Sweet And Crumby

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Berry Bran and Flax Seed Muffins with the Sweet and Crumby Stamp of Approval


I kid you not, these muffins are scrumptious. They are not one iota dry or tough and they have oodles of bran and ground flax seed so you truly can’t go wrong here. If you were ever going to give a healthy type berry muffin with oat bran and ground flax seeds a go, wouldn’t you want to try one that has been given the Sweet and Crumby (S&C) stamp of approval? Wouldn’t you want it to taste bad to the bone but be oh so angelic?


Then you have totally come to the right place today my friends. I mean who can you trust more than a self-proclaimed sweet-a-holic and chocolate obsessed baking fiend to lead you to a devilishly tasting bran muffin? These oat bran muffins are SOFT, a bit sweet, a tad crunchy on top, and are actually addicting. Yes, I said, ADDICTING!


Did you ever think you would stop by S&C for your good old fashioned dose of naughty sweets and think that you would see a bran muffin in these parts?! I never, ever in a gazillion years thought a bran muffin would have graced these pages. And then pigs flew, the cows came home and a gazillion years went by and poof, here we are with an S&C sponsored bran muffin. I guess stranger things have happened but not many.


Anyhow, I dare you to try these and not think, “Yummmmm”, when you take a bite and then I double dog dare you to not eat two. If I am wrong, I swear I will give you your money back, every last penny. πŸ˜‰

S&C’s Own Original Blueberry Bran and Flaxseed Muffins

Makes about 15 medium-sized muffins
2 c. all purpose flour (or substitute some of the flour for whole wheat pastry flour)
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 t. ground cinnamon
2/3 c. ground flax seeds (found in bulk bins of supermarket usually)
2/3 c. oat bran
1/2 c. brown sugar (dark or light is fine)
1 egg
1 c. low-fat buttermilk (or substitute regular milk and add a tablespoon of lemon juice)
1/2 c. Canola oil
1 T. flour
1 c. fresh or frozen blueberries or mixed berries
1/4 c. turbinado sugar divided evenly on top of muffins (or use chopped nuts)

optional: substitute berries for raisins or cranberries for a twist on this recipe. The top pic are the muffins with raisins and the bottom pick are the berry ones. You can’t go wrong either way.

To make the muffins: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a muffin pan with muffin cups. Β You actually will need two muffin pans or just re-use the first one once the batch is done baking.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together, flour through brown sugar. In a separate medium-sized bowl, beat together egg through Canola oil. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently combine with a rubber scraper. No more whisking once you begin to combine wet and dry ingredients or it will toughen your batter and make for a tougher muffin. If your batter is a bit dry, then add another 1/4 c. of buttermilk to loosen it up a bit.

In a small bowl or you can use the medium-sized bowl that you used for the wet ingredients, add 1-2 T of all purpose flour and the blueberries. Toss to coat the blueberries. Coating the blueberries in flour will help them not to sink to the bottom of the muffins. Β Gently stir the coated blueberries into your muffin batter.

Fill the muffin cups 2/3 full. Top with a sprinkling of Turbinado sugar (or just granulated sugar if that’s what you have or chopped nuts). Bake for 20-25 minutes or until muffins are lightly firm to touch.

54 thoughts on “Berry Bran and Flax Seed Muffins with the Sweet and Crumby Stamp of Approval

  1. Yummy! πŸ™‚

  2. What delectable muffins! Full of healthy ingredients yet bursting with flavor!

  3. I love recipes like this!
    πŸ™‚ Mandy xo

  4. I’ve missed your posts Geni! What a great way to come back huh? Going from naughty desserts to oh-so-good-for-you desserts! I love it!

  5. I love these muffins! They look wholesome!

  6. Slurrrp!!!!
    i love fruity muffin, looks adorable!

  7. How could you go wrong with all that goodness in there, especially the berries. I just bought blueberries on sale today and we’ve been trying to get more flax seed into our diet (we grind our own) so this sounds right up my alley and great timing to boot! Thanks, Geni! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. πŸ™‚

  8. I love all the berries in your muffins!

  9. A perfect healthy berriful recipe πŸ˜€


  10. Berry delicious! I know that things that are good generally are not something that you can get kids or adults to eat but these little muffins are perfect balance of good for you and delicious. I have been using flax seeds in a lot of things lately as it is a great egg replacer and as extra bolus it is a super food and has extra fiber. Your muffins would go perfectly with my morning tea today.

  11. If it has the S&C stamp then it is bound to be amazing!
    I have tried quite a few of your recipes and they never disappoint and I am sure this one is no exception. I am trying to add more flax seeds into our diet and this seems like a great way to do it

    • Make sure to grind the seeds so it blends easily into your batter. I also put ground flax in smoothies. A little goes a long way though in smoothies. Thanks for the nice compliments regarding my recipes Sawsan. Yours are always winners as well.

  12. Love your incorporation of the berries — look yummy!

  13. Well, if they have the S&C seal of approval, I know they will be good. You would never steer us wrong. πŸ™‚ Looking forward to trying these for sure. πŸ™‚

  14. Very nice, I love those mixed berries

  15. Love the sound of your muffins. What a nice way to start the day along side a cup of tea.

  16. I’ve been searching to combine the berry muffins I’ve made before into something a little healthier. Gosh if this doesn’t do that EXACTLY! Awesome. Will make soon!!

  17. These look freaking delicious. And being a healthy-type of muffin, I wouldn’t have to feel bad about eating three in one sitting, right?

  18. I’m going to try your recipe. I’ve been wanting to add mixed berries to a muffin recipe. I’m always looking for a healthy muffin to bake for my boys! Though, I’ll have to bake a couple of batches cause they’ll eat one entire batch in one sitting! LOL

    • You’ll have to let me know if you get even “cleaner”. I would love to replace the sugar but am afraid to since sometimes you sacrifice texture when you replace it with Maple syrup or agave. Keep me posted Lisa! Thank you!

  19. Geni, every time visiting your site I wish I wold be your neighbor…your baking goods always look so tempting…
    I never baked with flaxseed or bran, afraid of the texture…but yours look so good and yes I like the berries in it.
    Hope you are having a fun week πŸ™‚

  20. Oh i love throwing in frozen berries into any kind of baked goods but never tried muffins. Usually breads and cobblers. LOVE these, they are healthy and yet so flavorful and look simply divine! great job. Wishing i Lived next to you right now:)

  21. I love it when baked goods are healthy and delicious all at the same time! These sound awesome!

  22. Geni, you are the QUEEN at making me hungry lol. These muffins look divine! I can say I’ve never tried flax seed with my muffins, so I can’t wait to give this recipe a whirl

  23. Hahaha, I’m glad the cows came home!! I’d come home.. if these were waiting for me!! xx

  24. Hey Geni, missing your posts? Where have you been?

  25. Yumm this looks delicious!! I don’t have blueberries where I live, what would be a suitable substitute?

  26. These look delicious and really healthy, I must get some flaxseed to try in a muffin.

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