Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
Another Atkins friendly flax recipe from the Atkins site, which I find easy to do, as I hate baking! If you're not low-carbing the flax is still very good for you so you could give them a try. I love them with butter or cream cheese. They taste like bran muffins to me. Not too sweet either.
- 3 eggs
- 1⁄4 cup canola oil, scant
- 1⁄4 cup sugar-free syrup, such as Da Vinci
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 cup flax seed meal
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon (yes, 2 Tablespoons)
- In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with a fork. Beat in oil, syrup, water and vanilla.
- Combine the remaining dry ingredients, then stir in to egg mixture. Let stand for 5 minutes.
- Spoon into 9 muffin tins (lined with papers).
- Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes. They will be browned and seem set when you press on them.
- Put on a cooling rack and then store in the fridge.
A great way to add flax to your diet! I didn't have sugar-free syrup, so I substituted honey instead, with good results. I agree with GaylaJ's review--you probably won't think of these as 5-star if you compare them to "regular" muffins, but for what they are--healthy muffins loaded with all the benefits of flax--I'd definitely give them 5 stars. I found the flavor to be wonderful. To hold in your hand, the texture of this muffin is very similar to a regular muffin; but once on the tongue, you can definitely tell that something is different. As others have suggested, spreading these with butter or cream cheese is a good idea as it makes the muffins seem more satisfying. Overall, though, these are great. One of the most enjoyable ways I've found to add flax to my diet! — Nov 10, 2005 ADDENDUM: I mixed together some cream cheese, brown sugar Splenda, vanilla, and unsweetened cocoa to "frost" these muffins with. YUMMM. Even my toddler ate them up.
I found this same recipe on a different site. I really like the taste a lot. That version is exactly the same except adds 2 Tbsp more oil than the 1/4 cup indicated. Also, it recommends sprinkling sesame seeds on top of the muffin batter before putting in the oven. The sesame seeds really rock! I don't have the appropriate DeVinci syrup so I use 12 drops of liquid sucralose instead. Yes, that is a bit less than 1/4 cup of syrup, but it doesn't seem to matter in the end. Definitely be sure to let the batter rest for 5 mins before putting it in the muffin pan.
These taste just like one minute flax muffins made in the microwave, just a lot more cinnamon flavor in them. Overall a good healthy flax muffin, I think it could be altered and played with to include other flavors. Thanks for the healthy recipe!