Gluten Free Flax Bread

This is a great versatile gluten free bread recipe, using flax seed as the base, that can be baked as a loaf or buns.

Flaxseed (Linseed) are one of the richest sources of ALA (Alpha-linolenic acid) an omega 3 fatty acid, there is. With an incredible nutritional profile, this recipe combines it with the complete amino acid & protein packed Chia Seed for a nutritional power house.

Either keep the recipe plain to top with sweet or savoury foods, or flavour as you see fit to compliment your toppings…

The below should give you around 21 slices, if your careful! And the following Nutritional Info;

Calories: 126 (Per Slice)

Fat: 10g / Carbs: 2.4g / Protein: 5.3g

Flax Bread Loaf or Buns

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Flax Loaf


  • 200g ground or whole flaxseeds
  • 100g Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Almonds
  • 3 Tbsp chia seed
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ Tsp sea salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • 2-3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil, melted into dry mix
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon dried herbs (such as thyme) or fennel/caraway seeds


  • Preheat the oven to fan 180°C/Gasmark 6 and line a baking tray with baking parchment, or bread tin if making loaf
  • Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl using a fork. Beat in the remaining ingredients and leave the batter to rest for 5 minutes to thicken up. If using whole flaxseeds, mix with just the water and beaten egg first then allow to stand and thicken for 30 minutes before mixing with the rest of the ingredients
  • Take 4–5 tablespoons of batter and shape into a bun with your hands. Place on the prepared baking tray and use wet hands to shape/smooth the top and to press down lightly so that the bun is 5mm-1cm thick. Repeat with the rest of the batter, sprinkling the tops with the sesame seeds (if using) and gently pressing them in
  • Or if making loaf pour mixture into bread tin
  • Bake for around 30 mins for buns or 45 for loaf, until a knife comes out clean
  • Allow to fully cool once cooked before cutting