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Flaxseed Muffins

Flaxseed muffins are a tasty way to add flaxseed into your diet! Packed with wholesome ingredients, flaxseed muffins are a recipe the whole family will enjoy. This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, and DELICIOUS.

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Finally, a healthy muffin that tastes great! These flax muffins are made with wholesome ingredients and are gluten free, dairy free, and easy to make.

What is flaxseed?

Flaxseed is a nutritional powerhouse with many health benefits. is a good source of dietary fiber, protein, and iron. Just 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed packs 11% of your daily fiber requirement, 3 grams of protein, 6% of your daily iron intake, plus some healthy omega 3’s.

According to the Mayo Clinic, most nutritional experts agree that ground flax seed provides more benefits than whole flax seeds because it is more easily digested.

Ground flaxseed can improve digestive health and may lower blood cholesterol levels, making it a great addition to you diet! Because flaxseed absorbs liquid, you’ll want to be sure you drink plenty of fluids when adding it into your lifestyle.

Luckily, adding ground flaxseed into your diet is super easy! There are many ways to enjoy it in recipes or as a topping. Flaxseed is naturally gluten free, but be sure to check the labeling for a gluten free statement and/or certification because of cross contamination.

Ways to include flaxseed in your diet:

  1. Make recipes like the Flaxseed Muffins below!
  2. Add a tablespoon of flaxseeds or ground flax to your favorite smoothie.
  3. Sprinkle ground flaxseed onto yogurt or your favorite cereal.
  4. Try adding 1-3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed to your favorite bread or muffin recipes. We love adding some to this Gluten Free Sandwich Bread recipe!

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Can I add flaxseed to muffins?

Absolutely! Be aware that flaxseed absorbs a lot of liquid. This means you’ll only want to add a tablespoon or two of ground flaxseed to your recipe, or use a recipe such as the one below that is developed to include flaxseed without becoming dry and crumbly.

Why we love muffins…

We absolutely LOVE muffins at our house! Why??? First off, muffins are great for on-the-go eating, something our family needs more and more as time goes on! 

We love to keep muffins on hand for easy breakfasts, after school snacks, and any other time we need to grab something quick to eat on our way out the door. They are also super easy to make healthy and gluten free. 

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Muffins are great for breakfast, school lunch, and more!

These flaxseed muffins are also great for school lunches because they have protein, fiber, healthy fats, and low-glycemic coconut sugar, meaning their blood sugar won’t spike and fall causing an afternoon slump. These muffins will keep your kids going and are a great way to start the day!

How to make flaxseed muffins:

Making flaxseed muffins is a cinch. They are quick, easy, and a crowd pleaser. Let’s go through the step-by-step instructions:

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First, gather your ingredients.

To make these muffins gluten free, you’ll want to be sure all your ingredients are labelled gluten free. Be aware that some brands of almond flour are packaged in the same facility as wheat products – always read labels and look for products that say “gluten free” and/or are certified gluten free.

Certified gluten free means the product tests at below 10 ppm of gluten, which is half the ppm allowed in products just labelled “gluten free”.

Learn how to make #glutenfree flaxseed muffins with easy, step-by-step instructrions.

Step 1:

Whisk eggs, then add remaining wet ingredients and whisk until smooth.

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Step 2:

Add dry ingredients and stir or whisk just until smooth. Almond flour is notorious for lumps, so whisk it separately before adding to your muffins to avoid lumps or over-mixing. 

As you can see in the photo, the muffin batter will be somewhat thick, but easy to scoop. If you notice that yours is too thick, add a tablespoon or 2 of milk. If it looks too thin, add a tablespoon or two of gluten free flour.

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Step 3:

Divide the muffin batter between 12 muffin cups. we love using these parchment liners because no matter what kind of muffins we’re making, they never stick. We order several boxes at a time on Amazon so we never run out.

Bake until the muffins bounce back when you tap them, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then serve!

How to store leftovers:

If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container at room temp for a day, or freeze what you won’t eat in that amount of time. If you put leftovers in the fridge, they will get crumbly. We like to freeze them individually on a cookie sheet for 30 minutes to an hour, then put them all in a freezer bag. This will keep them from sticking to each other and make it easy to pull one out any time you want.

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Flaxseed muffins are a tasty way to add flaxseed into your diet! Packed with wholesome ingredients, flaxseed muffins are a recipe the whole family will enjoy. This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, and DELICIOUS.

Flaxseed Muffins (gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian)

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Finally, a healthy muffin that tastes great! These flax muffins are made with wholesome ingredients and are gluten free, dairy free, and easy to make.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a muffin tin with liners (I absolutely love these parchment liners) or grease well. Set aside.
  3. Whisk eggs in a large bowl.
  4. Add milk, vanilla, sugars, and oil and whisk until smooth and combined.
  5. Add remaining ingredients and whisk just until all ingredients are combined.
  6. Divide batter evenly between twelve muffin cups using a large cookie scoop or a spoon.
  7. Bake muffins for 15-17 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool and enjoy!
  8. You can store at room temperature for one day, or freeze for later.

Notes

  • We have tested this recipe with Better Batter and Grandpa's Kitchen flour. Both worked great, and your favorite flour should work as well.
  • If you don't have coconut sugar or cannot tolerate coconut, substitute brown sugar.


Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 muffin
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 246mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 4g

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Lessley Dutton

Saturday 9th of April 2022

I would like to make these chocolate…how much cocoa powder should I add, and how much of any flour should I reduce in the recipe? Thx!!

thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com

Wednesday 13th of April 2022

That's a great idea! I haven't tried it so I'm not sure, but please report back!

yumpresso

Thursday 3rd of March 2022

These flaxseed muffins look so delicious and wonderful. I just love these and must try this recipe. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful article and recipe.

NANCY HUSTEN

Wednesday 25th of August 2021

I make this recipe weekly (double the recipe=15 muffins). I must have eaten 1,000 of these muffins in the last year. They are delicious and healthy! The only muffins I make.

thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com

Friday 10th of September 2021

So glad you like them! They're my fav too :)

Heidi Lynn Borden

Thursday 19th of August 2021

I just made this recipe today and I must say I am soooooooooo pleased!! I have been looking for a flax muffin recipe that didn't feel like I ate a brick afterwards. This recipe is truly wonderful!! I made some the way the recipe reads then I also made some with cocoa in them. The cocoa made them super yummy! I used canola oil in mine to keep them light and they certainly did not disappoint!! I ground my flax seeds and almonds fresh just before I made the recipe. I used 3/4 cup of brown sugar in place of the other sweetners. I really love this recipe! I am about to share it and keep it in my file of best recipes! I have subscribed to your page... I am looking forward to trying more of your recipes!! Thank you so much!!

thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com

Friday 10th of September 2021

I haven't tried adding cocoa, that's a great idea! Thank you for sharing your review and adaptations. Happy baking! XO Celeste

A. Roff

Sunday 11th of April 2021

Spectacular!! I made these about an hour ago, and just ate one. It took gobs of will-power to stop myself from eating a second one right away. Let me tell you about making them. My kitchen is tiny, and my baking items are in various places that I can fit them into. So it was a bit of a saga. I keep my almond flour in the freezer along with my flax meal, etc. I measured the almond flour and thought I’d closed the bag properly. NOT! Putting it back into the freezer, I saw almond flour trickling out of the bag onto other freezer items. Blue air ensued. Gangstas blushed. Then the same thing happened with the flax meal. Much unladylike language! But a very clean floor. Like another baker, Robert, I avoid sugar where I can, so I used 3 medjool dates and just a tablespoon of sugar. The dates were pulverized with the liquid ingredients, so no issues there. I used Bob’s 1 to 1 gluten free flour. I made only half the recipe because it’s just me and I don’t want to eat a dozen of anything. I added 2 raspberries to each muffin just before baking (genius idea, she said, humbly). Thank you for this highly successful recipe! By the way, for the people who can’t eat almonds, would they be able to sub something like pumpkin seed flour? Seeds are so full of oil that making a flour from them might be difficult, but it’s a thought .

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