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jaob 03-28-2004 05:30 AM

best flax meal muffin?
I bought some flax seed yesterday and wanted to make some muffins. When I checked the recipe room there were too many to choose from! Which recipe is your tried and true favorite?

KimmieG 03-28-2004 05:53 AM


I'm interested in hearing this too, please!!!

K Praper 03-28-2004 05:55 AM

I haven't baked with flax seed yet, but I'm about to as well...

I've heard SpongeBob's recipe is good (I think it's actually for a loaf, but I bet you could make muffins too)
Here's the link:

Also, I've heard nothing but good things about Dobie's muffins (in the recipe room).

Those are the first ones I am going to try...

Hope this helps!


LindaSue 03-28-2004 06:00 AM

These are the only ones I've ever made, but they are good:


3 eggs
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons oil
1/4 cup sugar free syrup, such as Da Vinci (I used brown sugar flavored)
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup flaxmeal
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons cinnamon (the amount is correct)

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with a fork. With a fork or spoon, beat in oil, syrup, water and vanilla. In small bowl, combine remaining dry ingredients, then stir into egg mixture. Let stand 5 minutes. Spoon into 12 well-greased muffin cups (without papers). Bake at 350º 12-15 minutes, or until they are lightly browned and seem set to the touch. Remove from tin at once to cooling rack. Store in refrigerator.

Makes 12 muffins (1 net carb each)
Can be frozen

These taste remarkably like bran muffins, but with a lighter texture. Mine had pointy peaks on them, so they look a little funny, but they taste fine. They sliced nicely even when still hot from the oven. They freeze quite well. I thawed one and reheated it very briefly in the microwave and it was perhaps a bit spongier, but still good.

jaob 03-28-2004 06:05 AM

thank you Linda Sue!!! Those look so yummy. I'm off to go grind some flax seed!

aki 03-28-2004 06:15 AM

jaob-The muffin recipe Linda gave you is great and it doesn't tak a lot of foo foo stuff!! The Dobie muffins in the recipe room are also very good. There are some good cereal recipes using flax, also pancakes...... I love my flax!!!

kdog41 03-28-2004 06:28 AM

This is probably the most made one.

Recipe Name
Dobie's Muffins and FAQ's!!
Posted by Dobie Serves: 9,10,10,10,10,10,10,5
CarbsPerServing: 20g carbs total
Effort: Easy

1/4 cup flax seed -- grind -
should make 1/2 cup
1/4 cup protein powder
2 tablespoons oil
1/4 cup artificial sweetener
-- splenda is best
1 egg -- beaten 1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons banana
extract -- or flavor of choice
1/4 teaspoon salt substitute
-- gives potassium
1 ounce chopped nuts --
1/2 cup water

How to Prepare:
Mix the above, let sit for a
few minutes to thicken if
necessary. Spoon into 6
non-stick (I
spray with pam) muffin tins.
Bake 25-30 minutes at 350

jaob 03-28-2004 06:45 AM

kdog41, can I use soy protein instead of protein powder? What exactly is protein powder? Is it whey protein?

kdog41 03-28-2004 07:27 AM

I imagine you could use soy but I don't care for it. Protein powder can be purchased at any drug store, health food store or even Netrition. It's what the body builders use on a regular basis. Just make sure you get one with low carbohydrates as some of them contain high amounts of sugar. I buy Designer Whey which is pretty low in carbs.

etoiles 03-28-2004 08:10 AM

I have to second the LInda SUe's flax muffin recipe. Those are awesome!! Also I saw a thread about them in which people have also added in blueberries or pumpkin and changed the spices up a bit.

I have been making the original ones once a week for breakfast and they have been fantastic!! :up:

Tall_Texan 03-28-2004 09:06 AM

This one takes quite a few ingredients, but it is the best LC baking recipe I have tried. I make some little mini muffins and give them away to LC'ers at work and they are amazed that they are LC.


1 c. flaxmeal
1 c. almond flour
1/4 cup flaxseed
1 t. xanthan gum
1 c. whey protein powder
1 c. splenda
2 t. baking powder
dash of salt
2 t. cinnamon
mix all dry together

3 eggs beaten
2 t. almond extract
1 1/2 sticks butter, melted

Mix all wet and let thicken.
Mix the dry and wet ingredients together well.
Spray muffin tin with non-stick spray
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes

woodswoman 03-28-2004 01:23 PM

I love Dobie's muffins, but I bet soy would ruin the taste. I use either Designer PP or Any Whey natural pp from RiteAid. I make them with banana DaVinci's in place of the Splenda, so I can cut the extract in half and increase the PP and baking powder a little. :up: Bluberry DaVinci's is good in them too.

Those almond muffins sound interesting though. :)

angela233 03-28-2004 06:00 PM

well i've tried 3 recommended here - all are good - here are the main differences i see

dobie's - need to use protein powder

spongebob - good - also very little oil and making them in a loaf pan is quick and easy

kim's - a little bland - but then i left out the cinnamon because i don't like it - good texture though

if you are definitely making muffins - spray the heck out of the pan and remove as soon as done, otherwise you'll never get them out.

I would recommend all 3 but my personal favorite is spongebob's


NorthernNisse 03-28-2004 06:22 PM

Here is my slightly tweaked version of the Dobie Muffin...I can't even remember what I changed anymore. I know quantity for sure. I have made them many many times. They are very good, but I have not tried LindaSue's either.

Dobie Muffins

1 1/2 cup ground flax seed
3/4 cup protein powder
1/2+ cup granular Splenda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon or 3 tablespoons cocoa
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup oil
3 eggs - beaten
1 1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon vanilla - or flavor of choice
3 ounces chopped nuts

Mix together dry ingredients
Mix together wet ingredients
Blend together, add nuts and let sit for a few minutes to thicken if necessary.
Spoon into 12 nonstick muffin tins.
Bake 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.
Approximately 2-4 carbs per muffin. Depends upon choice of nuts, how much Splenda you use, how many carbs in protein powder and flavorings.

Some helpful tips:

1. Grind your flax seed fresh.
2. Be sure to use very fresh baking powder.
3. Try to find the lowest carb protein powder. You may use:
plain or vanilla soy protein powder or may be called soy protein isolate powder (0 carbs) Can be found at Lakewinds or GNC.
whey protein powder
Atkins Bake Mix (this will add a few carbs)
shake mixes can be substituted also.
DO NOT use soy flour!
4. Some people like to add an extra egg and another tablespoon of baking powder. It makes them lighter and fluffier. I prefer a denser muffin and do not choose to do this.
5. Batter should be thick, but still pourable. If it gets gloppy like oatmeal, add a little extra water, so they will bake up moist.
6. Do not over bake. Muffins will get dry.
7. Invest in a good non-stick muffin tin. They literally fall out, with almost no cleaning. You won’t regret it.
8. Muffins freeze beautifully.
9. Great to take with while traveling, or a day out.

jaob 03-29-2004 04:44 AM

Thanks everyone! I tried Linda Sue's muffins. Very tasty. Mine turned out kinda short. But otherwise they look and taste like a yummy muffin! Next I'll try Dobie's and then Spongebob's. Love this WOE!

doxielvr 03-29-2004 08:41 AM

My favorite is spongebobs -- but I've only tried 2, those and the Dobie. They are both good. I've made the spongebob as one large loaf, 3 small loaves or mini muffins and all came out excellent. I actually prefer the small loaves or mini muffins because it's easier to know they are done. The big loaf sometiems seems to take forever to get done in the middle.

michelemomof2 03-29-2004 10:14 AM

Dobie's muffins are great! Also, I've made Kim's flaxmeal muffins and they are wonderful, as well. I use whey protein powder in my Dobie muffins. Good luck.

CatDogsKid 03-30-2004 07:47 AM

I just made Kim's Cinnamon Flaxmeal Muffins last night & they are great!

cbaecker 03-31-2004 02:16 PM

I love muffins. I can't wait to try some of these.

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