Banana Chia Muffins are a hearty and healthy breakfast or snack that your whole family will love. These muffins are made with whole wheat flour, quinoa, chia seeds, and banana so they pack a nutritional punch but still taste amazing.
These Banana Chia Muffins can be a healthy replacement for your favorite coffee shop treat. These good for you muffins have both quinoa and chia seeds for a superfood packed muffin that still tastes incredible.
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 a huge cup of coffee. One small win to make Monday a little more bearable.
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. After some time in the oven, the end result is a dense, rich, filling muffin packed with healthy ingredients. They are muffins you can feel good about eating and feeding to your family because let's be real, store-bought and bakery muffins are basically cake.
* Source is Harvard School of Public Health
To freeze any kind of muffin, first, cool them to room temperature. Once they are cooled, place in the freezer for 1-2 hours so they can begin to freeze. Once they are partially frozen, you can place them in freezer safe bag or container. Frozen muffins can be kept in the freezer for 2-3 months. To reheat the frozen muffins, you can pop them in a preheated oven or toaster oven for 3-5 minutes. You can also microwave them but they won't come out quite as good.
If you need to add some protein to your meal, there are lots of options. The easiest one is to top the muffin with some nut butter. I love using crunchy almond butter or peanut butter to add some texture. Another option is to make some hard boiled eggs to go on the side. This provides lots of healthy protein and is 0 SmartPoints if you are on Weight Watchers. If you want to add protein to the muffin itself, you could try adding some protein powder. I haven't tried this yet so I can't speak to how it would work. Lastly you could serve it with a big bowl of Greek yogurt and fruit.
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