I tried my darndest to make these muffins without using oil or butter. Nothing really worked that didn't change the flavor or texture. So I decided to just make them mini and the "ish" comes from practicing the principle of moderation.........and the chia seeds.
Chia seeds are rich in protein, fiber, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. Add them to your oatmeal or smoothies for a little nutritional boost!
Lemon Chia Seed Mini Muffins
Makes ~30 mini muffins
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2 lemons, zested and juiced
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 Tbsp chia seeds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, use a handheld mixer to combine butter and sugar. Mix in yogurt, eggs, and vanilla, then finally lemon zest and juice.
In a smaller mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
Use a whisk to gently mix dry ingredients into wet. Add chia seeds and mix until just combined (do not over mix).
Spoon batter into greased mini muffin tins, filling each cup 3/4 full. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool prior to storage in an airtight container.