Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sweet Potato Quinoa Muffins

Adding to my sweet potato recipes: I wanted to make a breakfast muffin under 100 calories, high in fiber and protein-- sound like a tall order?? Nope! Quinoa is really the only grain that I eat. It is the only grain that has complete protein and its also gluten free. These muffins have 80 calories, 3.5 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber.

15 oz can Pinto Beans
1 medium sweet potato
2 eggs
1/3 cup honey
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1 teaspoon baking soda

Microwave sweet potato until soft (about 15 mintues). Peel potato and mash. Take 1/4 cup of quinoa and cook. While quinoa is cooking take pinto beans and empty 3/4 of can into a pot and add 1/4 cup of water. Mash pinto beans and boil. Boil beans until water evaportates and beans become a paste. Add sweet potato, beans and quinoa (when its cooked). Add honey, cinnamin and baking soda. When the batter cools add eggs and mix. Empty batter into muffin tins (use cup cake cups). Bake at 350 for about an hour. Let cool and enjoy!