Gluten Free Quinoa Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cheesecake Frosting

When we think of a new recipe, we always ask ourselves: “Is it healthy?”. No, not “diet” – “healthy”!

The benefits of quinoa are not one or two. It`s not an accident so often to be called “Superfood”. Quinoa is very high in protein, fibres, minerals, and antioxidants. It`s simply amazing how nutritious this plant is! So if you can`t resist treating yourself with something sweet, why not to do it a healthier way? 🙂 Here is the recipe of our fluffy peanut butter quinoa cupcakes. we hope you`ll enjoy!

Quinoa Cupcakes with Peanut Butter & Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Gluten-free quinoa cupcakes with peanut butter & cream cheese frosting.


    For the cupcakes:

  • 1 cup Golden quinoa
  • 200 ml Almond milk
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Gluten free flour
  • 5 g Baking powder
  • 5 ml Vanilla essence
  • For the frosting:

  • 200 g Cream cheese (I`ve used Philadelphia)
  • 1/4 cup Peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp Powdered sugar



  1. Rinse the quinoa, then soak in the almond milk for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Blend the quinoa and almond milk in a blender until it gets smooth.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar.
  4. Add the softened peanut butter, followed by the baking powder, vanilla, and gluten-free flour.
  5. In the end, add the quinoa paste, and mix until homogeneous.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, at 180°C.
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  8. Make the frosting, by mixing the cream cheese, 1/4 cup of peanut butter, and the powdered sugar.
  9. Decorate your cupcakes, and garnish as desired.

Some tips from us:

– You can enjoy even without frosting. The muffins are fluffy and delicious by themselves too!
– You could serve with a pot of warm custard or a scoop of ice cream. Why don`t you try with our healthy Oatmeal Buttermilk Ice Cream?

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Very best wishes,

xxx Tasty Game Team

2 thoughts

    1. Thank you Liz! We would love to hear your feedback after you try them ☺️. Stay updated, we are working on more delicious quinoa sweet treats 🤩

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