RASPBERRY QUINOA MUFFINS The quinoa in these muffins is a superfood. It is one of only a few grains to contain complete proteins. total time about 45 minutes • makes 30 muffins INGREDIENTS 1 cup Fresh Thyme white quinoa 1½ cups whole wheat flour ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp. Fresh Thyme baking powder ½ tsp. Fresh Thyme baking soda ½ tsp. Fresh Thyme fine sea salt 1½ cups plain Greek yogurt ½ cup Fresh Thyme honey 1 tsp. Fresh Thyme vanilla extract ¾ tsp. orange oil or extract 2 Fresh Thyme large eggs ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled 1 Tbsp. orange zest 1½ cups fresh raspberries Sanding sugar, optional INSTRUCTIONS 1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Preheat oven to 375°F and line muffin cups with paper liners; set aside. 2. In a medium bowl, combine quinoa with whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, honey, vanilla, orange oil, and eggs until smooth. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Add melted butter and stir until well combined. Gently fold in orange zest and raspberries. 3. Fill prepared muffin cups three-fourths full with prepared batter. Top with sanding sugar, if desired. Bake 15 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. 4. Cool muffins in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups. FROM OUR DIETITIAN: Grains are a great addition to any meal and provide vitamins and minerals that are essential to good health. Swapping out your traditional rice or pasta for an ancient grain, such as quinoa, can help increase your protein and fiber intake. Each muffin contains: 112 calories, 4 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 23 mg cholesterol, 118 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 3 g protein. Daily values: 3 % vitamin A, 2 % vitamin C, 3 % calcium, 4 % iron. BLUEBERRY- MANGO OATS YOGURT PARFAIT This morning meal tastes so good, you’ll forget it’s chock-full of fiber, calcium, and loads of vitamins. total time 30 minutes • serves 4 INGREDIENTS FOR THE OATMEAL: 2½ cups coconut milk beverage 2 cups Fresh Thyme bulk bin quick oats 4 Tbsp. brown sugar 1 Tbsp. Fresh Thyme vanilla extract ½ cup chopped pistachios FOR THE PARFAITS: 2 cups fresh blueberries 2 cups diced mango 2 cups vanilla yogurt ¼ cup chopped pistachios Honey or agave nectar, optional INSTRUCTIONS 1. For the oatmeal, combine coconut milk, oats, brown sugar, and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook 10 minutes or until mixture thickens and oats are tender, stirring frequently. 2. Remove oatmeal from heat. Stir in ½ cup chopped pistachios and cool. 3. For the parfaits, alternate layers of oatmeal, blueberries, mango, and yogurt. Top with fruit and pistachios. Drizzle with honey, if desired. Each serving contains: 584 calories, 18 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 6 mg cholesterol, 110 mg sodium, 92 g carbohydrates, 9 g fiber, 56 g sugar, 17 g protein. Daily values: 28% vitamin A, 39% vitamin C, 49% calcium, 19% iron. * WANTANOTHER DOLLOPOF SWEETNESS? DRIZZLETHE PARFAITWITH A FRESHTHYME SPECIALTY HONEY. * UNWRAPA REAL POWER BREAKFAST. THE QUINOA PROVIDES A PROTEIN PUNCH; THE RASPBERRIES AND ORANGE ZESTARE A TART SURPRISE. 18 Fresh Thyme Crave | freshthyme.com