Flax Seed Muffins

Delicious healthy way to start your day, so rich in fibre! We suggest you eat them with a little almond butter (or cashew or hazelnut butter)

1 ½ cups spelt flour
1/2 cup spelt flakes (or oatmeal flakes)
1/2 cup freshly ground flax seeds
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1-2 apples cut in small chunks
3-4 organic eggs – beaten
1 ripe banana
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup yogurt (optional)
1 tbsp vanilla
1-2 tbsp crunchy almond butter
Can lightly sprinkle with whole flax seeds or sunflower seeds or some of the spelt flakes

Mix the wet and dry ingredients separately and then mix them together and let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes. Then add the apple. This recipe makes 12 yummy muffins. These muffins are sweetened with the fruit and are quite sweet as is. However, if you feel you need them to be sweeter; try adding a little stevia (1/4 cup powdered) or ¼ cup maple syrup or honey.

Why Eat Flax:

Flaxseeds are an excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids (alpha-linolenic acid), dietary fibre, and lignans, from which they derive their major health benefits. They are also a good source of folate and vitamin B6 as well as the minerals manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, and copper.

Quick serving ideas

  • Sprinkle ground flaxseeds onto your hot or cold cereal.
  • Add flaxseeds to your homemade muffin, cookie or bread recipe.
  • To pump up the nutritional volume of your breakfast shake, add ground flaxseeds.
  • To give cooked vegetables a nuttier flavour, sprinkle some ground flaxseeds on top of them.
  • Add a tablespoon of flaxseed oil and one to two tablespoons of freshly ground flax seeds to smoothies.