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Flax – a different way…


With the weather slowly turning colder, my thoughts are turning more towards some warm, comfort food..the healthy way, if possible. I thought I would share with you one of my favourite breakfast recipies, which also gets a thumbs -up from my 17-month old daughter. Pancakes featuring flax, of course…

I found this recipe quite a while ago in a book by J. Volek and S.Phinney: “The Artand Science of Low Carbohydrate Living” which, by the way, is ¬†well-worth reading – particularly if wheat is not your best friend.

The recipe is for pancakes, as I call them, made of ground flax which can be served as a sweet or savoury dish.

The quantities I have used below will be sufficient for one person, so increase them, as appropriate.

Prep time: 5 minutes, cooking: 10 minutes.

Ingredient list:

1. 3 Tbl spoons of brown or golden flax seeds

2. A pinch of gluten-free baking powder

3. 1 whole egg

4. A dash of water

5. Soft cream cheese, jam, fruit or whatever else you like for topping.


1. Using a high power blender grind the flax seeds until you get fine flour texture . If you don’t own such a blender, check your local health shop as they may stock ground flax flour.


2. Add baking powder, egg and water.


3. Mix all the ingredients well. You should have a texture that is quite thick yet it slides easily enough from a spoon.


4. Shallow fry on a pan-just as you would make pancakes. You can either make one large, omlette-style pancake or a few small ones. I prefer the latter as they fry quicker and are easier to handle.


5. Just like pancakes, add your favourite topping. Whilst my little one likes them totally plain, I suppose they are easy to handle, I like mine with cream cheese and steamed, sweet apples, just like here.