cherry flaxseed muffins
cherry flaxseed muffins

Recipe & Video: Cherry Flaxseed Cornbread Muffins

Posted on November 22, 2022 by Henry Ford Health Staff

As the weather gets colder, we tend to gravitate towards hearty dishes and comfort food. The problem? These foods are often high in calories and saturated fats (so much butter!). Fortunately, there are ways to tweak these classic recipes for a healthier alternative. Instead of traditional cornbread muffins, try this cherry flaxseed version for a lower-calorie twist on a comfort food favorite.

This recipe contains some non-traditional ingredients, like flaxseed. Flaxseed is known to be a source of fiber, nutrients, protein and omega 3 fatty acids. Research shows it may even help lower cholesterol! Add cherries for the perfect combination of sweet and savory. Cherries are also filled with fiber, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins.

Ready in about 30 minutes, these cherry flaxseed cornbread muffins are everything you love about classic cornbread with a little extra flair.


Cherry Flaxseed Cornbread Muffins

Yield: 12 servings

Download the full recipe instructions here.


Vegetable oil cooking spray
1 cup ground cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1 cup fat-free milk
2 eggs, whisked
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups pitted and quartered cherries


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and ground flaxseed. Gradually stir in milk, eggs, oil and sugar. Gently stir in cherries.

Using a heaping 1/4 cup measure, fill muffin tins. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean.

Nutrition information per serving: 174 calories; 5 grams fat; 0.5 grams saturated fat; 36 mg cholesterol; 193 mg sodium; 26 grams carbohydrates; 2.5 grams fiber; 4 grams protein

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