Two Muffin Recipes To Help You Get More Flax In Your Diet

Flax seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, so they're an important food to include in your diet. However, many people do not love the texture or flavor of flax seed on its own. These two muffin recipes will help. They both contain plenty of flax seed, but you can't detect it with all of the other delicious flavors.

Oatmeal Raisin Muffins With Flax Seed


  • 1 cup white flour
  • 3/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F, and place muffin cup liners in each of 12 muffin tins.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, flax seed, oats, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Stir to create a uniform mixture. 

Gently beat the egg. Add the milk and oil, and stir to combine. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour in the wet ingredients. Then, add the raisins. Stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened -- do not over-stir, or you will get tough muffins. 

Divide the muffin batter between the 12 muffin cups. Place them in the preheated oven, and bake for 20–28 minutes or until the muffins are golden brown on top. Let cool for 15 minutes, and then remove the muffins from the pan to serve warm.

Cranberry Flax Seed Muffins


  • 1 3/4 cups white flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, sliced

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, and stir until uniform. In a separate bowl, stir together the egg, orange juice, oil, and cranberries. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and then pour in the cranberry mixture. Stir just until combined, and then divide the mixture between 12 muffin tins.

Place the muffins in the oven, and bake for 5 minutes. Then, turn the temperature down to 325 degrees F, and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Remove the muffins from the oven and let cool for about 20 minutes before removing from the pan and serving.

Adding flax seeds to different foods is a great idea to incorporate more omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. For more information about flax seeds and their benefits, contact a company that supplies flax seeds for sale, such as Healthy Oilseeds, LLC.