Flax seeds are an age-old foodstuff that has, over the past few years, gained attention for its outstanding health benefits and nutrient profile.

Whether golden or brown, flax seeds offer an incredible list of nutrients.  One tablespoon of flax seeds provides 1.3 grams of protein, Vitamin B1 (8% of the RDI), Vitamin B6 (2% of the RDI) Folate (2% of the RDI), Calcium (2% of the RDI), Iron (2% of the RDI), Magnesium (7% of the RDI), Phosphorus (4% of the RDI), Potassium (2% of the RDI) as well as omega 3.

These little seeds are very versatile and, like chia seeds, can be used, when ground, as an egg substitute in baking.  Typically, one tablespoon of ground flax mixed with three tablespoons of warm water makes one ‘egg’.

However, there is a lot more to this seed than just an egg replacer.  Here is a list of 10 OGP recipes that showcase this small but mighty seed and help you in your effort to elbow more flax seeds into your diet.

1.  Homemade Golden Flax Seed Milk

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Here we have a fantastic recipe for making your own plant-based milk.  This Homemade Golden Flax Seed Milk recipe by Wendy Irene is simple to make, delicious, and nutritious.  This milk is sweetened with dates and flavored with vanilla and cinnamon.  These are aspects that you can play with until it is to your perfect liking.

2.  Flax Meal Pizza Crust

One Bowl Gluten-Free, Oil-Free Flax Meal Pizza Crust [Vegan]

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For the juicers amongst you, this could be a savior of a recipe.  This Flax Meal Pizza Crust by Christa Clark uses the pulp from juiced carrots to make the crust. The pulp is mixed with flax seeds, garlic, and a handful of herbs and spices to make the perfect crust for a delicious pizza that is topped with homemade tomato sauce.  What’s more, it’s gluten-free!

3.  Paleo Flax Patties

Paleo Flax Patties

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Grab your favorite burger buns and toppings and make yourself some of these Paleo Flax Patties by Priscilla Soler.  These are made from flax seeds and coconut flour along with an array of herbs and spices. Think about adding avocado, tahini sauce, or cashew cream to serve.

4.  Wholegrain Flaxseed and Sesame Crackers

Wholegrain Flaxseed and Sesame Crackers

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You can ditch buying those boxes of store-bought crackers and get baking with these Wholegrain Flaxseed and Sesame Crackers by Namita Tiwari. They are crisp and wholesome and are a great snack for munching on alone or to use with dips and different toppings.

5.  Oat Quickbread With Sunflower Seeds and Flax

Oat Quickbread With Sunflower Seeds and Flax

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There is nothing quite like a loaf of homemade bread, and with this recipe for Oat Quickbread With Sunflower Seeds and Flax by Annie Oliverio, you can be enjoying your bread in about an hour.  No need to knead!  Enjoy this with a big bowl of homemade soup or with a spread of your favorite jam.

6.  Veggie Cutlets With Flax and Oats

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These Veggie Cutlets With Flax and Oats by Tina Dawson are great for using up leftover veggies.  Don’t be afraid of making a motherload of these delicious cutlets as they freeze really well and can be an on-hand dinner when you are squeezed for time.  They are crispy on the outside, soft in the middle and are wonderful with a dollop of ketchup or chutney.

7.  Flax and Chia Seed Crackers

Flax and Chia Seed Crackers [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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This is a fantastic recipe for Flax and Chia Seed Crackers by Andrea Biethman.  These crackers are an alternative to the fatty and salty crackers and chips you can find at the supermarket.  Use these to scoop some homemade hummus or just grab a few to stave off hunger pangs between meals.

8.  Super Flax Green Bean Fries

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These Super Flax Green Bean Fries by Renee Press make a healthy and tasty snack, and they go great on the side of a veggie burger.  The beans are baked until they are crisp, then they are coated in flax meal, salt, avocado oil, and pepper.  They are so easy to make and are a great alternative to greasy potato fries.

9.  Baked Falafel Balls With Flax and Tahini Sauce

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These Baked Falafel Balls With Flax and Tahini Sauce by Rachel Hanawalt are a healthier, but equally delicious, version of the fried falafel we all love.  Bake up a batch of these balls and crumble them onto salads, stuff them into pita bread, or wrap them up in leafy greens.  Don’t forget a good dousing of flax and tahini sauce.

10.  Sugar-Free Banana-Date-Flax Muffins

Banana Date flax muffins

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If you have some dying bananas hanging around on your kitchen counter, then this is the recipe for you.  Take those blackening bananas and bake yourself some Sugar-Free Banana-Date-Flax Muffins by Annie Oliverio.  The sweetness of those bananas is enough, so there is no need to add extra sugar.  However, if you are feeling a little cheeky, you can add some chocolate chips.

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