Friday, November 12, 2010

Double Chocolate Muffins with Flaxseed

I haven't made muffins for a long time. This morning my sister called me for a recipe I used and coincidentally my daughter asked me to make muffins as well in the afternoon. So I dug up the recipe and baked 12 muffins. When you look at the ingredients, you know that they are super healthy: whole wheat, flaxseed, wheat germ and no butter !


1 cup whole wheat
½ cup ground flaxseed
½ cup wheat germ
1 tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ cup cocoa powder
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 ½ cup buttermilk
1 c brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

1)  Preheat oven to 375F. Put paper cupcake liners in the muffin pan.
2)  Combine whole wheat flour, flaxseed, wheat germ, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, cinnamon and chocolate chips in a large bowl. Whisk to combine.
3)  In a small bowl, whisk the eggs. Add buttermilk, brown sugar and vanilla until blended.
4)  Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix just until combined. Do not overmix. Spoon into the cups.
5)  Bake for 18-20 minutes. Cool on a rack.

1)  You can make buttermilk by adding 1 tbsp lemon juice to 1 cup of milk. Stir and let stand for 10 minutes before using.
2)  I also make my own brown sugar by adding 1 tbsp molasses to 1 cup of sugar.


  1. i will try to make this but i dont know where to find wheat germ

  2. I don't know if Trader Joe's has it, but I got mine from Henry's. Omit it if you can't find it.


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