Muffins are one of those recipes that many people think is a healthy option, but more often than not, they are actually packed with empty calories. Most bakeries, cafes, and grocery stores use low quality all-purpose flour, unhealthy fats, and a day's worth of sugar. In today’s recipe, we are going to use only high quality ingredients to create a super moist muffin full of fiber and delicious citrus flavor perfect for the warm weather months ahead.
Olive oil is typically overlooked in baking recipes, but offers heart healthy benefits and keeps the muffins perfectly moist. Instead of traditional all-purpose flour we will be using oat flour. I highly recommend grinding your own flour in a high speed blender until fine. Oats are a quick way to make flour and also have a high fiber content. Chia seeds add a boost of plant-based protein and omega 3 fatty acids. Together these wholesome ingredients make one healthy muffin that is equally delicious!
Healthy Tangerine Orange Muffins
Makes 12 servings | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 25 minutes
Gluten free tangerine orange muffins made with healthy olive oil are boosted with fiber and protein by using oat flour and chia seeds.
1 cup oat flour
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup tangerine juice or orange juice
2 Tbsp. tangerine zest or orange zest
1/3 cup cane sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp. chia seeds
Preheat oven to 350 and line a muffin pan with paper liners.
Combine oat flour, oats, sugar and baking powder. Stir to combine.
In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, add olive oil, almond milk, tangerine juice, tangerine zest. Stir to combine.
Pour wet ingredients into dry. Stir. Add chia seeds and stir once more.
Use a 1/4 cup measuring scoop to pour batter into muffin pan.
Bake for 25 minutes.