“A Banana Quinoa Muffin…Sounds Crazy, No?”

A huge “kudos” and a pat on the back will be awarded to the first person who can identify the origin of this blog entry’s title. Just a small glimpse into the workings of my mind….

Do you ever get a few bananas that you just can’t eat up quickly enough before they become too ripe? I know I do, and just the other day I was making Quinoa flakes for breakfast and was casually reading the box as I cooked them. Alas: there was a recipe that called for “two very ripe bananas”. “Hooray!” I thought, “A recipe for me!”


And a new recipe was born.

Banana Quinoa Muffins (found on the Ancient Harvest Quinoa Flakes Box, with minor adaptations)


  • 1/2 cup Rice Flour
  • 1/2 cup Quinoa Flakes
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Very Ripe Bananas
  • 2 Eggs


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Mix flour and flakes with dry ingredients.
  • In separate bowl, mix together banans, eggs, and honey.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
  • Pour into greased muffin tins (cupcake liners work better)
  • Bake 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees.
  • Note: the box says to “fill muffin tins 1/2 full”. I would eyeball this and use discretion as to not over-filling, but not halfway full.
  • Done!
The Final Product- a bit smaller than I anticipated!

The Final Product- a bit smaller than I anticipated!

Photo Dec 28, 2 11 32 PM

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