Blueberry & Lemon Chia Seed Muffins

(Paleo, Grain-free, Gluten-free, dairy-free)
Lemon Blueberry Muffins
Servings: 9 small muffins or 6 standard
Prep Time: 10mins 
Cook Time:  20-25mins

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup tapioca flour
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Zest from 2 lemons
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup nut milk or coconut milk
  • ½ cup honey or maple syrup or ½ teaspoon liquid stevia
  • 4 medium eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 cup of organic blueberries (frozen or fresh)


INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) and grease 6 standard-sized muffin cups with some of the coconut oil. 
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the coconut flour, chia seeds, salt, baking soda and lemon zest.
  3. In another medium bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, honey (or sweetener of your choice), lemon juice and melted coconut oil.
  4. Then pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well until the mixture has thickened and until no coconut flour lumps remain.
  5. Quickly fold in the blueberries.
  6. Divide the batter between the prepared muffin cups and bake for 20-25 minutes or when pierced with a toothpick, it comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before carefully turning out onto a wire rack. Enjoy! 

 

What’s nourishing about this recipe...

The Chia seeds provide a concentrated source of the essential omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which has been linked to a number of health benefits, including anti-inflammatory activity, lowering blood pressure, lowering triglycerides and supporting healthy cholesterol levels. 

Chia seeds also provide a source of protein, minerals and dietary fiber. Just 1oz (approximately 2 tablespoons) contains 9.8 grams of fibre, which means they can help promote healthy digestion and bowel movements.  1oz of chia seeds will also provide 18% of the daily-recommended value for calcium, about 50% for manganese, 35% for phosphorus and 24% of magnesium. These minerals are important for bone health. 


Blueberries have reached superfood status when it comes to their unique health benefits. They contain a wide variety of health supporting phytonutrients that function both as antioxidants and as anti-inflammatory compounds in the body to provide cardiovascular support, nervous system support, cognitive benefits including memory enhancement and protection of the eye’s retina. They are also considered low in terms of their glycemic index (GI) and research has shown blueberries to have a favorable impact on blood sugar regulation.

Coconut flour is a delicious, gluten-free healthy alternative to wheat and other grain flours. It provides a source of protein and fibre, which helps to maintain a healthy blood sugar level.

The zingy lemon peel contains a spectrum of vitamins, minerals and fiber that adds to the nutritional boost.