Recipe: Gluten-Free Flax and Chia Seed Muffins

National Muffin Day is a great time to celebrate the wonders of flax and chia seeds. Here’s a gluten-free recipe that can help you prevent heart disease and diabetes.
Tools you’ll need:

  • 12-cup large muffin pan
  • Two bowls
  • Stand or hand mixer
  • One grater

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 3/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup dry oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 cups grated carrot
  • 2 cups grated apple
  • 3/4 cup whole milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º.
  2. Grate carrots and apples.
  3. Make oat flour by grinding oats in blender.
  4. In a large bowl, mix gluten-free flour, ground flax seed, chia seeds, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, eggs and vanilla. Mix well and slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring.
  6. When the wet and dry ingredients are combined, add the grated carrot and apple and stir.
  7. Evenly divide the batter in a nonstick muffin pan.
  8. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.
  9. Let cool in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes.

Recipe adapted from Super Healthy Kids.