Keepin the Faith- Guest Post!

Hey friends! Since I’m still rocking out at Bonnaroo, the lovely Kat is doing a guest post for me! She’s awesome, and if you haven’t checked out her blog, do it!!

Hi guys! My name is Kat and I blog over at Keep’n The Faith. My blog focuses on my journey to becoming the healthiest me I can, while hopefully inspiring others to do the same

During my journey I have discovered my love for quinoa. Quinoa has such amazing benefits, and is such a great source of protein, that I try to consume it as much as I can. I enjoy it regularly as a hot cereal or as a salad, but my favorite use for it is in baking!

Cranberry Quinoa Muffins
1 C cooked quinoa
1/4 C applesauce
2 C whole wheat flour
1/2 C honey
1 tsp salt
3/4 C almond milk
1/2 C dried cranberries
1 flax egg (1 T flax mixed with 3T water)
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
2 T sunflower seeds

Preheat oven to 350. Whisk flour, quinoa, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and cranberries together. In another bowl, whisk applesauce, honey, milk, vanilla and the flax egg. Add wet ingredients to the dry and mix well. Pour into muffin tins and top with sunflower seeds. Bake for 25 minutes.

Another one of my favorite ways to sneak in this nutritious food is by adding it to pancakes!

Quinoa Pancakes
1/2 C cooked quinoa
3/4 C whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 egg whites
1/4 C almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon

Mix everything together. Scoop out 1/4 C at a time and cook in a pan. Make sure to pat them down since they will be a bit fluffed up! Top with your favorite pancake toppings!

I use quinoa a lot in granola and cookies as well. Head over to my blog to see other ways I fit quinoa into my diet!

Cinnamon Cranberry Muffin Tops

Cranberry Nut Clusters

Quinoa Disks

Thanks for reading and I hope to see you over at my blog, Keep’n The Faith! Thank you Liz for letting me take over your blog for the day! Your the best girl 🙂

Keep the faith

Hope you all enjoyed the guest post! I seriously can’t tell you how much I’ve been inspired by Kat and her blog! Thanks for the guest appearance, girl! 🙂

<3 Liz


  1. Glad to have helped you out Liz!! Hope your having an awesome weekend 🙂

  2. I’ve always wanted to bake with quinoa, but haven’t tried it yet. These receipes all look fabulous!

  3. Glad she did a guest post so I have another great blog to look at! I haven’t had quinoa in awhile the first time I tried it was a fail but Kat is inspiring me to try different foods from her recipes!

  4. hope you are having a BLAST at bannaroo! I’ve never been but I’ve heard it is crazy wild! 🙂 Thanks for this post, these recipes look SO creative! My cooking with quinoa is limited but I’d love to try some of these!

  5. I love quinoa but I haven’t baked with it yet. I really have to! I also need to make those pancakes they sound delicious!

  6. Ahh I love quinoa! I sure got my eye on those pancakes 😀

  7. These look AWESOME. Thanks for the recipe, Kat!

  8. I am alll about quinoa!!!! Lately I have been using red quinoa to make spicy side dishes!!

  9. I love the idea of adding quinoa to muffins! Kat, you’re a genius 🙂

  10. These look really great. We live in the Nashville area and hope that you are having a great time at Bonnaroo!

  11. Hope you’re enjoyting Bonnaroo! I love anything with cranberry. This sounds tasty!

  12. MMM these all look really great 🙂 I read her blog but it’s nice to get a refresher!! Hope you’re having fun!

  13. Mmm curly fries. Sometimes you just have to be dirty and eat fun foods. It makes all the times you get to be healthier and cleaner so much more enjoyable.

  14. Yummm, I love quinoa and have never thought to bake with it!! Thanks for the idea!!!

  15. Oh YUM! I love all of the quinoa!! TASTINESS ALERT! 😀


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