Flax seeds are the #1 source of lignans, a phytonutrient that has anti-oxidant properties and acts as a phyto-estrogen. Plant estrogens have a very protective effect on the more aggressive estrogens and the xeno-estrogens or chemical estrogens form the environment. Does cooking the flax affect the benefits of the healthy Omega 3’s? According to recent studies, after baking, the oils in the flax seeds remained stable and beneficial. This flax muffin is my version of a “bran muffin”, which my husband and I used to love. I was craving a muffin one day and came up with this. Let me know what you think. Bon Appétit!
In a large bowl add the following and mix thoroughly:
2 cups of ground flax seeds
2 cups of almond flour
1 cup of raisins or goji berries
1 cup grated carrots
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. Himalayan Crystal salt
2 tsps. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp Stevia Glycerite or to taste
In a separate bowl, whisk the following:
½ cup grape seed or coconut oil
1 cup unsweetened hemp milk
4 eggs or egg substitute
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix. The batter should be thick, but if it is too dry, add a bit more milk.
Spoon into muffin paper cups and tins. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes, or until the batter is done. Enjoy for breakfast or as a snack with a cup of matcha tea.