Wholewheat Flax and Apple Muffins

Blogging has actually made me a bit adventurous, I must say. Sometimes, it does happen that I end up eating all that I make if nobody bothers to touch it! But there are certain ingredients that I know would now be a part of my cooking – one is definitely rolled oats, thanks to my recent craze on overnight oats, and the other one is milled flax seeds.


I don’t want to write down the benefits of flax seeds here since I am no nutritionist, but I would say that knowing how good it is in Omega 3 and fiber, I try to find ways to use it up in my cooking. I use it now into my smoothies – it gives a nice body to the smoothie and makes it so thick that you feel so full. My blogger friends tell me that they add a teaspoon into all their curries – the advantage that this product has no taste of its own makes it easier to camouflage it. If you remember, I used flax to replace egg in these chocolaty brownies I baked recently. Actually speaking, this was the first bake I did with flax but somehow comes on the blog later! The recipe was on the back on the pack of milled flaxseeds that I had bought. I baked them for breakfast and I must say, they are pretty healthy! Though these muffins fell in the case mentioned above – I ate up half the batch over three days, one each by HD and B and one was split between the kids, I would really recommend them for people who love to indulge in healthy bakes! I really loved them and would definitely repeat them…




If you are looking for an eggless version, my friend Sangeetha has it already on her blog. You can refer to the post here! πŸ™‚ In fact, it was her assurance that it tasted good, that I went ahead and baked them…



Wholewheat Flax and Apple Muffins

Course Muffins
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup milled flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup finely chopped apples
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Line muffin pan or grease it well and set aside. I used muffin cups.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Blend the egg, oil and milk together.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and fold till the mixture gets wet.
  • Fold in the apples and walnuts. The batter will be thick.
  • Fill upto 2/3rd of each muffin cup. Bake for 18-20 minutes till a skewer comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or cool - either way, it tastes awesome!


I baked the muffins in large muffin cups, so I got 8. I baked them for 23 minutes till done.

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  1. Healthy and yummy muffins…

    1. Thanks a lot Shabbu…

  2. you know what raffy i just love apple baking.. and your muffins are looking just perfect MA πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Monu… πŸ™‚

  3. delicious and healthy muffins!

    1. Thanks a lot Priya…

  4. Yummy and healthy muffins

    1. Thanks a lot Beena…

  5. packed with goodness…

    1. Thanks a lot Amrita…

  6. yummy and healthy muffins πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot Ruxana… πŸ™‚

  7. They surely look great! loved the combination

    1. Thank you so much Gauri…

  8. Flax seeds and apple would have made the muffins so soft..I haven't got it.Yet to try some flaz seeds..

    1. Thank you so much Sathya…

  9. A great bfast to start the day with ????

    1. Thank you so much…

  10. Looks inviting muffins …….. Like the addition of flax seeds !

    1. Thank you so much Sony…

  11. Even i love apple in baking,bt kids r very smart..mahadev says abt the diference just vth a small slice.

    1. Thank you so much Usha…

  12. love the box in which you baked, looks so good

    1. Thank you so much Linsy…

  13. Look so cute and delicious!

    1. Thanks a lot Gloria…

  14. That's a perfect breakfast muffin with the goodness of flax and apples. I too sometimes end up eating things I make when no one touches it πŸ™ . I feel guilty to throw it away.

    1. Thank you for reassuring me that I am not alone, Shibi! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot Neela…

  15. These are too cute!

    1. Thanks a lot Sarani…

  16. I too have made oats a big part of my life…. for breakfast, oat flour in chappatis, oat flour in chilas, muthias… everywhere where I can use them. Love these muffins, make something similar.
    I am hosting an event on my blog. Please participate by linking your butternut squash recipes. Thanks.

    1. Thank you so much dear Mayuri…

  17. The muffins do sound quite healthy Rafee. And I love to put flaxseeds in smoothies. Makes one feel quite full πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Priya… πŸ™‚

  18. Healthy and yummy,love the texture

    1. Thanks a lot Suja…

  19. that's true dear,we make things with efforts and I too don't feel to just throw food in trash…I end up eating myself if none touches..healthy bake,must say πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Julie for reassuring me as well… πŸ™‚

  20. muffins looks delicious

    1. Thanks a lot Ramya…

  21. Lovely muffins! I too add flax seed powder to all my bakes, makes it more healthy.

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  22. They look so good! Love the ingredients in your mix!

    1. Thank you so much Kanak…

  23. Love the texture of these healthy muffins. Would like to give them a try sometime.

    1. Thank you so much Sona…

  24. Healthy and delicious muffins…… n love ur click too…. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  25. That could make a yummy breakfast option… I am so badly missing the oven.. I am yet to get one here… and ur post on muffins is tempting me so badly

    1. Thank you so much Anupa…

  26. yumm looks very nice and moist inside. never used flax seeds before, would love to try one of these. have a nice weekend

    1. Thank you so much Nammi…

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