20 Recipes from Flaxseeds You Must Try

Flax seeds are rich in soluble fibers that lower the unhealthy cholesterol and help in balancing the blood sugar levels. Since they are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, this reduces the risk of stroke and heart attack. When they are ground, they act as a versatile ingredient that can be used in rotis, paranthas, desserts, and many other dishes.
Read on to know about the recipes from flax seeds:

1 Flax Seed Raita

• Flax seeds- 3 Tbsp
• Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
• Sugar- 1 teaspoon
• Yogurt (curd)- 2 cups
• Coriander leaves- 10 leaves
• Grated bottle gourd- 2 cup
• Water- 1/2 cup
• Salt as required

• Roast the flax seeds and cumin seeds in a pan. Once it cools down, grind them into a fine powder.
• Heat another pan and add grated bottle gourd with 1/2 cup water to it. Cook for 6-7 minutes so that the water evaporates. Let it cool.
• Take a bowl and beat the yogurt until it is smooth.
• Add the flax and cumin seed powder, sugar, and salt to the yogurt and mix again.
• Add the cooked bottle gourd and gently mix the mixture.
• Refrigerate the raita and then garnish it with coriander leaves and serve chilled.

Flax Seed Raita

2  Flaxseed Dosa

• Leftover dosa batter- 1 cup
• Roasted Peanuts- 2 Tbsp
• Ginger piece- 1 inch
• Flax seeds- 1 Tsp
• Cumin seeds- 1/2 Tsp
• Green Chili- 1
• Garlic cloves- 4
• Salt as required

• Roast the flax seeds in a pan.
• Take a mixer grinder and add flax seeds, peanuts, cumin seeds, garlic cloves, ginger, and chili with little water to make a smooth paste.
• Take the leftover dosa batter and the flax seed paste.
• Add salt as required and mix till it bends when.
• Leave the batter for 15 minutes.
• Pour the batter in a tawa and make a dosa.
• Serve the dosa with hot sambhar.


3 Flax Seed Brownie

• Flaxseeds Bars- 1 Cup
• Jaggery- 1 Cup
• Sesame Seeds- ½ Cup
• Almonds for garnishing (optional)
• Water- 2-3 Tbsp

• Dry roast flax seeds and sesame seeds. Let it cool.
• Grind the seeds together.
• Take a pan and add jaggery with three tablespoons of water.
• Cook for 5 minutes and boil till the syrup becomes thick.
• Add the mixture of flaxseeds and sesame seeds and mix well till forms a consistency like dough.
• Transfer the mixture on the wax paper greased with coconut oil.
• Spread the mixture using a spoon and garnish with sliced almonds
• Cut into diamond shape bars using a knife and cool for 30 minutes.

Flax Seed Brownie

4 FlaxSeed and Edible Gum Sweet Balls

• Flaxseeds- 1 cup
• Wheat flour- 1 cup
• Edible gum- 2 Tbsp
• Jaggery (powdered)- 3/4 cup
• Ghee (as per need)- 4 Tbsp

• Take a pan and dry roast the flax seeds. Keep it aside.
• Next, dry roast the wheat flour until a nice aroma comes.
• Take another pan and add one teaspoon of ghee to fry the edible gum.
• Take all the ingredients along with the powdered jaggery and grind them.
• Take a plate and transfer the mixture. Add the heated ghee to the powder to make a ball.
• Serve them.

FlaxSeed and Edible Gum Sweet Balls

5 Flax Seed Idli Podi

• Flax seeds- 1/2 cup
• Urad dal- 1/2 cup
• Red chilies- 15
• Channa dal- 1/4 cup
• Cumin seeds- 2 tbsp
• Hing- 1/4 tsp
• Curry leaves- 3 sprigs
• Salt to taste

• Dry roast the urad dal, flax seeds, and channa dal separately for three minutes.
• Add the curry leaves and roast.
• Add the red chilies and roast for two minutes. Add a tsp of oil to prevent the red chilies from burning.
• Add the cumin seeds and roast for one minute.
• Let all the roasted ingredients cool.
• Take the red chilies in a blender and blend to make a fine powder.
• Add the rest of the ingredients with salt and hing and blend till it becomes a coarse powder.
• Cool down the podi and then transfer to a jar to store.

Flax Seed Idli Podi

6 Coconut Flax Seed Coffee Cake

• Egg- 1
• Milk- 2 tbsp
• Flaxseed powder- 2 tbsp
• Grated fresh coconut- 2 tbsp
• Coffee powder- 1 Tsp
• Cinnamon powder- 1/4 tsp
• Nutmeg powder- 1 pinch
• Baking powder- 1/4 tsp
• Sodium bicarbonate- 1/4 Tsp
• Nijella seed raw honey- 1 Tsp
• Chopped walnut-1
• Chopped cashew nut- 3
• Extra virgin coconut oil- 2 tbsp

• Mix all the dry ingredients.
• Beat the egg and milk together.
• Combine both dry and wet ingredients and fold gently.
• Add honey and nuts to it.
• Transfer into safe microwave mug and set three minutes and cook.

Coconut Flax Seed Coffee Cake

7 Flax Seed Butter

• Flax Seeds- 100 gms
• Sugar- 2 to 3 Tbsp
• Coconut oil- 1/3 cup
• Salt- 1 pinch

• Dry roast flax seeds in a pan till it is fragrant. Let it cool down.
• Grind the flax seeds to make a coarse powder.
• Add the salt and sugar and run the mixer again.
• Add 1/4 cup oil in a food processor and process till it becomes together in a mass.
• Add the remaining oil and grind till the butter becomes a smooth paste.
• The Flaxseed butter is ready.

Flax Seed Butter

8 Flaxseed and Cranberry Muffins

• Roasted Red Rice Flour – 3/4 cup
• Wheat Flour/ Atta- 3/4 cup
• Baking Powder- 1 Tsp
• Ground Flax Seeds- 1/2 cup
• Dark Brown Sugar- 1/2 cup
• Olive Oil- 1/4 cup
• Salt- 1/4 Tsp
• Dried Cranberries- 1/2 cup
• Vanilla Essence- 1 tsp
• Soy Milk- 1 1/2 cups

• Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
• Take a bowl and mix rice flour, flax seed powder, wheat flour, salt, and baking powder.
• Make a well in the center and add soy milk, oil, and vanilla essence.
• Fold the ingredients with a spoon.
• Add the cranberries and fold.
• Divide the batter between 12 muffin moulds.
• Bake for 25-30 minutes.
• Let the muffins cool and serve warm.

Flaxseed and Cranberry Muffins

9 Flax Seed Beet Fish Cutlet

For Marinating:
• Boneless fish (King Fish) – ½ cup
• Salt – ¼ Tsp
• Ginger Garlic paste – ½ Tsp
• Pepper powder – ¼ Tsp
Ingredients to be mixed with the cooked fish:
• Grated beetroot – 2
• Boiled potato– 1
• Boiled carrot– 2-inch
• Chopped onion– 1
• Flaxseed powder– ¼ cup
• Chopped green chili– 1
• Garam masala– ½ Tsp
• Pepper powder– ½ Tsp
• Coriander leaves– a handful
• Bread crumbs– 1 tbsp
For Coating:
• Crumb’s powder – ¾ cup
• Corn flour powder – 1 Tbsp
For Dipping:
• Egg– 1

• Wash the fish and add pepper, ginger garlic paste, and salt. Mix well for ten minutes.
• Add cooked fish, boiled potato, boiled carrot, and grated beetroot and mix.
• Add chopped onions, salt, pepper, garam masala, bread crumbs, green chilis, and flaxseed powder, and mix well.
• Make small and round balls.
• Take a bowl and beat the egg until it becomes fluffy.
• Take a plate and mix corn flour and bread crumbs.
• Dip the cutlet balls in the beaten egg and coat well with bread crumbs and cornflour mixture.
• Refrigerate for one hour. In a tawa, add oil and shallow fry all the cutlets.
• Serve hot with mint chutney.

Flax Seed Beet Fish Cutlet

10 FlaxSeed Rasam

• Flax Seeds- 2 Tablespoons
• Hing- A pinch
• Tamarind: Gooseberry size tamarind
• Curry leaves- 6 to 8
• Tomatoes- 2 Medium (optional)
• Rasam Powder- 4 Teaspoons
• Coconut-1 Tablespoon
• Mustard seeds- 1/2 Teaspoon
• Oil-1 Teaspoon
• Coriander leaves- 4 Teaspoons
• Salt to taste

• Roast flax seeds with curry leaves and hing.
• Cut the tomatoes and keep it aside.
• Grate the coconut and soak tamarind in warm water.
• Squeeze the pulp after ten minutes.
• Grind the roasted flax seeds and coconut with little water till it becomes a smooth paste.
• Add the tamarind pulp and cut tomatoes in a big pan.
• Add salt to the ground paste.
• Add turmeric powder and three glasses of water. Mix well.
• Put oil in a small pan and heat the mustard seeds.
• Add curry leaves and hing when the mustard starts to spurt.
• Add the mixture to the boiling Rasam.
• Add coriander leaves and serve with hot rice or Idli.

FlaxSeed Rasam

11 Flaxseed Smoothie

• Flaxseeds- 2 Tbsp
• Flavored soya milk- 1 cup
• Chopped strawberries- 1 cup
• Chopped bananas- 1/2 cup
• Honey- 2 Tsp
• For Garnishing:
• Strawberries- 2
• Bananas slices- 2

• Add bananas, strawberries, honey, and flaxseeds in soya milk. Blend till the mixture is smooth.
• Pour the smoothie into a glass.
• Serve garnished with a banana and strawberry slice.

Flaxseed Smoothie

12 Wheat Berry Parfait

• Wheat Berries– 1 cup
• Hung Curd– 1 1/2 cup
• Flax seeds- 1 Tbsp
• Walnuts – 3 Tbsp
• Sugar– 4 Tbsp (or to taste)
• Chopped Apples, Bananas, and Mixed berries- 1 cup

• Soak the berries overnight, tie them in a kitchen towel and leave it in a warm place until the small sprouts coming out.
• In a large pot filled with water, cook the wheat berries for half an hour.
• Mix two tablespoons of sugar with the curd.
• Drain out the water from the pan. Mix the berries with the flax seeds, sugar, and walnuts
• Take a glass and add one tablespoon of wheat berries. Add one tablespoon of curd followed by one tablespoon of fruits.
• Repeat until you reach the top.

Wheat Berry Parfait

13 Spinach and Flaxseed Parantha

• Wheat flour- 3 cups
• Spinach (chopped finely)- 1 cup
• Flax seeds- 2 Tbsp
• Cumin seeds- 1/2 Tsp
• Garam Masala powder- 1 Tsp
• Yogurt- 1 cup
• Salt to taste
• All-purpose flour for dusting.

• Grind the spinach coarsely with yogurt.
• In a bowl, mix the wheat flour, cumin seeds, garam masala powder, flax seeds, and salt in a bowl. Add the yogurt and spinach mixture and knead into a smooth dough.
• Keep it aside for half an hour.
• Roll out the chapatis and dust with all-purpose flour.
• Cook the paranthas with oil.

Spinach and Flaxseed Parantha

14 Flaxseed Porridge

• Ground flaxseed- 3 Tbsp
• Whey protein powder- 1 scoop
• Coconut oil- 1 Tsp
• Ground cinnamon- 1 teaspoon
• Boiling water- 1/2 cup
• Sugar to taste

• Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl and add oil.
• Pour the boiling water and stir to reach the desired consistency.
• Sprinkle chopped nuts or berries and serve.

Flaxseed Porridge

15 Flaxseed Pancake

• Flaxseed meal- 1 cup
• Eggs- 4
• Unsweetened almond- 1/3 cup
• Lemon juice- 1 Tsp
• Baking soda- 1 Tsp
• Vanilla extract- 1 Tsp
• Cinnamon- 1 Tsp
• Salt to taste

• Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and add sugar.
• Pour the batter on a skillet to make a pancake. Cook for 2-3 minutes until edges begin to firm. Flip and cook the other side for 2-3 minutes.
• Top with sliced fruit of syrup.

Flaxseed Pancake

16 Flaxseed Chips

• Flaxseed Meal- 1 cup
• Garlic Powder- 2 Tsp
• Onion Powder- 2 Tsp
• Chili Powder Mix- 2 Tsp
• Water- 1/2 cup

• Mix flax meal and seasonings in a bowl.
• Add water and mix.
• Keep the dough aside for 10 minutes.
• Preheat the oven to 200°C.
• Once the dough is ready, roll it out between two parchment papers.
• Place the rolled dough with parchment paper onto a baking sheet.
• Use a pizza cutter to cut into cracker sized pieces.
• Bake for 10-15 minutes.
• Cool them before storing.

Flaxseed Chips

17 Apple Flaxseed Muffins

• Flaxseed meal- 1 1/2 cups
• Baking powder- 2 Tsp
• Cinnamon- 1 Tbsp
• Nutmeg- 1 Tsp
• Salt- 1/2 Tsp
• Applesauce- 1/2 cup
• Eggs (beaten)- 4
• Vegetable oil- 1/4 cup
• Water- 1/4 cup
• Vanilla extract- 1 Tbsp
• Apple, chopped- 1

• Heat oven to 350 F and grease the muffin tin.
• Whisk flaxseed meal, salt, nutmeg, baking powder, and cinnamon in a bowl
• Add eggs, applesauce, vanilla essence, oil, water, and chopped apples.
• Keep it aside for ten minutes.
• Pour it into the muffin pan and bake for 18 minutes.

Apple Flaxseed Muffins

18 Flaxseed Twisty Sticks

• Flaxseed- 1/2 cup
• Flour- 1 1/2 cup
• Baking powder- 1/2 teaspoon
• Kosher salt- 1 teaspoon
• Black pepper- 1/2 teaspoon
• Onion powder- 2 teaspoons
• Garlic powder- 1 teaspoon
• Oregano- 1 teaspoon
• Low-fat milk- 1/2 cup
• Canola oil- 4 Tbsp

• Preheat oven to 375 degrees Celsius.
• Mix flaxseed, flour, salt, oregano, baking powder, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder in a bowl.
• Take a separate container and mix milk and oil.
• Add the wet ingredient to the dry ingredient and mix until a dough is formed.
• Roll out between two sheets of wax paper to 9×18 inches.
• Cut into 36 pieces by cutting into two 9×9-inch sheets and cutting 18 strips out of each sheet.
• Twist each strip and place on an ungreased sheet pan and bake for 10 minutes.
• Remove and turn over each stick and bake for another ten minutes.
• Let it cool.

Flaxseed Twisty Sticks

19 Banana Oat Flaxseed Cookie

• Ripe bananas- 2
• Gluten-free rolled oats- 1 cup
• Flaxseed meal- 1/2 cup
• Unsweetened shredded coconut- 1/4 cup
• Sliced almonds- 1/4 cup
• A pinch of salt
• Semi-sweet chocolate chips- 1/2 cup

• Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a parchment paper lined baking sheet and set aside.
• Mash the ripe bananas with a fork in a bowl. Add in the rolled oats, shredded coconut, salt, and flaxseed meal, shredded coconut, almonds, and salt.
• Add in the chocolate chips with mix together again.
• Scoop out the cookie batter and place on the baking sheet.
• Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly golden brown on the outside.

Banana Oat Flaxseed Cookie

20 Flaxseed Caramel

• Unsalted butter, for greasing
• Flaxseeds- 2 cups
• Heavy cream- 2 cups plus 2 Tbsp
• Granulated sugar- 1 1/2 cups + 2 Tbsp
• Flaxseed oil- 1cup + 2 1/2 Tbsp
• Dark brown sugar- 1 cup
• Light corn syrup- 1 cup
• Evaporated milk- 3/4 cup

• Heat oven to 350° Celsius. Grease a baking pan and line with parchment paper.
• Mix flaxseeds and water in a bowl then spread into the parchment paper lined.
• Bake for 30 minutes.
• Transfer to a rack and let cool. Spread flaxseeds on the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Reserve remaining flaxseeds.
• Stir granulated sugar, corn syrup, cream oil, brown sugar, and evaporated milk in a pan. Cook the syrup until it becomes dark.
• Remove the pan from heat and add in 1 1⁄2 cups of the flaxseeds.
• Quickly, pour the caramel on the baking pan and refrigerate until set, about 4 hours.
• Cut into cubes and serve.

Flaxseed Caramel