Blueberry Quinoa Mini Loaves

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Yay for mini loaves! This way I don’t have to eat 2-3 muffins for breakfast 🙂
I made a version of these a couple months ago but this recipe is much improved because it uses frozen blueberries instead of dried blueberries which makes it much more cost effective! I tried making an apple cinnamon version too. They turned out ok, but not nearly as good as these.

Blueberry Quinoa Mini Loaves (Gluten free, Sugar free)
Makes 6 mini loaves or 14 muffins

3/4 cup vanilla almond milk (unsweetened)
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
1/4 cup canola oil
1 ripe banana, mashed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups quinoa flour (or wheat flour if you aren’t going for GF)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/4 cups cooked quinoa
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries

Preheat the oven to 350˚F.

Combine the almond milk and flax seed in a small bowl and allow to sit for a few minutes.
In the meantime, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.
Now, add the oil, mashed banana and vanilla extract to the almond milk and stir with a fork. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients then fold in the quinoa and dried blueberries.
Fill the mini loaf pan or muffin pan.
Bake mini loaves for 45-55 minutes. Bake muffins for 20-24 minutes. Either way, bake them until they start to brown on top.

Lilly looks like she’s being tortured in this picture but I promise she was very cozy in this t-shirt and she was falling asleep wearing it.

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She’s just too funny to not put clothes on!

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