Gluten Free Pumpkin Apple Quinoa Chocolate Chip Muffins – A Revisit to a Yummy Post!

Ummm, yeah… YUMMO!!!


I don’t know about you but… I LOVE FALL!!!

It is my most favorite season of the year.

I love to snuggle in a sweat shirt, run in the cold, see the beautiful autumn colors and yes, eat the flavors of the season…

 like my Gluten Free Butternut Squash Soup with Cinnamon, Apple, Curry and Coconut.

So I can’t wait to share with you my recipe for Gluten Free Pumpkin Apple Quinoa Chocolate Chip Muffins.

Yeah, that is a MOUTHFUL! But they are SOOOO delicious!

Like so many of you, I also love to search on Pinterest.

I find many great recipes, funny stories, creative ideas and of course, awesome workouts.

During one of my many many searches, I found a recipe that sounded SOOOO GOOOOOD!

It was for Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Quinoa Muffins by Lisa @

(follow the link to the original recipe I followed and re-designed below)

It sounds SOOOOO yummy, right???

It also sounded like the perfect recipe to try and make

for an open house I was having… and I was right 🙂

 So I printed out the recipe and after making a few changes to “clean” it up and make it a bit healthier,

this is the recipe that I came up with.

One word… YUMMO!!!!

The smell is intoxicating!

And, my kids LOVED them.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Apple Quinoa Chocolate Chip Muffins

Gluten Free Pumpkin Apple Quinoa Chocolate Chip Muffins


  • 3/4 cup Sucanat
  • 1 1/4 cups quinoa flour OR (I used) Garbonzo bean flour
  • 1/2 tsp of guar gum or (I used) xanthan gum
  • 1.5 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cups pureed pumpkin
  • 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cups butter, melted
  • 1/4 cups un-sweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips (semi-sweet)


Preheat oven to 400°F.

In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients; Flour, sucanat, salt, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum and pumpkin pie spice (I used one by McCormick)

In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients together

Combine the wet and dry ingredients together and hand stir until completely mixed together


This was a modification to a recipe by I used Enjoy Life Dairy, Nut and Soy Free Chocolate Chips DON’T use muffin liners. Use a non-stick spray or rub some oil into each muffin space. I used the paper liners and they stuck to the muffins As hard as it may be… let them cool before you taste one. They just taste better. When I make them again I will use quinoa flour instead of garbonzo bean flour. (I didn’t have quinoa flour at the time) Another option I may even try is to use 1/2 quinoa flour and 1/2 almond flour for a more nutty taste.


WARNING: you will want to eat more than one.

But, that is okay because they are FILLED with such healthy and delicious ingredients.

And just like our Gluten Free Chocolate Strawberry Pancakes,

They didn’t last long in our house!

What do you need to do now?

1. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think about the recipe

2. Go to Pinterest and repin my recipe to your board

3. Follow me on twitter and subscribe to my other channels to hear about more great recipes

(hint: I have a fantastic recipe coming next week using eggs and quinoa 🙂


  1. Wish I had read this an hour ago! I just made pumpkin muffins but yours sound even better!!

  2. Those look super yummy, I may have to make them this weekend if I get the chance to do so!!!! Thank you for sharing!
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    • They didn’t take TOO long to make and trust me… they are WELL worth the time 🙂 As a matter of fact, I am going to make them AGAIN this weekend, too! Let me know how they turn out!

  3. I’ve never used quinoa flour but I might have to try this! After all, it does have pumpkin AND apples. Two of my loves!
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    • In my opinion.. anything with pumpkin, apples and (of course) chocolate chips HAS to be delicious! Please let me know how they turn out 🙂 Enjoy!

  4. Those look delicious and I love finding new ways to use quinoa. Thanks for sharing. Might just have to make these this weekend.
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  5. These muffins sound great. I’ve got a ton of apples from the farm stand begging to be eaten!
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