Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

I have been craving a good, healthy, tasty, gluten free bran muffin for quite some time. Finally, thanks to flaxmania (I'm on a string of flax recipes this week) here it is.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl combine almond flour, flax meal, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a vita-mix blend dates, eggs, olive oil and water on high speed until very smooth.
  3. Mix wet ingredients into dry, then stir in sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and raisins.
  4. Spoon batter into lined muffin tins.
  5. Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Cool and serve.
Most Helpful

I have a fondness for flax anything as when you eat it you feel full for ages, and these were very nice indeed. I don't have the blender you mention so I just ran my blender for longer and it did a good job. I didn't add the sesame seed, but everything else was as the recipe said. they have a very dark rich flavour, that must be the dates, and occasionally you get a crunch on the sunflower seed. and a chew on the raisins. I think the sesame would of taken over the flavour a bit so that is why I left it out, but I must say that I will definitely be making this again, a wonderful recipe, thank you for posting. Made for Honor thy mother the diabetic forum May 2011.

Tea Jenny May 05, 2011

This tastes pretty much like a bran muffin! I used a Bosch blender and it did leave some bits of dates, but it turned out okay. It rises well. I only used some sesame seed blended in (no sun. or raisins). These work well in the silicone pan, but stuck just a bit in a regular pan. My double batch only made 14, but the silicone pan ones were pretty large.

WI Cheesehead September 26, 2009