By: Esther Vasa
Flax Seeds come in two basic varieties i.e., brown and yellow. For this recipe, I used brown flax seeds. I think it is one of the most healthiest and powerful plant-based foods. For those of us who are vegetarians, I believe this is a must in the diet. Studies show that it may reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes.
The seeds have an amazing health-boosting nutritional profile. There are three main ingredients in these seeds that help us largely. The rich concentration of Omega-3 essential fatty acids helps promote your cardiovascular health. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant-based omega-3s. Lignans, that are one of the major classes of phytoestrogens, which are estrogen-like chemicals and also act as antioxidants. Flaxseed contains 75-800 times more lignans than other plant foods. The seeds have both soluble and insoluble fiber that has numerous health benefits from maintaining healthy cholesterol levels to managing your weight. Now, why wait, let us see how to make gluten-free, casein-free flax bread!
|GFCF Flax Bread|
Flaxseeds - 2 cups or Flaxseed Meal - 2 cups (I used brown)
Baking Powder - 2 tsp
Himalayan Salt - 1 tsp
Coconut Sugar - 2 tbsp or any equivalent sweetener
Eggs - 5 or Egg Whites - 10
Water - 1/2 cup
Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 1/3rd cup
- Pre-heat oven to 350F.
- If you are using flaxseeds, blend them along with salt, baking powder and coconut sugar in the dry cup of your power blender until nice and smooth. Transfer the dry mixture into a mixing bowl. If you are using flaxseed meal, just mix all the dry ingredients using a spatula in a large mixing bowl.
- In a separate bowl, beat eggs until fluffy. Combine water and oil with the beaten eggs.
- Transfer the above wet mixture into the dry mixture from step 2. Whisk thoroughly.
- Transfer the mixture into a greased baking tray and spread the dough.
- Bake at 350F for 20 minutes. Let cool and slice it as you like.
- You can enjoy the bread with homemade almond butter or spread a bit of maple syrup or make a sandwich or have it as a side with your soup/salad.