Parmesan Quinoa & Pine Nut Muffins for #MuffinMonday

Nov 12, 2012 by

Welcome to another edition of #MuffinMonday! Today we are sharing a cheesy savoury muffin to get your week started in the best way possible.  No cranberries and mixed fruit in my muffins just yet. Sit tight. :-)

I’m not sure how I let it happen, but Christmas seemed close but not that close. I mean Halloween was just here…and now stores are playing Christmas music. I guess retailers have to keep up. I don’t. By now, your mood should be changing as you get into the seasonal spirit of tinsel and ornaments. I dread putting up the tree just as how I dread taking it down. But I have kids and therefore it must be done. Kids really do make you become awesome parents.

My selection for today’s #MuffinMonday is Parmesan, Quinoa and Pine Nut Muffins. I added some Quinoa Flour in the batter to increase the nutritional value of my muffins. I loved the cheesy aroma from these muffins as they baked. I also loved the toasted pine nuts scattered over top of each muffin.

 

Parmesan Quinoa & Pine Nut Muffins

 

 

Parmesan Quinoa & Pine Nut Muffins for #MuffinMonday

Recipe Type: Muffin
Author: Lyn adapted from 100 Muffins from 1 Easy Recipe
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A savory, cheesy muffin for Monday mornings. Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Quinoa Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/8 Tsp Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Pine Nuts
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 6 Tbsp Butter, softened
  • Topping: 4 Tsp grated parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup pine nuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Line a muffin pan with 12 muffin liners
  3. For the topping, combine parmesan and pine nuts and set aside
  4. In a large bowl, combine flour, quinoa flour, baking powder and salt with a whisk
  5. Stir in the parmesan and pine nuts
  6. In a medium bowl, lightly beat the eggs and then beat in the buttermilk and oil
  7. In the large bowl with the flour, make a well in the centre and pour in the liquid mixture
  8. Stir gently until just combined. Be sure not to over mix
  9. Spoon the batter into prepared muffin pan. Sprinkle topping over the batter
  10. Bake for about 20 minutes until well risen and golden brown
  11. Allow muffins to cool for about 5 minutes.
Notes

This recipe yields 12 muffins

The pine nuts were not very well behaved! They kept falling off as you took a bite, much to the annoyance of my hubby :-) He enjoyed these muffins but wished there was MORE CHEESE. That seems to the answer to everything these days. More cheese. Duly noted.

 

Parmesan Quinoa & Pine Nut Muffins

 

Quite a tasty muffin. I enjoyed them. But now I have to figure out how to make it even more cheesy.

 

Parmesan Quinoa & Pine Nut Muffins

 

Happy Monday!!!

 

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10 Comments

  1. Those look wonderful, Lyn! I discovered quinoa just before I moved to Cairo because the stores started to import it to KL but then, all of a sudden I was cut off because it hasn’t come to Egypt yet. I was very sad. So sad that when I visited a friend recently in Paris, I had to buy a box. I love that stuff! I also love your toasted pine nuts on the top. Even if they do fall off, they are delicious and a great addition.
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  2. I love savory muffins. Give me one of these and a bowl of soup and I’ll be quiet for a while. :)
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  3. Liz

    Mmmmm….who wouldn’t love a cheesy muffin???? Perfect complement to the chili I plan to make later in the week!

  4. Another lovely looking muffin … so many recipes to try, so little time!
    CoolDestiny recently posted..It’s a Domestic AffairMy Profile

  5. I just got a big muffin pan and have been meaning to try to make some savory muffins, and here you are providing a savory recipe! This looks wonderful.
    Tora Estep recently posted..Pancake mix with apple cider syrup and candied walnuts: A gift from the kitchen for #SundaySupperMy Profile

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