Looking for a tart, tangy and healthier breakfast treat to start your day? Today I am teaming up with The Greek Gods® Yogurt to bring you these satisfying and delicious Blackberry Lime Chia Seed Muffins!
My aunt and I are a lot alike. We are both the foodies of the family. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like the other members of the family aren’t foodies, I mean we do come from a long line of southerners, so naturally, food has always been a intricate part of our upbringing. But my aunt and I actually love food and cooking so much that we have made careers out of our passion!
I vividly remember one conversation with my aunt, back when I was in college and a career in food was not even a consideration. You see, if I had a project, mid-terms or a big paper due, I would do anything but work on said important college project. Ah… procrastination.
Procrastinating for me meant volunteering, baking or even cleaning (which for a young college kid who didn’t have someone telling them to pick up their room and make their bed was a pretty big deal)… all things more exciting than what I was studying.
My aunt told me she was the same way and that she would rather be in the kitchen cookin’ up a storm than doing pretty much anything else. It was because of this, she realized she needed to peruse a career in food and beverage (and now has several cookbooks under her belt) and encouraged me to do what made me happy.
I am pleased that I can now say that all that procrastination in the form of baking and cooking has paid off in the long run! 🙂 I am so happy that I am blessed to do what I love and work in food! And despite getting to work in food all the time, baking and dreaming up recipes is still something that I love to do especially when other things in life have me stressed.
Lately life has been super busy and spending some time in the kitchen,
procrastinating baking, is exactly what I need!
So, of course, when I discovered the new Greek Gods® Nonfat Greek Yogurt with Chia Seeds, the wheels in my head started going. These single serve yogurt cups are perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack, since they are high in protein (12g in every 5.3 oz cup) and come in a variety of flavors like strawberry, peach, blackberry or vanilla. Plus each cup is packed chia seeds for added texture and nutrients. Greek Gods® Nonfat Greek Yogurt with Chia Seeds are not only a healthy and satisfying snack or breakfast option, they are a great addition to some baked goods like muffins.
Adding yogurt to baked goods not only makes the baked goods a little bit healthier, as the yogurt is being substituted for some, if not all, of the oil or butter in a recipe, it also helps baked goods stay moist and tender. These Blackberry Lime Chia Seed Muffins are super flavorful and packed with protein from the addition of Greek Gods® Nonfat Blackberry Greek Yogurt with Chia Seeds, fresh blackberries, lime juice and zest and a sprinkling of chia seeds. They are great on their own and even better paired with some fresh fruit, yogurt or eggs.
If you are stressed out and need a distraction, I strongly believe you all should stop what you are doing and get baking to try and relax! Trust me, it works!
- Blackberry Lime Chia Seed Muffins:
- 1 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup unsalted butter or coconut oil melted
- 1 5.3-ounce container Greek Gods® Nonfat Blackberry Greek Yogurt with Chia Seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 limes juiced and zested
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds optional
- 1 6-ounce package fresh or frozen blackberries (about 1 ½ cups)
- Lime Sugar Topping:
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 lime zested
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds optional
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease or line muffin tin with muffin cups.
- In a large bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, butter, Greek yogurt, milk, lime juice, lime zest, vanilla extract and chia seeds, if using.
- Slowly whisk dry ingredients, a little at a time, into wet ingredients, reserving 1-2 tablespoons of the flour mixture to toss with the blackberries. Continue adding the flour mixture, whisking just until combined.
- Add blackberries to remaining 1-2 tablespoons of flour in bowl, and toss to combine. Gently fold flour coated blackberries into the batter. Using an ice cream scoop or ¼ cup measuring cup, scoop muffin batter into lined muffin tin.
- In a small bowl, stir together granulated sugar, lime zest and chia seeds, if using, to form lime sugar topping. Sprinkle muffin batter with sugar topping and bake in preheated 375 degree F oven for 12-15 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let muffins cool in pan for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Muffins can be stored in a plastic storage container for 2-3 days or frozen in freezer safe packaging for up to 6 months.
Disclosure: This sponsored blog post was written by me on behalf of Greek Gods Yogurt. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Because of sponsors like Greek Gods Yogurt I am able to continue to bring you all the content I feature here.