These muffins make great use of tiny, nutritious dynamo — the chia seed. These little powerhouses are packed with omega-3s. The chia seed, an ancient grain from Mexico, also delivers high levels of heart-friendly fiber. So when the craving for a muffin kicks in, make this moist, delicious recipe developed by Dr. Michael Roizen and Chef Jim Perko.
1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
2. Combine first six dry ingredients and mix with wire whisk.
3. In separate bowl, combine pumpkin, canola oil, honey, vanilla, walnuts and water; mix and then fold into dry ingredients.
4. Fold in fresh grated apple.
5. Scoop into paper cups placed in a medium-sized muffin tin and bake for 33-35 minutes.
Nutrition Info Per Serving: (1 muffin) 180 calories, 10 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 4 g protein, 19 g total carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 0 mg cholesterol, 290 mg sodium
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