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Quinoa Banana Oat Muffin Mix

5 from 3 votes


  • 1/2 cup prewashed quinoa -dry – uncooked ground into a powder – see video for making the muffins – if you can’t find prewashed quinoa* try using ground millet instead or quinoa flakes or quinoa flour or 1/2 c oats
  • 2 cups Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats** see note below recipe - (you can use old fashioned oats instead)
  • 2 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats or Rolled Oats – use certified gluten free oats to make these gluten free
  • 1/4 cup ground golden flaxseed meal
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder - optional it only helps them rise a little and it adds sodium so now I skip it.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg – freshly ground is best – you can use the pre-ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder or vanilla extract


  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a storage container with a tight lid. I usually make up 4 muffin mixes at a time and store them in my pantry so I can always make a special dessert, bars or muffins at a moments notice.


*I buy Quinoa Flakes at Whole Foods or on Amazon to make this recipe as they are so convenient. They are steamed and rolled quinoa flakes just like how they make rolled oats.
**If you don't have Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats you can put regular steel cut oats in your food processor and using the pulse function you can cut them smaller which is what has been done at the factory to make them quick cooking.
You can use all old fashioned oats or rolled oats instead of the quinoa flakes and quick cooking steel cut oats. This would be a total of 5 cups of rolled oats for the recipe. I would grind 1/2 up of the oats into a flour in the blender.
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