Monday, January 27, 2014

cinnamon flax muffins

These tasty little treats look like bran muffins but are made with flax. The texture is perfect and they are fiber and nutrient rich (so drink plenty of water). They are great plain or for a more decadent treat top with plain greek yogurt, mascarpone, or butter plus some honey or jam. Adapted from Trim Healthy Mama.

makes 12 muffins (well it is supposed to but I always seem to get one less muffin out of a recipe :)


3 eggs and 3 egg whites
3/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. water
3 Tbsp. coconut oil (melted or olive oil)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flax meal (I used mostly golden flax seeds - just grind it them in the blender) or you can mix 1 1/2 cups flax with with almond meal or ground dried coconut (what I chose) just as long as it adds up to 2 cups
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
4 Tbsp. cinnamon (yes, you read that right, tablespoon not teaspoon)
1/4 cup sweetener like honey or molasses or the equivalent in stevia (I used coconut sugar and stevia)


1. Preheat oven to 350º
1. Put flax (or the mix you choose) in a large bowl.
2. Add baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and sweetener (if it is a dry form). Mix well.
3. Blend wet ingredients (including sweetener if it is wet) in blender for 20 seconds. Add to dry, mix well, then let sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
4. Place in greased muffin cups and bake for 20-25 minutes (check at 19 minutes)

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