Gluten Free Chocolate Quinoa Cupcakes

These Gluten Free Chocolate Quinoa Cupcakes are the perfect healthy treat for birthdays and parties. They are fluffy, moist, naturally sweet and delicious!!! It doesn’t get any easier than this to prepare a healthy treat.

Just throw everything in the blender, blast and bake. In thirty minutes you’ll have delicious bites of heavenly healthy chocolate.

They taste so real that your guests won’t even know they are baked with all healthy ingredients. There is no refined sugar, dairy, gluten, oil or butter. Only good clean ingredients that your body will thank-you for.

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 3/4  cup honey
  • 1 cup cacao powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Himalayan Salt 

Frosting Ingredients 

  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes

Step One

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine quinoa and water in a pot and cook according to package instructions. Let cool completely.

Step Two

Combine almond milk, eggs and vanilla in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add cooked quinoa, applesauce and honey. Continue to blend until well combined.

Step Three

Whisk together the cacao powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Add contents to the blender. Mix well.

Step Four 

Pour batter into muffin cups and bake for 30-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove muffins from oven and cool on wire racks.

Step Five 

Prepare frosting while cupcakes are cooling. Spoon out the portion of the coconut milk that has solidified. Do not use the liquid. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Spread evenly over cupcakes when they are completely cooled.

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  • Kay Cross

    Hi Drew and Dorothy, recipe sounds delicious, thanks, happy to receive them..

    • Drew Taddia

      Happy to hear you’re receiving them Kay!

  • Sherri

    Can quinoa flour be used as a substitute?

    • Drew Taddia

      Yes it can Sherri!