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