Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium saucepan,
bring quinoa and water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer; cover, and
cook until water has been absorbed and quinoa is tender, 11 to 13
minutes. It works best to let the quinoa cool, so it doesn't melt the chocolate chips.
Oil muffin tin (we like to make mini muffins). In a medium bowl, whisk
together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, chocolate chips, and
cooked quinoa (double the amount of uncooked, so 2 cups if you
cooked 1 cup); reserve any leftover quinoa for another use.
a small bowl, whisk together applesauce, milk, egg, and vanilla.
Add milk mixture to flour mixture, and stir just until combined;
divide batter among prepared muffin cups.
Bake at 350 25 to 30 minutes. Cool muffins in
pan, 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
They do have brown sugar and chocolate chips, but the quinoa makes them not so bad, right?