How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Grease (or line with paper muffin cups) 12-cup muffin tin with vegetable oil and set aside.
  • Mix the cooked quinoa, cornmeal and oatmeal, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  • Grate the oranges to make 2 teaspoons zest and set aside. Peel the remaining oranges and chop. Place the 3 chopped oranges into a large bowl.
  • Mix the agave syrup or honey, oil and eggs. Pour into the bowl with chopped oranges. Stir in the dates and orange zest and mix well.
  • Pour the orange batter into the dry ingredients and mix until well blended. If batter is too runny (it depends on how juicy the oranges are), add up to ¼ cup more of cornmeal (if so, you can have batter enough to make some more muffins).
  • Pour the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling them about 2/3 full. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the tops of the muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Turn onto a wire rack; best when served cool.
  • NOTE: if you want to make them gluten-free, just double the quinoa and drop the oats.
  • Adapted from The Golden Door Cooks Light and Easy by Michel Stroot (Gibbs Smith, 2003).
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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    These muffins look incredible. I'll have to see if quinoa can be purchased here. I really don't know what it is so I'll have to check it out to see where it can be found. I sure hope I can find it cause I would love to try out this recipe. Thanks & 5 forks
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  • pattycake 10 years ago
    Muy fantastico! - and gluten-free too. Sounds like a beautiful combination of flavours and textures. I will make these soon... Thank you :)
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    " It was excellent "
    sheba ate it and said...
    Great recipe, am always looking for ways to use quinoa!
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  • crabhappychick 10 years ago
    You could use certified gluten-free oatmeal, too, to make them gf. Sound wonderfully fresh and healthy...not to mention yummy. Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    sounds very good thank you
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    " It was excellent "
    orangeskipper ate it and said...
    Very good:)
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