Flax Muffins

Muffins made with flax meal, brown sugar, and a dash of cocoa powder. Perfect for breakfast or for a snack!


Flax Muffins

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Well, I don’t know about you guys but after cookie week, I needed something a bit on the healthier side.

So I decided to whip up some healthy muffins for breakfast. Well, as healthy as a muffin can be. I’m not really down with making a muffin so healthy that it turns into a tasteless brick.

To try to health these up a bit I mixed in some whole wheat flour and a good amount of flax meal (ground flax seeds) and cut back on some of the sugar and stuff.


Flax Muffins

Muffins made with flax meal, brown sugar, and a dash of cocoa powder. Perfect for breakfast or for a snack!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breads, Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Muffins



  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ Cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ Cup flax meal
  • Cup brown sugar or honey
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Cup Greek yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ Cup milk


  • Combine all the dry ingredients and wet ingredients in separate bowls.
  • Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients.  Try not to overmix.  If batter is really dry, add in a bit more milk.
  • Lightly grease a few muffin tins with nonstick spray, oil, or butter.
  • Spoon batter into muffin tins.  They should be a bit above 3/4 full.  Sprinkle on some flax if you want.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 16-20 minutes.
  • Cool and serve with some butter or honey!


Serving: 1muffinCalories: 206kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 7gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 181mgPotassium: 176mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 69IUVitamin C: 0.05mgCalcium: 97mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Flax Recipes, Homemade Muffins, Muffin Recipes

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Get with the flax

Betsy and I are on a huge flax kick lately. We put it in our oatmeal everyday and are just generally in love with it. It has this kind of nutty flavor that’s really unique. Not to mention it’s really good for you.

If you just get the seeds though, you can’t digest them, so it’s important to grind them up or buy the flax meal if you’re interested in getting any nutrients out of the stuff.

I was able to find this big bag of it for just a few bucks.

flax meal
Health in a bag.

The Muffin Mix

There are some things that I just don’t understand why they exist. One of them is pre-packaged muffin mix. It’s not like the mix removes any of the work. You still have to add the liquids and mix it and cook it.

So basically you are paying more to have someone else mix flour with baking soda, baking powder, and a few other very basic things and box it up for ya. Not to mention most mixes have a whole bunch of preservatives that you could probably do without.

Sorry. End rant.

My point is that muffins are really easy to make from scratch. I like to use some Greek yogurt in mine which keeps the muffins really moist.

Plus some milk…

To get your muffins together, just combine all your dry ingredients in one bowl and all your wet ingredients in a second bowl.

Not to hard right?

wet and dry
The wet and the dry.

Just stir in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients!

When I first mixed this up I tried it with just yogurt and no milk, but my batter came out looking really dry. This would create some brick muffins.


So I added some milk to the batter and got a really good muffin batter.

Muffins are really flexible things so don’t worry too much about whether or not your batter is perfect. It’ll work out in the end.

Better batter.

Cooking the muffins

Spoon the batter into some prepared muffin tins. By prepared, I mean lightly greased. You can use nonstick spray for this, or if you’re me, butter.

Fill up the muffin tins somewhere between full and 3/4 full.

I sprinkled some flax meal on top of each muffin just for some flare.

Ready for the heat.

Bake these guys at 375 degrees for about 16-20 minutes. Test them by inserting a toothpick in the center of a muffin and if it comes out clean then your muffins are ready!

muffins done
Dome muffins!

Let these cool for a few minutes and you’re ready to go.

I like mine with a dab of butter or maybe some honey.

Great with butter or honey.

These have a great texture and flavor with a hint of chocolate. They ended up being much lighter than I was expecting, which is a good thing. If you’re looking for a good wholesome muffin, give these guys a shot.

You could of course add in all kinds of things like dried fruit, oatmeal, or any number of other muffin standard ingredients!

4 Responses to “Flax Muffins” Leave a comment

  1. I'm very happy to hear that these muffins aren't tasteless bricks. Flax is so good, I imagine that the texture of these little guys is fantastic

  2. I just made these. Well, I subbed a little sour cream and apple sauce instead of the yogurt (just because that is what I had in my fridge. I also added some chopped almonds and currents for a little flair. They turned out delicious! Thanks for the tips!

  3. Made these muffins the other night. I did 3/4 cup yogurt because that was all I had, and I decided to just add in an egg. Turned out super fantastic! Nothing I would change. Great recipe!

  4. I have been making these muffins ever since they were first posted. They are my go to breakfast and I love them! I made them the other day and omitted the cocoa powder and used Tillamook homestyle greek vanilla yogurt. Game-changer. I don’t know if it was the vanilla or the brand of yogurt, but they were even more amazing. Thank you for such an awesome muffin recipe that I can continue to fall in love with so many years later!

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