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195
Calories 
37g
Carbs 
3g
Fat 
6g
Protein 
5
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(4 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

Sometimes Mondays are just the worst, especially Mondays when you go to bed mentally going through your mile long to-do list that seems to be growing by the minute. Today is that kind of Monday for me. Ugh. And although I can’t say that these delicious, quinoa and chia packed muffins will magically make the to-do list disappear, they will at least provide 15 minutes of happiness along with my morning coffee. One small win.

Now let’s talk muffins. These muffins have a healthy base of cooked quinoa, whole wheat flour, bananas, and chia seeds. To that we add some simple ingredients – an egg, almond milk, some brown sugar for sweetness (can be omitted), and baking powder. Some time in the oven and the end result is a dense, rich, filling muffin packed with healthy ingredients. Although I haven’t tried it yet, I imagine you could substitute applesauce or pumpkin for the bananas or substitute one banana with 1 cup berries.

Prep Time

Banana Quinoa Chia Muffins

82
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Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

6
  • 2 U bananas, mashed
  • 1 U egg
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or skim)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar (can be omitted or sub in honey)
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1 muffin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195
Calories from Fat 28
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
5%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 31mg
10%
Sodium 286mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate 37g
12%
Dietary Fiber 5g
20%
Sugars 12g
Protein 6g

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mash the bananas using the back of a fork. Add the egg, almond milk, and vanilla extract. Stir until combined.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and stir together.
  4. Pour into prepared muffin tins and bake for 25-30 minutes until firm and cooked through. If you want a banana slice on each muffin, just save 6 slices before mashing the bananas and place on top of the muffins before baking.
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  • Theresa Sivelle's picture
    5

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

    2913
    This was really good and filling. Even my husband, who is very against healthy eating, liked it. He added butter of course. :-)
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  • Kristin  Butler 's picture
    5

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

    2913
    These were so good! My 3 year old loves them
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