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Blueberry Oatmeal Chia Seed Muffins

Blueberry Oatmeal Chia Seed Muffins

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Perfect for the lunch box, the breakfast/brunch table, or the coffee room at work. A moist muffin with the sweet burst of blueberries.

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  • Calories:
  • 141 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.4g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 181 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 24 muffin cups or line with paper liners.
  2. Sift flour, white sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a large bowl; add oats and chia seeds.
  3. Mix orange juice, applesauce, oil, and eggs together in a bowl; stir into flour mixture until batter is just combined. Fold blueberries into batter. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling 3/4-full.
  4. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl; sprinkle over batter.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes.
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westcoastmom
8
10/7/2013

First off, in order to get the health benefits of Chia seeds, they need to be soaked. The longer they soak the more health benefits you get. So I highly recommend adding the chia seeds to the orange juice and let it sit for at least 10 minutes or longer. While mixing the wet ingredients, I thought there was ALOT of liquid for only one cup of flour. But I went ahead and followed the recipe exactly. Triple checking the ingredients and amounts, as I really thought something was missing. It also seemed like way too many blueberries for the amount of batter. The muffins were really, really, really, moist, they didn't hold together too well and the blueberries are practically falling out of the bottom because there is no structure to the muffin. Looking back, I wish I added another 1/2 cup of flour, and used quick oats and less blueberries! If they did not have such a wet texture these would be 5 stars, they do have a great taste though, just did not like the texture.

babblingbrooke
7
12/11/2013

I have made these a few times and found that this works best: 1. Add an extra cup of flour. I used regular flour once an oat flour once. Both were good. 2. Add an extra egg 3. Cut the sugar WAY down. I added none at all and while they tasted a little more "healthy" they were still sweet. 1/3 cup was a sweet muffin. 4. No need to soak the chia. If you feel you must, then you can make the batter as described and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. It will thicken up! I am pregnant and watching my carb intake but I LOVE bread so I have been experimenting. This makes a really healthy muffin! If you choose to use oatmeal + oatmeal flour (just grind some up) there are almost 4 grams of protein in each one of these (with the extra egg as well). I liked it!!

Boardersdsu
3
6/10/2014

Very good flavor, just fell apart very easily. Could use a little more sweetness, too. But overall~ very healthy and tasty muffin