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Joan’s Flax Bread Recipe – 1 Carb Per Piece! (Gluten Free)

Ladies, my flax bread recipe has only 1 carb in each piece! It’s also packed with fiber and tons of healthy fats. Wanna learn how to make it?

Bread is such a big issue with Prediabetes and Insulin Resistance.

Most store-bought bread is full of carbohydrates, fat, sugar, preservatives and salt…and has little to offer in nutrition. Store-bought bread is also rocket fuel for your blood sugar going through the roof!

So What Can A Prediabetic Lady Do?

Some ladies ditch the bread all together…a friend of mine hasn’t eaten bread for over a year! Extreme bread-ditching behavior is totally unnecessary with Prediabetes! Just make your bread with something other than grains!

How about a bread that:

  • Has only 1 carb per piece
  • Is full of healthy fats
  • Has tons of fiber (5 grams fiber per piece) AND
  • Actually tastes good! (not like cardboard)

I use something way better than grains to make my bread – I use Flax!

Flax Meal Has Been Proven To Lower Blood Sugars

And not only is flax very low in carbs, it has been proven to lower blood sugars, lower A1C, reduce total cholesterol, triglycerides and much more!

Supplementation with FS [flax seed meal] reduced fasting blood glucose by 19.7% and glycated hemoglobin by 15.6%. A favorable reduction in total cholesterol (14.3%), triglycerides (17.5%), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (21.8%), and apolipoprotein B and an increase in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (11.9%) were also noticed.

World Health Organization Open Research Study on Flax and Diabetes 

So let’s bring on the flax, Ladies!

Joan’s Flax Bread Recipe

(soon to become a staple in your home)

What You Need: Two bowls, flexible spatula, wisk

Makes about 23 pieces of Flax Bread


  • 3 cups golden flax meal (golden flax meal makes a nicer looking bread, but brown flax meal works too)
  • 2.25 tsp. baking powder (Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1/2 c. hemp hearts (hulled)
  • 3/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 3 large eggs (no egg option, below)
  • 2 c. water

Want to try a mini recipe to check this recipe out? See the bottom of the blog post for a mini Flax Bread recipe that will yield you about 9 pieces of Flax Bread.


#1: Mix the dry ingredients with a whisk, in a large mixing bowl.
#2: Whisk the eggs and water in a medium sized mixing bowl.

Flax Bread Recipe

#3: Add the eggs/water to the dry ingredients and whisk until mixed.
#4: The batter will thicken and look like an oatmeal consistency. (if not, let it sit for 5 minutes)

Flax Bread Recipe

#5: Measure 1/4 cup mounds onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Flatten to about 1/2 inch thick with a flexible spatula.
#6: Shape to the size of a hamburger bun.

Flax Bread Recipe

#7: Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

Flax Bread Recipe

Recipe yields 23 flax bread recipe ‘buns’.

Storage: Store the flax bread in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer.

Serving Suggestions: Eat as you would bread. This Flax Bread is especially nice with a meal of chili, dahl, stew, soup or anything you like to dip bread into and since the carbs are so low (only 1 carb per piece) you don’t have to be concerned about spiking your blood sugar — ever!!!

Breakfast Suggestion: Grab a bowl of my Oatmeal Muesli, add some fruit and soy milk and have some Flax Bread and nut butter – a simple breakfast!

Food Prep Baking Tip: I premix my flax bread recipe (the dry stuff) so I can have a batch on the baking sheets and into the oven in about 10 minutes. Simply mix the dry ingredients and store in the freezer so you can grab a batch, mix your eggs and water and get your flax bread into the oven.

Flax Bread Recipe

NOTE:  This recipe does not­ work as a loaf, simply shape the mix as you wish to use it (square for a sandwich bread or round for a burger type sandwich).

No Egg Option Flax Bread Recipe: This Flax Bread Recipe works without the egg. Simply add 3/4 c. more of water. The flax bread won’t be as brown but it’ll taste the same.

Nutrition: (just 1 NET carb!)  

To calculate Net carbs, you take Total Carbs minus Dietary Fiber (because you can’t digest dietary fiber, so they don’t count as carbs!).

Flax Bread


Grind Your Own Flax Meal To Avoid Rancidity

Flax seed meal can go rancid quite quickly. The easiest way to avoid this is to grind your own flax seed meal and then store your flax seed meal in the freezer!

NOTE: If your baked flax seed creations taste fishy, your flax seed meal is rancid or you overcooked your flax creations (making the flax meal oxidize, which means rancid – DO NOT EAT IT!)

To avoid this issue…I grind my own golden flax seed meal with my Vitamix blender (takes about 30 seconds).

Bobs Red Mill Golden FlaxseedVitamix Blender

You can also grind flax seeds in a Spice and Nut Grinder. Remember to store your flax seed meal in the freezer!

Or if you’re not quite ready to grind your own flax, buy quality Flax Meal like Bob’s Red Mill.

Bobs Red Mill Golden Flaxmeal

P.S. If you’re wondering what those orange ‘sticks’ are with the Flax Bread sandwich in the photo at the top of this blog post, it’s raw sweet potato – totally full of healthy fiber, very tasty too! (Peel, slice and eat.)

Want a sweeter version of this Flax Bread? Check out my Cinnamon Flaxseed Bread. Super yummy!

And, as promised above, here’s the mini recipe that will yield you about 9 pieces of Flax Bread (see below)…

Flax Bread Recipe Mini

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About the Author Joan Pasay

As a Nutrition & Lifestyle Therapist I felt compelled to start Power In The Group. Why? To guide and support women like you with Prediabetes or Insulin Resistance so you can regain and nourish your health...without all the confusion. Together we can enjoy the richest quality of life for ourselves, with our families, and within our society...wanna come along?

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