20 Flaxseed Recipes To Rock Your World

You might be surprised at how much flaxseeds can benefit your health; these seemingly small foodstuffs are packed with fiber, protein, omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids.

20 Flaxseed Recipes To Rock Your World

They also contain lignans, phytonutrients, and polyunsaturated fats – perfect for staying in great shape! Looking for inspiration to prepare and enjoy your flaxseed? Then read on for our top recipes.

1. Smoothie Booster

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups protein powder
  • ½ cup ground flaxseeds
  • 1 cup chia seeds

Method:

  • Add the ingredients to a bowl and whisk.
  • Add to an airtight container, store in the fridge, and add to your smoothie when you blend.

2. Flaxseed And Blueberry Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp chopped pecans
  • 1 Tbsp honey

Method:

  • Boil water and milk over medium heat.
  • Reduce heat and add oats, salt, and flaxseed.
  • Cook for 6-7 minutes until creamy.
  • Remove from heat, cover, and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving with honey, blueberries, and pecans.

3. Granola And Pecans

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup pecans
  • ½ cup sliced raw almonds
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 2 tbsps ground flaxseed
  • 2 tbsps wheat germ
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsps coconut oil
  • 3 tbsps honey
  • 3 tbsps brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Method:

  • Add oats, sunflower seeds, pecans, almonds, coconut, flaxseed, wheat germ, walnuts, salt, and cinnamon to a bowl and mix.
  • Add honey, oil, vanilla, and sugar to a bowl, microwave for 45 seconds, and stir into the dry ingredients. Spread this layer on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, remove, stir and bake for another 15-20 minutes. 
  • Once cooled, stir in cranberries and serve.

4. Pumpkin Lentil Flax Crackers

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups red lentil flour
  • 1 – 8¼ ounce can of beets 
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed + 1 tsp
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ ounce pumpkin seeds

Method:

  • Add flaxseed, lentils, salt, and pepper to a bowl and combine, and then add the beets to a blender and mix until smooth. Add to the lentil flour mix with the melted coconut milk and mix.
  • Gather into a dough, knead and wrap in plastic. When ready, roll this out and cut it into crackers. 
  • Mix a teaspoon of flaxseed with a tablespoon of water, and brush onto the mixture before pressing a pumpkin seed into the top.
  • Bake for 12-16 minutes.

5. Chocolate And Protein Butter Almond Balls

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups oats
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • ⅓ cup chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup pistachio nuts
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Method:

  • Mix the almond butter, chia seeds, cocoa powder, pistachios, oats, and vanilla extract in a bowl, and then roll into balls with your hands.
  • Place on parchment paper, and store in an air-tight container, dusting with a little extra cocoa powder.
  • Refrigerate overnight, and enjoy.

6. Coleslaw And Flaxseed Dressing

Ingredients:

For the coleslaw:

  • 4 cups thinly sliced, red and white cabbage
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper sliced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium jicama
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 cucumber 
  • A handful of pumpkin seeds

For the dressing:

  • ½ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger 
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Method:

  • Add the vegetables for the coleslaw to a large bowl and toss well.
  • Add the dressing ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth, adding sweetener, water, or salt as needed.
  • Add the dressing to the vegetables to taste, and add the pumpkin seeds.
  • Store the dressing for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

7. Vegan Chocolate And Flaxseed Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp flax seed meal
  • 3 Tbsps water
  • ½ cup vegan butter
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ cup dairy-free milk
  • 1 cup flour blend
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 ½ cups oats
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ tsp coarse sea salt
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, or nuts 

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line sheets using paper or spray.
  • Mix the flax meal and water in a bowl, and sit for 5 minutes to form a gel substance.
  • Add the buttery spread and sugars to a bowl, and cream until fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla and flax egg to this combination, and continue to mix with the milk.
  • Add the baking soda, flour, and salt and mix well, and then stir in chocolate chips, seeds, and oats. Mix well, adding more milk if required.
  • Roll some of the dough into a 1.5-inch ball and place it on the cookie sheet, flattening slightly. Repeat until all dough is used up. Sprinkle the cookies with the coarse sea salt.
  • Bake for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown, and serve.

8. Banana Bread With Flaxseed

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ¼ cup golden flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp fine salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe bananas peeled and mashed 
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and then spray or line a pan using parchment paper and set to one side.
  • Add the flaxseed meal, baking soda, flour, nutmeg,  baking powder, cinnamon, and salt to a bowl, and whisk together well. Use a separate bowl to mix the oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla, and then add the blueberries and banana.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well until blended.
  • Add the mixture to a loaf pan and bake for around 70 minutes, before leaving to cool for 15 minutes.

9. Flaxseed Raita

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 cups yogurt
  • 10 coriander leaves
  • 2 cups grated bottle gourd
  • ½ cup water
  • Salt

Method:

  • Roast the cumin seeds and flax seeds in a pan, and then grind to a fine powder.
  • Add the gourd to another pan with half a cup of water, and cook for 6-7 minutes to allow the water to evaporate.
  • Mix the yogurt well until smooth, and then add the salt, sugar, flax, and cumin seed powder.
  • Add the bottle gourd and cook.
  • Refrigerate until needed, and garnish with coriander leaves.

 10. Breakfast Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Flaxseed, ground
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ cup low-carb sweetener
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 Eggs Beaten

Topping (optional):

  • 2 tbsps unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Method:

  • Mix the dry ingredients together, add the eggs and butter, and mix. Fill each muffin case just over halfway.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Mix the rest of the butter and cinnamon, and add to the tops of the muffin.

11. Blueberry Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp flax seed
  • Handful of spinach
  • ¼ cup full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup coconut milk, or your preferred milk

Method:

  • Place the ingredients in a blender, mix well and enjoy.

12. Low Carb Flax Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup sunflower seed meal
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup golden flaxseed meal
  • ¼ cup Besti Erythritol
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp Sea salt
  • ¼ cup Avocado oil
  • ½ cup Sparkling water 
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

Method:

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until well combined. Allow the batter to sit for a few minutes.
  • Heat a pan over medium heat and add small sections of the batter to the pan for pancakes.
  • Fry for 2 minutes on each side until brown.

13. Flaxseed Twisty Sticks

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup flaxseed
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground coarse back pepper
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 tbsps canola oil

Method:

  • Combine the flour, flaxseed, baking powder, pepper, salt, onion pepper, garlic powder, and oregano in one bowl, and the oil and milk in another.
  • Mix the wet ingredients to the dry, and mix to form a dough.
  • Roll the dough out, and cut it into long strips.
  • Twist each strip, and bake for 10 minutes on an ungreased pan. Remove, turn and bake for 10 more minutes.
  • Cool before serving.

14. Flax Fudge Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup Almond butter
  • 6 eggs
  • ¾ cup water
  • 6 tbsps cacao powder
  • 3 tbsps decaf Bulletproof keto coffee
  • ¾ cup roughly-ground flaxseed
  • ¾ cup sweetener 
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder

Method:

  • Add the wet ingredients to a bowl and set to one side. Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, and then blend the two together until combined.
  • Add spoonfuls of batter to muffin tins, and bake for 22-24 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, remove from the tray and allow to cool.
  • Top with almond butter to serve.

15. Peanut And Flaxseed Cookies

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ cup) Butter softened
  • ½ cup Peanut butter 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt

Method:

  • Blend butter and sugar in a bowl and mix until soft.
  • Add the peanut butter, egg, and vanilla essence and mix well.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well, then add a teaspoon of the mixture onto a baking tray, and repeat until all mixture is used.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes and serve.

16. Keto Flaxseed Bread

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup Golden flaxseed meal
  • 1.5 tbsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • 8 large Eggs
  • ½ cup Unsalted butter 
  • 1 cup warm water
  • ½ cup Flax seeds 

Method:

  • Add flaxseed meal, almond flour, sea salt, and baking powder to a bowl and stir, then add the eggs, butter, and warm water and stir. Add the flax seeds.
  • Add the batter to a baking pan and smooth the top. Bake for 45-50 minutes, and allow to cool before removing from the pan.

17. Seed Crackers

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup ground flax seeds
  • ⅓ cup sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp herbs and spices

Method:

  • Pulse pumpkin seeds in a blender until they resemble sand, and then add to a bowl with the remaining ingredients. Stir well.
  • Place half the mixture on a piece of parchment paper, then add another piece of paper on top and roll. Repeat with the other half, and then score into evenly sized pieces.
  • Bake for 2 ½ to 3 hours, allow to cool, and then break apart.

18. Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas, peeled and frozen
  • 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk 

Method:

  • Add all ingredients to a blender, mix and add to a bowl.

19. Flaxseed Wraps

Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 6 tbsp flax seeds
  • ¼ cup pre-shredded mozzarella
  • 6 tbsp water
  • ¼ tsp xanthan gum

Method:

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and mix well.
  • Heat butter over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of batter, and allow to brown. Flip, and cook on the other side.

20. Orange Julius Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 medium banana
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extracts
  • Orange zest
  • 1 large orange
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp maple syrup

Method:

  • Add items to a blender and blend until smooth.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Flaxseed?

Flaxseed is a crop that comes from the flax plant, which is now found all over the world.

What Are The Benefits Of Flaxseed?

Flaxseed is high in protein, good fat, and Omega-3, and offers benefits for the digestive system, as well as reducing cholesterol.

20 Flaxseed Recipes To Rock Your World

20 Flaxseed Recipes To Rock Your World

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Wondering what you can do with flaxseed? Well then read on for all you need to know about flaxseed, and the ultimate recipes to try this tasty treat!

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