Banana Oat Flax Muffins

These banana muffins are packed with nutrients and flavor!  Win-Win!

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I have challenged myself with incorporating more flaxseed into my diet and recipes.  Research indicates that flax may reduce risks of certain cancers as well as cardiovascular disease and lung disease.

Although flaxseed contains all sorts of healthy components, it owes its primary healthy reputation to three of them:

  • Omega-3 essential fatty acids, “good” fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s.
  • Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
  • Fiber. Flaxseed contains both the soluble and insoluble types.

Source

With all that information, why wouldn’t you want to incorporate it into your diet?

Banana Oat Flax Muffin Recipe

Step 1

Grind oatmeal into flour consistency.  Add in remaining dry ingredients.

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I used brown sugar blend to lessen the sugar content.  Tastes just the same!

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Step 2

Mix in all wet ingredients.  I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

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I sometimes like to mash the bananas separately to break them up and then incorporate into all ingredients.  This time, I chose not to.  Chunks of bananas are good too! 🙂

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Side note: I am still using my old school mixer and not my Kitchen Aid Mixer.  I KNOW!  I just need some quality time with it.  I am afraid to take it out of the box until I know I can spend a solid day making some yummy stuff.  Don’t judge.

Step 3

Scoop into muffin tins around 3/4 full.  Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes.

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Eat up!

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8 thoughts on “Banana Oat Flax Muffins

  1. These look sooo good, I just woke up and didn’t have breakfast yet, can you send me one, LOL.

  2. Wow, this recipe sounds absolutely delicious, and so healthy too! I’m definitely going to have to try these muffins out! I posted a recipe for healthy blueberry muffins (made with flaxseeds) and I’d love it if you’d check it out! Thanks for sharing!

    • They are SO yummy! Definitely give it a try. I checked your recipe out. Looks really good. Do you call for flax seeds or flax seed meal? I am assuming seeds since it only contains 2 Tbsp. Is this correct? Make sure when making mine you use flaxseed meal. =)

      • Yes it calls for whole flax seeds, which is why I used so little. I think it gives the muffins a nice bit of crunch but doesn’t overpower the other flavors. Thanks for the tip, have a great day!

  3. Yum! How many can I eat at a time ha!

    • Haha. They are so good!!! Normally I figure out nutrition value of each but didn’t get that done. I’ll try and do that sometime and let ya know. 😉 they are definitely better for you without all that butter and oil business!

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