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Flaxseed Golden Harvest Muffins

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Flaxseed Golden Harvest Muffins
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 12
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Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Start your day with these warm muffins made using Fiber One® cereal, packed with the goodness of apples, carrots and flaxseed. A wholesome breakfast!

Ingredients

1
cup Fiber One™ cereal
2/3
cup fat-free (skim) milk
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
cup ground flaxseed or flaxseed meal
3/4
cup chopped apple
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup finely shredded carrot
1/4
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup flaked coconut
1
tablespoon canola or soybean oil
3
teaspoons baking powder
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon salt
4
egg whites or 1/2 cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°. Line 12 medium muffin cups, 2 1/2x1 1/4 inches, with paper baking cups and spray bottoms with nonstick baking spray.
  • 2 Place cereal between waxed paper, plastic wrap or in plastic bag; crush with rolling pin (or crush in blender or food processor). Mix cereal and milk in large bowl; let stand about 5 minutes or until cereal is softened. Stir in remaining ingredients. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3 Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately remove muffins from pan. Serve warm.
Tips  

“I love muffins, but a bakery muffin can have more than double the calories and fat of a homemade one. These muffins have flaxseed and fruit that I need to include in my diet. I bake them once a week, and keep them on hand.” Marilyn B.

This muffin is a great heart-healthy choice for breakfast, because you get high fiber, Omega-3 and no cholesterol. Canola and olive oil are monounsaturated oils that can help improve your ratio of “protective” cholesterol to “harmful” cholesterol.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Muffin
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
40
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
(
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
280mg
12%
Potassium
200mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
(
Dietary Fiber
5g
21%
,
Sugars
16g
)
Protein
5g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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