Clean Eating Breakfast Muffins with Blueberry, Apple and Quinoa

These healthy breakfast muffins are studded with juicy chunks of apples and little sweet bursts of blueberries. The addition of quinoa flakes to the batter and crunchy topping makes these extra nourishing!  

a healthy breakfast muffin with blueberries, apples and quinoa on a white plate

Wise (wo)men say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, I quite agree and I would add that a nutritious + delicious breakfast is a sure way to start your day on the right foot.

These healthy breakfast muffins are clean eating-approved and will leave your belly full and content, ready to fuel your hustles of the day and conquer the world.

Studded with juicy chunks of apples and little sweet bursts of blueberries, these are a sheer pleasure to eat.

The addition of quinoa flakes to the moist muffin batter and the crunchy quinoa topping makes these muffins extra filling due to the high-protein content of this superfood!

They might even turn you in a super-achiever Beyoncé copycat overnight.

Crazy what a healthy breakfast muffin can do, huh? Alriiight, I’m exaggerating a little bit BUT I’d say a wholesome breakfast is a very good start!

close-up of Healthy Breakfast Muffins, made with blueberries, apple and quinoa in a muffin tin

Add some protein to these healthy breakfast muffins to turn them into a nourishing meal:

These healthy breakfast muffins are only lightly sweetened, which makes them perfect as a morning meal – but don’t bring them to birthday parties, people might be disappointed and think you’re becoming too healthy for them and avoid you.

Have you ever heard of social death by healthy muffins? It’s a thing. Ok you know I’m kidding, relax!

Did I scare you by saying they’re too healthy? Trust me, girl, these breakfast muffins are delicious, just not a sugar-coma-inducing cupcake.

To make this the ultimate nourishing healthy muffin breakfast, I would add some sort of protein to the table in addition to Mr. Blueberry Muffin.

My personal suggestion would be an egg or two. It can be boiled, poached, soft… doesn’t matter, the nutritional benefits are the same. If you’re looking to take this breakfast on the go or to the office, boiled eggs might be your best option though.

Et voila, just like that, you’re all equipped to run the world! Enjoy 🙂

a Clean Eating Breakfast Muffin with apples, quinoa and blueberries in a muffin liner, broken into two pieces

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Clean Eating Breakfast Muffins, made with blueberries, apple and quinoa! Perfect for a healthy breakfast on the go. Naturally sweetened. Click to see the recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com
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Clean Eating Breakfast Muffins with Blueberry, Apple and Quinoa

These healthy breakfast muffins are studded with juicy chunks of apples and little sweet bursts of blueberries. The addition of quinoa flakes to the batter and crunchy topping makes these extra filling due to the high-protein content of this superfood! 

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword apple muffins, blueberry muffins, breakfast muffins, clean eating breakfast ideas, clean eating recipes, easy muffin recipes, healthy baking, healthy muffin recipes, quinoa muffins
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 288 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk you can use other non-dairy or dairy milks
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour sifted
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar you can also use rapadura sugar or brown sugar but coconut sugar is my favorite health-wise
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup grapeseed oil or light tasting olive oil
  • 1 Granny Smith apple peeled, cored and grated
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
  • cooking oil spray I used olive oil spray

Quinoa Crumb

  • 1/3 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
  2. Place quinoa flakes and milk in a large bowl. Stir to combine and set aside for 10 minutes to soften.
  3. Add flour, sugar, maple syrup, egg, vanilla, baking powder, oil, and apple; stir to combine. Sprinkle the blueberries with a little bit of flour and toss to coat (this will prevent the batter for becoming blue and the blueberries to sink in the bottom). Add blueberries and gently fold through until just combined.
  4. Prepare quinoa crumb. In a small bowl, combine quinoa flakes and maple syrup. Set aside.
  5. Line a 12-muffin tin with muffin liners and spray with olive oil. Spoon the batter into the muffin liners (I used an ice-cream scoop for easy spooning). Top each muffin with the quinoa crumb.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes then remove from the tin, place on a wire rack and cool completely.
  7. They will keep 3-4 days in an air-tight container or up to a month in the freezer (thaw overnight at room temperature).

Recipe Notes

To make this the ultimate nourishing breakfast, I would add some sort of protein to the table in addition to Mr. Muffin. My personal suggestion would be an egg or two.

It can be boiled, poached, soft… doesn’t matter, the nutritional benefits are the same (if you’re looking to take this breakfast on the go or at the office, boiled eggs might be your best option though).

Recipe from Donna Hay's Fresh + Light magazine

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Breakfast Muffins with Blueberry, Apple and Quinoa
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Potassium 211mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 13g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 0.8%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 8.1%
Iron 6.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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7 Comments
  1. I have never had a quinoa muffin, which sounds kind of sad for a self-proclaimed hobby baker! I will put this one on my to-bake list! These look so delicious!

  2. I made these muffins for the first time, and I love them! I haven’t had much success with low-fat, healthy muffin recipes in the past. I was looking for a high-protein muffin that didn’t add protein powder. I made a few adjustments, such as adding a 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and canola oil for the oil. I will definitely make these again, and I think I’ll add about 1/4 tsp of salt too to enhance the flavors.

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