chia muffins - No Diets Allowed
I cannot believe we’re on the last half of July!  Does anyone else feel like this year is flying by?  I want to slam the breaks on my summer days and prolong the summer as long as possibly especially since my baby boy is rapidly approaching his first birthday!!  I tear up thinking about it.  Am I the only mom who gets emotional on birthdays?  If so… just lie and say you get me.

Well, at this point, all I can do is hang on, enjoy every second, and comfort myself with these light, fluffy applesauce muffins.  Not only are these approved by my husband and 3 year old, my cute baby smeared the muffin all over his face while he hastily ate his.

applesauce muffins - No Diets Allowed

Before I started blogging, I was clueless on how this all worked.  Extremely clueless.  It is hard work juggling everything!  I started meeting other bloggers and quickly realized this blogging business is packed with talented, educated, and family-focused individuals.  We have a passion and want to share it with others.  We spend long, late hours working while our kiddos sleep in order to build our businesses.

Although I love creating healthy recipes and hosting my health challenge, I wanted to do more to support and encourage others in my same spot!  I united with my brilliant friend, Sabrina, and formed a plan on how to host a food blogger conference unlike any out there!  I now have 4 babies… my two beautiful children, No Diets Allowed, and Everything Food Conference.  

All four require insane amount of work and diligence, but I have to say my two delightful, joyful kids are by far the most rewarding.  Who else would keep me motivated to tweak recipes until I reach perfection?Watching them inhale applesauce muffins with chia seeds packed-full with nutritious goodness makes me smile.  If they’re tummies are happy and healthy, this mama is happy.

applesauce muffin recipe - No Diets Allowed

Speaking of Everything Food Conference… one of my most favorite brands, Bob’s Red Mill, is sponsoring!  I could not be more delighted.  I’m actually giddy!  I rant and rave over their products like whole wheat pastry flour and chia seeds.  LOVE them especially when they help me create these perfect light and fluffy muffins.

 

whole wheat applesauce muffins - No Diets Allowed

 

applesauce muffin - No Diets Allowed

Go and enjoy your summer with your family!  These muffins are a quick solution to breakfast and will give you all the energy needed while keeping up with your summer activities.

Applesauce Chia Muffins

Applesauce Chia Muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup organic chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup milk (of your choice... I used vanilla almond milk)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour, chia seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  3. In a small bowl, combine applesauce, honey, oil, milk, and vanilla. Stir well. Pour into dry ingredients and stir just until batter is moist.
  4. In a greased muffin tin, pour 1/4 cup batter into each tin.
  5. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes until golden brown and toothpick comes out clean.
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