Lemon Chia Seed Muffins
Recipe type: Muffin
Total time: 
Serves: 12
A moist lemon muffin with chia seeds in place of poppy seeds.
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup lemon yogurt (vanilla yogurt or sour cream can be substituted, but then definitely add the glaze to bump up the lemon flavour)
  • GLAZE:
  • ½ cup powdered sugar (icing sugar)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, chia seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a larger bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in lemon zest and vanilla.
  4. Alternate adding flour and yogurt, making two additions of each.
  5. Divide batter over muffin tins and bake for 17-20 minutes, until tops are slightly golden and a tester comes out clean.
  6. While the muffins are cooling prepare the glaze: Stir together the lemon juice and powdered sugar until smooth. Drizzle a little over the top of each muffin. Allow glaze to set before serving.
Adapted from Nutmeg Nanny, via Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts
Recipe by Hidden Ponies at https://hiddenponies.com/2012/06/lemon-chia-seed-muffins/