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Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia!

Posted Jul 23 2009 12:00am

The mood to bake strikes me at the weirdest times.  Like last night when I already had a zillion things on the go.  LOL.  But I’d had the ingredients on hand for this recipe since I got back from Winnipeg and I was dying to give it a go. 

Blueberry Chia Muffins.  Nicole from Another One Bites the Crust offered up this recipe as a guest post a few weeks back and I knew right away I wanted to try them.  Nothing better than a good blueberry muffin!!

Fun tidbit from this recipe:  ch-ch-ch-Chia!  hehe, do you remember those commercials?  Yes , Chia Pets are actually chia sprouts!!  I always wanted one when I was a kid.  Who knew that I’d grow up to cook with the stuff?!

 

[From Wikipedia]: Chia seeds typically contain 20% protein, 34% oil, 25% dietary fiber, and significant levels of antioxidants. The oil from chia seeds contains a very high concentration of omega-3 fatty acid. Chia seeds contain no gluten and trace levels of sodium.

This was my first time using chia seeds.  They are kinda neat.  :)  Dry they look like extra coarse pepper or incredibly tiny poppy seeds.  Wet they become gelatin-like.  I licked my finger and the wet version was slightly sweet.

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The muffins are incredibly moist and tasty.  (Mine are slightly undercooked…but no one will care but me!).  I gobbled one up as soon as they cooled, then packed up a couple for tomorrow and froze the rest.  I’m excited to have these waiting for me when I return from my weekend away.  Yum Yum!!

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(Go have a look at the photos on the recipe post…Nicole is a FABULOUS photographer!)

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