Time for a sweet breakfast treat!
First of all- what’s a chia seed? Chia seeds are fibrous seeds that are used as an energy boost. In fact, the word “chia” in the ancient Mayan language means “strength” and Aztec warriors supposedly used chia seeds to boost energy and stamina. They have a nice amount of protein, fiber, omega 3s, and calcium, PLUS the seeds also do a pretty neat trick that you’ll have to keep reading to find out about (: I’ve heard of people taking “chia shots” to start their day off, and as much as I would LOVE the energy… chia shots don’t sound as fun as chocolate chip muffins! And that’s why I came up with these little breakfast muffins. Each muffin is gluten-free, only 14g carbs, and 170 calories (which means there’s still room for bacon…)
Chia Seed Banana Muffins
Cook Time: 15-18 mins
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 and 1/2 bananas (I cut up and freeze the other half of the second banana for smoothies!)
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 6 Tbsp water
- 6 SweetLeaf Stevia packets
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp butter, melted
- 1/4 cup Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
- a pinch of salt
Preaheat oven to 350°
Now first, to blow your mind- Chia seeds can be used in baking as a substitute for eggs. WHAT. Yeah I know, it’s so cool..
The first thing you want to do is take your 2 tablespoons of chia seeds and put them in a little bowl, then add 6 tablespoons of water and give them a quick stir. Let them sit for at least 5 minutes and they will start to turn an eggy consistency. (For future reference, to sub for 1 egg it’s 3tbsp water to 1tbsp seeds.)
How cool is that?!
While your seeds are soaking, add all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl and mix together.
Then, mash your bananas in a small bowl.
By now your seed “eggs” should be ready! Add them to your mashed bananas and add your butter. Mix together well.
Then, combine the wet ingredients with dry ingredients and fold in chocolate chips!
Grease your muffin pan with coconut oil and scoop out mixture evenly into 6 muffins.
Bake for 15-18 minutes and then let cool for at least 10 minutes on a cooling rack before serving!
They are so good with black coffee or tea. And yay for chia seeds! A delicious breakfast with an energy boost AND chocolate chips? Count me in every day of my life 😀
Please leave feedback or questions if you have any in the comment section! You guys are awesome.
Kaitie Holley, housewife