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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Lemon Chia Seed Muffins


Makes 12 muffins
  1. 2 cups whole wheat flour 
  2. 1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill 7 Grain Cereal
  3. 2 tsp baking soda
  4. 1/2 tsp sea salt
  5. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  6. 1 scoop whey protein powder (eliminate if making vegan, or use a vegan protein powder)
  7. 2 medium bananas
  8. 2 eggs or 2 Tbs milled flax seeds whipped in 7 Tbs water (use this egg substitute if making vegan)
  9. 1/2 cup agave nectar (pick this up at Costco, you can get two bottles for the price of one at the health food store, it's about $7.50 for the two bottles)
  10. 1/3 cup Earth Balance or oil
  11. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  12. Zest of one medium lemon and the juice
  13. 2 Tbs Chia seeds* (you could also use poppy seeds)
  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and protein powder. 
  • In a blender mix bananas, eggs (or egg alternative), agave, Earth Balance (or oil), vanilla, lemon zest and juice.   
  • Pour the liquid into the bowl containing the dry ingredients and mix together. Mix in the chia seeds.
  • Grease a muffin pan (use the wrapper from the butter) and pour the mixture evenly into the cups.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes.  Remove from the pan once cool.
*you can find Chia seeds in the bulk seasonings section of your health food store.  Yes, they are the same seeds you used for your Chia pet in the '80's!

~Another Muffin Recipe modified from the Blueberry Muffins~

1 comment:

  1. I've never had my own chia pet or chia head or whatnot, but they look cool on TV. I just eat the seeds and I swear, they help sooo much as far as energy and feeling good throughout the day goes. I honestly started feeling so much better on a day-to-day basis after I started putting them in my smoothies about a year ago. The one's I get are Chia Pure. Chia Seeds Right Now they are even buy 1
    get 1 free!