Spiced Flaxseed, Banana and Carrot Muffins

  • Yield: 12 servings

Use a coffee grinder to grind the golden or brown flaxseeds.


1/2cup ground flaxseeds
1/2cup whole-wheat flour
1cup all-purpose flour
1/2cup oat bran
1/2tablespoon baking powder
1teaspoon baking soda
1/2teaspoon cinnamon
1/4teaspoon nutmeg
1/4teaspoon allspice
pinch salt
pinch black pepper
1/2cup dark brown sugar
1/2cup sun-dried cranberries or raisins
2 eggs, beaten
1/2cup buttermilk or plain low-fat yogurt
1/4cup canola oil
1 ripe banana, peeled and mashed
1 carrot, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. 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.
  3. In another bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Fold buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture with a spatula or spoon, just until combined.
  4. 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.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 199
  • Fat 8g
  • Saturated Fat .71g
  • Cholesterol 31mg
  • Sodium 221mg
  • Carbohydrate 31g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 14g
  • Protein 5g