Banana, Date and Chia Muffins

Banana, Date and Chia Muffins

Banana, Date and Chia Muffins

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
These muffins are perfect to snack on at any time of the day! If you don't have any spelt flour, you can substitute with any other kind of flour (preferably whole grain).


  • 1 tbsp of PRANA organic ground black chia seeds
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 2 ¼ tsp baking powder, divided
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup PRANA organic coconut oil
  • 2 cups spelt flour or all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp PRANA unrefined Algarve sea salt
  • 8 PRANA organic Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 tbsp PRANA organic whole black chia seeds, to garnish
  • Banana slices, to garnish
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease or line a muffin tin with liner papers.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the ground chia, water and ¼ tsp baking powder. Let sit for 15 minutes until it forms a sticky liquid.
  3. Melt the coconut oil in a bain marie.
  4. In a large bowl, mash the bananas using a fork. Add the ground chia mixture, maple syrup, vanilla extract, coconut oil and dates.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, the remaining 2 tsp baking powder and the nutmeg.
  6. Combine all ingredients and stir well until it becomes a smooth homogenized mixture.
  7. Pour the mixture into muffin cups. 
  8. Decorate with a banana slice and sprinkle with chia seeds.
  9. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. 
  10. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before removing the muffins from the tin.


I’ve made this recipe twice this week as I’ve been buying more bananas than the two of us can handle. First time, the muffin liners stuck to the muffins, but I discovered that if you bake these like drop cookies on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet they turn out just perfect! Same temperature for 15–18 minutes.
Reply Oct 27, 2017 02:07
Eve Dupont
The cooking time was not accurate for me it all. It took 45 minutes to cook the inside...I checked them 4-5 times and the inside was always moist. I substituted a little bit of the oil by some apple sauce (it's a perfect oil or butter replacement) but I d
Reply Jul 16, 2016 05:50
Tasty, moist and healthy! Perfect muffin!
Reply Jun 03, 2016 08:26