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4-Ingredient Vegan Flax Muffins {grainfree, flourless}


4-ingredient vegan flax muffins that taste like butterscotch blondies? Yes, please! They are also flourless, grain-free, gluten-free, and oil-free.

How to Make Vegan Flax Muffins

With blog recipes, as in life, you don’t have to re-invent the wheel to create something new.

Sometimes you only need to rename the wheel. Case in point, power pucks.

That’s what happened with the original version of this recipe. I developed it for my DIY- Power Bars Book, Power Hungry and realized I didn’t know what the name should be. They weren’t bars, nor were they muffins. But they were about the size of hockey pucks. Hence, the “puck” was born.

But the solution was also the problem. While I loved “puck,” few people knew what it meant with regard to something one should eat.

So as I re-worked this original recipe, I also revised the name. This time around, I’m calling these my 4-Ingredient Vegan Flax Muffins.

They are 100% healthy, delicious, and easy-to-make, too.

Healthy Muffins with a Decadent Taste

Crispy edges, chewy centers, and a taste and texture akin to butterscotch blondies (I kid you not!), these are no ordinary muffins.

They also happen to be:





Fast and Easy to Make

And talk about super-simple to make: just stir, scoop, bake, done.

Only 4 ingredients, too. If you want to get fancy,  you can add some vanilla :).

I’ve topped these with a bit of dried fruit, but it’s entirely optional. A sprinkle on top is all that you will need if you choose to add some, but if you are heading out on an ultra-long hike or bike ride, add more (or chocolate chips!) to help you refuel during your journey.

Buy a big bag or box of flaxseed meal (store it in the freezer to keep it fresh)–you’re going to make these over and over again!

Happy baking!

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4-Ingredient Vegan Flax Muffins {grainfree, flourless}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x


4-ingredient vegan flax muffins that taste like butterscotch blondies? Yes, please! They are also flourless, grain-free, gluten-free, and oil-free.


  • 2/3 cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup smooth almond butter
  • 1/2 cup plain nondairy milk
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • Optional:
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4cup chopped dried fruit or miniature chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Grease or spray 12 cups of a standard muffin tin.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flaxseed meal, almond butter, milk, maple syrup and (optional) vanilla until blended and smooth. Divide batter evenly among prepared cups. If using, sprinkle tops with dried fruit, lightly pressing into batter.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are browned and the centers are just set. Let cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes, then transfer muffins directly to rack to cool completely.


Storage: The muffins will keep in a airtight container in the refirgerator for 5 to 6 days or the freezer for up to 3 months.

Tip: Any creamy-ish nut or seed butter can be used in place of the almond butter. If the nut or seed butter is unsalted, add about 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt to the batter.

Milk: Use any nondairy milk you like except for full fat coconut milk. If you are not avoiding dairy, feel free to use dairy milk.

  • Category: Breakfast, Snack, Bread


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 124
  • Sugar: 6.5 g
  • Sodium: 10 mg
  • Fat: 7.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.2 g
  • Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg


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Friday 12th of March 2021

Hi! I just made your Vegan Flax Muffins and they turned out quite flat, but very tasty. I used "ground" flaxseed where it called for flaxseed "meal". Can you direct me to where I might purchase the "meal"? Everywhere I google, I seem to be getting only items that are "ground" flaxseed, and I think there's a difference, right?

Ayo fasawe

Tuesday 28th of July 2020

Hi thanks for the recipe. Can I use peanut butter instead as I can’t get almond butter. Thanks


Tuesday 28th of July 2020

Hi Ayo,

Yes, absolutely! I have made them with peanut butter many times :)

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Thursday 2nd of July 2020

I am on a low oxalate diet, what can I use instead of Almond Butter that is low Oxalate?


Tuesday 7th of July 2020

Hi Angie,

I apologize , but I am not familiar with the low oxalate diet, so I do not know what is or is not approved. Are there some other nut or seed butters that are allowed?

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