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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 14
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 119.0
  • Total Fat: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 13.9 mg
  • Sodium: 274.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 3.1 g

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Blueberry Flax Seed Muffins


Blueberry Flax Seed Muffins

Introduction

Perfect for breakfast or a quick snack. Perfect for breakfast or a quick snack.
Number of Servings: 14

Ingredients

    1 cup quick oats (do not use instant
    oatmeal)
    1 cup low-fat buttermilk
    1 cup whole-wheat flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    1⁄2 tsp baking soda
    1⁄4 tsp cinnamon
    1 tsp salt
    1 egg
    1⁄4 cup unsweetened applesauce
    3⁄4 cup brown sugar
    1 cup blueberries, washed and dried
    1 tbsp flaxseeds, roughly ground

Tips

Depending on the size of your muffin pans, you'll yield 12-14 servings. You can also make these in mini muffin pans, which means you get three mini muffins per serving! (The recipe yields three dozen mini muffins.)

Blueberries are full of antioxidants and fiber. Buy organic when possible, and when they're in season, freeze them in large batches for use throughout the year.

You can use frozen blueberries in this recipe, but thaw them and reserve the juice (use it in a smoothie or add to a glass of water for a treat).

Be sure to grind the flax seed to get the full health benefits. Your body can't break down whole flax seeds, and they pass through undigested.


* Donít over mix the batter or the muffins will be tough once baked. Mix just until the ingredients are blended.
* Fold in the blueberries using a spatula, not a mixer, to keep them whole.
These healthful muffins freeze well. Low-fat buttermilk and applesauce help lower the fat, and the whole-wheat flour and flax seed add fiber. Make a batch on the weekend for a quick and tasty breakfast, then serve with a piece of fruit and a glass of low-fat milk.


Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 375į F. Spray the muffin
pan with nonstick cooking spray or line the
wells with paper liners.
2. In a small bowl, combine the oats and buttermilk
and let the mixture stand at room temperature
for 5 minutes. In a medium bowl, combine
the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon,
and salt; mix with a fork to blend and set
aside.
3. In a large bowl and using a hand mixer, beat
the egg, applesauce, and brown sugar at medium
speed for 3 minutes.
4. Blend the oat-buttermilk mixture into the egg
mixture, then stir in the flour mixture until just
combined (try not to overwork the mixture).
Fold in the blueberries. Fill muffin cups 3⁄4 full
and top with a sprinkle of ground flaxseed.
5. Bake 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted
into the center comes out clean.






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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Great, healthy recipe for muffins. Just a note on beginning "tips": buy blueberries, etc. in bulk when in season, but freeze in 1 cup portions, then easier to take out and thaw just what you need. (I use the cheap fold-over baggies for 1 c. portions then put them in a large bag which is labeled.) - 7/13/10

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  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    These muffins are great, I made them and my husband just raved about them. They are great for breakfast or an afternoon snack. I have subituted the brown sugar with brown sugar splenda, my husband is diabetic. This is a healthy treat for his sweet tooth! Thank you Montana - 3/12/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Splenda has a half Splenda and half brown sugar product now we'll try and also use egg substitue. We usually sour milk in place of buttermilk (1 Tablespoon vinegar to one cup low fat milk, stir, allow to sit 15 minutes, stir again and it's ready to use) since we don't drink it to avoid wasting rest - 7/15/10

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I have done this many a time before. It is great, great so on. Only problem with this recipe is that EGG is mentioned instead of flax seed, as in the ingredients. For that substitute, 1 tbsp of ground flax seed plus 3 tbsp of water, blended well equals to one(1) egg. - 7/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My brother-in-law has a bakery, and has always said that he needs to grind the flax seeds too. Good point in this recipe.
    Yummy muffins too!! - 7/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Excellent and way healthier than the other blueberry muffin recipe I had been making, which was filled with much more sugar, butter, and eggs. My husband asked if I will make them for him every week! - 3/9/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    These are very good and filling - 2/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I thought they were good fresh, but I just ate my first one that I froze and it was AMAZING!
    I can't wait to try my next batch with raspberries:D - 8/26/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    First batch I stayed true to the recipe, they were great. Second batch that I made (later same day) I added 1/4 cup ground flax seed and 2 cups of blueberries with a little of the blueberry juce, they were even better. I will make this recipe often and try with different fruits. - 8/6/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Can someone tell ECONLADY to keep her whole wheat flour in the refrigerator or freezer which is where I keep mine. It is too expensive to throw out.
    About the recipe: Great timing as blueberries are in season now. I am anxious to make them as the Reviews are encouraging. - 7/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I added a little oat bran to make the batter more dense. My husband and friends LOVED it! Thanks Chef Meg! - 7/13/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    these were so good that I made four batches today...each batch gave me 15 servings not 12 and I filled the cups to the top. I also subbed splenda brown for the brown sugar and egg beaters for the egg... - 7/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These muffins are AWESOME!!! I made them last week and froze what I didn't eat. I love, love, LOVE them!!! I have been eating on them all week and will keep making on a regular basis because they are the perfect healthy breakfast/snack. - 7/13/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds awesome but FYI I noticed that under nutritional info it says serves 14 but end of directions says serves 12. - 6/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These are my favorite "healthy" (whole wheat flour, sub applesauce for oil) pastry, so far. I added vanilla and mixed the flax with the dough rather than sprinkling on top. Made 12 nice-sized muffins after filling each nearly to the top (they don't rise much). Will make them again! - 3/11/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My muffins do not look like the muffins in the picture. I did use whole wheat flour and mine are tan/brown as a result. The ground flax seeds are dark also. Looks like sugar on top of those in the picture. I must be missing something BESIDES the blueberries that I FORGOT to add. Well, next time! - 3/11/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These are great! I will make them again.
    - 7/13/10

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  • I baked these for kids at school. They loved them! Not a disparaging word about whole wheat flour. The flour was freshly-ground, though, which makes a difference. - 5/18/13

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  • SP doesn't use the pictures of the actual recipes, they just find some stock photo of something similiar. - 1/21/13

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  • Looking forward to trying. - 1/14/13

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  • great! - 12/28/12

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  • Im confused.. it looks to me like the muffin in the photo is sprinkled with sugar...not ground flaxseed
    - 9/5/12

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  • So amazing!! I just made this with 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 all purpose like some others, they came out so delicious! - 7/19/12

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  • Delicious! - 4/29/12

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  • I put in extra blueberries which may have taken away from the flavor of the muffin itself. While it's good, it's still much grainier than a regular cake-y blueberry muffin. Goes with the territory of healthier foods, tho, I suppose. The picture that accompanies this recipe is misleading... - 4/23/12

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  • Low in calories for a muffin. Sodium seems more than I want but acceptable. - 3/27/12

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  • I made these with double the blueberries! Sooooo good! They taste both healthy, and like a sweet treat! My husband LOATHES blueberry muffins but he was ready to eat all 12 of these if I hadn't stopped him! Great breakfast or snack! - 3/12/12

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  • I'm making these for sure! - 3/11/12

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  • 1T.flaxseed split in 15 muffins better to call them whole wheat The pictured? - 3/11/12

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  • Tasty. - 3/10/12

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  • Healthy and delicious!! Thanks - 3/10/12

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  • These came out very dense, but the flavor was good - not too sweet. I added about twice the number of blueberries, so I'm not sure how the flavor would be with the amount in the recipe. I need to play with this recipe to get the texture right. Otherwise, it may make a better bread than muffins. - 3/4/12

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  • Can I use dried berries instead of fresh as they don't sell fresh where i live? - 2/1/12

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  • These were FABULOUS!
    Thanks! - 1/17/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Are these okay to freeze? And is it something my 6 year old would like to eat? - 1/17/12

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  • Our store has had fresh blueberries from Florida, so I want to try this. I have "milled flax seed" which I stir in yogurt & oatmeal. I don't think it is what Chef Meg had in mind, but it is all they have in our local stores. I have used it in muffins before. Thanks for everybody's tips. - 1/17/12

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  • I LOVED these! - 1/12/12

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  • Delicious!I've made a similar recipe before and it was very dense.Not the case with these bad boys!Very light and the applesauce comes through for that little bit of sweetness;) - 1/7/12

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  • These were really good! I didn't have fresh blueberries on hand so I used frozen mixed berries (defrosted), which turned out well. My muffin was more blue than in the picture, but that's because I used the frozen berries. I made 12 big muffins and 8 mini muffins. - 1/1/12

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  • The Best Jerry....The Best!!! - 12/27/11

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  • Very good muffin. Slightly sweet. Used egg sub and I only had flax seed meal which I added to the batter. Made exactly 14 and done in exactly 15 min. Toddlers are eating them up! Going to double and freeze a batch next. - 7/28/11

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  • I've made these before but had misplaced the recipe. The only thing I do different is to use powdered buttermilk following the directions on the can--that way no waste! - 7/22/11

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  • liked it. will make again. - 7/19/11

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  • Yummy muffins, very noticeably blueberry and nice moistness and texture. Not too sweet but just right for me. - 7/19/11

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  • I made these muffins this morning and I was very impressed. My co-workers liked them and so did my daughter. I found that the muffin filled me up quickly as well! - 7/14/11

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  • trying them soon need ingredients - 7/14/11

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  • Sounds delicious! Will definitely try this one! May use egg substitute to make them more low cholesteral friendly! - 7/13/11

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  • Yet another good recipe from Sparks! These turned out delicious and portable to take camping. Healthy and tasty! - 7/13/11

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  • These are very moist for a (practically) fat free muffin! (although who makes 14 muffins?) - 7/13/11

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  • These are WONDERFUL!!! - 7/13/11

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  • These sound wonderful! I am going to bake some for my sibling get-together. I wonder will dried blueberries work? I used craisens and blueberry craisens, added chopped almonds....and well...did not care these at all. They are tasteless and stuck to the paper muffin liners. Won`t make thaes again! - 7/13/11

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  • Made them for my 4-year-old granddaughter. She loved them. So grandma comes through again. Thanks Meg! - 7/13/11

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  • I just finished eating one for breakfast. I made 6 large ones and froze them so that I can have quick breakfasts.
    Perfect - 7/13/11

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  • I used a gluten-free flour blend and these still turned out delicious! - 5/15/11

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  • Very good - 12/12/10

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  • The tips for using frozen and dried fruits + making my own buttermilk were super! - 9/27/10

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  • I really liked these muffins even though I don't care much for berries. Next time I'm going to try using banana instead of berry and I think they'll be awesome. - 8/5/10

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  • Yummy great healthy alternative to a family favorite! - 7/31/10

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  • Just made these. Very good and moist. Had one for breakfast and it filled me up. - 7/26/10

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  • i thought this was a great recipe. quick and easy, and the muffins taste really good! definitely will make these again. - 7/24/10

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  • Very tasty! - 7/20/10

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  • this hits all the bells and whisles . good receipe . - 7/19/10

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  • Yummmy!! Great for breakfast when I just grab & run! - 7/19/10

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  • They sound delish. I'll have to try them. - 7/18/10

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  • Can't wait to make these, going grocery shopping this morning and going to pick up the blueberries.... - 7/17/10

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  • THIS IS DEFFINATELY A GOOD WAY TO GET WHAT I DON'T GET ENOUGH OF
    - 7/16/10

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  • These were great for a breakfast on the run or dessert. Hubby loved them. I will bake them often. Thanks for a great recipe. - 7/14/10

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  • These sound really yummy - but I'll have to substitute a gluten-free flour blend for the whole wheat flour. I may use part coconut flour since it's both low-fat and low-carb, and you use less of it, since it's very absorbent. Like many others, I'll also sub Splenda Brown for the sugar. - 7/14/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Please remember that whole wheat flour has a short shelf life before it becomes rancid I just buy what I need from the bins and throw out what I don't use. - 7/14/10

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  • These were delicous - 7/13/10

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  • MMMM SOUNDS GOOD! - 7/13/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    can't wait to try them - 7/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! I am going to try these with raspberries out of my garden!!! - 7/13/10

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  • Yummy and good for you. It doesn't get much better than this! My kids love them fresh from the oven. - 7/13/10

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  • excedllent - 7/13/10

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  • Thank You so much for the recipe. I have a DH that I always had baked for. Cakes, brownies, pies,etc. Yesterday he asked what's for dessert and I had nothing baked. I'll make these this morning...I grow my own blueberries and had picked a bunch yesterday...Good timing ! ! ! - 7/13/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to try these without the brown sugar. I'll add a bit of sugar-free maple syrup and Splenda instead. - 7/13/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What a great recipe. I have all the ingredients so will try it today. - 7/13/10

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