Golden Flaxseed Meal Bread




Yield 1 loaf or 6 muffins

This is a marvelous GAPS and Paleo friendly bread recipe that works for savory and sweet loaves. I always double the recipe and freeze one for the future; these loaves travel well and lighten the burden of eating away from home.  


Equipment Needed:

• 2/3 C golden flaxseed meal

• 1/3 C almond meal (if nuts are not tolerated substitute more flax meal)

• 1.5 tsp baking powder

• Salt to taste (1/2 – 1 tsp)

• 3 tbsp  olive oil, ghee or coconut oil (depending on the flavor you want)

• 2 eggs

• A little water if needed, don’t get it too wet! Applesauce works if it’s going to be a sweet bread


Sweet: add any or all: cinnamon, cardamom, poppy seeds, vanilla, chocolate chips, honey, chopped fruit, chopped dried fruit (raisins, apricots, nectarines, peaches, apples)

Savory: add any or all: dry or fresh herbs such as parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, chopped olives, small bits of cheese, toasted pine nuts, walnuts, pistachios


Preheat oven to 350°

Cut parchment paper to fit bottom of pan; lightly oil baking pan with ghee, olive oil or coconut oil;  place parchment paper in bottom of oiled pan and lightly oil the paper.  If making muffins, oil muffin tin, drop in 6 muffin papers and lightly oil.

  1. Mix the dry ingredients well with a fork or whisk
  2. In a separate small bowl, beat eggs
  3. Add eggs and other wet ingredients and mix well
  4. Add any extra ingredients and stir to incorporate
  5. For loaves: Gently place the dough into the loaf pan, lightly patting down to fill corners. If using a flat surface, shape dough into a circle about 1 – 1 ½ " high at center. The bread will not reach the sides. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
  6. For Muffins: Place dough evenly into 6 muffin papers. Bake 14 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool for about 15 minutes in pan; then gently tap out loaf and let cool completely. Slice, add your favorite toppings or toast for a delectable crunch. Enjoy!

Courses Side

Cuisine American

Recipe by Good Sense Health at