Today we are heading back into the kitchen to bake some nutritious and delicious gluten-free flaxseed bread recipes.
Here you’ll find some great recipes for anyone that is purposefully removing gluten from their diet, for example, someone who has been diagnosed with celiac disease or any other gluten intolerance.
Just because you can’t have traditional bread or you choose to eliminate it from your diet, doesn’t mean that classic foods such as this cannot be enjoyed.
The good news is that there are plenty of recipes to get stuck into. Even better, they come with a variety of flavours and ingredients to keep things interesting for the taste buds, and diverse for the gut.
Flaxseeds (also known as linseed) contain lignans. Lignans are plant compounds that may help reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and more. They also contain omega 3 fatty acids which are essential in maintaining healthy skin and hair and reducing inflammation.
A great way to get benefits flaxseeds/linseeds into your diet is by adding LSA meal to your regular dishes.
Flaxseeds are one of the most versatile seeds out there. You can use them in many different ways. You can eat them plain, add them to smoothies, sprinkle on salads, blend them into muffins, or today: make them into a delicious loaf.
The following recipes are all easy to make and taste amazing. At least we think so anyway. So let’s get baking.
If you’re looking for a nutty flavour, then the best place to start is with this vegan and gluten-free flaxseed bread. It is an awesome source of protein and fibre – the former often being too low on some vegan diets. Furthermore, this bread doesn’t look any different from a loaf at your local grocery store.
This recipe will serve up to 12 people, or 12 servings, and will only take a grand total of 55 minutes to make which includes 40 minutes of baking time.
If you use golden flax seeds it gives the bread a wonderful colour so make sure to go with them.
Want to try a perfectly crunchy vegan croissant? See our review the piece on Weirdoughs in our Best Croissants in Melbourne post.
Next on our list of gluten free flaxseed bread recipes is one that ticks all the boxes for inclusion. So much so, you’ll find it difficult to find anyone that won’t be able to enjoy this recipe.
This bread can be enjoyed in a number of different ways. However, we feel it works best with a hummus dip that adds creaminess to this bread.
That said, we also enjoyed this with a lentil soup, so there are plenty of choices other than just on its own.
Using coconut flour is a great touch and adds so much more flavour. Flaxseed recipes can sometimes finish with a bland taste, so this extra taste hit is most welcome.
The coconut flour adds a new dimension to gluten-free flaxseed bread. So make sure to try this one at the next bake-off.
Do you love to flavour of coconut? See our Easy Coconut Milk Recipes
The Ketogenic diet is one of the most popular diets out there right now, and many people report health benefits following this low-carb approach.
Gluten-free foods often go hand-in-hand with a lower-carb diet. Therefore, this recipe is the perfect choice for those either eating gluten-free or pursuing a Keto diet – or both. Better still, it’s delicious and nutritious.
The secret to this recipe is using low-carb almond flour that gives a soft texture, is less chewy than other flaxseed bread, and has a nutty taste. Oh, and it only takes 10 minutes to prepare so you’re not going to be baking for hours and hours!
Looking for an energising, tasty way to start the day? See our Healthy Breakfast Bowls.
If you’re looking for a gluten-free option but can still tolerate eggs, then you might want to choose this almond flax bread with eggs recipe. Eggs are super healthy and contain a mixture of important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin D, B12, iron, zinc, selenium, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium.
If you are spot on with the measurements, you can get about 13 slices of bread that are low in calories and relatively high in protein. Use it as a snack, a meal replacement, or just enjoy it with friends with a cup of coffee on the weekend. The choice is yours.
Ever find yourself with Leftover Egg Yolks? See our recipes ideas for some inspiration.
What made us try this recipe out was curiosity about its rich, dark colour. Indeed, it almost looks more like a slice of chocolate cake than a slice of bread. However, we were not disappointed when we gave it a go.
For this recipe, you’ll need to source some flaxseed flour, quinoa flour, and tapioca flour. But don’t panic. These days you can find them in most grocery stores or online. And they are well worth the investment if you are in the market for a flaxseed bread that doesn’t crumble and is moist to taste.
And whilst we are one the subject of chocolate, take a peak at our Easy Chocolate Desserts Recipes.
Moving on with our rundown of gluten free flaxseed bread recipes, it’s time to incorporate some herbs into your diet. Specifically, into your bread, as this rosemary flaxseed bread is a powerhouse of health.
This loaf is also keto-friendly, which will appeal to a big chunk of our audience who follow this method of dieting.
What we like most about this recipe is its beautiful aroma. As soon as you take the loaf out of the oven you get a strong herby scent that is welcoming and warming. And using ground flaxseed is a nice touch as some recipes that use flaxseed flour can lose its essence and nutritional value.
Gluten free bread is great, but what about some cookies? See our Gluten Free Ginger Cinnamon Cookie Recipes for some inspiration
Sunflower seeds are packed full of nutrients including magnesium, copper, manganese, phosphorus, and folate. They are also an excellent source of fibre, making them a good addition to any diet plan. We love how this sunflower and flaxseed bread feels moist on the pallet and warm in our bellies.
In addition, there are lots of other healthy ingredients in this bread. For instance, the use of cumin seeds lends both spicy warmth and numerous health benefits.
Choose this one if you want a rich taste and healthy snack for the weekend.
Wanting to change things up a bit at the start of the day? Give our Gluten Free Porridge Recipes a go.
We know that many of you are keen sandwich lovers, and just because you are not eating gluten doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a bread-based sandwich with all of your favourite fillings.
So it might be in your best interest to try this sandwich-focused flaxseed bread that is one of the best alternatives we’ve tried.
Are you lactose intolerant? Why not check out our Dairy-Free Desserts for some ideas.
Time to change up things and introduce one of our favourite breakfast foods. These flaxseed muffins overcome all expectations and deliver a tasty treat that can be enjoyed by everyone in the family.
They can even be an awesome addition to lunchtime and go well with packed lunches for school or college.
Make sure to read the labels of the almond flour to ensure they are gluten-free.
And a quick tip for storing these muffins is to only leave them in the refrigerator for a couple of days. In fact, it’s best to store these individually in the freezer.
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Finishing off our list of gluten free flaxseed bread recipes is this diverse bread. It features walnuts and banana for a really rich-tasting loaf full of nutrients and fibre. The texture is dense and chewy, but still light enough to eat on its own without feeling heavy. It’s perfect for breakfast or a mid-morning snack.
With up to 10 servings, this is one of the most complex (in a good way!) flaxseed breads we have seen and it is made from oat bran, cinnamon, runny honey and walnuts, and banana flesh. You can make this recipe again and again, and there is no need to worry about going over the top with butter or oil.
Feel like a superfood hit? Check out our Grain-Free Paleo Chocolate Chia Seed Cake Recipes
Frequently Asked Questions
Can You Eat Flaxseed Bread On Keto?
Yes. This bread is keto-friendly, meaning that it won’t spike your blood sugar levels or cause you to feel bloated after eating it. In fact, many of the recipes above contain less than 3 grams of net carbs per slice.
Is Flaxseed Bread Healthy?
Flaxseed bread is a great way to get more omega-3 fatty acids into your diet. Omega-3s are essential fats that are good for your heart and brain, as well as your skin, hair, nails, and joints. They’re also known to lower bad cholesterol while increasing good cholesterol.
Why Didn’t My Flaxseed Bread Rise?
You may notice that some of the flaxseed bread recipes don’t rise very much at all. That’s because flaxseed contains a high amount of phytic acid, which binds to minerals such as iron and calcium and prevents them from being absorbed.
To combat this, simply soak the seeds overnight before grinding them.
Why not rustle up some of our Gluten Free Toasted Muesli Granola Recipes?
When it comes to baking bread, it’s always important to keep in mind what type of bread you like and who will be enjoying it.
While we love the flavor and texture of wheat bread, we understand that not everyone enjoys it or can tolerate gluten. And so we hope that this guide helps you find the right kind of bread for you and your family.