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17 Flaxseed Recipes That Are Healthy and Delicious

This list has 17 excellent flaxseed recipes to suit any hunger craving you may have.

Whether you’re looking for meatloaf, pancakes, bread, or even cookies, there’s a recipe on this list for you.  

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If you’re wondering why anyone would want to eat more flaxseeds, there are numerous reasons.

Flaxseeds are a superfood. They’re high in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein.

They can also help improve cholesterol and may reduce the risk of cancer or lower blood pressure.

They’ll make you feel fuller when you eat and can help with controlling your blood sugar. 

So now that you know why they’re so good for you, let’s check out a few flaxseed recipes to help you eat more of them in the future. 

1. Grain-Free Beef and Sausage Meatloaf

Adding flaxseed to your meatloaf provides even more protein, a bit of fiber, and allows you to keep it grain- and gluten-free. 

Plus, this meatloaf is just delicious. It’s incredibly herb-flavored and has just enough spice in it to “kick it up a notch.”

This meatloaf recipe isn’t the only one I use, but it’s one of my all-time favorites. 

2. Flaxseed Pancakes

These vegan-friendly and gluten-free pancakes aren’t quite as light and fluffy as traditional pancakes, but they’re much more filling and just as tasty. 

In fact, they’re actually sweeter than regular pancakes because you’ll sweeten the batter with maple syrup before cooking the pancakes. 

Best of all, they’ll take only seven ingredients, and you can make over half a dozen in less than 30 minutes. 

3. Vegan Black Bean Burgers

If you need a secret ingredient to ensure your vegan black bean burgers aren’t mushy and have plenty of protein, reach for the flaxseeds. 

Along with the garlic, cumin, cilantro, and other ingredients, they make this burger one of the best vegan burger options there is. 

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Plus, you can fry them, bake them, or grill them, so however you feel comfortable cooking patties, you’re all set with these vegan ones. 

4. Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies

You can even add flaxseeds to cookies! These peanut butter breakfast cookies are simply scrumptious.

They’re chewy, tasty, and full of things that are both good for you and that taste good, including oats, chocolate chips, flaxseeds, brown sugar, peanut butter, and more. 

Whether you eat them for breakfast, dessert, or a snack, you’ll certainly enjoy them. 

5. Vegan Flaxseed Pudding

If you’re looking for a low-carb way to start your day, you can’t beat this four-ingredient flaxseed pudding.

All you’ll need are flaxseeds, non-dairy milk (or water), salt, and your chosen sweetener.

You can whip it up in 10 minutes with no cooking needed. It’s an easy, flavorful way to start your day. 

6. Banana Almond Flax Smoothie

If pudding for breakfast isn’t really your style, this smoothie is another excellent breakfast option.

It has plenty of nutty banana flavor and is naturally sweetened with honey. 

It, too, is easy to make, requiring only seven ingredients (eight if you add ice) and 5 minutes of your time.

If you’re often in a hurry in the mornings, this recipe is the way to go. 

7. Keto Flaxseed Bread

One of the hardest things to live without on the keto diet is bread.

You never notice just how many things you use bread for until you’re not supposed to have it. 

Since keto has become more popular, stores now sell keto-friendly breads, but those are usually super expensive and don’t have many slices in the pack. 

Save yourself some trouble and money by making your own keto-friendly flaxseed bread.

It’s delicious, has an excellent texture, and boasts only 3 net carbs per serving. 

8. Flaxseed Wraps

If you prefer wraps to bread, check out this flaxseed recipe instead.

It’s just as straightforward and delicious as the bread, but it caters to a different type of “bread” eater. 

9. Super Green Smoothie Bowl

Anyone who knows me knows that I love pretty food, and the super green smoothie bowl is gorgeous.

I love its bright green color, and once you add colorful berries for toppings, it’s even lovelier. 

Luckily, it tastes great, too. Plus, it’s vegan-friendly and gluten-free. 

You can make it in 10 minutes with fewer than ten ingredients, and you can add whatever toppings you like best to tailor its flavor better to suit your tastes. 

10. Paleo Almond Butter Banana Muffins with Flaxseed 

These banana muffins are so fluffy and moist that you won’t even realize they’re good for you. The chocolate chips also add a nice dash of decadence to them. 

They’ll make an excellent breakfast or snack option, and they taste so good that even the kids will love them. 

11. Homemade Granola

I’m a firm believer in making things from scratch, especially if doing so is simple and doesn’t take a lot of time or effort. 

That way, you can keep things as healthy and as natural as possible without having to worry about what kind of additives are in the store-bought versions. 

This homemade granola is a favorite of mine.

It’s crunchy, sweet, spiced, and nutty, and it tastes every bit as good – maybe even better – than what you buy at the store. 

It takes only 40 minutes to make, and you can create big batches and store them for future use. 

12. No-Bake Breakfast Bar

These no-bake breakfast bars are another breakfast option that looks much too indulgent to be healthy. 

However, since you’ll pack them with honey, coconut oil, nut butter, oats, almonds, flaxseed, and more, they are actually healthy. 

Of course, most people are just going to notice their rich chocolate and nutty flavor, and that’s okay! Eating healthy shouldn’t mean sacrificing taste. 

13. Flaxseed Twisty Sticks

These fun twisty sticks look exciting and unique, and they taste just as fantastic as they look.

They’re crunchy and herby, featuring flavors like garlic, oregano, onion powder, and others. 

They’re an excellent grab-and-go snack that you can quickly eat in the car, at the office, or on your morning walk without having to worry about the mess. 

14. Flax Egg

Flax eggs aren’t something you’ll eat by themselves, but they’ll make an excellent substitute for regular eggs when baking, making them perfect for vegan-friendly recipes. 

You can make them with nothing more than flaxseed and water, and it takes only 5 minutes.

They’ll also work well in a pinch if you’re baking and realize you ran out of eggs. 

15. Flaxseed Porridge

I’m not sure why porridge gets such a bad rap, but people I know just never seem to give it a chance. 

But this flaxseed porridge is phenomenal! With it, you’ll get notes of coconut, cinnamon, figs, dates, and almonds. Plus, it’s healthy, filling, and easy to make. 

If you’re on the fence about porridge, give this recipe a try. I think you’ll enjoy it. 

16. No-Bake Energy Bites

These bite-sized balls of yumminess are full of more than just energy; they’re also overflowing with flavor! 

You can whip up two dozen or so of these treats in just 20 minutes, and they’re insanely good. 

They’re chewy with just a little crunch, and they taste like your favorite granola bar, only in miniature form.

17. Flaxseed and Blueberry Oatmeal

Finally, if you’re looking for a simple way to work more flaxseed into your diet, add it to your morning bowl of oatmeal. 

This particular oatmeal uses only eight ingredients: whole milk, water, oats, flaxseed meal, salt, fresh blueberries, chopped and toasted pecans, and maple syrup. 

It’s a sweet, hearty treat that’ll help start your morning off right.

Of course, you can adjust the toppings to suit your tastes if blueberries, pecans, and maple syrup aren’t your thing.

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Add some nutrition to your diet with these healthy flaxseed recipes! From meatloaf to pancakes to smoothies, flaxseed is a wonderful addition to plenty of dishes.


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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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