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Cinnamon Flax Muffins

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


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



  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 ½ cups ground flax seed
  • ½ cup almond flour or your favorite gluten-free flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup butternut squash puree, pumpkin puree, or unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Combine the ground flaxseed, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, coconut sugar, and raisins into a large mixing bowl and whisk together.
  4. Next, add the coconut oil, squash puree or applesauce, 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 30 minutes or until the muffins have turned a golden brown.
  6. Remove each muffin from the tin and let them cool slightly on a rack before serving.


You can freeze any leftover muffins in a zip top bag for up to 2 months. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight before consuming.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Healthy

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