These are IT for me. Flax4Life Flax Muffins are my favorite dairy-free store-bought muffins, gluten-free or not. Though not a flake of wheat is within, they taste just like the beloved bran muffins of my youth.
For our official tasting, Tony and I sampled just one flavor, Wild Blueberry, but I’ve trialed bites of a few other flavors of Flax4Life Flax Muffins at events in years past. All have a similar ingredient base, with that amazing, flax-loaded, bran muffin vibe.
The Wild Blueberry has sweet, almost fresh berry bites throughout that enhance without overpowering the scrumptious base flavor. As mentioned, they hit on all of those notes that I miss from hearty bran muffins of my childhood: flavorful with delightful sweetness; a treat, but not overly sugary; rich and dense (with flax and oats!), but definitely not doorstops.
Flax4Life Flax Muffins also freeze unbelievably well – just pop the whole container in the freezer and pop one out about an hour before you plan to eat it (perfect for packing along to school or work). It still tastes tender and perfectly moist. They are easy to savor plain, whether cold, room temperature or heated, but I particularly loved them a little cold with a shmeer of dairy-free buttery spread.
Both Tony and I found Flax4Life Flax Muffins to be very filling – just one each kept us going all morning. They’re a good size, not “jumbo” by Costco standards, but medium to big (2 servings per muffin, but you’ll want to eat the whole thing which is about 300 calories). And as the name implies, flax seeds are in fact the first ingredient, helping to provide 4620 mg of Omega 3, 10 grams of fiber, and more than 210 mg of lignans per serving.
Though sold in stores, you can also order Flax4Life Flax Muffins online, direct from the manufacturer! I’ve spotted them in Whole Foods and other natural food stores, but can also vouch that their shipping is quick, efficient, and the product arrives as fresh as an in-store delivery.
Certifications: Flax4Life Flax Muffins are Certified Gluten-Free.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Flax4Life Flax Muffins are dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, and vegetarian. They aren’t quite soy-free as they do contain a little bit of soy lecithin. They do contain eggs (see this post if confused: Are Eggs Dairy?). Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Flax4Life website at flax4life.net.