Blueberry, oat and chia seed muffins

    35 min

    This recipe makes 2 dozen moist muffins that are bursting with blueberries. Perfect for a quick breakfast or mid-morning snack. The oats and chia seeds will keep you going til lunch! They freeze well and you can defrost them as needed.

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    Makes: 24 muffins

    • 125g plain flour
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 80g oats
    • 60g chia seeds
    • 235ml fresh orange juice
    • 120g apple sauce
    • 120ml vegetable oil
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 300g blueberries
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease two 12-hole muffin tins with paper cases.
    2. Sift flour, caster sugar, baking powder, salt and bicarbonate of soda together in a large bowl; add oats and chia seeds.
    3. Mix orange juice, applesauce, oil and eggs together in a bowl; stir into flour mixture until mixture is just combined. Fold blueberries into cake mixture. Spoon batter into muffin cases, filling 3/4-full.
    4. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl; sprinkle over the muffins.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted in the centre of a muffin comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes.

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    These muffins were delicious and I love the fact that they're healthier than most. The chia seeds were undetectable to me. I followed recipe to the letter but did reduce sugar by 25g.  -  29 Nov 2016


    I have made these a few times and found that this works best: 1. Add an extra cup of flour. I used regular flour once an oat flour once. Both were good. 2. Add an extra egg 3. Cut the sugar WAY down. I added none at all and while they tasted a little more "healthy" they were still sweet. 1/3 cup was a sweet muffin. 4. No need to soak the chia. If you feel you must, then you can make the batter as described and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. It will thicken up! I am pregnant and watching my carb intake but I LOVE bread so I have been experimenting. This makes a really healthy muffin! If you choose to use oatmeal + oatmeal flour (just grind some up) there are almost 4 grams of protein in each one of these (with the extra egg as well). I liked it!!  -  11 Dec 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    First off, in order to get the health benefits of Chia seeds, they need to be soaked. The longer they soak the more health benefits you get. So I highly recommend adding the chia seeds to the orange juice and let it sit for at least 10 minutes or longer. While mixing the wet ingredients, I thought there was ALOT of liquid for only one cup of flour. But I went ahead and followed the recipe exactly. Triple checking the ingredients and amounts, as I really thought something was missing! It also seemed like way too many blueberries for the amount of batter. The muffins were really, really, really, moist, they didn't hold together well and the blueberries are falling out of the bottom because there is no structure to the muffin. Looking back, I wish I added more flour, used quick oats instead of regular and less blueberries! If they did not have such a wet texture these would be 5 stars, they do have a great taste, just did not like the texture. I wonder if the submitter of this recipe missed a flour addition? Perhaps there was suppose to be another 1 cup of oat or whole wheat flour? Based on the amount of liquids and sugar there should be at least two cups of flour in this? Perhaps grinding the oats into flour would work.  -  03 Sep 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)