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Lemon Chia Seed Muffins Recipe

I have to give the credit for this recipe to my husband Brett.  I’ve become obsessed with chia seeds since they are so healthy and yummy.  Every so often I’ll bake up a batch of lemon poppyseed muffins for the family, so genius that he is, Brett suggested that this time I use chia seeds!   Why have I not thought of this before???  I love poppy seeds but they are not nearly as good for your body as chia seeds.  They taste similar and have kind of the same texture, therefore it would be the perfect health boosting substitution.

Lemon Chia Seed Muffin Recipe

Lemon Chia Seed Muffins 1

I quickly got to work and whipped up these babies.  They turned out amazing.  It appears that lemon and chia seed go pretty well together!  Who knew!

In my opinion, when it comes to muffins size matters.  This recipe will make twelve large buttery, and soft on the inside (but crispy on top) muffins.




Lemon Chia Seed Muffins 2

The key to this batter is to add half a cup of yogourt once all of the wet and dry ingredients are mixed together.  The yogourt adds a creamy, soft texture to the muffins, while keeping the calories and fat down.  I’m always trying to make my recipes as healthy and tasty as possible, so to me this is important.    Plus yogurt adds some calcium and protein to the recipe, which we can all use more of.

Lemon Chia Seed Muffin Recipe


I promise that if you bake these muffins, they will be one of your go-to recipes.  They are so easy to whip up and taste incredible while adding some health boosting nutrients to your diet.

Lemon Chia Seed Muffins Recipe
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This lemon chia seed muffin recipe is a delicious and healthy twist on traditional lemon poppy seed muffins.
Servings Prep Time
12 Muffins 15 Minutes
Cook Time
16 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 Muffins 15 Minutes
Cook Time
16 Minutes
Lemon Chia Seed Muffins Recipe
Print Recipe
This lemon chia seed muffin recipe is a delicious and healthy twist on traditional lemon poppy seed muffins.
Servings Prep Time
12 Muffins 15 Minutes
Cook Time
16 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 Muffins 15 Minutes
Cook Time
16 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Muffins
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Using an electric mixer, whip the butter and sugar together. Add eggs one at a time.
  3. Mix in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, gently toss together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and chia seed.
  5. Fold the dry ingredients into the batter. Add 1/2 cup of yogourt and mix together with electric mixer.
  6. Spoon batter evenly into muffin cups (grease the muffin tray first if you are not using paper liners). Bake for 16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Nutrition
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Chia Seed Muffins Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 236mg 10%
Potassium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 9g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 7%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Please Note that these are just estimates calculated from the raw ingredients in the recipe.

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