This is definitely the most unique muffin recipe I’ve tried, but they were all consumed within 2 days, so I think that’s a good sign!


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (yogurt would work too)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Mix quinoa, sugar, flours, baking soda, salt, chia seeds and sesame seeds. In separate bowl mix oil, sour cream, vanilla and eggs. Combine both bowls, then fold in the grated carrots.

Bake in greased muffin tins for 18-20 minutes or until done.

Yield: about 18 muffins

Here’s the original recipe with a few different ingredients.


Linked at A Blossoming Life and Living Well Spending Less.



Maybe that’s too long of a name for muffins, but it describes this recipe perfectly!


  • 1 cup white flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar (If you prefer sweeter muffins then you might want to increase this)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 1/4 cup fruit (I used fresh whole blueberries, chopped strawberries and a chopped pear. I bet apples would work great in this recipe too)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix the dry and wet ingredients separate, then combine. Fold in the fruit. Bake in greased muffin tins for 15ish minutes or until done.


Linked at A Blossoming Life.

Do you still have cranberries in your freezer from when they were on sale over the holidays? This is a great way to use them! I got the recipe here from My Recipes. The only difference is that they put walnuts in it.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar (reserve 1 TBS of this for top of muffins)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. grated orange peel
  • 3/4 cups of orange juice
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups chopped cranberries

Preheat oven to 400.

Mix the dry ingredients (minus 1 TBS. sugar). In a separate bowl mix the orange peel, juice, oil and egg. Combine the two mixtures. Fold in the cranberries.

Scoop the batter into greased muffin tins and sprinkle the remaining sugar on top.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes or until the muffins are done.

Another one of my favorite muffin recipes is cranberry sauce muffins.

This post is linked at The Frugal Girls and A Blossoming Life.

You all know how much I love muffins, so I was pretty excited about a library book called Mad About Muffins by Dot Varton!

I tweaked the sweet potato muffin recipe just a little and ended up making it this way:


2 C. white flour

1 c. whole wheat flour

4 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. salt

3/4 c. brown sugar

1 egg lightly beaten

1/4 c melted butter

1 c milk

1 c. cooked and mashed sweet potato

1/2 c. carob or chocolate chips


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Mix the dry and wet ingredients separate, adding the sweet potato  and carob chips last. Put in greased muffin tins and bake 15-20 minutes or until done.

And if you like muffins too, I recommend checking out your local library to see if they have this book!


This post is linked at A Blossoming Life and Frugally Sustainable.



I can’t remember exactly where I got this recipe, but I think it was from the internet somewhere. Anyways…it’s now on a card in my recipe box and I pull it out around this time of year to use up leftover cranberry sauce…..well actually this year I made cranberry sauce just so I could make these muffins! :P They’re one of my favorites!


  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup sugar (brown or white)
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cup cranberry sauce (I used homemade, not sure if the canned kind would work for this or not)
  • 1/2 cup milk (I also successfully used 1/4 cup buttermilk and 1/4 cup regular milk)
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 egg
Mix the dry and wet ingredients separately then combine. Bake at 400 degrees F in greased muffin tins for 20ish minutes or until done.
This post is linked at The Peaceful Mom for Show & Tell Saturday.

What do you do with a pair of pears? haha!! Okay…but seriously I had a couple of pears getting soft in my fridge, so I made some pear muffins!

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter melted then cooled
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • cinnamon (I didn’t measure, maybe 1-2 tsp.)
  • 2 pears peeled and chopped

Mix the first 5 ingredients and in a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients. Mix the chopped pears with the cinnamon, then mix everything together.

Bake in greased muffin tins at 350 for 10-15 min. or until done.

I got 12 mini muffins plus 8 regular sized muffins out of this batch. If you make mini muffins, they don’t need as much time in the oven.

PS – I got the idea of pear muffins from this almond pear muffin recipe, which I followed loosely.

I LOVE muffins! They’re fun to make, a quick breakfast, snack or dessert and can be pretty healthy! What’s not to love? I’m going to be trying various muffin recipes and if I like them I’ll share them with you too!

Morning Glory Muffins

Yesterday I made morning glory muffins, a recipe that my Mom sent me.


  • 2 cups flour (I used 1 1/2 white flour and 1/2 whole wheat flour)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups grated carrot
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and grated
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I didn’t have any so I left these out)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla

Mix the first 5 ingredients together then add the carrots, apple, coconut, nuts and raisins.

In a separate bowl mix the eggs, oil and vanilla. Then mix it together with the rest of the ingredients.

Put in greased muffin tins or in tins with cupcake papers. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes or until done!



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