1/4 cup of Chia Seeds
1/2 cup of water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups of applesauce (unsweetened) *I used home-made
**you can add some shredded zucchini if you like, decrease the amount of milk if you do
1/2 cup of honey (I usually use a bit less)
2 cups of rolled oats
2 cups of cooked quinoa *I usually cook mine the night before or use leftovers
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup of flax meal
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 ¾ cups milk
1/2 cup chopped nuts (whatever kind you like)
10-12 oz. dark chocolate chips
- Mix your chia seeds and water together in a bowl and let sit (stir occasionally so they're evenly soaked).
- Mix eggs, vanilla, applesauce, and honey together in a bowl (you would add your shredded zucchini now if you want - I've used frozen & fresh).
- Add in oats, quinoa, chia seeds, salt, baking powder, flax and cinnamon - mix well with wet ingredients.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Pour in your milk and mix well to combine everything - don't worry, the batter will look runny.
- Add in your chopped nuts & chocolate chips (you could also use fresh, frozen, or dried fruit too).
- Put your cupcake liners in your muffin tin (spray with cooking spray if not using liners). This recipe usually makes about 24-30 muffins.
- Use a 1/4 measuring cup to fill your muffin cups - they don't raise, so fill them full.
- Bake for about 32 minutes or so.
- Cool for about 5 minutes and take out of the pans (I've found that if you let them cool in the pan too much condensation builds up).
I make a batch and keep 5-6 in the fridge for the week (I take them to work for a healthy snack) and freeze the rest, taking out 5 more every Monday morning until they're gone. Enjoy!
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