Apple-Quinoa Breakfast Muffins

Quinoa Breakfast Muffin by Ricki Heller

Ah, how I love breakfast. It’s the one meal of which I never tire–and for which I can always find infinite varieties of foods to prepare. Well, when Wendy of Cooking Quinoa asked if I’d whip up something for a guest post on her blog while she tends to her gorgeous new little girl, I was thrilled to oblige! (And congrats, Wendy, and to all of you on the addition of Skye to your family!). πŸ™‚

For years, I attempted to perfect a breakfast muffin that contained whole cooked grains, but I found the results were consistently too moist.Β  (Whereas The Girls were thrilled, since it meant they got lots of extra tester muffins to sample.). When I began to experiment with psyllium in baked goods about a year ago, I knew I’d finally hit on the magic ingredient to transform those soggy muffins.

Head over to Wendy’s blog to see my perfect wholegrain breakfast muffin!

“So, Mum, does this mean Elsie and I won’t be getting samples any more?”

Chaser on Diet, Dessert and Dogs

“Zip it, Chaser. . . you know that Mum never gets it right on the first try.Β  Don’t worry, there will still be lots of failed baking attempts for us to sample in the future.”

Elsie on Diet, Dessert and Dogs

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  1. I love the pictures of the girls! They have such expressive eyes. The muffins look terrific!

  2. Oh, those beautiful girls! Always doing the hard work for us! πŸ˜‰ Give them a hug of thanks from me, Ricki! The muffins look yummy. πŸ™‚


  3. Ack! The Girls are so adorable! I’m off to check out the muffin recipe, I looooove a good muffin!

  4. These look gorgeous! The muffins and the dogs – I want to scoff one down, and snuggle the other πŸ™‚

    • Ha ha! I *have* been known to snuggle a muffin on that rare occasion. . . but usually, I leave that for The Girls. Thanks so much (I’ll try not to let it go to their heads). πŸ˜‰

  5. Hi, stumbled upon your blog. The muffins sound and look amazing πŸ™‚ I like your blog, a lot of useful ideas πŸ™‚

  6. Those girls are lucky…and doing such hard work by polishing off those extra treats for you… πŸ˜‰ I just went and printed this recipe off of Wendy’s site! I LOVE these – such a hearty breakfast treat. These will not last long in my house!!

  7. Aww.. who could resist those 2 smart cookies, uhm muffins, no, girls I mean πŸ˜‰ What truly tunning photos of the two!

    P.S. Love the addition of the psyllium husk, that’s a clever idea. Must try that sometime. Any excuse to bake muffins really πŸ™‚

  8. Love that first photo Ricki and of course those of your babies too πŸ™‚

    Haven’t tried quinoa in baking yet. I really must.

  9. Hi Ricki- I have your latest cookbook in my amazon basket and I was wondering if you included the nutrition information in any of your cookbooks? I thought it was worth to ask. Thanks!

  10. Muffins look good. I will have to check out the recipe.
    (PS great comments from the dogs.)

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