Sunday, September 1, 2013

Bed and Breakfast Hearty Muffins

We at the Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast love these hearty muffins, that I call, "Love Your Heart" Muffins.  Not only they hearty and delicious, they are good for you.

Healthy Ingredients

You will need:

1 1/2 cup unbleached white flour
3/4 cup flaxseed meal
3/4/ cup oat bran
1 cup sugar or xylitol (sugar substitute)
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
2 peeled and shredded apples
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup milk
2 beaten eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients. Stir in carrots, apples, raisins, and nuts. In a separate bowl, combine milk, eggs, and vanilla, then add to dry mixture. DO NOT OVER MIX. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake for 20 minutes or until done. Yields 15 muffins.  Note:  I usually use slightly less than a cup of sugar or xylitol.  I use Bob's Red mill products as shown in the photo above.  These are great to bake ahead, freeze, and take along on a road trip.


Recent studies have shown that flaxseed, once prized by ancient Egyptians, may be one of the most potent cholesterol controllers in the natural world. Flax works by targeting the bad cholesterol in your body.

You can substitute shortening or cooking oil in a recipe with flaxseed at a ratio of three to one. For example, 1 1/2 cups of ground flaxseed can replace 1/2 cup of butter or oil.

One tablespoon of ground flax meal seed with 3 tablespoons of water can replace one egg.

Submitted by Loretta Coblentz
September 1, 2013

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