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Banana, Raspberry & Chia Seed Muffins Recipe


When it comes to fruit for dessert, why not switch it up? These amazing-tasting muffins have all of the goodness of banana and raspberry and an injection of chia seeds which are a wonderful good mood food.

Makes: 12




  • 3 cups almond meal
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1 tsp gluten-free baking powder

  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 3 eggs

  • 40g butter or 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1½ cups mashed overripe bananas
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • Pinch sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line 12 × 80mL muffin tin with paper cases.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together almond meal, coconut, cinnamon, vanilla powder, baking powder and chia seeds.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs with butter and coconut milk until combined. Fold in dry ingredients. Fold in banana, then gently fold in raspberries, reserving 12 to decorate.
  4. Fill muffin cases to three-quarters, then halve reserved raspberries and place one half on each muffin.
  5. Bake for 15–20 mins, until golden brown on top. Cool in tin for 5 mins, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.


Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.