffins?

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small mixing bowl, mash bananas until smooth, and set aside. I find it easiest to use my hand mixer.

In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Mix in sugar, quinoa, eggs, and mashed bananas until the batter is completely smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.

Grease the muffin tin; I use coconut oil.

Fill each muffin tin 3/4 full. Set in oven and bake for 16-18 minutes. Suppose you make mini muffins bake them for 12-14 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 3-5 minutes.

Remove muffins from the tin and enjoy!

If you are storing these for later use, I place them in a sealed container. I also found that my kids loved these when cold, so I store them in the refrigerator.

Why should you eat quinoa ?

Quinoa is an incredibly nutritious grain that’s rich in plant-based protein, fiber, and minerals. It contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete source of protein. It’s also high in antioxidants and has been linked to numerous health benefits, including improved heart health and blood sugar control.

Quinoa is gluten-free, easy to digest and cook. Additionally, it’s a quick source of energy for active lifestyles due to its high carbohydrate content. All these benefits make quinoa an excellent choice for those looking to get more nutrients in their diet!

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Double Chocolate Banana Quinoa Muffins

Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 18 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 26 muffins
Calories: 118 kcal
Double Chocolate Banana Quinoa Muffins are a delicious source of protein, iron, and whole grains. These muffins will quickly become a family favorite.

Ingredients
 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups mashed bananas about 4-5 large bananas
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Optional:

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (add with bananas)

Instructions
 

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small mixing bowl mash bananas until smooth, set aside. I find it easiest to use my hand mixer.
  • In a large mixing bowl sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix in sugar, quinoa, eggs, and mashed bananas until batter is completely smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Grease muffin tin, I use coconut oil. 
  • Fill each muffin tin 3/4 full. Set in oven and bake for 16-18 minutes. If you make mini muffins bake for 12-14 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove muffins from tin and serve.
  • If you are storing these for later use, I place them in a sealed container. I also found that my kids loved these when cold, so I store them in the refrigerator.

Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from Kitchen Confidante
Serving: 1muffinCalories: 118kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 126mgPotassium: 176mgFiber: 2gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 52IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
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24 Comments

    1. These literally are the best ever! You are the best! We can’t wait to try them with some peanut butter as that is our favorite combo – chocolate, peanut butter and bananas. PS: they get more than a thumbs up.

  1. These are delicious and I feel so good serving them to my friends and their picky toddlers, who loved them too 🙂 win for all! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love anything with chocolate in it! Not to mention double the chocolate and the added benefit of quinoa.

  3. 5 stars
    I’m always in the mood for healthier versions of my favorite sweets! I have never seen quinoa used like this before. Very cool.

5 from 4 votes

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