Recipe: Lemon & Chia Seed Muffins

These zesty muffins were an instant hit in the lunch boxes and I had to quickly snaffle the rest away to the freezer.  If you’re after a tasty addition to the lunch box then grab the aprons and head to the kitchen with the kids.

Recipe: Lemon & Chia Seed Muffins

Recipe: Lemon & Chia Seed Muffins


  • 1 & 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup lemon Greek yoghurt
  • 1 Meyer lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Place eight muffin liners in a muffin tin.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together olive oil, sugar, yoghurt, and lemon juice and zest until fully combined. Add egg and vanilla, and mix thoroughly.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients in two additions, stirring until just combined. Fold in chia seeds.
  5. Pour batter into muffin liners, filling 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, until muffins are golden on top and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Happy Baking!