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