3M Chia Muffins

7 May

The name of this muffin stands for Marvelous Magical Medicinal–these muffins taste marvelous, and Medicinal and Magical were two names suggested by our good blog friends Lori and Cammy.  The recipe started as a search for a chia muffin recipe, and then evolved as Sharon and I tried to make it a low calorie, high fiber, high protein muffin.  I later adapted it to add a little healthy (magical, Lori says, medicinal, Cammy says, and just plain marvelous, I say!) fat and just a bit of sweetness.  You can make these either way, and add fresh or dried fruit, depending on your personal preference, or what is in your cupboard at the moment.


1/4 cup chia seeds

1 cup oat flour (or whole wheat, or spelt)

2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup dried cherries, or substitute 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries or blueberries, or one apple cut into bite sized chunks.  If you use frozen fruit it should be thawed, or it will change the baking time.

2 scoops  (56 grams) vanilla whey protein powder

1/2 cup flaxseed meal

1 cup Greek low fat or non fat yogurt

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp lemon zest

2 Tbsp honey

 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (can substitute pureed pumpkin)
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1 egg

2 egg whites


Mix dry ingredients together.  Mix wet ingredients together.  Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients. (note:  if you are using previously frozen fruit, mix very gently when adding to the batter.  I actually just placed the berries into each muffin cup.)  Spray muffin tin with spray oil and place equal amounts of batter into  muffin cups.  Will make 12-15 muffins.

Bake at 350 15-20 minutes

Original recipe with dried cherries, for 12 muffins:  193 cal/muff, 10g fat, 17g carb, 5g fiber, 10g protein.

For a low-fat version, omit the coconut oil and honey, and increase applesauce to 1 cup.  Stats for 12 low-fat muffins:  156 cal/muff, 5.6g fat, 17.5g carb, 5g fiber, 10g protein. Change dried cherries for 1 apple chopped, only 146 cal, 15g carb.


8 Responses to “3M Chia Muffins”

  1. debby May 7, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    Reblogged this on debby weighs in and commented:

    Ha! Just noticed this feature “reblog” so am trying it here for the first time. Hope you’ll try these muffins. They freeze well. I wrapped each in tin foil so I can just take one out and re-warm in the toaster oven for a just-baked taste!

  2. Lori Kimble May 7, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    Tasty looking! At first I read 3M and I thought Scotch Tape LOL!

    • Cammy May 7, 2012 at 11:39 am #

      MMmm, I have all of these ingredients on hand! Thanks for the recipe!

      Do Lori and I get a percentage of the profits?

      • Sharon May 7, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

        That would be NO!

      • debby May 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

        Well, I was going to say I could ALMOST guarantee a 50% cut, since there would be no profits to sahre LOL.

  3. Sharon May 7, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    I have a batch of both kinds with me on my trip. Enjoyed one of the less sweetened variety this afternoon. They really are very, very good!

  4. Vickie September 15, 2012 at 5:22 am #

    My youngest wants choc/banana muffins for breakfasts.

    I like a lot of the elements of this recipe: Chia, flax, applesauce, yogurt, eggs, protein powder.

    I am wondering if I can take this recipe, use choc flavored protein powder, substitute banana for the fruits, add choc chips.

    Do you have any suggestions/ideas? Or do you know another recipe that might work please?

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