Nutritious chia seeds + zesty lemon come together in these Healthy Lemon Chia Seed Muffins. Perfect for a quick breakfast or afternoon snack! Thank you to Graze for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.
Happy Thursday, friends! It’s been almost 3 weeks & we’re finally starting to settle in to our apartment! It was a little weird at first trying to find where we put things, getting organized, and feeling comfortable, but now it’s starting to feel like it’s really our own. The first night we were there we couldn’t wait to use the kitchen. After a loooong day of moving we finally went to the grocery store and practically cleared out the place. By the time we got home and put everything away it was 10 o’clock and we were both exhausted. So dinner was wine + popcorn eaten on top of a box because we didn’t even have a coffee table!
I promised Tyler I would make him whatever he wanted for breakfast, to which he quickly replied – Lemon Poppyseed Muffins. Buuuut… when I went to look in the cabinet we didn’t have poppy seeds. (Because who thinks to buy poppy seeds for your new apartment when you’re hungry, tired and grocery shopping at 9’o clock on a Saturday night) I obviously couldn’t deny the request, so I just agreed and figured I’d come up with something in the morning.
When I was getting out the ingredients to bake the muffins, I noticed I had a big bag of Graze chia seeds in our pantry that would be PERFECT as a replacement for the poppy seeds. I’m kinda in love with chia seeds. Even though they’re little – they’re tiny powerhouses! Just one tablespoon of them has 4g of fiber, 3g of protein and more than a third of your daily recommended intake of omega 3 fatty acids! (Whoop whooooop! Can I get an amen for super foods?) Graze just added a whole super food pantry to their website, and I had way too much fun the other day ordering things. How good do the cookies with these cacao nibs look?!
Back to the muffins… So I subbed in chia seeds for the usual poppy seeds…. and Tyler couldn’t even tell the difference. In fact… he RAVED about how good these muffins were. He ate the entire batch in about 3 days, and I had to make another batch because he wanted them again for breakfast! That’s how good they were! They’re a little tangy from the lemon, perfectly sweet from honey, and have a little superfood crunch thanks to the chia seeds. You’re gonna love them!
- 1.5 c oat flour
- 1 c whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 3 tbsp graze chia seeds
- 2 ½ tbsp lemon zest, freshly grated
- 6 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 3 flax eggs
- ½ cup plain nonfat greek yogurt (unflavored or vanilla)
- 3 tbsp honey
- ¾ cup milk of choice
- Preheat oven to 350
- Make flax eggs and allow them to sit for 5 minutes. For one egg, combine 1 tbsp flax seed meal with 2.5 tbsp water. Stir and allow them to solidify
- Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt + chia seeds.
- Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, oil, yogurt, honey and milk
- Pour batter in to greased muffin tins
- Bake at 350 for 15 minutes until edges are golden brown
Things I used for this recipe: Graze Chia Seeds, whole wheat pastry flour, avocado oil, flax seed, honey, muffin tin, avocado oil cooking spray
What are your favorite add ins for muffins? I love baking with Lemon. Typically I pair it with a berry like in this bread, but the chia seeds added such a nice crunch + nutritional boost! These are definitely becoming a repeat recipe at our house!
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