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Two Chia Seed Muffin Recipes To Enjoy For Breakfast

Chia seeds are often touted as a superfood, thanks to their high fiber content and abundance of omega-3 fatty acids. Adding them to your diet helps promote digestive health, slow the aging process, and improve your energy levels. On their own, chia seeds are pretty bland. But, they're a great addition to muffins. Here are two delicious muffin recipes that will help you get your daily dose of chia.

Banana-Chia Muffins

If you love classic banana bread, this super-healthy version will appeal to your taste buds. It calls for part whole wheat flour, and of course, plenty of chia seeds. The bananas add a healthy boost of potassium.


  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Meanwhile, mash the bananas until smooth, and then stir in the eggs, oil, applesauce and sugar. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix well.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir just until combined. Divide the batter between 12 paper-lined muffin cups. Place the muffins in the oven, and bake for 18 - 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Let the muffins cool in the pan for 10 minutes, and then transfer them to a wire rack to continue cooling. These muffins are best when served completely cool.

Cranberry-Orange-Chia Muffins

Cranberries provide an array of phytonutrients that have anti-inflammatory benefits and help prevent urinary tract infections. They're the perfect berry to pair with chia seeds in this tasty muffin recipe.


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. While the oven is preheating, combine the flour, salt, sugar, chia seeds, baking powder and salt in one bowl. Mix well. Combine the orange juice, oil, vanilla and egg in a second bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and stir 10 strokes. Add the cranberries to the bowl, and continue mixing until the mixture is uniform.

Divide the batter between 12 paper-lined muffin tins. Bake for 18 - 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, and then place on a wire rack. Enjoy while warm.