Chocolate Chia Oatmeal Muffins

Happy Memorial Day!

I awoke at 7:30 this morning with a recipe idea on my mind. Does that ever happen to you?

Before my first sip of coffee, the spice grinder was out and chia seeds were pulsing away. By the time my coffee had cooled to a drinkable temperature, muffins were in the oven and the dishes were glistening on the drying rack. Something tells me it is going to be a productive day!

Full of fiber, these Chocolate Chia Oatmeal Muffins are an excellent on-the-go breakfast option. They are sugar-free and low-fat, as I subbed Pumpkin Puree for the usual oil.

My first bite was delicious, just a hint of sweetness that perfectly balanced the rich cocoa flavor. I then pulled a “me” and spooned pumpkin puree “icing” on top of the remaining muffin. Can’t get enough of my pumpkin puree! 😉 Enjoy!

Chocolate Chia Oatmeal Muffins

(Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan)


  • 2 1/4 cups Gluten-Free Quick Cooking Oats (or Quinoa Flakes)
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Ground Chia Seeds
  • 3/4 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/2 cup Water (add an extra 1/4 cup if cooking at a high altitude)
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Creme Liquid Stevia


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until well combined.
  3. Spoon about 1/4 cup of batter into each muffin cup, should yield 12 muffins.
  4. Bake 9-12 minutes.
  5. Cool 3 minutes in the muffin tin before transferring to a cooling rack.
  6. To store: In an airtight container, refrigerate for up to 7 days or freeze for up to 180 days

This post is linked to Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays at Simply Sugar & Gluten Free.

This post is also linked to Allergy Free Wednesdays at Tessa the Domestic Diva!

9 thoughts on “Chocolate Chia Oatmeal Muffins

  1. These sound delicious!! I’m definitely putting these on my list… I can probably get chia seeds at Whole Foods, right?

    • Yes you definitely can! I also like to order from Their prices are excellent and they offer free shipping on orders over a certain $$ amount. I usually order a few different kinds of GF flour, protein powder, and a few toiletries when I place my order and easily get the free shipping.

  2. I herb is good place and amazon too. I pay about 7 a pound now… has gone up…but they are such an incredible nutrition source….they are a MUST I our house! Gadget, these look yummy, can’t wait to make a nut free version! Or maybe I’ll make them just for me and include the nuts!

  3. Oh YUM! I’m still addicted to pumpkin puree, to the point where my dentist told me that my mouth isn’t as “pink as usual”. haha, must be all the beta carotene!
    Thanks for the recipe, I’ll be trying these soon!

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    • Hi, Laurie- To make pumpkin puree, cut a small pumpkin into pieces and peel off the skin. Place in a steamer and steam until soft. Puree in a food processor. Allow to cool completely before storing in the refrigerator.

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