Triple Chocolate Quinoa Muffins
an original recipe created by me!
1 3/4 c. cooked quinoa, packed
3/4 c. unsweetened pure cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 c. plain coconut yogurt [made from coconut milk, not simply dairy yogurt that has been flavored with coconut]
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 c water [optional, I just found everything blended a bit better with it]
1 c palm sugar
1/2 c chopped dark chocolate, finest quality you can afford
Preheat oven to 350*. Prepare muffin tins with either liners or non stick spray. I prefer liners to spray on this one. Add all the wet ingredients and quinoa to a blender and combine until smooth. Pour out into a bowl and mix the remaining ingredients, aside from the chopped chocolate, and mix with a whisk or fork until all clumps are gone and batter is of an even consistency. Mix in half the chocolate, and pour into prepared muffin tins.
Place muffins in oven for 10 minutes. At 10 minute mark, divide the remaining chocolate between the muffins, sprinkling generously on top of each muffin. Place the muffins back in the oven, and bake for approximately 8 more minutes. Toothpick will come out dirty still, but should not be wet. Let muffins cool completely on wire rack before removing from muffin tins.
Yield: approximately 2 dozen