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Inflammation Fighting Banana Flax Seed Muffins

Published February 18th, 2014

Enjoy these tasty, healthy muffins for breakfast or a snack. Not only have flax seeds been known to reduce inflammation, these Omega-3 packed wonders contain lignans, which help prevent hormone-related cancers such as breast and prostate cancer. 

Makes about 1 dozen muffins.

Dry ingredients:
2 c. whole wheat flour
1 c old-fashioned oat flakes
2 T. ground flax seeds
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
6 T. sugar
½ tsp. salt

Wet ingredients:
2  very ripe, large bananas, mashed
1 c. 2 %  milk
1 c. plain low-fat yogurt
2 T. canola oil
2 eggs, beaten

•    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
•    Spray a non-stick muffin pan with non-stick spray.
•    In a medium-size bowl, mix dry ingredients together.
•    In a large bowl, mix wet ingredients.
•    Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just moistened.
•    Spoon batter into muffin pan.
•    Bake 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean.
•    Cool in pans for 5 minutes, then remove from pans and continue to cool on racks.

Nutritional Information per Serving (one muffin): 200 calories, 7.2 g protein, 33 g carbohydrates, 5.1 g fat (1 g saturated), 38 mg cholesterol, 4.2 g fiber, 173 mg sodium.

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