10 Flaxseed Recipes for a Major Nutritional Boost

By Katherine Foreman on April 12, 2016

Flaxseed is essentially the holy grail of dietary fiber, vitamin B and omega-3 fatty acids, and has a number of beneficial culinary uses, from nutrient booster to egg substitute. Try one of these top shared flax-heavy recipes, and experience what all the hype’s about.


Chocolate Granola Bars

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Flaxseeds fold seamlessly into most granola bar recipes—and it doesn't hurt when they're smothered in hardened chocolate.

The Marathon Mom


Oatmeal Flax Blueberry Muffins

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The most delicious way to make sure you're getting your daily dose of vitamin B1, manganese, and omega-3s.

Pinch of Yum


Zucchini, Banana and Flaxseed Muffins

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Turns out, getting plenty of fiber and actually enjoying it are not mutually exclusive.

Martha Stewart


1-Minute Sugar Free Chocolate Mug Cake

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The quickest way to a chocolate cake fix—but chock full of nutrients.

Sugar Free Mom


Low Carb Flax and Parmesan Pizza Crust

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There are certainly ways around feeling guilty about eating a pizza, and this one's a winner.

I Breathe I'm Hungry


Super Kale, Hemp & Flaxseed Oil Pesto

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Getting in a portion of flaxseed doesn't have to mean working with seeds directly. Flaxseed oil offers the same benefits and is perfect for dishes with a smooth texture, like this guilt-free pesto sauce!

Cookie and Kate


Zero Carb Flax Bread

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We all love bread, but all those carbs? Not so much. Here's a sure-fire way to continue eating sandwiches and toast with breakfast without ingesting a single carbohydrate. You're welcome.



Peanut Butter, Banana and Flax Smoothies

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Smoothies are perfectly portable and take practically no time at all to prepare. Everyone wins.

Cooking Light


Flax Egg Substitute

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One great thing about flaxseed is its versatility, like the ability to take the place of an egg when baking! Here's how.

Minimalist Baker


Crispy, Nutty, Chewy 100% Flax Breakfast Cookies

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Make the most important meal of the day one worth rolling out of bed for.

Power Hungry