Recipe | Choc Chip and Quinoa Peanut Butter Low G.I. Breakfast Muffins

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Its 11am and I am in a meeting and my stomach begins growling. Loudly, or at least that's how my embarrassed self perceived it. Being housebound for the previous month, working on my thesis and final uni works, I have been able to graze throughout the day so now my stomach is struggling with going back to set meal times. So, to avoid another embarrassing stomach growling incident, I went home that day and threw together a bunch ingredients that I knew had a low glycemic index, and thus would keep me fuller for longer. Slightly odd mix of ingredients (particularly because I have only used quinoa in savoury dishes in the past) ended up working together, and after consuming two for breakfast (at around 7am) the next day I was full until about 1.30pm - success!


1/6 cup uncooked quinoa
1/3 almonds, roughly chopped
1 cup self rising flour
1 egg, whisked
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips


1. Cook quinoa as directed on package
2. Mix together all the ingredients, including cooked quinoa
3. Divide mixture evenly into six muffin cases
4. Bake for 30 minutes at 180 degrees Fahrenheit

Too easy!

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  1. Wow these look great and woud be exactly what I need for early afternoon tea to power me through the rest of the day. THANK YOU!

  2. My stomach growls ALL DAY at the office. I seriously need snacks like t his to get me through the day :)


  3. These are perfect! I always cook too much quinoa, I'm going to use the leftover in these next time. And peanut butter too- you are a girl after my own heart x

  4. haha i hear you! stomach growling at the most awkward times!! But yes, will have this stored away for when i am feeling good about baking for some healthy guilt free muffins XD

  5. I have to admit I've never has quinoa.... Might need to try this!

  6. I never would have thought of putting these ingredients together, but they sound lovely! Thanks for linking yup with us for Fabulous Foodie Fridays :)

  7. What a great idea for muffins! Quinoa is really so versatile! Love it

  8. Haha nothing worse than a growling tummy at the wrong moment! These look so versatile and easy to throw together.


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