Low Carb & Gluten Free Cinnamon-Chia Muffins: Just 9.9 carbs and 183 calories!
It’s hard to find a recipe for a low carb muffin that actually tastes good. For this reason, I created the Cinnamon-Chia Muffins! They have a delightful and mild nut and bean flavor with a light texture – as well as the added bonus of nutritional benefits! The 2 tablespoons of ground chia seeds give the muffins its voluminous quality – and makes them super healthy. Chia means “strength” in the Mayan language and the Aztec warriors received great energy and stamina by eating these seeds. Today’s distance runners use it for its endurance qualities. These muffins are also made with soy flour, giving them a high protein content which helps build and maintain muscles. You also get a BIG muffin for 9.9 carbs with over 50% of the carbs coming from fiber! Fiber makes us feel full sooner and stays in our stomach longer! The best benefit of all is that fiber moves FAT through our digestive system faster which means we absorb less FAT.
If you like variety, the Cinnamon-Chia Muffins are great to have on hand for breakfast or snacks – and even dessert. My favorite way to eat them is by gently pulling out serving bites – piece by piece, starting at the top. The muffins freeze and warm up perfectly!
created by Joann Mercer of carblightliving.com
CALORIES: 183.8 |
FAT: 12.6g |
PROTEIN: 10.7g |
CARBS: 9.9g |