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Servings: Serves 12

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Prep Time: 15 minutes


1/4 cup chia seeds, plus additional for garnish
3/4 cup boiling water
1/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup agave syrup
1/2 cup vanilla almond or vanilla soy milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
grated zest and juice from 2 lemons
1 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. gluten-free baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup mashed extremely ripe bananas (about 2 large or 3 small)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with vegetable cooking spray.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together chia seeds and water. Let rest while you mix remaining ingredients; it will become a thick gel in about 5 minutes.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, agave, almond or soy milk, vanilla, and lemon zest and juice.
4. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add to the wet ingredients and stir until just blended; a few small lumps are fine. The mixture will start to bubble slightly. Immediately fold in bananas and chia seed gel and mix until there aren't any lumps.
5. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins. Sprinkle the surface of each with a pinch of chia seeds. Bake until the muffins are golden on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool in the pan a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, July - August 2013

Nutritional Information

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate Less Than 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Less Than 25g 30g
Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 12
Base Nutrients
Calories n/a
Calories from Fat n/a
Total Fat n/a
Saturated Fat n/a
Cholesterol n/a
Sodium n/a
Total Carbohydrates n/a
Dietary Fiber n/a
Protein n/a
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a

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