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Cranberry Flax Muffins

Published in Recipes, Breads Author: CentraCare

Recipe from Light & Tasty Magazine


  • 1-1/2 cups bran flakes cereal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup 1% buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups dried cranberries


In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Whisk the egg, egg whites, buttermilk, honey and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in cranberries.

Coat muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray or use paper liners; fill two-thirds full. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks.

Yield: 18 muffins (1 serving = 1 muffin)

Nutrition Information Per Serving

  • Calories 183
  • Fat 5 g
  • Sat. Fat 1 g 
  • Trans Fat 0 g
  • Sodium 144 mg
  • Carbs 32 g
  • Fiber 3 g
  • Protein 3 g