Monday, 2 May 2011

Raisin Bran Flaxseed Muffins

For some reason I have a lot of trouble with my digestion. I tried so many different things and it didn`t seem to get much better (unless I was taking so many vitamins that I didn`t have enough money to get groceries!) One of my good friends Sara told me I needed a lot more bran and flaxseed (she’s very smart with that sort of stuff! She gives great health advice). I searched for a good recipe that really gave me what I needed and ended up modifying one that I found and wow, does it work! They muffins are full of fiber and super healthy for you! I have one every morning for breakfast and they take me (energy wise) all the way till lunch!

1/2 cup Quick Oatmeal
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
2 cup Oat Bran Flakes (you can find these in the baking section)
1/2 cup Honey
1 Egg
1 tsp. Salt
1/2 cup Flax Seeds
1 tsp. Baking Soda (dissolved in milk)
1 cup Milk
1 cup Raisins
1 cup Water

Boil raisins in water with honey for approximately 5 minutes; mix all other ingredients together. Add raisins and water to mixture, stir well and pour into greased muffin tin bake for 30 minutes at 350°F.
Makes 12 muffins.

Have any good ideas, or substitutes for this....share them, leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you!!

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  1. This is a lovely recipe and I couldn't improve upon it. This is my first visit here and I've spent some time browsing through your earlier posts. I'm really glad I did. You've created a lovely spot for your readers and I've enjoyed the time I've spent here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  2. going to make these ...flax seed is so good for you! Thanks

  3. Ill be making these tasties soon!

  4. You have so many great recipes! So glad you linked up with Made From Scratch Tuesday last week! Hope to see you back this week!

  5. I love flaxseed and use it often...I even make an organic dog food for my 14 year old baby and add flaxseed, she is as active as any 1yr old I have ever seen so I am thinking that flaxseed is the good stuff :)
    The muffins look wonderful and very healthy!

  6. That's much healthier than an energy drink. Thank you for sharing your recipe at Joy of Desserts.

  7. I'm so glad you shared this! I will definitely be trying it soon...I keep flaxseed in the freezer. Did you know you can use it for an egg substitute when using in a recipe that will be cooked? Let me know if you want to know more.

    And as far as the links to the blogs I gave the award to, if you come back to my post, you can click on their links at their comments...atleast the ones who commented. =)

    Keep on cookin! And baking too.

  8. Are we having fun yet? :-} I put this 'recipe' in my cookbook....for a healthy egg substitute, mix 1 TB. ground flax seed meal with 3 TB. water - substitute for no more than half of the eggs called for in your (to be) baked/cooked recipe. Adds lots of fiber & Omega-3 fatty acids, while eliminating cholesterol. It's low in carbs and adds a pleasant nutty taste.

    Let me know what you think...

  9. just found your blog and boy am I glad I did! These look scrumptious!!! I could really use some more flaxseed in my life!
    Mini Baker :)

  10. I'm saving this recipe- A healthy breakfast muffin is always a delicious choice for my rushed mornings. :)

  11. This does sound very healthy and good, too. My son loves oatmeal and I'm thinking about some other ways he could eat it. Will have to try these! Thanks for linking at Make a Food-"e"-Friend Monday and for adding us to your blog hops page! Just added you to our Food-"e"-Friends.

    I've read, so not sure if it is accurate, that to get the full benefit of flax seeds (the oils, I think) you are also supposed to ground them just before use? Maybe your friend knows about that, too! :)

  12. Ya, there is no point in having flax seed if it is whole, your body can't break that down, it needs to be ground flax seed. even in breads don't be fooled, if it says "with flax seed" it won't do you any good unless it's ground up in the food :)

  13. This is a great muffin. Thanks for sharing it with My Meatless Mondays. We are featuring it, this coming Monday. Everyone loves muffins and yours are special and healthy.

  14. What a great recipe - my hubby will be enjoying these very soon!


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