What’s cute and mildly flavored and offers more omega-3s than flaxseeds? The petite chia seed, an ancient grain from Mexico that also delivers high levels of heart-friendly fiber. Try this healthy carb recipe by Dr. Michael Roizen and Jim Perko.
1 T Ground chia seed
1 ½ C Whole wheat flour
2 tsp Cinnamon
½ tsp Nutmeg
2 tsp Baking soda
½ tsp Salt
15 oz Canned pumpkin
¼ C Canola oil
2 T Agave nectar
1 T Vanilla
¾ C Chopped walnuts
¼ C Water or no sugar added apple juice
1 C firm pack Fresh apple, peeled and grated (5 ½ ounces by weight) (Grate apple on large hole side)
1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
2. Combine first six dry ingredients and mix with wire whisk. 3. In separate bowl combine pumkin, canola oil, agave nectar, vanilla and walnuts, water, mix and then fold into dry ingredients.
4. Fold in fresh grated apple.
5. Scoop into paper cups in muffin tins and bake for 33-35 minutes.
Nutrition Facts: 1 Muffin: 150 Calories, 1g Sat Fat, 270 mg sodium, 3g fiber, 4g sugars, 3g protein
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