As you all know, I love muffins. They are a perfect sweet treat for any time of the day and if made with wholesome, organic ingredients, you don’t have to feel guilty about eating them. I have always enjoyed baking muffins at home, they are so versatile and so simple to make, plus you can pack them with so much nutrition and nothing beats a freshly baked muffin right out of the oven!
Chia seeds have become a new staple in our household. They are packed with protein, fiber and Omega 3s. They keep you feeling full longer and give you tons of energy and because of their unique structure and water retention, you can turn them into a gel and use the gel to replace up to half the fat in any recipe.
I have posted a recipe for Chocolate Banana Chia Muffins made with chia seeds in the past, which we still make and love. However, when you’re not in the mood for bananas, I now make these Chocolate Coconut Chia Muffins. They are so moist and sweet, that you feel like you are eating chocolate cake without all that fat and sugar! As a matter of fact, if you made these for your family, they wouldn’t even notice the difference between a traditional white flour chocolate muffin and these whole grain, chocolate chia muffins.
This muffin recipe is gluten free, made with oat or almond flour but can easily be substituted with whole wheat flour. However, it’s always a good idea to keep all your food intake in balance, just like everything else in life. So, I challenge you to give the oat or almond flour a try. Trust me when I tell you, that you won’t even taste the difference and it is so much healthier.
So, get out your mixing bowls and bake some of these muffins today!