Cranberry Quinoa Muffins

These homemade Cranberry Quinoa Muffins are perfect for an on-the-go breakfast, delicious snack or thoughtful gift for someone in need of a bit of warmth.

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Cranberry Quinoa Muffins

Cooking time
PREP TIME 20 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 25 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 45 mins


  • 1 bag Success® Tri-Color Quinoa
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup solid coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Great for breakfast or a snack, these cranberry muffins made with Success® Tri-Color Quinoa are a perfect grab-and-go option. Best of all? They’re easy to make, too!

    Step 1

  • Prepare quinoa according to package directions. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners, or spray cups with nonstick cooking spray.

    Step 2

  • Stir together flour, brown sugar, dried cranberries, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.

    Step 3

  • Whisk quinoa, milk, coconut oil, honey, egg, and vanilla together in a small bowl. Add milk mixture to flour mixture and stir, just until combined.

    Step 4

  • Divide batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a tester inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Anytime Muffins

Muffins are great for so many different situations. They can be a perfect, on-the-go homemade breakfast, delicious snack, thoughtful gift for friends or, last but not least, a great treat.

If you’re new to making homemade treats, make sure to stick to the basics and follow the instructions. Once you get the hang of it, feel free to experiment with new flavors and styles. First, mix your dry ingredients together in one bowl and in another, mix the wet ingredients with the cooked quinoa. Gently combine these together and pour into the prepare muffin tins. From there, let the oven do the rest of the work for you. Once you get the hang of it, explore more recipes like our Carrot Cake Quinoa Muffins.

Make These Muffins Your Own

With so many great flavors, these homemade muffins are exactly what you need to get everyone in the kitchen. Always have these simple muffins on hand by making a large batch and keeping them in the freezer. When you need one, let it thaw overnight so it’s ready in the morning or, toss it in the toaster for a few minutes and you’re ready to go!

Not a fan of cranberries? No problem! Toss in another dried fruit of choice, like dates, apricots or raisins, or a cup of fresh berries, like blueberries, raspberries or chopped strawberries. These muffins are easy to adapt to your tastes or to whatever you have on hand.

Other Meal Inspiration

If you’re still hungry after these tasty muffins, give this Spanish rice recipe a go!