Flaxseed Golden Harvest Muffins

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Start your day with these warm muffins made using Fiber One® cereal, packed with the goodness of apples, carrots and flaxseed. A wholesome breakfast!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1
cup Fiber One™ cereal
2/3
cup fat-free (skim) milk
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
cup ground flaxseed or flaxseed meal
3/4
cup chopped apple
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup finely shredded carrot
1/4
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup flaked coconut
1
tablespoon canola or soybean oil
3
teaspoons baking powder
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon salt
4
egg whites or 1/2 cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°. Line 12 medium muffin cups, 2 1/2x1 1/4 inches, with paper baking cups and spray bottoms with nonstick baking spray.
  • 2 Place cereal between waxed paper, plastic wrap or in plastic bag; crush with rolling pin (or crush in blender or food processor). Mix cereal and milk in large bowl; let stand about 5 minutes or until cereal is softened. Stir in remaining ingredients. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3 Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately remove muffins from pan. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

“I love muffins, but a bakery muffin can have more than double the calories and fat of a homemade one. These muffins have flaxseed and fruit that I need to include in my diet. I bake them once a week, and keep them on hand.” Marilyn B.

This muffin is a great heart-healthy choice for breakfast, because you get high fiber, Omega-3 and no cholesterol. Canola and olive oil are monounsaturated oils that can help improve your ratio of “protective” cholesterol to “harmful” cholesterol.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Muffin
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
280mg
280%;
Total Carbohydrate
31g
31%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.