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desserts-baking

Blueberry Chia Seed Muffins

Portable, healthy breakfast and perfect with a cuppa!

40 12
Blueberry Chia Seed Muffins | DonalSkehan.com, Portable, healthy breakfast and perfect with a cuppa!

desserts-baking

Blueberry Chia Seed Muffins

Portable, healthy breakfast and perfect with a cuppa!

40 12
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

125g blueberries

2 bananas, mashed

125g plain flour

75g wholemeal flour

200g rolled oats

75g brown sugar

250ml milk

2 large eggs, separated

3 tbsp of sunflower oil

3 tbsp of chia seeds

3 tsp of baking powder

1 tsp of cinnamon

1 tsp of salt

 

Large mixing bowl

Medium Mixing bowl

Muffin cases

Muffin baking tray

 

40 mins
Serves 12

Healthy muffins are perfect for a quick breakfast on the go. These blueberry and chia seed muffins are packed with healthy ingredients, which will keep you going for any busy morning. I normally make them the night before I have them and grab one or two just before I leave the house.

Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, rolled oats, baking powder, cinnamon, chia seeds, salt and sugar. Create a well in the dry ingredients and add the banana, egg yolks, milk and oil. Mix everything gently until a wet batter forms.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Fold the egg whites and blueberries into the muffin batter until everything is mixed evenly.
Divide the muffin mix into individual paper cases and place in an oven for 25 minutes. The muffins keep for 4–5 days in an airtight container and can easily be frozen in zip lock bags.

TOP TIP

Try swapping out the blueberries for other seasonal berries or even add a handful of cocoa nibs for a chocolatey hit!
40 mins
Serves 12

Ingredients

125g blueberries

2 bananas, mashed

125g plain flour

75g wholemeal flour

200g rolled oats

75g brown sugar

250ml milk

2 large eggs, separated

3 tbsp of sunflower oil

3 tbsp of chia seeds

3 tsp of baking powder

1 tsp of cinnamon

1 tsp of salt

 

You'll Need

Large mixing bowl

Medium Mixing bowl

Muffin cases

Muffin baking tray

 

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  • Anonymous

    Just watched the video – lovely recipe too! Muffins are just the thing for mornings, don’t you agree? :)

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      I SO agree!

  • Erica

    Just wanted to double check if the oven is fan-forced? :)

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Yep my oven is a fan assisted one. :)

  • Heath Johnson

    Cant wait to make these!

  • Julie Anne Cheung

    Made these last, they are just fabulous!!!! Thank you!

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Brilliant!

  • Eve O’Brien

    so happy with these! taste delicious and very low in fat and sugar…ideal for a healthy snack

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Great to hear. :)

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Great to hear!

  • Elaine McSweeney

    Made them – loved them – ate them :)

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Great to hear!

  • Oriane

    I don’t thank you Donal, I’ve made your recipe and the result is I’ve been eating muffins all afternoon!

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      LOL!

  • tigger_fan2

    I made these lovely muffins using gluten-free flour. My children and I can’t stop eating them. I’ve made three batches and froze the rest so we can pull them out for breakfast or tea.

  • mariebee

    Yum! Made these last night and enjoyed two in the car on the way to work! They were a little bit dry for my liking so might add a little more banana the next time! Or more milk? It could be because I used soya milk instead of dairy……

  • Ali Maguire

    Hi there, could this recipe or cooking time be adjusted to make a loaf rather than muffins? Made the muffins last week and they were a big hit with my husband and little girl!

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      It sure could! You will need to adjust the cooking time. I’d say 45 mins would probably work but test it with a skewer to make sure it’s done. And keep an eye on it so it doesn’t brown too quickly. Glad they liked the recipe! :)

  • Wsparrow

    Any suggestions on how to skip sugar altogether?

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Yep you could use honey, maple syrup or even coconut sugar instead.

      • Ciara

        How many mls of maple syrup would you use in place of the sugar? Would you need to reduce the liquid in the recipe? Thanks :-)

        • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

          Replace 1 cup of white sugar with 3/4 cup of maple syrup and reduce by 3 tablespoons the other liquid content in the recipe for every cup of maple syrup used. Hope that helps!

  • Fiona kelly

    Hi Donal, I used porridge oats, is that the same as rolled oats? They turned out delicious, chuffed with myself, as I don’t bake too often!!!!

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Yep same thing. Delighted you liked them! :)

  • paul

    I want to make this!! :) Video says 180c, description says 200c! What should it be?

  • AliP

    These are yummy thank your My new go to recipe! Just wondering how much honey you would use instead of sugar?

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Usually with the same amount but if you like it on the less sweet side just add to your own personal taste! :)

  • Niamh Abeyta

    Just made these muffins, came out really lovely. They will go down a treat for a group my running group, after our 20 mile jog tomorrow morning :) Oh and I love your recipes. Have tried lots of them, and they all turn out nice, so thank you :)

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Thanks so much! Hope they like the muffins! :)

      • Niamh Abeyta

        Oh they were really delicious, so healthy. And they were demolished :) Thanks again.

  • Selma

    I did these today and they were absolutely amazing! A lot better than other healthy(ish) muffins I’ve tried before.

  • Vanessa

    Is the chiaseeds and wholemeal necessary? Or can you just skip the chiaseeds part and use all plain flour?

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Nope you can just go ahead with plain flour. Wholemeal and chia seeds add a lovely flavour dimension though. :)

  • Janis

    I have one of those jobs, where you look up and suddenly its hours later without anything to eat :)
    So there I was, Saterdaynight baking these muffins to take with me on Sunday, and god they were good! We enjoyed the lot of it!
    I changed the sugar for ‘Gula Java’, btw.
    Tanks a lot for this!

  • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

    You’re welcome!

  • Autumn Lewis

    Hi Donal! Obsessed with your tasty recipes. I was wondering what oil I could use instead of sunflower? You’re awesome!

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Any flavourless oil will do the trick. You can use coconut oil too! :)

      • Autumn Lewis

        Yay thanks a bunch! My family and friends loved the cheesecake recipe by the way. A new family recipe! You’re great and have a nice day!

  • Molly

    Do you know how many Calories are in each one? X

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      I don’t! Sorry! Hope you like them anyway! :)

      • Molly

        It’s fine, can’t wait to make them in my new mixer tonight with my mum! :)

  • marykate888

    Kathleen. Made these today but took 45 mins to bake and still a bit sticky could have done with more cooking. Tasted good do. What am I doing wrong?

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Could just be down to the difference in oven temp. Just bake them until a skewer comes out clean and you’re good to go! :)

  • Pamela Doyle

    I have made these twice but they turned out a bit dry so I will keep trying, they were still all eaten. I put in extra blueberries, lovely

  • Ellie Maree

    I made these tonight and the first thing I noticed was how runny my mixture was compared to yours… I added 150 g or blueberries rather than 125 g so I don’t know if that was partly the cause of my issues or not but mine were very wet. There was also a very strong flavour of banana which I was not keen on. If I make these again I will probably just stick to the exact measurements!!

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Sorry to hear that. Maybe try again and let me know how you get on! Could be down to banana size etc.

  • Arslan iqbal

    Hi just wondering how many calories per muffin? As well as the macro nutrients