February 14, 2018
by Hy-Vee Dietitian

Blueberry Banana Flax Seed Muffins

These berry-filled, omega-3-rich muffins taste too good to be good for you. But they are.

  • TIP: In order for your body to get the most nutrients out of flaxseed, make sure the seeds are ground before adding them to recipes.
  • FUN FACT: Walnuts are one of the only nuts that contain heart-healthy omega-3 fats.


  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a standard 12-muffin pan or line with paper bake cups.
  2. Whisk together flour, flax meal, flax seed, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl. Stir in 1/3 cup walnuts.
  3. Whisk together egg, brown sugar, bananas, coconut oil and vanilla extract in a medium bowl. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture.
  4. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy).
  5. Fold in blueberries.
  6. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  7. Top with additional nuts.


Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until the muffins are golden and spring back when touched or toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean, rotating the pan halfway. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from muffin cups; serve warm.


1 ½ c.

Hy-Vee all-purpose flour

½ c.

golden flax meal

1 tbsp.

ground flaxseed

2 tsp.

baking powder

½ tsp.

Hy-Vee baking soda

¼ tsp.

Hy-Vee salt

2 tsp.

Hy-Vee ground cinnamon

½ tsp.

Hy-Vee ground nutmeg

⅔ c.

Hy-Vee walnuts, coarsely chopped, plus additional for topping


large Hy-Vee egg

½ c.

Hy-Vee light brown sugar, packed


medium bananas, ripe, peeled, and mashed

⅓ c.

Hy-Vee coconut oil

1 tsp.

Hy-Vee vanilla extract

2 c.

blueberries, fresh or frozen

Nutrition facts

260 Calories per serving


Total Fat: 13g

Saturated Fat: 6g

Trans Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 150mg

Total Carbohydrates: 35g

Dietary Fiber: 4g

Total Sugars: 16g

Protein: 5g


Vitamin A2%

Vitamin C8%




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