Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Chia Berry Mug Muffin



This incredible vegan and gluten mug muffin is made with chia seeds and is a variation of my 3 minute blueberry mug muffin that I originally made with a regular egg. My friend Vicki doesn't eat eggs, so I tried to make a fast 3 minute mug muffin that she ( and all my vegan readers)  could enjoy.

You know what? I like the vegan version just as much better. Chia seeds really do work as a replacement for eggs in this recipe, and I was really pleased with the results. Mug muffins taste much much better than they look.. don't let the looks fool you..

I make this muffin every day for breakfast. It's oozing warm strawberries and blueberries. I can't wait to eat it each day. The Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients. They are a really good vegan source of Omega 3, calcium, protein and B vitamins. For additional nutritional information about chia seeds see : Chia seeds 

It is very quick and easy to make, tastes fabulous, and is only 3 Points Plus on Weight Watchers ( Yay!!) I don't like to use the microwave, but only 3 minutes??? I will experiment with baking it in the oven and let you know...

I usually make a green juice ( romaine lettuce, cucumber, celery, kale or collard , carrots)  when I first wake and then look forward to my tasty filling muffin about 1/2 hour later.  The muffin is quite filling because it is made with coconut flour which is very high in fiber. Trust me, this muffin will hold you.

Author: Judee Algazi at Gluten Free A-Z Blog
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3.5 minutes
Serving size: 1 large individual muffin
Material Needed: a low round mug
Weight Watchers: 3 Points Plus

Ingredients: 
1 Tablespoon of chia seeds ( black or white)
3 Tablespoons of unsweetened almond or coconut milk
1/2 med sized banana, mashed well with fork
1 heaping Tablespoon of coconut flour
2 strawberries chopped in pieces
8 blueberries

Directions
Mix chia seeds and almond milk in the mug. Allow to sit for a few minutes or don't if you are in a hurry. Add mashed banana and mix and then add the coconut flour and mix well with a spoon. Add the berries and microwave for 3.5 minutes ( depending on your microwave- if yours is very powerful try 3 minutes) . Turn the mug over and it should slide right out. It will be very hot, so allow to cool a little before eating.

Mixture of chia, almond milk , and mashed banana
Mixture with coconut flour and added fruit
This is the bottom of the muffin; the fruit seems to go to the top
Tastes so much better than it looks!
Top  of mug muffin oozing blueberries and strawberries

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5 comments:

  1. Hi! I found your site from the Plant-Based Potluck Party Link Up! I am obsessed lately with mug cakes and this one looks great. I'll have to try it soon!

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    1. Mary Ellen,
      I know what you mean. I love mug cakes too. They are so fast, easy, and you can make them nutritiously. Thanks for stopping by

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  2. visiting from the plant based potluck. this looks delicious and such a cool way of cooking my kids would love it It looks so very tasty
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    1. Angie,
      I find a lot of great recipes on the plant based potluck too. If you are not vegan , check out my other blueberry mug muffin made with an egg.

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  3. I am a big fan of homemade muffins so I am totally addicted to your Chia Berry Mug Muffins! I can eat them everyday! They look so good! I am so glad you shared this delectable recipe with us at the at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Link Up. I'm pinning and sharing.

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