Maybe my subs didn't work out right? I had ground flaxseed only so I used approx 1/5 cup. I also didn't have pure maple syrup just regular syrup on hand. Perhaps this combo is the reason my muffins didn't really have any sweetness at all our 6 year AND my husband ate theirs dipped in syrup just to get them down.:( Guess I'll be eating the whole batch! Cons: Too dense and not very sweet at all...
My 2 girls are claiming these muffins awesome! the texture is great and frozen blueberries worked out wonderfully. I did however completely space the sugar...but no matter..the kids don't mind. Thanks. I will be making these again.
I made these for the first time and both my husband and I thought they were terrific. The texture and sweetness were just right for a muffin. We prefer muffins that are distinct from mini cakes. The orange zest and light caramel note from the maple syrup made for very flavorful muffins. (I used dark grade robust flavor syrup.) I made three small changes: I used whole wheat pastry flour; almond meal in place of the ground flaxseed (I didn't have flaxseed on hand); and added 2 tablespoons of melted butter to the 1/4 cup oil as I like butter in my baked goods and was concerned that the amount of fat was a little too minimal for my tastes. This recipe is going into my permanent file.
These were very blah - they definitely needed at least 1/2 to 3/4 cup of sugar or sugar substitute added. The sweetness seemed to be the only thing lacking. I tried & agree with putting some butter & maple syrup on muffins made all the difference.
Absolutely delicious! They puffed up and browned beautifully looks like they were from a bakery! I had no oranges unfortunately so subbed lemon instead. Very yummy will definitely use again! I added some chia seeds as well for a bit more fiber really good! Thanks for the great recipe! Allison Grande Prairie Alberta
Bland even with added sugar I followed all the directions but did add a 1/4 cup of white sugar as some other reviewers suggested. These are horribly bland. The only time you get any flavor is when you hit a blueberry. Will not make again. Cannot taste the maple syrup either. Pros: Healthy Cons: Tasteless