4 Ingredient Banana Almond Mini Muffins (Vegan, Grain-Free)

These muffins are a snap to put together, and are made with only four healthy ingredients! I think they taste best straight out of the oven. Enjoy!



  • 1 cup (250 mL) mashed, very ripe banana (between 2 and 3 large bananas)

  • 2 tablespoons (13 g) flaxseed meal

  • 1 and 1/2 cups (168 g) blanched almond flour

  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

See the entire recipe and directions at Power Hungry.

Slow Cooker Granola Recipe

This simple recipe makes a fabulous granola that’s easily customizable and is a wonderful snack on it’s own or added to yogurt!


4 cups old-fashioned oats

1 cup sliced almonds

1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 cup dried cherries

See the entire recipe and directions at Taste of Home.


Keto Crispy Flaxseed Waffles

These low carb, keto friendly waffles are full of healthy flaxseed, which give these waffles a huge omega 3 boost! They’re a great way to start the day!

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2 cups roughly ground golden flaxseed

1 tablespoon gluten-free baking powder

1 teaspoon sea salt

5 large eggs, I used pastured eggs

½ cup water

⅓ cup avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil or melted coconut oil

1 tablespoon fresh herbs (if making savory) or 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

See the entire recipe and directions at Healthful Persuit!

Grain Free Seed Crackers

These crackers are delicious and so healthy, while being perfect for special diets, whether you’re gluten free, paleo, low carb, vegan, or just want to have a tasty snack that’s good for you!



½ cup pumpkin seed (pepitas)

1 cup ground flaxseed

⅓ cup sesame seed

¼ cup chia seed

1 tsp salt

1¼ cup water

Additional Flavorings:

Add up to 2 tablespoons of your favorite herbs and spices. I added ½ tsp granulated garlic, 1 tsp thyme and 1 tsp basil.

See the entire recipe and directions at Downshiftology.

Seeded Whole Grain Quick Bread

This recipe makes a delicious, hearty breakfast or snack that compliments both sweet and savory flavors.

⅓ cup unsalted sunflower seeds
⅓ cup unsalted pumpkin seeds
3 tablespoons flaxseed
3 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 cups white whole-wheat flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 large eggs
1½ cups buttermilk
1 cup rolled oats
½ cup avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons honey or pure maple syrup

See the entire recipe and directions at Eating Well

Hearty Flax Seed Pancakes

Flax seeds are full of good fiber and omega-3 fatty acids!  These make a delicious, hearty breakfast that satisfies for hours.

1/4 cup ground golden flax seed meal
1 large egg
1 Tablespoon nut milk or use water
1 teaspoon lemon juice or 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
tiny pinch sea salt

optional: dash of cinnamon & nutmeg
optional: a little sweetener of your choice
add to skillet/pan: a little organic vegetable shortening or any cooking fat/oil

See the entire recipe and directions at Forest and Fauna.

Triple Seed Superfood Granola

This recipe combines hemp, flax, and chia seeds for an amazing granola full of beneficial nutrients! It’s also fantastic when combined with our homemade yogurt recipe to make your own parfaits!

Dry Ingredients:

•    3 cups crisp brown rice cereal (gluten-free)
•    3 cups gluten-free rolled oats
•    ½ cup shelled hemp seeds
•    ½ cup brown flax seeds
•    ¼ cup chia seeds

Wet Ingredients:

•    ½ cup brown rice syrup (or honey)
•    2 tablespoons flax oil (or other oil)
•    1 tablespoon molasses
•    ½ tablespoon vanilla extract

See the entire recipe and directions at Keepin’ It Kind.

Easy No Bake Granola Bars

This is a recipe simple enough to make with kids and can be made without even turning on the oven. It's easily customizable as well!


2 cups rolled oats
1 1/4 cups natural crunchy peanut butter
1 cup ground flaxseed
3/4 cup honey
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup sliced almonds

See the entire recipe and directions at All Recipes.

Apple Flaxjacks


I love these flaxjacks!  They're a super healthy way to start the day!

  • 1 jumbo egg
  • 2 Tbs. ground flax seed, such as Barlean’s Forti-Flax
  • 1 small apple, unpeeled, cored, and shredded1/2 tsp. ground ginger and/or cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. dry sweetener (such as palm sugar or erythritol), or a few drops NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia, optional
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil

Read the full recipe and directions at Better Nutrition.

PER SERVING: 299 cal; 10g pro; 21g total fat (10g sat fat); 22g carb; 208mg chol; 84mg sod; 6g fiber; 14g sugars

No Bake Energy Bites

These are a delicious and healthy snack for kids (or anyone).  They’re particularly great since they’re “no bake”.


•    ½ cup coconut flakes
•    1 cup old-fashioned oats
•    ½ cup brown rice crisp cereal
•    ½ cup ground flaxseed
•    ¼ tsp. cinnamon
•    ½ cup nut butter (I've used almond butter and peanut butter, as well as a combination of the two)
•    ⅓ cup honey
•    1 tsp. vanilla
•    ¼ cup mini chocolate chips (can substitute dried blueberries or raisins)


Read the complete recipe and directions at kristineskitchenblog.com

The “Life Changing Loaf of Bread”

This bread is literally health on a plate.  It’s more dense than most breads, but it’s wonderfully filling and makes a fantastic breakfast or snack.


•    1 cup sunflower seed kernels (not in the shell)
•    ½ cup flax seeds
•    ½ cup hazelnuts or almonds
•    1 ½ cup rolled oats (if making gluten-free, make sure to get certified gluten-free oats)
•    2 tablespoons chia seeds
•    4 tablespoons psyllium seed husks (3 tablespoons if using psyllium husk powder)
•    1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt (add 1/2 teaspoon if using coarse salt)
•    1 tablespoon maple syrup (for sugar-free diets, use a pinch of stevia)
•    3 tablespoons melted coconut oil or ghee
•    1 ½ cup water


Read the complete recipe and directions at food52.com