These paleo blueberry muffins are simply perfect. Sweetened with maple syrup and studded with nutritious chia seeds, these nutty, jammy, crumbly muffins are an easy and filling breakfast or snack that kids and adults alike will gobble up!
These muffins. Wowza.
I’ve been working on the perfect base for paleo muffins for what seems like freaking forever. Eight batches later, and these guys surged ahead as the clear winner. I’m telling ya, they are THE BEST paleo blueberry muffins I’ve ever had, and I’ve had…well, a lot.
These guys are moist and tender, with a nice crumb and golden top – just like a tasty muffin should be. They’re sweet, but not cloying, with a jammy blueberry and nutty flavor.
And they’re surprisingly filling thanks to a combo of healthy fats and fiber from chia seeds and olive oil. Screeeech….what was that? Chia seeds? In a muffin?
Yes. Yes. Hell yes.
You might be used to seeing chia used as an egg substitute in vegan baking, or to thicken up a batch of overnight oats or paleo pudding. But they’re also seriously awesome tossed whole into muffins and quick breads. They don’t need to be ground, like flaxseed, and their texture is almost like poppy seeds, but awesomer. Awesomer because of all the healthy stuff like calcium, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. Chia – do it!
My picky eater children gobbled up these healthy nuggets like they were last blueberry muffins on earth, and with crumbs falling out of their tiny mouths asked “Can you make more”?
If that isn’t a winning paleo muffin, I don’t know what is. …