This is a quick and easy recipe for chia seed breakfast blueberry muffins. It is wheat, sugar and egg free and will give you a good start to your day.
Chia seed muffins have a slightly heavier texture than the traditional muffins which are made with wheat flour. The secret to a lighter muffin to to ensure that the mixture is not overmixed and that, when mixed, it is immediately put into the muffin tin or paper baking cases and baked. Don’t let the mixture stand around. You can use an egg instead of the chia gel, but you will miss out on the goodness of added chia seeds, and your muffins will be heavier in texture.
Chia Seed Breakfast Blueberry Muffins Recipe
Heat oven to 375 F or 190 C, Gas mark 5
- 1 cup of sifted chia flour (don’t skip the sifting!)
- 1/2 cup of organic steel cut oats
- 2 tsp baking powder
- large pinch of sea salt
- 1/4 cup of chia gel (see below if you don’t know how to make it)
- 1/4 cup of good sunflower oil
- 1/2 cup of fat free milk
- 1/4 cup of agave syrup or honey
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of organic frozen or fresh blueberries + 2 tbs of the mixed dry ingredients
- Mix all the dry ingredients together in one bowl – take out 2 tbs for coating the blueberries.
- Mix the wet ingredients together in another bowl.
- Coat the blueberries with the 2 tbs of reserved dry ingredients.
- VERY gently add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until JUST mixed. It is most important that you don’t over stir.
- Gently fold the blueberries into the muffin mixture.
- Immediately pour into either prepared muffin tins, or paper baking cases.
- Cook for around 20 minutes. They should be a lovely golden brown.
Chia Seed Gel
To make chia seed gel, you take 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and then add 9 tablespoons of water. Let it stand for 10 minutes and it is ready to use. You will amazing at how these little seeds turn into a jelly within minutes. The mixture will keep for a good week in the fridge, so make a batch and then it is always on hand for your many chia seed recipes.
Chia seeds help to regulate blood sugar levels and are therefore the perfect breakfast food for the family, keeping you satisfied until lunchtime with no sugar cravings in between.
They are almost a complete food, containing lots of vitamins, minerals and omegas. They are also a wonderful source of dietary fibre and an amazing antioxidant. Like a lot of the ‘new’ superfoods, chia seeds have been around for over 3000 years.