oh, Deanna, I have never had the desire to try Quinoa, but your excitement about it is perfectly contagious! I think I will get out of my comfort zone and give this a try. All those recipes sound really good. Here's one I found in a newly aquired cookbook of mine:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup stone ground whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup toasted quinoa
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
3 tablespoons honey
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Coat twelve 2 1/2" muffin cups with vegetable spray. In a mixing bowl combine the two flours, salt, baking powder and baking soda, blending well. Heat a heavy dry skillet (do not add butter or oil) and half the quinoa. Stir and toast the grain briefly. It will begin to turn golden and have a marvelous aroma. Repeat with the remaining quinoa. Stir quinoa into the dry ingredients. In a seperate bowl, beat together the buttermilk, butter, honey and eggs. Make a well in the dry mixture and quickly stir in the liquids just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fill the muffin cups three fourths full. Bake 25 to 30 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.
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