Gluten Free/ Low Carb/ Vegetarian

Apple, Cinnamon and Flaxseed Muffins

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A healthy muffin made with flaxseed and flavoured with the great flavour combination of apple and cinnamon.

Flaxseeds are just so good for you and I keep trying to find different ways to cook with them to make them a regular part of my diet.  So a muffin seems as good as any other way to start!  The apple keeps the muffin moist and the spices give it a great flavour.  I did find that the taste improved the next day though but that might just be my tastebuds rather than the muffin itself.

You could add walnuts to this too which would give a lovely texture and taste. Or perhaps a mashed banana instead of the apple? Either way, it’s a way to make you eat some flax seed!


1 cup flax seed, ground

1/4 cup almond flour

4 eggs, beaten

1/4 cup oil (I used coconut but any oil would be fine)

2 tspn baking powder

2 medium apples, grated

1 tblspn cinnamon

1 tspn nutmeg

1/2 tspn salt

1/4 cup sugar substitute

1 tspn vanilla essence



  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
  • Mix the dry ingredients together well.
  • Add the remaining wet ingredients and the apple and combine well.
  • Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes (the flax seed will swell with the moisture).
  • Place spoonfuls of the mixture into muffin cups, filling up just underneath the top.
  • Bake for 18 minutes.
  • Eat and enjoy!

Makes 8 Muffins

Nutritional Info per muffin – 192 Calories, 14g Fat, 7g Protein, 11g Total Carbs, 5g Fibre, 6g Net Carbs

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  • Reply
    Jaspreet boparai
    April 2, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Hi is the flaxseed golden variety please

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      April 2, 2019 at 7:42 am

      Yes it is.

  • Reply
    September 19, 2016 at 7:14 am

    These look great. Could you please tell me how many carbs per muffin

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      September 30, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      Hi Chris, I’ve updated the recipe with the nutritional Info. The recipe should make 8 muffins and the nutritional info per muffin – 192 Calories, 14g Fat, 7g Protein, 11g Total Carbs, 5g Fibre, 6g Net Carbs

    • Reply
      November 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      I make this recipe once a week, it’s our absolute favourite!!! I make it without the apple, but add dried cranberries, raisins, candied ginger and chocolate chips. 🙂
      You can add whatever your heart desires to the recipe, minus the apple.

  • Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 6:22 am

    Thank you so much for such great recipes! I ams o glad I came across this website! Could you please advise where I can buy Agave sugar in Dubai?

    • Reply
      August 4, 2014 at 10:34 am

      Hi Neha, Thanks for enjoying the blog! Try the Organic Food Store at the Dubai Mall or Spinney’s. Enjoy!

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