Strawberry Lemon Chia Seed Muffins are the perfect Mother’s Day addition to your breakfast or brunch table.
With Mother’s Day around the corner and strawberries coming into peak season, what better way to celebrate than with a new muffin recipe! We love a good muffin recipe and this one is the essence of spring, with it’s bright lemony flavor punctuated by the sweetness of strawberries. It is easy to make (get the kids in the kitchen to help!) and will surely impress Mom!
Our recipe is a healthier twist on a traditional lemon poppy seed muffin. Here are some of our healthy swaps:
Used chia seeds in place of poppy seeds for a boost of fiber, protein and healthy omega-3 fats
Kept added sugar to a minimum by using applesauce and strawberries for natural sweetness
Made these whole grain without sacrificing texture by using white whole wheat flour instead of plain white flour
Replaced unhealthy saturated fats with a combination of healthier canola oil and applesauce
Used kefir rather than sour cream or buttermilk for more protein and less fat without losing flavor
All of those swaps add up to a muffin that is delicious, yet quite nutritious. Mom will certainly be happy that each muffin has 4 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber! And even if it isn’t a special occasion, these muffins make a great breakfast or healthy snack any time.