Lemon Chia (Protein) Muffins

I received several requests for this recipe after posting pictures on my Instagram. Although I added it to my story, that is now history, so here you go! This is my new and improved version which includes a reduction in the amount of sugar and an increase in the lemony flavor. As with the original recipe, adding protein powder is optional.  Enjoy!!

Ingredients: Makes 12 large muffins

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder*
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp lemon extract*

Directions:

  1. Line 12 muffin cups with papers and coat lightly with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl (flour through protein powder).
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients and fold into the dry.
  4. Divide batter among muffin cups and bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

*The protein powder is optional, as is the lemon extract. I just figure, why not make these muffins a little bit healthier by adding more protein… and I Loooovvvveeee anything and everything lemon!!!!

Adapted from Food Network Magazine

 

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