These Gluten-Free Flax Muffins are such a healthy and delicious way to start the day. They are light and fluffy, with great texture and flavor. 

flax muffins on a cooling rack

These healthy muffins are surprisingly light and fluffy! They have a neutral flavor with just a touch of sweetness, plus they have great texture.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • This recipe is actually really easy to make! And, these Gluten-Free Flax Muffins are super healthy.
  • This recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free.
  • Flax has been studied for its unique nutritional properties, and has research showing many health benefits.

Recipe Steps

Step One

The first step to making these healthy flax muffins is to gather up all the ingredients.

Then, you just combine the dry ingredients including the flax, flour, baking powder, and coconut sugar, and then add the wet ingredients.

muffin batter in a bowl

Step Two

Spray your muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray and then divide the batter between all the wells.

muffin batter in the muffin tin ready to be baked

Step Three

Bake the muffins for about 20 minutes, or until the tops have turned a golden brown.

cinnamon flax muffins cooling on a cooling rack

These Cinnamon Flax Muffins are such a great healthy grab-and-go breakfast, or a healthy snack or dessert!

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muffins on small serving plates ready to be eaten

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gluten free muffins on a plate ready to serve

Gluten-Free Flax Muffins


These Gluten-Free Flax Muffins are such a healthy and delicious way to start the day. They are light and fluffy, with great texture and flavor. 


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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 1/4 cups gluten-free baking flour (I used Bob’s 1-to-1 Gluten-Free Baking Flour)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar or cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (you can use regular dairy milk if you aren’t on a dairy-free diet)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray a muffin tin lightly with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Combine the ground flaxseed, flour, baking powder, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and sea salt into a large mixing bowl and whisk together.
  4. Next, add the coconut oil, eggs, and almond milk to the mixing bowl and use a large spatula to stir together. Use a big spoon or measuring cup to divide the batter into the muffin tin.
  5. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until the muffins have turned a golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of one comes out clean.
  6. Remove each muffin from the tin and let them cool slightly on a rack before serving.


  1. You can freeze any leftover muffins in a zip top bag for up to 2 months. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight before consuming.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: flax muffins, gluten free flax muffins, healthy muffins

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