Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Double Chocolate Flax Seed Muffins

I'm still crazy about muffins, in case you wondered. I think it's the fact that cupcakes are made in the same form--whatever it is, I can get away with a lot of things in a muffin. Healthiness and yumminess collide in a way that make both momma and kiddos very happy.
For past muffin-craziness check out these:
Applesauce Muffins
A Week of Muffins
Muffin-a-day Update
Cinnamon Yogurt Muffins
If you search "muffins" down at the bottom of Of Such is the Kingdom, you'll come up with 8 (yes, 8) pages worth of posts. There's solid proof that I'm certifiable when it comes to this snack/breakfast/anytime food!

These are the latest muffin addition to our household.
I know. They look sinfully delicious. They taste the same way, but want to know a secret? They are healthy! Craziness. Their only drawback is that they don't keep very well, but I'm working on that. I'll let you know what I figure out.

Double Chocolate Flax Seed Muffins (find the original recipe HERE)

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk or buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree or applesauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. Combine flour, flax seed, oats, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and chocolate chips in a large bowl. In another bowl, beat the milk, pumpkin/applesauce, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth. Gently stir the wet ingredients into the dry, mixing just until combined. Spoon equal amounts of batter into muffin cups.
  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 20 to 30 minutes.


  1. These look great! I found you on "Slightly Indulgent Tuesday." I'm always looking for a new healthy-in-disguise muffin recipe, and it's refreshing to find one that doesn't ask me to soak the flour. Who has time for that fussy method? Thanks for posting!

  2. I found your blog on another site and I am so excited I did! New follower! Would love for you to come link up this amazingly delicious recipe with us at Kids in the Kitchen Tuesday linky. We would love it! http://younglivingoillady.com/home/kids-in-the-kitchen-link-up-week-10/
    Love your blog and your heart! :) Blessings!

  3. YYYYYYummmmmm. :) Made your easy peasy granola bars yesterday (adding peanut butter and cinnamon). I literally just had to stick a piece of gum in my mouth to keep myself from going and eating them all! :) Thanks!

  4. Ooh, these look so good! I love using flax in my baked goods, will be pinning this recipe for later! Found your link at Time-Warp Wife :)

  5. I've never thought to add flax seed to my muffins, but it sound like a great idea! Thanks for sharing with Tuesdays at the Table!

  6. These look and sound wonderful!! I'm your newest follower from the StoneGable blog hop. If you get a chance please checkout my blog: godsgrowinggarden.blogspot.com

  7. I'm a muffin lover too! These look wonderful and I'll be trying them. I don't think I'll have to worry about keeping them very long at my house!

  8. THanks so much for sharing this delicious looking recipe! Also, I hope you link up to Things I Love Thursdays again! :) Maria

  9. These muffins look really good and I like the recipe that you have shared with us. Thanks

  10. Hi Olivia,
    These are awesome muffins that we would really enjoy. I love the flavor combination and the addition of the Flax Seed. Hope you have a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Thanks for sharing at SIT! I would love to feature these but I don't notice a link back to the event. Do you mind adding it?


  12. thanks for linking with KIK- we're so happy to have you!this is great :) following now on fb

  13. Mmmm! Yummy! These look really good.Look pretty healthy too, with the flax, pumpkin, whole wheat. And Chocolate YUM. I will have to try these. Thanks for sharing this recipe.