Amazing Chia Blueberry Banana Muffins

It is always nice when you are experimenting in the kitchen and find a new favorite way of baking. Since our family is usually gluten-free, it is always a science project trying to find the right mixture to make a GF substitute not flakey, overly-dense, or have it end up being nothing like the real glutenous original.

My husband found a chocolate brownie recipe online that called for milling chia seeds for the main flour ingredient. I thought that could either go great or extremely weird. After I tweaked some of the recipe, it was an awesome texture and turned out great. You can try my decadent flourless chocolate cake recipe here. After enjoying that, it got me thinking, I bet I can make other scrumptious baked goods with adding milled chia seeds. I looked online for others examples… found barely any. Huh.. maybe I SHOULD INVENT some of my own!

When I was first going to try my own recipe it just so happened to be Banana Bread Day, so I decided to give that a try! The first batch turned out really good, doughy, and delicious… but not blog worthy quite yet. After offering it to the ones close around me, I asked for their critics. We found a few changes, and VOILA! The first chia seed based banana bread has now been developed! It is always exciting to “invent” something new. With the addition of blueberries, these milled chia seed blueberry banana muffins are our new go-to breakfast or snack when we want something sweet and doughy.

Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe

It is added bonus that this usually carby, sugary pastry is now packed with protein and is sugar-free, paleo-friendly, and filled with nutrients. This recipe uses the natural sweetness from the bananas and added raw stevia to give it just the right sweet note. Chia seed is filled with fiber, protein, antioxidants, omega 3s, vitamins, and minerals. The addition of almond meal, banana, blueberries, and eggs gives added protein, vitamin and minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. These babies are jammed pack with goodness in taste and health. They are also great for your kids to eat a pastry without eating a pastry… 😉 Okay, let’s get going in the kitchen!

Blueberry Banana Muffin Recipe
Amazing Chia Blueberry Banana Muffin Recipe
Print Recipe
These doughy, sweet blueberry banana muffins are a perfect protein and vitamin packed breakfast or snack choice. Easy to prepare and store for at home or on the run.
Servings Prep Time
12 muffins 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 muffins 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Blueberry Banana Muffin Recipe
Amazing Chia Blueberry Banana Muffin Recipe
Print Recipe
These doughy, sweet blueberry banana muffins are a perfect protein and vitamin packed breakfast or snack choice. Easy to prepare and store for at home or on the run.
Servings Prep Time
12 muffins 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 muffins 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: muffins
Instructions
  1. Set the kitchen oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blend together the mashed bananas and eggs on high for a minute in a large mixing bowl.
    Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe
  3. Add the vanilla, butter, and nut butter and blend until fully combined.
  4. In a magic bullet, food processor, or coffee grinder, grind the chia seeds until they are a flour consistency.
    Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe
  5. In a small bowl, mix thoroughly the chia seed flour, almond meal, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  6. Add the dry mixture to the wet and fully blend.
  7. Add the fresh or thawed blueberries to the bowl and carefully fold them into the dough trying not to mash them up.
    Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe
  8. Oil a muffin tin and scoop large spoonfuls of dough into the muffin tin holes.
  9. Put the filled muffin tin in the heated 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.
  10. Once done, let cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack or to your plate to eat!
    Blueberry Banana Muffin Recipe
Recipe Notes

Blueberry Banana Muffin RecipeThese taste great on their own or feel free to cut open and add toppings. Some of our favorite toppings are butter, nut butters, jams, fresh berries, or hemp seeds.

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Have you tried using chia flour before? What is your gluten-free flour of choice?

Amazing Chia Blueberry Banana Muffins Recipe

5 COMMENTS

  1. Marisa | 1st Jul 16

    We use Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix (gluten free) when baking, and it’s worked pretty well. I like to use Bob’s Red Mill Rice or Potato Flour in regular cooking. I will definitely have to try out chia flour in recipes now, if you say it gives a nice texture! The muffins look amazing!!

  2. Rachel Osborn | 30th Jun 16

    I am pinning this, but want to try applesauce instead of the banana ( I really really don’t like bananas! ). Think it will work? I’ll report back to you! 🙂

    • Bree | 30th Jun 16

      I have done applesauce before and I think it will work just fine! Let me know what you think! 🙂

  3. Nikki Crump | 29th Jun 16

    I seriously have to try this recipe. I didn’t know you could make baked good out of chia seed like this. I pinned it and can’t wait to try it!

    • Bree | 29th Jun 16

      Yea I never knew either until I just decided to be adventurous and try it out! Would love to hear how you liked it once you try! 🙂

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