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.

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.

Flaxseed Muffins are so easy to make - delicious and healthy!

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.

Looking for more healthy gluten free recipes? Here are a few of our favs:

 

Healthy Gluten Free Recipes

Strawberry Lassi

A creamy yogurt-based smoothie that is easy to make!

Gluten Free Energy Bites

These energy bites are quick and easy to make, and taste like cookie dough!

Cardamom Spiced Almonds

Perfect for topping salads, yogurt, and cereal, or simply for snacking.

Kale and Quinoa Chili

Healthy and delicious, this vegan

 

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Flaxseed Muffins (gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian)

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: 200 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 34mg Sodium: 246mg Carbohydrates: 19g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 10g Protein: 4g

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Alisa Fleming
    March 18, 2019 at 10:45 am

    I absolutely love flaxseed! And I love that you didn’t use it as an egg replacer here, but as the star of the show instead. I’ll have to try these!

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      March 18, 2019 at 2:16 pm

      Thanks Alisa, Hope you enjoy them! -Celeste

      • Reply
        Beverly J Day
        August 21, 2019 at 8:31 pm

        ok. 1) you need a “jump to recipe” button. 2) you need to cut the length of your recipes down so that they print on one page. 3) there is a mistake in your “Hatch Green Chili Biscuits”…it says “1/4 cold unsalted butter.” Does that mean 1/4 cup? Or “one quarter of a lb of butter?”

        • Reply
          thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
          August 23, 2019 at 10:16 am

          Hi Beverly, I appreciate the feedback. The reason I do not have a “jump to recipe” button is because I try to pack my posts with detailed info on how to make each gluten free recipe successfully. I would hate for you to waste your expensive gf ingredients! The same applies for the printable, if you would like to fit it on one page you are welcome to print on both sides of the paper or copy and paste, then reduce the font size to fit. I’ll head right over to the Green Chili Biscuits and fix that error, thanks for catching it! -Celeste

  • Reply
    jenna urben
    March 18, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Oh yum! These look incredible. I love using flaxseed. Will try these out very soon πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Jules Shepard
    March 19, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Another fan of flaxseed right here and a true blue fan of muffins! These look so airy and delicious – looking forward to giving these a try.

  • Reply
    Noelle
    March 20, 2019 at 5:31 am

    I love muffins for breakfast! These ones turned out so moist, perfect recipe as you always deliver!

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      March 21, 2019 at 10:59 am

      So glad you enjoyed them Noelle, thank you so much! -Celeste

  • Reply
    Sarah @ The Fit Cookie
    March 20, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Your flaxseed muffins look so light and fluffy! I bet they taste amazing, too πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Kristen Wood
    March 25, 2019 at 9:52 am

    I love how moist and fluffy these look!

  • Reply
    Carla Day
    March 31, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    I was wondering if these could be made with applesauce instead of oil and if that would reduce the amount of sugar needed?

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      April 1, 2019 at 10:00 am

      Great ideas Carla! I haven’t tried either of these options, if you want give it a shot let me know how it goes! -Celeste

  • Reply
    Nicole Dawson
    April 9, 2019 at 8:41 am

    I love how light and fluffy these look Celeste! You’re the queen of GF breads

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      April 9, 2019 at 9:46 am

      Thank you so much Nicole! -Celeste

  • Reply
    Sandi
    April 10, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    These muffins look so light and fluffy…I can’t wait to try them πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Erin Dee
    April 20, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    These look so delicious! Perfect for breakfast and snacks!

  • Reply
    Shams
    April 24, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Can’t wait to try this muffin, I know my family will love it! If i don’t use vanilla, is it test well?

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      April 29, 2019 at 6:27 am

      Vanilla definitely adds a beautiful flavor, but you can leave it out if you want. Enjoy!

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