Prairie Flax Muffins
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
12-15 min
24 muffins
Nutritional Info
Calories 186 kcal
Fat 6 g
Carbohydrates 30 g
Fiber 2.8 g
Protein 4 g
Sodium 311 mg
Calcium 35 mg
Source: Alberta Milk


1 cup (250 ml) boiling water
1 cup (250 ml) Bran buds
2 1/2 cup (625 ml) all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp (12 ml) baking soda
1 tsp (5 ml) salt
1/2 cup (125 ml) dried cranberries
1/4 cup (60 ml) pumpkin seed
1/2 cup (125 ml) flax oil
2 cups (500 ml) buttermilk
1 cup (250 ml) sugar
3 cups (750 ml) Bran flakes


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the water with bran buds and set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combined the flour, baking soda, salt, cranberries, and pumpkin seeds.
  3. Add the flax oil into the bran mixture and set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, buttermilk, and sugar together and add to the flour mixture and stir.
  5. Add the bran flakes and bran mixture to flour mix and stir until just combined.
  6. Refrigerate overnight.
  7. In the morning, pre heat oven to 375 F/190 C. Grease muffin tins with butter.
  8. Bake for 12 -15 minutes or when a toothpick inserted near the centre of the muffin comes out clean.