Lemon-Strawberry Chia Seed Muffins


Start your day on a nutritious note with this strawberry-lemon muffin recipe. In addition to the fiber-rich seeds, this chia recipe includes Greek yogurt and oats for a health boost.

Lemon-Strawberry Chia Seed Muffins
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Cool Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds, ground*

  • ¾ cup low-fat (1%) milk

  • ¼ cup canola oil

  • ¼ cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup regular rolled oats

  • ½ cup sugar**

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup chopped strawberries


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with cooking spray; set aside. In a small bowl combine the water and chia seeds. Whisk in milk, oil, and yogurt.

  2. In a medium bowl stir together flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, lemon peel, and salt. Make a well in the center of flour mixture. Add chia mixture all at once to flour mixture; stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in strawberries.

  3. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each cup about three-fourths full.

  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until tops are lightly browned and a toothpick inserted near centers of muffins comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups. Serve warm.

*Test Kitchen Tip:

Use a blender or spice grinder to grind the chia seeds.

**Sugar Substitute:

Choose Splenda Sugar Blend. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar.PER SERVING WITH SUBSTITUTE: Same as above, except 144 cal., 19 g carb. (5 g sugars). Exchanges: 0 carb.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

157 Calories
6g Fat
24g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 157
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 4.2mg 21%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 53mg 1%
Folate, total 22.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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