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How To Make Flax Seed French Toast

Updated on October 7, 2012
French toast topped with fruit is always a favorite breakfast treat.
French toast topped with fruit is always a favorite breakfast treat. | Source

Healthy Recipes - Flax Seed French Toast

French Toast is a great breakfast dish but how about if we add in something really, really good for us like flax seed?

You've got it - we have Flax Seed French Toast!

This is a wonderful way to have French toast and also add in an ingredient that is super healthy for us - flax seed.

I copied down this recipe from a cookbook. I regret in this case I can't seem to find which cookbook I got this wonderful recipe from! I know it was one of the high fiber cookbooks that I like to check out from time to time and when I find it, I will make sure to come back and let you know which great cookbook it was from!

Recipe for Flax Seed French Toast

Makes 6 slices of French toast.


  • 1/2 cup raw cashew pieces (I substitute almonds)
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (divided)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons whole flax seed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon or coriander
  • 6 slices sprouted grain bread or whole-grain multi grain bread


  1. Use a blender on high setting or food processor/mini processor to blend the nuts with 1/2 cup water until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except for bread and blend on high until mixture is thickened.
  3. Pour into a shallow baking pan or dish.
  4. Lightly spray frying pan or griddle with vegetable spray – set griddle to 350 degrees or frying pan to medium heat.
  5. Dip each slice of bread into the batter to coat and place in frying pan or on griddle. \
  6. Cook until golden brown on bottom.
  7. Flip and brown on the other side.

This French toast is delicious served with fresh fruit or homemade applesauce.

Benefits of Flax Seed

Flax seed is becoming very popular for its healthy properties and it is recommended that we add 2 tablespoons of flax to our daily diet.  Here are some facts about flax - 'just the flax'.

  • Flax seed is loaded with omega-3 oils
  • Omega-3 oils are believed invaluable in the fight against heart disease, cancers, arthritis, inflammatory diseases, and diabetes
  • Flax seed is high in fiber
  • If you need your cholesterol lowered, flax seed would be a great addition to your diet
  • Flax seed is loaded with B vitamins
  • Antioxidants are abundant in flax seed

Some precautions to take with flax seed

  • Make sure you store it in a cool, dry place - or in the fridge as it can become rancid
  • Using more than 2 tablespoons per day is not recommended because flax seed contains small amounts of cyanide
  • Flax seed can have a hormonal effect on the body
  • Too much flax seed can also produce a laxative effect

Used in moderation, flax seed has many positive properties - it is also one of the 7 foods recommended for women on a daily basis. 

Why is Flaxseed So Good For Us?

How to Add Flax Seed to Pancakes and Waffles

How to Make Flax Seed Pancakes


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    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      10 years ago from Washington

      That's what I do, too - I was shocked by the cyanide too but I guess that's why we should only eat a wee bit! Thanks for commenting, Judy.

    • judydianne profile image


      10 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Didn't know flax seed has cyanide, but everything in moderation, right? I use it ground on salads, too.

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      10 years ago from Washington

      It is a goofy little seed that is best ground as you cannot process it really well unless it is - but it sure packs a lot of healthy punches. Thanks for stopping by, hello, hello.

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 

      10 years ago from London, UK

      I have never tried flaxseed. Thanks and will try.

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      10 years ago from Washington

      Thanks, Katie - I am trying to do that as well - this just sounded like a 'real recipe' so I went with it! Thanks for stopping in and for the great input as always.

    • katiem2 profile image

      Katie McMurray 

      10 years ago from Westerville

      I adore flaxseed and put it in everything waffles, french toast and pancakes, oatmeal and on and on the flax addition goes. Great healthy recipe flaxseed french toast. Thanks and peace. :)


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