Cranberries-Quinoa-Banana Muffins

These muffins, partially based on the flavours of banana cake, have a surprise ingredient- quinoa. It adds a distinct crunchiness to your muffins.

Muffins are great for breakfast on-the-go or as a snack. Cranberries provide a perfect fruity punch and a delightful pop of colour as well as taste.

My children love muffins… Or any baked treat to be honest πŸ˜‰. They devour them before they even get a chance to cool downπŸ˜‹.

I added quinoa, keeping in mind it’s numerous health benefits. A superfood, quinoa has a lovely nutty flavour and is power packed with proteins.

Although these are not as light and delectable as your typical muffin, what it lacks in taste (slightly!), it makes up for in the health department 😊.

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Baking time: 30 minutes


  • 1 cup refined flour
  • 1/2 cup quinoa (pre-soaked for 1hr and drained)
  • 2-3 tbsp sugar
  • 2tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 large ripened banana
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • A handful of cranberries


  1. Sieve the flour with baking powder.
  2. In a large bowl mix butter, sugar and eggs for one minute with an electric beater.
  3. Add flour, banana and quinoa and again beat for a minute.
  4. Add cranberries to the mixture.
  5. Pour the batter in muffin moulds and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180Β°C for about 25-30 minutes.
  6. Remove the muffin tray from the oven and place it on the wire rack for cooling.
  7. Enjoy the muffins with milk or coffee. 😊

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. My favourite, looks delicious but more importantly Healthy too.

    Thank you for sharing.πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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  2. Wow !!! I wana eat these !

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    1. azratarannum says:

      Do let me know if you try it out πŸ˜‹

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      1. Sure will let you know 😊🌸they look fab

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  3. Megala says:

    Great recipe! Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. azratarannum says:

      Glad to know you liked it!πŸ˜€

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  4. mistimaan says:

    Looks yummy

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Chiru says:

    Bananaaaaaa… Yummy and healthy.. I will try this

    Liked by 1 person

    1. azratarannum says:

      Sure, let me know how it turns out!πŸ˜€

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Chiru says:

        Sure i will cook it myself

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  6. BallesWorld says:

    Great recipe. Thank you for sharing.

    Greetings Balle

    Liked by 1 person

    1. azratarannum says:

      Thanks for your kind words….I am glad u liked it…😊

      Liked by 1 person

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