7 Fabulous Flaxseed Recipes

These flaxseed recipes show the versatility of this specialty seed, also known as linseed by some people.  To avoid confusion with non-consumable Linseed Oil from hardware stores any oil product for consumers are referred to as Flaxseed Oil and this trend is being adopted for both the seed and milled meals and flours. If you are going to get an oil, you should check out a local manufacturer Stoney Creek Oil.


Flaxseed is incredibly versatile. It can be ground up into flaxseed meal to create a vegan egg replacer or used as a gluten-free flour. It is also low in carbohydrates so is great for keto recipes. Like many other types of bakery seeds, flaxseeds contain healthy fats and are a vegan source of omega-3.


Whilst Australia has a robust diverse set of Flaxseed growers, especially during the drought, manufacturers depending on Flaxseed had to import from Canada, Eastern Europe/Russia and New Zealand. Even today, it is almost impossible to source organic Flaxseed in Australia as seed stocks have not recovered and farmers have many other profitable/low-risk crops to choose to grow.

Peanut Butter Flaxseed Pancakes

Peanut Butter Flaxseed Pancakes

Peanut Butter Flaxseed Pancakes from Minimalist Baker

Pancakes are one of the best recipes to make with a flax egg. This simple substitute can help to turn the humble pancake into a great vegan option. Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker.

Linseed Crackers

Linseed Crackers

Linseed Crackers from Eat Pray Workout

These crackers use flaxseed in two ways, the whole seed and grinding some up to use like a vegan egg replacer. Add some sunflower seeds for extra crunch and voila. Get the recipe from Eat Pray Workout.

Flaxseed Chicken Tenders

Flaxseed Chicken Tenders

Flaxseed Chicken Tenders from Nutrition To Fit

One of the common alternatives for breadcumbs are nuts, but what do you use if you have nut allergies? Flaxseed of course. This recipe shows you how to make a crumb you can use for all kinds of recipes, not just chicken nuggets. Get the recipe from Nutrition To Fit.

Flaxseed Wraps

Flaxseed Wraps

Flaxseed Wraps from Sweet As Honey

Not only is flaxseed gluten free but it is also low in carbohydrates. These flaxseed wraps are a great option if you're looking for a keto wrap or just want a low carb alternative. Get the recipe from Sweet As Honey.

Brownie Linseed Pudding

Brownie Linseed Pudding

Brownie Linseed Pudding from Fanny The Foodie

This delicious flaxseed breakfast recipe also uses cacao and cacao nibs to give you a boost of energy in the morning. It's also completely vegan. Get the recipe from Fanny the Foodie.

Flaxseed Bread

Flaxseed Bread

Flaxseed Bread from Nutrition Refined

Flaxseed is gluten-free so it makes a great alternative to traditional flour. This flaxseed bread recipe is a great excuse to grind your own flaxseed meal. Get the recipe from Nutrition Refined.

Flaxseed Caramels

Flaxseed Caramels

Flaxseed Caramels from The Crepes Of Wrath

These caramels are a great flaxseed dessert recipe. The flaxseed gives them a great nutty flavour and a bit more texture than your usual caramel treats. Get the recipe from The Crepes Of Wrath.