Healthy Muffins

Healthy Muffins: Quinoa, Chia Seed, Coconut & Cranberry

I don’t know how many more wholesome ingredients I could shove into these healthy muffins! I know, how about ground flax seeds too? These were inspired by a posted I shared from Eat Yourself Skinny several months ago. I have been wanting to make them forever, but I couldn’t help but make some modifications. You can see the original post here, and here is the final recipe I went with…

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Healthy Muffins: Quinoa, Chia Seed, Coconut & Cranberry

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 T chia seeds
  • 2 T ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 6 T sugar free coconut syrup
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare your mini muffin pans.
  2. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  3. In medium bowl, combine quinoa, flours, baking powder, salt and flax and chia seeds.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, syrup, milk, egg, and vanilla.
  5. Slowly add to quinoa mixture and stir until just combined.
  6. Fold in dried cranberries. The batter is pretty thick and tacky, and does not raise much so stuff your tins pretty full.
  7. Divide mixture evenly among greased muffin tins and bake for about 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes and serve!

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Servings will make about 40 mini healthy muffins. Here is the oh-so impressive nutrition panel of these Quinoa, Chia Seed, Coconut & Cranberry beauties. This is based on 3 mini healthy muffins per serving:

Healthy Muffins - Coconut Cranberry Quinoa Chia
I dare you to find a muffin to rival this nutrition powerhouse!

Healthy Muffin Nutrition Analysis

So these healthy muffins are impressive, clearly. 5g of protein and 4g of fiber for less than 120 calories is a win for an easy grab-and-go breakfast or snack item. Now the really good news? They actually taste really good! The quinoa and chia keep the inside really moist while the outside browns nicely and gets a good crunch to it. You can wrap them up in a paper towel and store them on the counter top in a large Tupperware for a few days and grab them as you need them.

Serving Suggestion for these Healthy Muffins

They are low enough in calories to also work well with a little honey butter or sweet fruit jelly. And if you’re feeling really creative, I suggest you chop one or two up, toss them in the toaster oven so they get really crunchy and use them as a yogurt topper to up your protein intake in the morning.

Now your healthy muffin is a part of a well balanced breakfast!
Now your healthy muffin is a part of a well balanced breakfast!

Healthy muffin recipes are a good ones to hang onto — you never know when you’ll need to bring them to a potluck, surprise a friend who needs a little love, or set yourself up for weekly success. Anyway, with this healthy muffin recipe — you win!

Do you have a different power packed, healthy muffin recipe you love? Please share!

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