Flaxseed Recipes

Flaxseed Recipes
Flaxseeds have a high nutritional value and are rich in fiber. They are delicious and have a nutty flavor. Here are some healthy and tasty flaxseed recipes.
Tastessence Staff
Flaxseeds are slightly bigger than sesame seeds and have a smooth, shiny hard shell. Their color varies from deep amber to reddish brown. They're high in omega-3 fatty acid and fiber, making them a necessary diet supplement. Since flaxseeds are low in carbohydrates, they help in controlling blood pressure, blood triglyceride, and LDL cholesterol levels, in the body.
Focaccia-Style Flax Bread
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flaxseed meal
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 1-2 tbsp. artificial sweetener
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ cup water
Directions
Place an oiled parchment paper or a silicone mat on a pan. Mix all the dry ingredients―flaxseed meal, artificial sweetener, baking powder, and salt―in a bowl. Add the eggs, oil, and water, to this mixture. Allow the batter to set for 2-3 minutes till it thickens, slightly. Pour the batter into the pan and spread it out to get an even thickness. Place the pan in a 350 °F preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or wait till the bread browns. Allow it to cool and then slice it before serving.
Flaxseed Crackers
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. margarine (alternative: butter), softened
  • ¼ cup Pizzey's Premium Organic Milled Golden Flaxseed
  • ¼ cup Pizzey's Premium Organic Whole Golden Flaxseed
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ cup skimmed milk
Directions
To a large bowl, add the flour, whole flaxseed, milled flaxseed, margarine, baking powder, and salt. Using a stand mixer, blend these dry ingredients till they resemble coarse meal. Pour the milk into this and knead the dough. Cover it with a plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Roll the dough and divide it into equal-sized quarters. Sprinkle some flour on a cutting board and roll the dough quarters into thin 1/16-inch rectangles, over its surface. Then, cut them into 2½-inch squares. Transfer these squares to a baking sheet and place it in a 325 °F preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until they turn crisp and golden in color.
Apple Flax Muffins
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups flaxseed meal
  • Artificial sweetener (equal to ¾ cup sugar)
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 medium-sized apple, finely chopped
  • ½ cup water (alternative: flavored syrup of your choice)
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped (optional)
Directions
Preheat an oven to 350 °F and then grease a muffin tin. Mix the flaxseed meal, artificial sweetener, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon, in a bowl. Add the eggs, oil, apple chunks, pecans, vanilla extract, and water, to the dry mixture. Combine the two and let the batter stand for 10-12 minutes. Pour this into the muffin tin and place it in the oven for 18 minutes until done, or when the muffins easily pull away from the sides of the tin.
Sliced Flax Seed Sandwich Bread