Adopt A Gluten-Free Blogger: Queen of Quinoa

Adopt A Gluten-Free Blogger is being hosted this month by Kate of Eat, Recycle, Repeat! The sign-up deadline isn’t until October 28th, so you have a few days left – get on it! You won’t be sorry.

You won’t be sorry if you make these Gluten-Free Banana Bread Muffins from Queen of Quinoa either. Just think of hearty, lightly sweet, soft and moist muffins that never crumble (yet are still tender). The perfect breakfast or afternoon snack.

Wait, you don’t know who Queen of Quinoa is?

Well, let me tell you. The Queen of Quinoa is none other than Alyssa. Alyssa cooks healthy, wholesome, gluten-free foods, and loves quinoa. She manages to make craveable recipes that any food-loving indiviudal would adore. For example, she recently posted a recipe for Gluten-Free Mini Pumpkin Donuts. Or how about Gluten-Free and Vegan Beer Mac N’ Cheese? Or even more craveable – Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Lasagna. I cannot imagine feeling the least bit deprived eating with Alyssa, let me tell you that!

As I mentioned before, I opted to whip up some of her Gluten-Free Banana Bread Muffins. I loved that her recipe only made 6 muffins. It often seems that in spite of my best intentions, there are too many muffins left over after a weekend breakfast. The boys in the house rarely indulge in baked goods, leaving these muffins to the ladies, and I know we can’t possibly finish a dozen muffins before they go bad. That being said, I wish we had more of these muffins in particular. They were so perfect. I swapped out the nuts in Alyssa’s recipe for chocolate chips, as my stepdaughter Brittany isn’t a fan of nuts. They went over well not only with Brittany and me, but also with my husband! I sent one in his lunch yesterday and today, and he loves them. I will definitely make these again for us, with the nuts.

Once again, I’ve fallen head over heels for another gluten-free blogger. I love this event. Don’t forget – you can still sign up over at Eat, Recycle, Repeat, and check back there as well for the round-up!


  1. Barb says

    I signed up for her blog. I have a friend who has to be grain free as well as gluten free so this was a big find for me. Thanks!

  2. says

    Alta, this is the sweetest post!! Thank you so much for adopting me this month and I’m thrilled you enjoyed the muffins. I’ve been on a big muffin kick recently, but haven’t made these ones in a while. I think I’ll do that as soon as I get home tonight :) Thanks again for sharing my recipe and for your sweet words! xo Alyssa


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