Strawberry Chia Seed Muffins

If you have fruit or vegetables in the fridge that look a little old, this is the perfect recipe to make use of them with. We used strawberries, but you can swap them for grated carrots & apples, or other berries!

This recipe was originally demoed at the National Home Show by myself (Anna, Toronto Home Shows Blog Editor).

This recipe makes 12 – 16 muffins depending on how generous you scoop the batter. It will take you about 45min to make from start to finish.



  • 2 cups of chopped strawberries (You can also try 1 1/2 cups of grated carrot with 1/2 cup of grated apples)
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • zest from one lemon
  • 3 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp. large flake oats
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

How to Prepare:

  1. Start by mixing fruit, oil, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, chia seeds, and oats. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  2. While waiting for the wet ingredients, mix your dry ingredients in a separate bowl (flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon). Line one muffin tin with muffin liners, and set oven to 350ºF.
  3. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
  4. Using two spoons or an ice cream scooper place an even portion of muffin batter into the liners.
  5. Bake for 15 – 25 minutes or until golden brown. See the video of how it’s done below!

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I'm Anna, the editor for the Toronto Home Shows blog. I'm an avid baker, runner, and love living in and decorating small spaces.

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