Honey Lemon Chia Seed Muffins

Honey lemon chia seed muffins are the perfect muffins to bring Spring year-round into your kitchen! Recipe on

Honey lemon chia seed muffins are the perfect muffins to bring Spring into your kitchen! Recipe on

NEW VIDEO! Be sure to watch me how to make these honey lemon chia seed muffins in the video below!

The muffins are the ultimate springtime treat. They’re so full of lemon flavor that it seems like you’re smelling a lemon.

Lots of lemon juice and lemon zest is used in this recipe to give it the ultimate lemon bomb.

Honey lemon chia seed muffins are the perfect muffins to bring Spring into your kitchen! Recipe on

The muffin is so wonderfully scented when you take a bite. It’s also the lightest and fluffiest muffin I’ve ever made.

The secret ingredient to make it so light and fluffy? Ricotta cheese! Yes! I couldn’t believe it.

Honey lemon chia seed muffins are the perfect muffins to bring Spring into your kitchen! Recipe on

I’ve also recently become obsessed with chia seeds (pretty much like every other blogger) so I’ve been trying to incorporate them in my daily breakfast and some baked goods.

Instead of poppy seeds, substitute them for chia seeds!

Sure, you could make these into lemon poppy seed muffins but why not give into the latest superfood trend and give chia seeds a try? They’ve got a ton of health benefits!

Honey lemon chia seed muffins are the perfect muffins to bring Spring into your kitchen! Recipe on


Honey Lemon Chia Seed Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Total Time
26 mins

Honey lemon chia seed muffins are the perfect muffins to bring Spring into your kitchen! They're so light and fluffy!

Servings: 1 dozen
Calories: 205 kcal
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese*
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons honey, melted
  • Cooking spray
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a standard 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners and lightly spray them with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together ricotta, water, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, and egg.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, pour the wet ingredients into the middle then mix together with a wooden spoon. Add the chia seeds then gently fold into batter.
  5. Evenly divide batter into prepared muffin pan using a large scoop.
  6. Bake for 16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. Let cool for 5 minutes then with a pastry brush, gently brush melted honey onto the tops of the muffins.
  8. Cool completely then enjoy!
  9. Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

I do not recommend substituting Greek yogurt for the ricotta cheese. The ricotta cheese is what makes this muffin light and fluffy. I feel that Greek yogurt makes baked goods have a spongy texture that is not pleasant. I have not tested this muffin recipe with Greek yogurt so I cannot guarantee the results for you. You're more than welcome to try it, though, but I definitely recommend sticking to the ricotta cheese!

Nutrition Facts
Honey Lemon Chia Seed Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 16g
Protein 5g 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Posted on March 06, 2018

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  1. Page Fulton
    02/25/2017 at 11:01 am

    I am assuming the honey goes in with the wet ingredients?

    • Page Fulton
      02/25/2017 at 11:04 am

      Never mind! Sorry, see where it fits in now :)

  2. Noline
    04/18/2017 at 8:37 am

    I love this recipe, but can’t have all purpose flour.

    Have you ever tried it with almond flour? I am thinking of trying it, but just using a little less flour.

    • Julie
      04/19/2017 at 8:06 am

      I don’t think using almond flour would work well this recipe at all. It’s so dense and I’d just be afraid that your muffins would rise very well or be light and airy.

      • Noline
        05/16/2017 at 4:12 pm

        Thank you for your response. Sadly I think you are correct.

    • Andrea
      03/23/2018 at 8:58 pm

      You could use a cup-for-cup gluten free flour.

  3. Angelina
    04/19/2017 at 11:45 pm

    These look so light and fluffy! I love that you use chia seeds instead of poppy seeds. This recipe is on my Spring baking list!!

    04/27/2017 at 9:24 am

    Honey and lemon! And chia seeds! What a creative muffin recipe (I want one!). Toasted with butter please!

  5. Mary Frances
    05/03/2017 at 5:11 pm

    Yum! This is a great recipe!

  6. Melissa
    07/22/2017 at 8:53 pm

    Oh. My. God. I just made these and my boyfriend and I can’t keep our hands off! SO GOOD!
    I made a few adjustments: I used part oat flour, part all-purpose. I also used coconut oil instead of olive oil. I used a mini-muffin tin, which I coated also in coconut oil. I made a few regular sized muffins, but the minis came out absolutely perfect, whereas the larger ones got brown on the sides before cooking all the way through. That may or may not be my oven’ s fault… it doesn’t temp correctly so I have to play the guessing game. Anywho, A++++ recipe!!

  7. Kristen
    01/14/2018 at 1:09 pm

    This turned out yummy, only instead of honey I put a lemon glaze. Very good and fluffy

  8. Nora Lee
    01/28/2018 at 2:20 pm

    Just made these; yum!! They came out perfect and truly are amazingly fluffy! They have a nice light sweetness, so the honey on top is the perfect touch. Thanks for the delicious recipe!

  9. Windiarto
    03/09/2018 at 9:58 pm

    Thank you so much, Judy!

  10. Jennifer
    09/06/2018 at 6:48 am

    Hello. Your recipe looks so yummy! I was curious if you could give me pointers for making as a loaf as I do not have cupcake pan currently (overseas). Thank you in advance for your help!

    • Julie
      09/06/2018 at 7:02 am

      I don’t know whether this is enough batter or not for a loaf because I never tried making this as a loaf before. I would guess you could make it into a loaf but I really don’t know how it would bake because I never tested it for a loaf.

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