This is one recipe that I am surprised that my boys actually liked. My mom made these Bran Flax Muffins for them and shared the recipe with me after telling me how much they liked them.
Since these Bran Flax Muffins have flaxseed, carrots and apples, I like to call them healthy muffins in our house. These are super moist and very tasty for a healthy muffin.
- 1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 3/4 cup Flaxseed Meal
- 3/4 cup Oats
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups Carrots (shredded)
- 2 Apples (peeled, chopped)
- 1/2 cup Raisins (optional)
- 1 cup Nuts (chopped)
- 3/4 cup Milk
- 2 Eggs (beaten)
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Mix together flour, Flaxseed Meal, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.
- Stir in carrots, apples, raisins and nuts.
- Combine milk, beaten eggs and vanilla.
- Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients.
- Stir until ingredients are moistened. (DO NOT OVER MIX)
- Fill muffin cups 3/4 full.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
The good thing about this recipe is it is not loaded with butter to make it moist. These Bran Flax Muffins get their moisture from the apples, carrots and milk. I sometimes will omit the raisins since one of the boys has a texture issue and does not like raisins in his baked goods. I do find that the raisins also make them moist.
You can also do some substitutions in this recipe. You can replace the whole wheat flour for white flour, replace the raisins with dried cranberries or replace the nuts with any variety that you prefer. You might even consider adding in some Chai seeds to the recipe. If you try them, please let me know what you think of the flavor and texture of these muffins.
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