Friday, February 25, 2011

Krystal's Berry Bran Flax Muffins

This is a very healthy muffin recipe that I came up with. They are a good source of B Vitamins, Vitamin E, potassium, magnesium and Omega-3 fatty acids. They are great for breakfast or as a snack. Apple sauce is used instead of oil or butter and they are so moist that you may not want to store them in a air-tight container because they can get a little soggy. I usually add a mix of frozen berries to these muffins but any fresh, frozen or dried fruit would do. Cranberries with orange zest would be fantastic.


3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup organic cold-milled ground flax seed
1/2 cup unprocessed what bran
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 cup almond milk (can use cow's milk)
1 large egg
2 cups frozen mixed berries
few teaspoons of sugar in the raw (optional)


Preheat oven to 350* and line a muffin 12 pan with paper liners (muffins will stick if not using liners).

Sift together the flour, flax, what bran, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Discard any course chunks of flax or bran.

In a separate bowl mix the applesauce, honey, egg, milk and lemon juice together.

Add the liquid ingredients to the dry. Mix only enough to wet the dry ingredients. Don't over mix.

Fold in the frozen berries and mix lightly to blend.

Put equal amounts of batter in the muffin cups and sprinkle with sugar in raw if desired. Bake for about 30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Don't over bake. Enjoy!

Recipe by me.


  1. Mmm, that sounds like one delicious muffin and healthy to boot. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your muffins up.

  2. These muffins look yummy and sound so healthy! How wonderful.

    I'm hosting the Culinary Smackdown Battle for March--the theme is Cookies. Would you like to join in for the fun? It doesn' have to be a new post on your blog. You can pick your favorite cookie from your previous post too. All you have to do is link up your cookie creation. I have some great prizes waiting. Hope to see your entry soon!


  3. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.


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