You are here: Home » Recipes » Spiced Flaxseed, Banana and Carrot Muffins Spiced Flaxseed, Banana and Carrot Muffins Recipe by Relish ContributorKitchen Tested Yield 12 servings These earthy, island-spiced muffins cry out for a cream cheese frosting, PrintEmail Use a coffee grinder to grind the golden or brown flaxseeds. Ingredients 1/2 cup ground flaxseeds1/2 cup whole-wheat flour1 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup oat bran1/2 tablespoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 teaspoon nutmeg1/4 teaspoon allspice pinch salt pinch black pepper1/2 cup dark brown sugar1/2 cup sun-dried cranberries or raisins2 eggs, beaten1/2 cup buttermilk or plain low-fat yogurt1/4 cup canola oil1 ripe banana, peeled and mashed1 carrot, grated Instructions Preheat oven to 375F. Combine flaxseeds, flours, oat bran, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, salt, pepper, brown sugar and cranberries or raisins in a large mixing bowl. In another bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Fold buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture with a spatula or spoon, just until combined. Spray 12 standard-size muffin cups with no-stick cooking spray or line with paper cups. Divide the mixture evenly among the muffin cups and bake in the center of the oven 20 to 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool before serving.