Have you gotten your flax on? It’s been called one of the most powerful foods on the planet:
- Omega-3 essential fatty acids, “good” fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s.
- Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
- Fiber. Flaxseed contains both the soluble and insoluble types.
Okay, okay, enough with the details, my kids are still learning to like the wraps because they do have an earthy taste but can be sweetened with a little cinnamon. Otherwise I make mine spicy. Let’s start with the Spicy Recipe shall we?
Step one: Gather your ingredients for one Flax Seed Wrap. You will need:
3 Tbsp ground flaxseed, 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1 TBSP of Melted Coconut Oil or Olive Oil, 1 Large Egg, 1 TBSP Water.
I use whatever I can find in my garden and top it off with Almond Cheddar Cheese. You can make this savory by adding herbs such as paprika, onion powder, garlic powder; You can make this in a rectangular safe dish, or a round container or scroll down for stove top instructions.
We use this kind of cheese due to stomach ailments with diary. Love it and so do the kids.
Step Two: Measure out the 3 TBs of Flax Seed and grind the flax.
Step Three: Mix together flax and baking powder. Stir in melted coconut oil. Beat in egg and water until blended.
Step Four: Pour into greased microwave safe pie plate. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes until cooked. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes. Gently lift an edge with a spatula, loosen from the pan. Flip the wrap over and top with desired toppings.
Variations & Other Recipes
To create on the stove top: Grease and Warm a 10″ skillet. Pour batter into pan. Cook approx. 3 minutes (I flipped and cooked another 30 seconds on second side). Lift with spatula and slide onto plate. Cool 5 minutes.
Kid Friendly Flaxseed Wraps
- Add 1 to 2 Teaspoons of agave nectar and cinnamon. Top with your child’s favorite fruit. I send these to school with the kids, just roll ’em up.
- If your kids like PB & J or PB with Bananas, you’ll love this idea. Slather on peanut butter with one sliced up banana. Roll and serve. (be sure to look for a brand that is free of trans fats, palm oil, sugar, corn syrup, etc, etc).
- For breakfast, add Maple Syrup to the raw mixture and cook. Then top a favorite fruit.