These Healthy Lemon Chia Seed Muffins are the perfect breakfast! Low in sugar and vegan, they’re packed with zesty lemon flavor and nutritious chia seeds.
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These Healthy Lemon Chia Seed Muffins are basically like a ray of sunshine in muffin form. I swear I could eat them for breakfast every day! They’ve got the perfect amount of zesty lemon, protein and omega 3’s from the chia seeds, and just taste SO yummy! I came up with this recipe years ago when we first moved into our apartment, and it’s been one of my favorites ever since.
This week, I’ve teamed up with tons of different bloggers for Muffin Week 2018! You’ll find all kinds of muffins (sweet + savory!) from lots of other talented food bloggers here like these Healthy Lemon Blueberry Muffins or No Sugar Added Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins… yum!
On the first night we were in our new apartment together (and ate popcorn for dinner on top of a moving box) I promised Tyler I would make him whatever he wanted for breakfast to make up for our lack of exciting dinner. 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 didn’t want to crush his hopes and 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 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!
Back to the muffins… So I subbed in chia seeds for the usual poppy seeds…. and Tyler gave them the stamp of approval. I think you’ll love them just as much! 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!
Things I used for this recipe:
Healthy Lemon Chia Seed Muffins
These Healthy Lemon Chia Seed Muffins are the perfect breakfast! Low in sugar and vegan, they're packed with zesty lemon flavor and nutritious chia seeds.
- 3 tbsp flax seed meal
- 7.5 tbsp warm water
- 2 ½ tbsp lemon zest
- 6 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted + cooled
- ½ cup applesauce
- 4 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1.5 c oat flour
- 1 c whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
Preheat oven to 350 and prepare a greased or lined muffin tin.
In a small bowl, mix together flax seed meal and warm water until combined. Allow them to sit for 5 minutes and solidify to make 'flax eggs'.
In a bowl combine flax eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice, oil, applesauce, maple syrup and almond milk
Stir in flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon + chia seeds.
Pour batter in to greased muffin tins
Bake for 20 minutes until edges are golden brown and toothpick comes out clean when inserted inside.
You can get the nutrition facts for this recipe here.
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