Orange Spice Chia Energy Muffins. With Maca!

Kathy Patalsky
Healthy, Happy, Life
January 29, 2013
Image: Kathy Patalsky

Makes 10-12 muffins:

Ingredients:

Dry:

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup white flour
  • 3/4 cup organic sugar (I used Florida Crystals) (if you want a more dessert-y sweet muffin – add 1-2 extra Tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2-3 pinches cayenne
  • 1/4 cup maca powder

Wet:

  • 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil or safflower oil (or another vegetable oil)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk, vanilla
  • 1/2 cup warm water + 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 3 Tbsp tangerine or orange juice (fresh)
  • pinch of freshly grated orange or tangerine zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 banana, mashed

On Top:

  • pinch of sugar + pinch of chia seeds

Add-in ideas! (optional):

  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/4 cup wild blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp rolled oats

Read directions at Healthy, Happy, Life

 

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