If you fancy a protein-rich sweet treat but can't eat eggs or soy due to food allergies, then our high-protein quinoa muffins recipe is perfect for you.
Starting your day to a healthy, protein-packed breakfast can help you reach your weight loss goals. Proteins make you feel full, reduce appetite, and control sugar cravings later on in the day.
In this recipe, we turned the classic chocolate muffins into a healthy, nutrient-dense, and vegan treat. We combined wholemeal flour with cacao and ground flaxseeds, added a splash of almond milk and maple syrup, and then stirred in some cooked quinoa. Finally, we topped the batter with crunchy almonds and baked all into mouth-watering, diet-friendly chocolate muffins.
Quinoa is an excellent source of complete plant-based proteins, meaning it provides all the nine essential amino acids your body needs to build proteins and make hormones. If you have eggs or soy allergy or following a vegan diet, then quinoa can help you meet your proteins' daily needs.
In these muffins, we paired quinoa with flaxseeds and wholemeal flour for an extra boost of proteins, filling-fibres and healthy omega-3 fats.
In just 180 calories, each quinoa muffin has three times fewer sugars and twice the fibres than the classic ones. Also, a serving of two muffins provides a whopping 12.4 grams of proteins, covering almost 30% of our RDI for this nutrient. Awesome!