Monday, August 3, 2015

Raspberry Almond Chia Muffins

This past Friday I went raspberry picking with one of my good friends out in the subdivision that I live in. The rain has been so sparse lately that I didn't expect a lot to be out but there was quite a bit, and definitely enough to make some baked goods with. I love wild raspberries and blueberries for that matter because they may be tiny, but they have SO much more flavor. This is definitely in the top 10 muffin recipes that I have made so far!


1 stick margarine, softened
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. sour cream, light
3 tsp. chia seeds
1 c. wild raspberries (or store-bought big ones)
1/4 c. slivered almonds (plus a few for the top)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In an electric mixer, combine the margarine and sugar until creamy. Add in the eggs and vanilla. Slowly add the dry ingredients until the combination is mixed well. Stir in the sour cream, raspberries, almonds and chia seeds with a spatula. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper liners. Divide the batter evenly among the 12 cups. Add a few slivered almonds on top. I also added some coarse sugar (sugar crystals). Bake in the oven for 23-25 minutes until the tops are golden brown and the batter is fully cooked. Transfer out of the pans and let cool fully on a wire rack.

(Makes 12 muffins, 6 WW points per muffin.)

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