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Flax Seed Muffin Recipe

by Heather

Add this flax seed muffin recipe into your breakfast mix for a delicious, hearty, and healthy start to the day! They are a great way to increase your fiber, while also having less sugar than your average muffin. Win-win! Get more goodness in at the start of your day, or as an afternoon snack!

Flax seed muffin recipe

Flax seed muffin recipe

Gluten free healthy muffins are my jam! Especially muffins that are super nourishing, and not loaded with tons of sugar, which is exactly what you get with this healthy recipe.

I love recipes that easily mix together in one bowl, and that’s what you get here.

One bowl.

Lower in sugar.

Higher in fiber.

Delicious.

Kid approved, and devoured by me! They make a great pre-workout snack too.

Will kids like these healthy flaxseed muffins?

Oh yes they will! In all my muffin recipe testing for my muffin cookbook, I found muffins were something kids were instantly drawn to.

They are portable and easy to hold in their little hands. They can easily grab one or two and be on their way.

And this healthy twist on a classic muffin taste great!

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How to make flaxseed meal

You can purchase already ground flaxseed meal from the grocery store, but I find it super simple to make at home too.

All you need are brown or golden flax seeds and a blender or coffee grinder.

Add your flaxseeds into the blender or coffee grinder, and blend until you are left with a smooth flour!

Extra ground flaxseed should be stored in the fridge.

You can also choose to store your ground flax seed in the freezer. If I blend a large amount of flaxseeds and don’t think I’ll get through it very quickly, I opt to store a smaller amount in the fridge, and a larger amount in the freezer.

If it’s waiting for me in the freezer, I can easily transfer it to the fridge for use!

ingredients in flaxseed muffins

Healthy ingredients for these easy flaxseed muffins

Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions.

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How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with 8 paper muffin liners, or silicone muffin liners.
  2. In a large bowl add the eggs, maple syrup, almond milk, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Whisk the wet ingredients together until fully mixed.
  3. In the same bowl, add the almond flour, oat flour, flax meal, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt. Stir the dry ingredients in with the wet until just combined.
  4. Scoop the muffin batter evenly between the prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle the whole flax seeds on the tops of the muffin batter.
  5. Bake for 19-21 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the muffin.

Watch me make this easy gluten-free recipe!

The full how to video can be watched below, or on my YouTube channel!

Favorite muffin liners

Ever since discovering silicone muffin liners I have not turned back! They are easy to clean, nothing sticks to them, and that along makes my life easier.

Less scrubbing = more joy. Do you agree?

Of course, classic paper liners will work too! It’s a personal preference on what you choose to use.

These are the silicone muffin liners I purchase and have loved for many, many years!

How to store extra muffins

Make a double batch for the whole family to enjoy all week long! Leftover muffins should be fully cooled before storing.

Once cooled, you can store in an airtight container on the counter for 3-5 days. They also keep well in the fridge for up to 1 week.

I tend to store my leftover muffins in the fridge no matter what kind of muffin. They just stay fresher in my option.

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Can you freeze these muffins?

Yes, you sure can freeze muffins! They’re the perfect candidate for freezer meal prep.

You will want to cool the muffins fully before freezing. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Place the muffins on the parchment, without touching. 

Once fully frozen, transfer muffins to a freezer bag, label and date, and then store in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Here’s how to defrost muffins to eat

Either remove the number of muffins you want to eat, and place in the fridge to defrost overnight.

Then simply place them on the counter to come to room temperature.

Or, if defrosting from frozen here’s what to do:

Place muffins on a baking sheet and in a 300-degree oven until warmed through.

gluten-free muffins with flaxseed

Substitutions

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this flaxseed muffins recipe. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Eggs – This recipe has been tested using flax eggs as an egg replacer and it will work! Your muffin will be slightly denser. To make a 2 flax eggs to replace the eggs in the recipe, combine 2 tablespoons ground flax seed with 6 tablespoons of water. Stir and let the mixture sit for 5 minutes to gel.

Maple syrup – Maple syrup is my go-to muffin sweetener, but for an alternative liquid sweetener, try honey! Honey flaxseed muffins should be just as delicious, just watch them as they bake. Honey tents to burn more quickly compared to maple syrup, so you just want to keep an eye on it. Coconut sugar, brown sugar, and mashed bananas for natural sweetness will work to sweeten this recipe.

Almond milk – Use any milk alternative or regular milk in this recipe. Carton coconut milk, hemp milk, oat milk, and macadamia milk are great plan-based milk alternatives to the almond milk.

Coconut oil – Melted butter or melted ghee are good options to replace the coconut oil. You can also use extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil in its place.

Almond flour – You can substitute the almond flour for whole wheat flour, or even all purpose flour. If you’d like your muffins to stay gluten free, use an all purpose gluten free baking flour in place of the almond flour.

Oat flour – Try this recipe with rolled oats or quick cooking oats in place of the oat flour. Your muffin will have more texture using oats that have not been ground into a flour, but it will still be just as delicious!

Whole flaxseeds – While flaxseed is the star in this recipe, you can replace the tiny seeds on the top of each muffin for a similar healthy fats profile by using chia seeds or hemp seeds. Feel free to grind any little seed you substitute in, and also sprinkle them on the top of each muffin before baking.

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Flax Seed Muffin Recipe

Add this flax seed muffin recipe into your breakfast mix for a delicious, hearty, and healthy start to the day! They are a great way to increase your fiber, while also having less sugar than your average muffin. Win-win! Get more goodness in at the start of your day, or as an afternoon snack!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: flaxseed, gluten free, muffin
Servings: 8
Calories: 244kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with 8 paper muffin liners, or silicone muffin liners.
  • In a large bowl add the eggs, maple syrup, almond milk, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Whisk the wet ingredients together until fully mixed.
  • In the same bowl, add the almond flour, oat flour, flax meal, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt. Stir the dry ingredients in with the wet until just combined.
  • Scoop the muffin batter evenly between the prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle the whole flax seeds on the tops of the muffin batter.
  • Bake for 19-21 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the muffin.
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Nutrition

Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 2mg
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Heather

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