Chia seed, banana, oat, chocolate chip muffins

It’s been a while since I’ve made muffins! I forgot how much I love them and how easy it is to grab that for breakfast out the door.

I had a bag of chia seeds and I thought I wanted to add those to muffins. I quickly googled “chia seed muffins” and made mine based on a recipe from www.choosingraw.com.

These are more dense muffins, not cake like – but delicious just the same. I would heat it up at work in the microwave, open it up, smear a little peanut butter on top of each half and it was amazing!

Jenn’s Chia Seed Banana Oat Chocolate chip muffin

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons wheat germ
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup oats
1.5 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 bananas, peeled and mashed
1 1/4 cup skim milk
1/8 cup canola oil
1 egg
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tablespoons chia seeds
1/4 cup chocolate chips (plus some placed on top before baking :))

Using a 1/4 cup measure I filled the 12 muffin tin (coated with cooking spray first). Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

For each muffin: 206 calories, 5.4 grams fat, 34 carbs, 3.4 fiber

Have you ever used Chia seeds? You can add them to pancake or waffle batter, add them to smoothies, sprinkle over yogurt. You can find them in health food stores or Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s.

6 Comments

  1. I just purchase some chia seeds. My hubby adds them to his protein shakes and I’ve been sprinkling the on pancakes and in other batters. Love these muffins!

  2. Shelley B says:

    I finally found chia seeds at my grocery store and bought a bag last week…so far I’ve only had them sprinkled over yogurt, but I swear (could be psychosomatic, who knows?) that I feel full longer when I’ve included them in my meals.

  3. Joanne says:

    You’ve once again proven that you, my dear, are the QUEEN of muffins! I have chia seeds that I bought a while ago and really need to use…these sound perfect!

  4. Margaret says:

    For more information about chia seeds, and some recipe ideas, check out my website: http://www.chiativity.org

  5. Don says:

    If you want other great recipes using chia seeds, I’ve posted dozens at http://www.ChiaSeedsDirect.com.

  6. Theresa says:

    53.4 grams of fat per muffin? That can’t be right?

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