Lemon Chia Seed Muffins

These lemon chia seed muffins are full of citrus flavor and PACKED full of healthy chia seeds. So easy to make and even easier to eat!

These lemon chia seed muffins are full of citrus flavor and PACKED full of healthy chia seeds. So easy to make and even easier to eat!

Over the summer I had the opportunity to test out some Bob’s Red Mill products and made these muffins.  They were amazing and everyone loved them! Kids included! They appear to be dense but have a very moist crumb and are perfect when paired with a hot cup of coffee.

I decided to change things around by using chia seeds instead of poppy seeds. Since I had never used chia seeds, except for chia pets, (yes they are the same thing) I was anxious to see how they would turn out.  They had a delicious nutty flavor and (added bonus!) they’re packed full of healthy antioxidants, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids.These lemon chia seed muffins are full of citrus flavor and PACKED full of healthy chia seeds. So easy to make and even easier to eat!

I also swapped out some of the all purpose flour for some coconut flour. I have never worked with coconut flour before so this was a bit of a challenge as well. I had heard that when using coconut flour you should add more moisture.  Since I swapped out 1/2 cup coconut flour I made sure to add another 1/2 cup liquid (in this case buttermilk) to the batter.

These lemon chia seed muffins are full of citrus flavor and PACKED full of healthy chia seeds. So easy to make and even easier to eat!


Lemon Chia Seed Muffins

These lemon chia seed muffins are full of citrus flavor and PACKED full of healthy chia seeds. So easy to make and even easier to eat!

Yield: 12 muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


For Muffins:

  • 1-1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1-1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 lemon, fully zested
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

For Lemon Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice

Source: Adapted from Annie’s Eats


Preheat the over to 350 degrees.

Line muffin tin with paper liners.

Mix together yogurt and buttermilk. Set aside.

Combine flours, chia seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Using a whisk, stir together dry ingredients.

In an electric mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy - about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing in fully between additions.

Mix in lemon zest and vanilla extract.

With mixer on low speed, add in dry ingredients in two additions alternating with the yogurt/buttermilk mixture, beating each addition just until incorporated.

Divide the batter between prepared liners, filling each about two-thirds full. Sprinkle the tops with addition chia seeds if desired. (If I'm not using the glaze I will add addition seeds now. If using the glaze I wait until after I have glazed the muffins)

Bake for 18-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.
While the muffins are still warm, whisk together the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl to make the glaze. Drizzle a small amount of the glaze over each muffin, sprinkle with chia seeds. Let the glaze set before serving.

Disclosure: These Bob’s Red Mill products were supplied to me for no charge but as always all opinion are 100% my own.

32 Responses to “Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Waffles”

  1. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — October 15, 2014 at 7:54 am

    I can definitely understand those feelings while Art is in surgery! Thinking about you today and hoping for a speedy recovery!!

  2. #
    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — October 15, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Glad the post ends on a happy note! Waiting for a loved one to come out of surgery is just the worst. I hate those feelings of helplessness. But browned butter makes everything better…love these gorgeous waffles! Glad everything went well.

  3. #
    Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files — October 15, 2014 at 8:16 am

    I will gladly start any morning with these beauties!

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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt — October 15, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Best of luck while Art is in surgery and I hope there is a quick recovery.
    These waffles are GORGEOUS! Sorry for the caps but I love waffles too 🙂

  5. #
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — October 15, 2014 at 9:19 am

    So glad that Art is fine and stone free. I’m relieved for both of you! Now, go celebrate by making him a giant stack of these amazing sounding waffles!!!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — October 15, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Oh girl, I need to make these immediately! LOVE the browned butter..and the chocolate chips..and the pumpkin. GAH! Also…random, but what kind of waffle maker do you have? Your waffles look P-E-R-F-E-C-T!

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    Allie | Baking a Moment — October 15, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Aw hon! I’m so sorry for what you’ve been through but so glad it all worked out! I hope Art is recovering well and feeling much better. Your waffles look insanely gorgeous! xo

  8. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — October 15, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I hope Art recovers quickly! And that he’ll get something amazing likes these waffles as soon as that’s possible. 🙂

  9. #
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — October 15, 2014 at 10:12 am

    I will definitely be praying for a fast recovery for Art! I mean, he needs to so he can eat these INCR-EDIBLE waffles! There is so much goodness here, I almost can’t handle it! Pinned!

  10. #
    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — October 15, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Hooray for Art’s successful surgery!!! Thank goodness! and Brandi, you can totally pull off poetic. These Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Waffles are brilliant.

  11. #
    Heather // girlichef — October 15, 2014 at 10:20 am

    That’s awesome news, and totally deserving of a waffle celebration! These do look amazing…ummm….brown butter + pumpkin + chocolate? duh! 😉

  12. #
    Cookin Canuck — October 15, 2014 at 10:50 am

    It’s hard to be the one sitting in the waiting room. For those of us who need to be in control (ahem, me), it is a place completely devoid of control. I’m glad his surgery went well. And these waffles? You outdid yourself!

  13. #
    Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire — October 15, 2014 at 11:09 am

    This is too good. And a great way to celebrate good news. I want a huge stack of these. Pinned.

  14. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — October 15, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Yay for a successful surgery! I can’t even imagine sitting around waiting for my husband to come out of surgery. I’d be a mess!

    These waffles look delish! You can’t go wrong with pumpkin and chocolate!

  15. #
    Kristen — October 15, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I am in awe of how gorgeous these photos are!

  16. #
    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — October 15, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Prayers for a great recovery for Art! What delicious looking waffles! As always, your photos have blown me away.

  17. #
    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — October 15, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    So happy to hear your hubby is doing well! These will surely make him happy when he gets home!

  18. #
    Stephanie @ Back For Seconds — October 15, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Surgery is scary! Even if it’s something minor. Honestly I’m glad I’m the one who has had so many surgeries rather than having to watch my husband go through it. Ugh. Hope he recovers quickly!
    And these waffles. DREAMY!!

  19. #
    Ginny McMeans — October 15, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    I am so glad that Art is out of surgery and is doing well. It is always nerve wracking when someone is in the operating room. You did very well. Also, your pumpkins are gorgeous and I really understand holding onto the pumpkin recipes until it is appropriate. 🙂

  20. #
    Danae @ Recipe Runner — October 15, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I’m sorry to hear Art had to have surgery, I hope everything went ok. I could devour an entire stack of these pumpkin waffles, I can taste the brown butter now!

  21. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — October 15, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    These waffles are absolutely stunning. Almost and I mean almost too pretty to eat.

  22. #
    Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet — October 15, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Wow! Perfect fall comfort food! And beautiful too!

  23. #
    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — October 15, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Need. These. In. My. Life.

    I hope Art’s ok and feeling better! Form what I hear, kidney stones suck big time.

  24. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — October 15, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Glad to hear the surgery went well! Here’s to a speedy recovery and no more stones : ) And wow, these waffles look amazing. Pinned for later.

  25. #
    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — October 15, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I am not sure I could keep it together as well as you did and write a post! So glad it all came out well!

  26. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — October 16, 2014 at 12:54 am

    Wishing your hubby a fast and speedy recovery!! These waffles look seriously incredible!

  27. #
    lauren Kelly Nutrition — October 16, 2014 at 9:42 am

    So happy your hubby is recovering and everything went well. Of course that is nerve-racking! Love these waffles, they look incredible!

  28. #
    Joanne — October 16, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Yay for a successful surgery! I would be a hot mess also, so I totally get it. I can’t wait to make these this weekend. The chocolate is such a perfect addition!

  29. #
    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — October 16, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Considering the circumstances, I am not surprised this is the third revision of this post. Yikes Woman! All will be well. YES I too love waffles—a LOT.
    So thanx for a new way to fix them.

  30. #
    Meseidy — October 17, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Glad to see you husband is recovering! I am sure waffles would do the trick. 😀

  31. #
    Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) — October 30, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Those look positively decadent! YUM!


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