Flaxseed Flatbreads Recipe - Vegetarian Food

Flaxseed Flatbreads

Flaxseed Flatbreads Recipe - Vegetarian Food
Preparation time: 2 hours | Cooking time: 12 minutes | Servings: 2 | Vegetarian diet


Flaxseed Flatbreads
Flaxseed Flatbreads

Flaxseed flatbreads are a delicious and nutritious alternative to traditional bread. Packed with whole wheat flour and ground flaxseeds, these flatbreads are not only tasty but also full of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.


Flatbreads have been a staple in many cultures for centuries. The combination of whole wheat flour and flaxseeds in this recipe adds a modern twist to this ancient tradition.


How to prepare

  1. 1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of lukewarm water and sugar. Sprinkle in the yeast and let it stand until foamy, approximately 10 minutes.
  2. 2. Meanwhile, using a spice grinder or blender, coarsely grind 0.25 cup of flaxseeds.
  3. 3. Gradually beat the whole wheat flour into the yeast mixture using a wooden spoon; beat for about 2 minutes. Stir in the ground flaxseeds, oil, yogurt, and salt. Gradually beat in just enough all-purpose flour until the dough becomes too stiff to stir.
  4. 4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it, adding just enough flour to prevent sticking, until it becomes smooth and elastic. This process should take approximately 5 to 10 minutes. (Alternatively, you can mix and knead the dough in a stand-up mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, then switch to a dough hook.)
  5. 5. Place the dough in a lightly oiled large bowl and turn it to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise at room temperature until it doubles in size, which should take around 1.5 to 2 hours.
  6. 6. Place a baking stone or inverted baking sheet in the oven to heat. Preheat the oven to 500°F (260°C). If using a baking stone, heat it for 25 minutes before baking. If using a baking sheet, heat it for 10 minutes.
  7. 7. Punch the dough down. Turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it a few times. Divide the dough into 2 pieces. Cover them with plastic wrap and let them rest for about 20 minutes.
  8. 8. Dust a pizza peel or large metal spatula with cornmeal. In a small bowl, combine the egg and 1 tbsp of water; stir briskly with a fork. Use your hands to press one piece of dough into an oval shape, then continue to stretch and press it until it becomes a 10 x 7 inches oval, slightly less than 0.5 inch thick. Place the oval on the pizza peel. Brush the top with the egg glaze. Dip your fingertips in the egg glaze and press them into the dough to form dimples all over the flatbread. Sprinkle with 2 tsp of whole flaxseeds.
  9. 9. Working quickly, open the oven door, hold the pizza peel at a slight angle, and tip the end toward the back of the baking stone. Give the pizza peel a quick jerk, allowing the flatbread to slide onto the baking stone. Quickly close the oven door and bake the flatbread until it becomes lightly browned and puffed, which should take around 11 to 12 minutes. Immediately wrap the baked flatbread in a kitchen towel to keep it soft and warm. Repeat the process with the remaining dough and flaxseed topping.


  • Add herbs or spices to the dough for extra flavor.
  • Substitute whole wheat flour with gluten-free flour for a gluten-free version.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to let the yeast mixture stand until foamy before adding the other ingredients.

- Knead the dough until it becomes smooth and elastic for the best texture.

- Use a baking stone or inverted baking sheet to achieve a crispy crust on the flatbreads.

Serving Suggestions

Flaxseed flatbreads can be served with a variety of toppings, such as hummus, tzatziki, or grilled vegetables.

Cooking Techniques

Use a baking stone or inverted baking sheet to achieve a crispy crust.

- Brush the flatbreads with an egg glaze before baking for a shiny finish.

Ingredient Substitutions

Substitute olive oil with melted butter or coconut oil.

- Use Greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt for a tangier flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

The dough for flaxseed flatbreads can be made ahead of time and refrigerated overnight. Simply let it come to room temperature before shaping and baking.

Presentation Ideas

Serve flaxseed flatbreads on a wooden board with a selection of dips and spreads for a beautiful and appetizing presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Flaxseed flatbreads pair well with soups, salads, or grilled meats for a complete and satisfying meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store leftover flatbreads in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. To reheat, wrap in foil and warm in a 350°F oven for 5-10 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of flaxseed flatbread contains approximately 200 calories.


Each serving of flaxseed flatbread contains approximately 25 grams of carbohydrates.


Flaxseeds are a great source of healthy fats, including omega-3 fatty acids. Each serving of flaxseed flatbread contains approximately 5 grams of fat.


Each serving of flaxseed flatbread contains approximately 4 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Flaxseeds are rich in vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese.


This recipe contains wheat and dairy in the form of yogurt. It may not be suitable for those with allergies to these ingredients.


Flaxseed flatbreads are a nutritious option for those looking to incorporate more whole grains and healthy fats into their diet.


Flaxseed flatbreads are a nutritious and delicious addition to any meal. With a crispy crust and a soft interior, these flatbreads are sure to become a new favorite in your recipe repertoire.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of discovering this recipe for the first time is a happy one. It was many years ago, back when I was just a young girl eager to learn the art of cooking from my own grandmother. I remember it like it was yesterday - the warm summer day, the smell of spices in the air, and the excitement in my heart as I watched my grandmother work her magic in the kitchen.

We had just come back from a trip to the market, where we had picked up some fresh ingredients for our meal. Among the items on our shopping list was a bag of flaxseeds, which my grandmother insisted on buying despite my protests. She told me that flaxseeds were not only nutritious, but also versatile in cooking, and that she had a special recipe in mind for them.

As soon as we got home, my grandmother got to work. She pulled out her old recipe book, a worn and tattered notebook filled with scribbles and notes from years of cooking experiments. Flipping through the pages, she finally found what she was looking for - a recipe for flaxseed flatbreads that she had learned from a dear friend many years ago.

With a twinkle in her eye, my grandmother began to gather the ingredients and set to work. She mixed the flaxseeds with flour, water, and a pinch of salt, kneading the dough until it was smooth and elastic. Then, she divided the dough into small balls and rolled them out into thin circles, which she cooked on a hot griddle until they were golden brown and crispy.

The smell of the flatbreads cooking filled the kitchen, and I couldn't wait to taste them. When they were finally done, my grandmother placed them on a plate and handed me one. I took a bite, and my taste buds were immediately delighted by the nutty flavor of the flaxseeds and the crispy texture of the bread.

From that moment on, I was hooked. I begged my grandmother to teach me how to make the flatbreads, and she patiently guided me through the process, showing me each step and explaining the importance of patience and attention to detail in cooking. I watched her hands move with grace and skill, and I knew that one day, I wanted to be just like her - a master of the kitchen, able to create delicious meals from scratch.

As the years went by, I practiced making the flaxseed flatbreads over and over again, perfecting my technique and experimenting with different spices and flavors. I shared them with friends and family, who all raved about how delicious they were. And every time I made them, I thought of my grandmother and the special bond we shared over our love of cooking.

Now, as I sit in my own kitchen, surrounded by the aroma of flaxseed flatbreads cooking on the griddle, I can't help but smile as I remember that happy day so many years ago. The recipe for these flatbreads may have come from a friend, but the love and passion I put into making them is all thanks to my dear grandmother, who taught me everything I know about cooking and inspired me to follow in her footsteps.

So here I am, passing on the tradition to the next generation, sharing the joy of cooking and the magic of flaxseed flatbreads with my own grandchildren. And as I watch them take their first bite and see the delight in their eyes, I know that the memory of discovering this recipe for the first time will always be a happy one.


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