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Quinoa Muffins
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Contributed by: RibbitAdded: Oct 24, 2007 at 11:40 PM


I make my own quinoa flour by dumping quinoa in my vita-mix (a blender might work just as well) and grinding it for a minute.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (6 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B (3 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type O (4 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Baked Good
  • 2 cups quinoa flour
  • 2 Tablespoons arrowroot
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup toasted nuts (optional)
  • 1 cup cranberries, blueberries, or acceptable fruit bits
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup fruit juice (I use pineapple juice concentrate or plain apple juice)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or walnut oil
  • 1/4 agave nectar or honey
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper cups.
  3. Spray the paper cups also with a tiny bit of oil to keep the muffins from sticking to the paper.
  4. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients and nuts, if using.
  5. In a small bowl, combine liquid ingredients.
  6. Pour into flour mixture and mix just until combined. Don't over mix.
  7. Spoon into the prepared muffin.
  8. Bake 17-19 min.
  9. Cool in pan 5 min.
  10. Remove and cool completely, if you can wait that long.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Quinoa  N N N N N N N N
Arrowroot  N N N N N N N N
Baking Soda  N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Walnut (English)1 ,2 B B B B N B B B

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Blueberry3 B B N B N B B B
Cranberry1 B B B B B B N N
Apple/Apple Juice/Cider1 ,2 N N N N N N N A
Pineapple Juice1 B B N N B B B B

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Walnut Oil1 ,2 B B B B N B N B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N
Honey1 N N N A N N N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 24, 2007 at 11:41 PM By: Lola