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Easy Spiced Flax Mug Muffin


Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner and with that comes longer days. Unfortunately, for many of us, that also means we have less time to stay indoors and whip up a healthy and delicious breakfast for ourselves. Wouldn’t it be lovely if having a whole grain breakfast (or snack!) meant adding the ingredients into a mug and hitting start on the microwave?

Watch this handy how-to video to whip up a quick, nutritious, and yummy start to your day!

The real nutrition powerhouse here is from Hodgson Mill Milled Flax Seed, a fantastic little seed that boasts fiber, protein, and Iron. A great alternative to Hodgson Mill Milled Flax Seed is Hodgson Mill Flax Chia Blend, which combines the awesome goodness of Milled Flax Seed with Chia Seeds!

Ready in a flash, here’s a quick and healthy treat to satisfy your sweet tooth while giving you the fiber, protein, and Omega-3’s of our famous Flax or Flax Chia!

Easy Spiced Flax Mug Muffin


  • 1/4 cup Hodgson Mill Milled Flax Seed or Hodgson Mill Flax Chia Blend
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp. molasses
  • 1 tsp. oil
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tbsp. mini choclate chips berries or chopped fruit (optional)


Mix all ingredients well in a mug.  Microwave 1 minute on high. Enjoy warm! Spread with butter, jelly, or nut butter if desired.

Note: Hodgson Mill Milled Flax Seed, Organic Milled Flax Seed, and Flax Chia Blend have all been used to test this recipe, and they can be used interchangeably. If made with Flax Chia Blend, you may notice small white specks in the muffin that are slightly crunchy – those are the chia seeds.

All microwaves are slightly different; yours may take 10-15 seconds less or more for a perfect muffin.

This recipe also works great in the oven! Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake for 15 minutes (until a knife comes out clean). 

Yield: 1 serving

You can find Easy Spiced Flax Mug Muffin and other recipes from Hodgson Mill by visiting the Recipes page.

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Author: Carrie

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Avatar  Joe Frantz last yearReply

Carrie ... Thanks for the great-looking recipe. I would like to try it but could not find whether the "travel" size packets contain the exact amount for one mug serving (1/4 cup of meal). I don't know whether to purchase the bulk packages or the travel packs. Thanks in advance for your help! ... Joe

Avatar  Ski Moses last yearReply

Can I use honey instead of molasses?

Avatar  Maryann Shaker last yearReply

I don't have molasses, so will honey be ok to use as a substitute? Also, do you know who many sugars & carbs there are in this recipe? I am diabetic & count my carbs. Thanks!

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