Blueberry Flax Seed Muffins

Blueberry Flax Seed Muffins

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 137.8
  • Total Fat: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.3 mg
  • Sodium: 320.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 3.7 g

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Low-fat buttermilk and applesauce help lower the fat, and the whole-wheat flour and flax seed add fiber. These healthful muffins freeze well! Low-fat buttermilk and applesauce help lower the fat, and the whole-wheat flour and flax seed add fiber. These healthful muffins freeze well!
Number of Servings: 12


    1 T flax seeds
    1 c blueberries
    1 c quick oats
    1 c lowfat buttermilk
    1 c whole wheat flour
    1 t baking powder
    1/2 t baking soda
    1/4 t cinnamon
    1 t salt
    1 whole egg
    1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
    3/4 c brown sugar


Make a batch on them on the weekend for a quick and tasty breakfast. Serve with a piece of fruit and a glass of low-fat milk.

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).

NOTE: 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.

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Preheat oven to 375F. Spray muffin pans with nonstick spray or line with paper liners. Use a clean coffee grinder to roughly grind the flax seeds, trying not to process them into a mealy texture. (You can use pre-ground flax if that's what you have on hand.)

Wash and dry the blueberries. In a small bowl, combine the oats and buttermilk, and let stand at room temperature for five minutes. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; mix with a fork to blend and set aside.

In a large bowl and using a hand mixer, beat the egg, applesauce, brown sugar at medium speed for 3 minutes. Blend in the oat-buttermilk mixture.

Stir in the flour mixture only to combine, try not to overwork the mixture. Fold in the blueberries.

Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and top with a sprinkle of flax seed. Bake 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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    76 of 77 people found this review helpful
    These are the most awesome muffins I have ever tasted. They are flavorfull and satisfying. I used egg beaters instead of the egg and Splenda brown sugar blend instead of brown sugar which lowered the calorie and cholesterol content. I will definetly make these again and again.... - 8/23/09

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    39 of 40 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty, I did find them a little sweet. I didn't have buttermilk so I added a little lemon juice to my low fat soymilk. Will definitely make them again. I will also try them with raisins and / or nuts. - 9/4/09

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    31 of 32 people found this review helpful
    These were very good! Amazing actually. I got 14 and filled the tin plenty full. I did not unthaw the blueberries and they turned out just fine. More like a dessert than a breakfast treat. I will probably cut sugar down and maybe substitue with apple juice concentrate instead. Too much sugar mmm! - 9/10/09

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    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
    I made these as mini muffins. I divided them up in pairs and put in snack bags and froze them and so now I just pull out a bag to thaw in the fridge overnight and they make great grab items! A hit with the whole family! We learned how to make these at the Spark Your Life Convention in Cincinnati. - 10/11/09

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    22 of 23 people found this review helpful
    Thought these muffins were tasty and the kids really enjoyed them. The texture of these was a bit gummy (I guess from the oats) and they were really sweet. I'll probably make them again with less sugar and will try it without soaking the oats first. - 8/26/09