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23 May, 2016

Lemon Chia Seed Muffins

Posted in : Breakfast, Healthy, Snack on by : fivethumbsup Tags: , , , , , ,

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Chia seeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet.They are loaded with nutrients that can have important benefits for your body and brain. I read a good article about the 11 proven health benefits of chia seeds the other day. If you would like to check it out, here is the link.

Why am I talking about chia seeds you ask? Because these muffins are not the normal lemon poppy-seed muffins they might look like. Instead of poppy seeds these muffins are made with chia seeds. I found this recipe from another fellow food blogger over at What’s For Dinner Esq. and I’m glad I tried them because they’re so good.

I love putting the chia seeds into them and knowing that such a good source of nutrients  are going into my families bellies. I put chia seeds in other foods like smoothies, granola, energy bites, and more. Why not, if you looked at that article I linked earlier, you will see that they do nothing but benefit you in numerous ways.

If you like lemon poppy-seed muffins, try these out with the chia seeds instead and reap the benefits of this superfood!

Ingredients:2016-04-18 12.40.22

  •  1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 2 tsp. organic raw chia seeds
  • 2/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt 

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Place muffin liners in a regular sized muffin pan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, yogurt, egg, vanilla, and sugar.
  4. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, just until combined.2016-04-18 12.53.56
  6. Fold in the chia seeds.2016-04-18 12.55.05
  7. Put the batter in the muffin liners.2016-04-18 12.59.32
  8. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Let them cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.2016-04-18 13.17.58

Enjoy these delicious muffins!2016-04-18 13.19.54

 

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