Coconut Chia Seed Muffins

Coconut Chia Seed Muffins

These healthy coconut chia seed muffins are delicate in flavour and texture, made with creamy Greek yogurt, coconut oil, toasted coconut flakes and superfood chia seeds.

I recently figured this out (although I’ll admit it was a fluke!). My intention was to prepare lemon muffins with chia seed instead of poppy seeds…only to realize last minute (which happens often), that I didn’t have any fresh lemons on hand! So, I opted for crunchy, toasted coconut flakes to give a sweet kick to these light-tasting muffins.

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The result was…well, heavenly! I love the flavour of these light, fluffy “clean-tasting” muffins-not too sweet but with hidden bites of sweetness from the coconut flakes and crunch from the chia seeds.

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To say these were scrumptious is an understatement! The entire family devoured them and asked for seconds!

In retrospect, I should have made these with gluten-free flour (so I could devour them as well) but being the wonderful wife that I am, I decided to grant my husband’s request to prepare snacks that he can also enjoy (because apparently, anything gluten-free is not “real” food!).

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Coconut Chia Seed Muffins

2014-05-13
: 16
: 5 min
: 10-12 min

These healthy coconut chia seed muffins are delicate in flavour and texture, made with creamy Greek yogurt, coconut oil, toasted coconut flakes and superfood chia seeds. I recently figured this out (although I’ll admit it was a fluke!). My intention was to prepare lemon muffins with chia seed instead of poppy seeds…only to realize last …

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Ingredients
    2 large organic eggs
  • 2/3 cup organic liquid sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 cup full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1-2 tbs. chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup toasted sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tbs. ground flax (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt (optional)
  • 2 large organic eggs
  • 2/3 cup brown rice syrup or raw honey
  • 1/2 cup full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs until frothy (about 1-2 minutes) then add the Greek yogurt, vanilla, and sweetener and whisk again until combined. Add the dry ingredients and mix with a large wooden spoon until just combined. Line a 16-cup muffin tin with liners then dollop the batter into the liners about 3/4 to the top.

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Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. The toothpick should not be completely dry and the muffins still be somewhat spongy on top.

Remove immediately from the oven set aside to cool.

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Serve warm or at room temperature. We love spreading some extra virgin coconut oil over the top for an extra creamy, buttery flavour!

Store in the fridge in air tight container for 5-7 days or in the freezer up to 3 months.

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8 thoughts on “Coconut Chia Seed Muffins”

  • monica 5 years ago

    That looks like such a yummy combo of ingredients! How do you manage to remain a toothpick!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 5 years ago

      Moderation, my friend! And thanks for the compliment, lol!

  • Emily 5 years ago

    I am having to eat dairy free, is there a good substitute I can make for the Greek yogurt?

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 5 years ago

      Definitely…you can substitute the yogurt with mashed avocado or banana, or even add more oil or butter. The yogurt just gives the muffins that super moist consistency. The other options should do the trick just as well!

  • Terri Lynn Grothe 5 years ago

    THEY LOOK AMAZING, i wanna try these

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 5 years ago

      Thanks…I hope you do! I would love the feedback!

  • They look delicious! I love when substitutions turn out to be better than the original recipe!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 5 years ago

      The chia seeds actually don’t add much flavour, but they are much healthier than poppy seeds! I usually come up with my best recipes because of substitutions! 😉

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