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Banana Lemon Chia Muffins

These banana lemon chia muffins will be your new favorite snack — they’re moist and fluffy with a lightly sweetened and bright flavor plus extra nutrition by way of chia seeds, banana, lemon and oat flour.

I’ve never met a muffin I didn’t like. What makes them even better is when I can make a batch in my own kitchen that tastes just as good as bakery style, but is made with simple, nourishing ingredients, sweetened naturally and packs extra nutrition.

Extra ripe bananas laying on your counter? If so it’s time to whip up a batch of these muffins that pair well with coffee, or as an afternoon snack with nut butter drizzled on top! These banana and lemon infused muffins are light fluffy, low in sugar and contain fiber, potassium and vitamin C by way of bananas, chia seeds and lemon juice.

To be a little extra I topped these muffins with a lemon maple glaze but they are also awesome on their own or with a little peanut butter or almond butter. These citrus infused muffins are part of citrus week that I’m hosting this week on Instagram!

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what makes these muffins nutritious

What I like about these muffins is that they are lightly sweetened, and have extra nutrition from banana, chia seeds and lemon. Chia seeds are small but mighty when it comes to nutrition. They contain plant-based protein, fiber and healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

It’s super easy to add them to baked goods, yogurt bowls, puddings and more!

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ingredients for banana lemon chia muffins

  • almond flour
  • oat flour or oats (gluten free or regular)
  • eggs
  • ripe bananas
  • lemon
  • chia seeds
  • maple syrup
  • coconut oil
  • almond milk
  • vanilla
  • baking soda
  • salt

how to make your own oat flour:

No oat flour? Don’t worry! You can easily make your own at home. Simply pulse oats in a food processor or high speed blender until they start turning into flour. You will likely need a little more than (a 1/4 to 1/2 ) to get the suggested yield of the recipe of 1 cup.

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lemon chia seed banana muffins

Banana Lemon Chia Muffins

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: nutritious treats
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american

Description

Banana lemon chia muffins are a fun and nutritious snack or treat anytime! They’re made with simple ingredients, and have a lightly sweetened tartness that you’ll love!


Ingredients

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muffins: 

  • 1 cup oat flour*
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 very ripe medium-sized bananas
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest 
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds

lemon maple glaze: 

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with muffin liner and spray with cooking spray to prevent from sticking.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk oat flour, almond flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, mash the bananas and mix together with eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, almond milk, coconut oil and lemon juice until smooth and well combined. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until combined.
  4. Fold in the chia seeds and let batter sit for about 2-3 minutes to let the chia seeds absorb the liquid.
  5. Use a cookie scoop to divide the batter evenly into the muffin tins and bake for about 20-22 minutes.
  6. Whisk together the ingredients for the lemon maple glaze (it will be thick!) and once the muffins have slightly cooled drizzle a little over each one, and enjoy!
  7. Store muffins in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Notes

*If you don’t have oat flour simply pulse oats in a food processor or high speed blender until they turn into a flour like consistency.

Keywords: banana muffins; lemon chia muffins; healthy muffins; lemon banana muffins

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