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Easy to make, healthier Banana and Chia Seed Muffins
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Banana and Chia Seed Muffins

Perfect for using up over-ripe bananas, this recipe for Banana and Chia Seed Muffins is deliciously healthy and oh so easy to make.
Course Muffins
Cuisine British
Keyword muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Author April J Harris


  • ½ cup mild olive oil You can use another mild vegetable oil if you prefer.
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature if possible
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1⅔ cups flour
  • 1 generous tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • ¾ cup raisins or sultanas


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C or 160° for a fan oven).
  • Grease and flour a 12 cup muffin pan or use paper liners.
  • Beat the oil and the eggs together in a medium bowl or jug.
  • Beat in the vanilla. Set aside.
  • In another, larger bowl, mix together the flour, chia seeds, sugar, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Add the oil and egg mixture to the flour mixture in the larger bowl and stir just until combined. The batter will be very thick at this stage.
  • Stir in the bananas and the raisins until thoroughly combined.
  • Divide the batter between the muffin cups. (I use an ice cream scoop for this.)
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the muffins comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack. Delicious served warm or at room temperature but don't eat them straight out of the oven as the raisins will be very hot!
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