Gluten-Free Banana Walnut Chia Muffins

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 ¾ cups gluten-free all purpose baking flour
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners.

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  • Step 2

    Mix water and chia seeds together in a small bowl; set aside until chia seed gel is thickened, about 10 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Combine flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Whisk chia gel, yogurt, oil, egg, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl; stir into flour mixture just until batter is moistened. Fold bananas and walnuts into batter. Fill muffin cups 2/3-full with batter.

  • Step 4

    Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 22 to 25 minutes. Cool muffins for 5 minutes in the tin before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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