Ever since I can remember I have adored lemon poppy seed muffins. As pumpkin muffins are to fall, lemon poppy seed muffins are to summer. To put it simply, they are the quintessential breakfast staple of summer.
In celebration of summer solstice, I thought I would share one of my favorite recipes, Lemon Chia Seed Muffins. At 160 calories per muffin, these cheerful treats are perfect for those with a calorie conscious sweet tooth. Packed with PH balancing lemon and superfood chia seeds, these muffins are sure to become the star of your summer.
Healthy Lemon Chia Seed Muffins
Makes 9 Muffins
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Bake Time: 20 Minutes
What You’ll Need:
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons chia seeds
Zest of 3 organic lemons, washed and dried
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 flax eggs (see here)
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
1/2 cup almond milk or milk of choice
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1.) First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a muffin tin with coconut oil and set aside.
2.) Place the sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, chia seeds, salt and lemon zest into a large bowl and mix well.
3.) In a separate bowl pour the flax eggs, coconut oil, homemade buttermilk and lemon juice into a bowl. Once mixed, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir well.
4.) Pour the batter into the muffin tins until each tin is about 3/4 of the way full.
5.) Bake for 20-23 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. Allow to cool for ten minutes and enjoy!
Nutritional Information (per muffin)
160 calories, 4g fat, 31g carbs, 3g fiber, 15g sugar, 3g protein