Cheery Muffins

Quickbreads, including muffins, are a great food to have on hand during the holidays. Make a big batch and store them in the freezer for an easily thawed treat for a last-minute social engagement. These lemon sweeties will endear themselves to you in a heartbeat.

Lemon Chia Muffins

Lemon Chia Muffins

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Start your morning with some sunny zest! These flavorful muffins are brightly delicious, especially warm from the oven. Pair with a little plain yogurt or a few boiled eggs for a simple weekend brunch.

Servings: 8 (80 g )

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 30 min.


  • 1½ cups white whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ⅔ cup lemon non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF degrees. Line a muffin tin with 8 liners or silicone baking cups.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients together thoroughly.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Fold in chia seeds.
  5. Pour batter into muffin liners, dividing mix evenly . Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, until muffins are golden on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.