Those tiny flax seeds provide a powerhouse of nutrients that can boost nutrition in your homemade breads. 

You can replace either flour or eggs in your bread recipe with ground flax meal or whole flax seed. When using whole seed, soak it in water for a few hours before you use it. 

What does flaxseed add to your bread? 

Flax seed facts:

  • 40% fat (the healthy kind!)
  • 28% dietary fiber (beneficial for your colon)
  • 21% protein
  • 6% carbohydrates

The fat in flax is heart-healthy omega 3. As an excellent source of dietary fiber, flaxseed and flax meal contribute to colon health

The protein in flax is similar to soybean protein and helps vegetarians meet daily protein requirements.

Here’s a method to use flax meal as an egg replacement:

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