Healthy Gluten-Free Flax Bread

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Wait until you try this most delicious Gluten-Free Healthy Flax Bread. The crust is slightly crispy, and the inside is soft and moist. In addition, I topped the bread with gluten-free everything bagel spice. This spice adds more flavour making the bread exceptionally tasty.

Are you looking for flax bread that goes well with your favourite jam or craving something sweet? Omit the everything bagel spice. The best part about this gluten-free bread is, the healthiness. Packed with fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins and minerals, you know this bread is nutritionally balanced.

In this bread recipe, I used flaxseed, buckwheat and arrowroot flour. All three flours are nutritionally packed. Did you know that ground flaxseed is healthier than whole flaxseed? As per the Mayo clinic, ground flaxseed is easier to digest. Whole flaxseed may pass through your intestine undigested, which means you won’t get all the benefits.


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Finally, a flax bread with health benefits!

The recipe is pretty straight forward. First, you proof the yeast. This is a process of first dissolving the yeast in warm water, a necessary hydration step when using active dry yeast in recipes. While the yeast is proofing, combine the dry ingredients.

Then whisk together wet ingredients, including the yeast. Add to dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Transfer the batter into a loaf pan, sprinkle with the magical everything bagel spice and allow the bread to rise in a warm place.




allow extra time for the flax bread to rise…

Since I am using flax and buckwheat flour in this recipe, the dough takes a little longer to rise. But it is well worth the wait. Once the flax bread finishes baking, you must allow for the bread to fully cool before slicing.

This healthy gluten-free flax bread is delicious, nutritious, has a wonderful texture and a perfect crust. Serve with avocado slices, tomatoes, salmon spread or with your favourite soup or stew.

If you are searching for a healthier bread recipe, this gluten-free flax bread will become a staple in your home. 

Do you love to bake? Check out our complete list of gluten-free bread recipes. 


  • 1 cup warm water (110 - 115F)
  • 1 Tbsp. Pure maple syrup
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 tsp.) Active dry yeast
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour blend (I used better batter)
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed (I use a coffee grinder or bullet to grind the seeds)
  • 2 Tbsp. GF buckwheat flour
  • 2 tsp. Xanthan gum
  • 1 1/4 tsp. Himalayan fine salt
  • 1 tsp. GF baking powder
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. Apple cider vinegar
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  • Using a medium bowl, combine water, maple syrup and yeast. Set aside until the yeast starts to bubble. About 10 min
  • Using a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (flour to baking powder)
  • Add eggs, egg whites, olive oil and apple cider vinegar to the yeast. Using an electric mixer on medium speed mix together for one minute
  • Add wet mixture into dry ingredients and using the mixer on medium speed mix until well combined. Scraping sides as needed. About 1 minute. The batter will be very sticky
  • Transfer batter into lightly oiled 9x5-inch loaf pan. Using a sharp knife slice the bread lengthwise about 1/4 inch deep and sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning
  • Loosely cover the pan with a dry towel and place in a warm place for two hours allowing the dough to rise
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350 F for 45 - 50 minutes until the crust is golden brown. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer onto a rack to cool fully before slicing.
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    8 Responses to Healthy Gluten-Free Flax Bread

    • Roberta December 7, 2020

      this is bread is so good!

      • Kristina December 7, 2020

        thank you, I am glad you enjoyed it

    • Julie.the new cook September 21, 2021

      I baked this flax bread yesterday, and I want everyone to know that I am not a baker, but this bread turned out perfect. OMG so delicious, I can’t believe this bread is gluten-free. THANK YOU for this bread recipe

      • Kristina September 21, 2021

        Julie, I am so happy to hear that. This flax bread is a staple in my kitchen.

    • Sparkie March 13, 2022

      So happy to have found your wonderful recipes,thank you

    • Nancy July 27, 2022

      I’m not a fan of buckwheat flour, even 2Tbs. Do you think I could I use a different one or eliminate it?

      • Kristina July 28, 2022

        Nancy, you can use sorghum flour, millet flour or certified gluten-free oat flour.

    • Monica October 11, 2022

      Great yummy bread!

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