Flaxseed Muffins

These flaxseed muffins are sweet, moist, and delicious. They’re quick and easy to make too. These nutritious muffins are also vegan and refined sugar free. They freeze well and are perfect for a make-ahead breakfast or snack. If you’re looking for a tasty way to add ground flaxseeds to your diet then give this flaxseed muffin recipe a try.

Ingredients in these flaxseed muffins

Ground flaxseed (also called milled flaxseed or flaxseed meal) adds a pleasant, earthy flavor and satisfying texture to these muffins. You can find it at many grocery stores these days or order it online.

I used whole wheat flour in these muffins but you can substitute all purpose flour if you prefer.

These muffins are sweetened with maple syrup. You can substitute other liquid sweeteners such as agave or honey if you prefer.

Any type of unsweetened plant-based milk or regular milk will work in this recipe. Coconut milk is my favorite.

I used extra virgin olive oil in this flaxseed muffin recipe but avocado oil or melted coconut oil are good alternatives.

Flaxseed muffins on a white plate.

How to make them

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, then add the plant-based milk, maple syrup, olive oil, vanilla extract, and salt to a mixing bowl. Use a whisk to mix well.

Next you’ll add the whole wheat flour, ground flaxseed, and baking powder, then whisk to combine.

Flaxseed batter in a large glass mixing bowl.

Divide the muffin batter evenly into a 12 cup muffin pan lined with paper baking cups.

Raw flax muffins in a baking pan.

Bake the muffins at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out looking clean.

Freshly baked flax muffins in a metal pan.

Let the muffins cool completely before removing from the pan and serving.

Storage and freezing

Store the muffins in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days or in the freezer for up to six months.

Light brown colored muffins on a white plate.

Optional additions

To add an extra layer of flavor and texture to these flaxseed muffins, stir half a cup each of chopped nuts, dark chocolate chips, and/or raisins into the batter before transferring to the muffin pan.

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Flaxseed muffins on a white plate.
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Flaxseed Muffins

These flaxseed muffins are sweet, moist, and filling. They're a nutritious, make-ahead breakfast or snack. This flaxseed muffin recipe is also vegan and refined sugar free.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 199.2kcal

Equipment

  • Muffin Pan
  • Paper baking cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (or substitute all purpose flour)
  • 1 1/2 cups any type of unsweetened plant-based milk (or substitute regular milk)
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed (aka milled flaxseed or flaxseed meal)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (or substitute agave or honey)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add the plant-based milk, maple syrup, olive oil, vanilla extract, and salt to a large mixing bowl, then use a whisk to mix well.
  • Add the whole wheat flour, ground flaxseed, and baking powder, then whisk to combine.
  • Divide the batter evenly into a 12 cup muffin pan lined with paper baking cups.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out looking clean.
  • Allow the muffins to cool completely before removing from the pan and serving.

Notes

  • Store these flaxseed muffins in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days or in the freezer for up to six months.
  • Optional additions to the batter include 1/2 cup each of chopped nuts, dark chocolate chips, and/or raisins.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Muffin | Calories: 199.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4.9g | Fat: 8.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.1g | Cholesterol: 3.7mg | Sodium: 134.4mg | Potassium: 203.4mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9.7g | Vitamin A: 51.2IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 115.2mg | Iron: 1.2mg