Blueberry Flax Muffins

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

While looking for an interesting recipe for blueberry muffins I stumbled across information regarding flax seed. I looked at a number of muffin recipes and combined several to come up with these. They are healthy, with no added oil, yet moist.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Spray a 12 cup, non-stick muffin tin with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, mix flour, oat bran, flax seed, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add the Splenda, sugar, buttermilk, applesauce, egg, lemon zest, and lemon extract, mixing until just combined.
  5. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  6. Pour the batter into the muffin cups.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of muffin is removed clean.
  8. Cool 5 minutes in pan, then remove muffins and place on a wire rack to finish cooling.
Most Helpful

I made this as directed and just like the other reviewers mentioned, the ratio of wet to dry ingredients isn't correct. I had made this once before with many subs and they turned out great then. I had used whole wheat pastry flour instead of regular flour, regular sugar in place of the Splenda, 1/2 cup blueberry yogurt and 1/2 cup mashed banana instead of the buttermilk (which is probably why they turned out great), and butter extract instead of the lemon extract.

ShaGun May 19, 2010

Great recipe! I did change a few things based on our tastes & what we had on hand. I used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose, oatmeal instead of oat bran, all sugar instead of using splenda, homemade yogurt instead of buttermilk and vanilla & cinnamon instead of the lemon. The kids love them & so do we!

BellaBooDaisy April 20, 2010

Loved them! We used butter and oil in place of the applesauce, and a tsp lemon juice for the lemon extract. They are fantastic!

kelly in TO March 14, 2010