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Cranberry & Cinnamon Flax Seed Muffins

cinnamon flaxseed muffins

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These cranberry cinnamon flaxseed muffins are great for a delicious low carb winter muffin. Not only are these flaxseed muffins low carb, they are also gluten free.

At only 3g net carbs per these tasty cranberry cinnamon flaxseed muffins make a great breakfast or sweet snack. With a fibre content of 6.6g per muffin they will keep you full and “moving”.

cranberry flaxseed muffins

I find that flaxseed gives a great wholemeal taste and texture to low carb baked goods. Ground flaxseeds are one of the lowest carb flours to bake with too and great for those of you who have nut allergies. The health benefits of flaxseed are amazing as they are packed full of nutrients, rich in omega-3 fatty acid ALA, lignans and can help control blood sugar.


Full of fiber and low in carbs these flaxseed muffins are a great start to the day. Just make sure that you drink plenty of water when eating these muffins.

I served these plain but a drizzle of cream cheese frosting would be utterly delicious. Add some chopped nuts too for a crunchy muffin.

cranberry cinnamon flaxseed muffins


This easy flaxseed recipe has a few simple ingredients.

  • Ground Flaxmeal – I prefer golden flaxmeal but you can happily use brown flaxmeal. The brown will give a more wholemeal flavour. The photos in this recipe used brown.
  • Almond flour – The addition of almond flour gives the muffins an additional flavour and texture.
  • Erythritol – I used erythritol for the low carb sweetner. Swerve or Monk fruit would work well too.
  • Cinnamon – You can never have enough cinnamon. Don’t be shy with it as flaxseed can take the flavour.
  • Butter – I used unsalted butter but if you wanted to make these muffins dairy free, coconut oil works well.


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cranberry flaxseed muffins

Cranberry Cinnamon Flaxseed Muffins

Easy, healthy low carb muffins made with flaxseed are a healthy breakfast muffin.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast, Muffins
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast muffin, Keto muffin
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10 muffins
Calories: 207kcal
Author: Angela Coleby


  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted softened
  • 1/2 cup erythritol
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
  • Pour boiling water over the cranberries and leave for 5 minutes. Drain the water and set the berries aside.
  • Mix the dry and wet ingredients separately, then mix the two together.
  • Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes to thicken.
  • Add the cranberries and mix well.
  • Spoon into well greased muffin tins.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until firm to the touch.
  • Remove from the oven, cool and enjoy


Add walnuts or pecan for an extra crunch
The net carbs will be the total carb count minus the fibre count. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols.
Any nutritional analysis on the website is based on an estimate, calculated by from the individual ingredients in each recipe. Variations may occur for various reasons, including product availability and food preparation. We make no representation or warranty of the accuracy of this information.


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.6g | Protein: 6.7g | Fat: 16.8g | Fiber: 6.6g
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  • Reply
    flax hull lignans
    January 2, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Hi There Angie C,
    Along the same lines,, I’m making some homemade trail mix: oats, flax seeds, soy nuts, with some honey and cinnamon. But I’m looking for something to sweeten it up a little. If a dried fruit is the better choice, what kind would be the healthiest, apricots, dates, cranberries, etc.? If chocolate is the better choice, I will probably not be using dark chocolate, though that is the healthier choice, I would probably use white chocolate, so please keep that in mind. Thank you so much!
    Keep up the posts!

    • Reply
      Angie C
      January 2, 2012 at 10:06 am

      Hi – I would not encourage any dried fruit…but would suggest fresh berries or shavings of coconut. The chocolate should be dark though..and as high in cocoa solids as you can eat..

  • Reply
    flax hulls
    December 15, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    G’Day! Angie C,
    Along the same lines, What is better than a diet that is convenient?
    Catch you again soon!

    • Reply
      Angie C
      December 15, 2011 at 11:09 pm

      *High fives and returns to kitchen*… 😉

  • Reply
    flax hulls
    December 15, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Hey There Angie C,
    Thanks for the above, What is better than a diet that is convenient?
    Kindest Regards

    • Reply
      Angie C
      December 15, 2011 at 8:38 pm

      Flax seed is so under-advertised but yet is soooo good for us! Probably does not make the food agencies enough money…

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