Healthy Gluten-Free Flax Bread

Published on Jan 07, 2020

  by   Kristina Stosek

14 reviews

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Serves: 1 loaf
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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, the bread is topped with gluten-free everything bagel spice. This spice adds more flavour making the bread exceptionally tasty.

Nutritious Gluten-Free Flax Bread Recipe

Are you looking for flax bread that goes well with your favourite jam or craving something sweet? No problem, omit the 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.

Flax bread with health benefits!

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.


sliced gluten free flax bread on a cutting board

Gluten-Free Flax Bread Recipe Details

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.

Next, whisk wet ingredients, including the yeast and mix with dry ingredients 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.


flaxseed on a plate

allow extra time for the flax bread to rise

By 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.

close up of sliced gluten free flax bread

serving suggestions

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. This bread is delicious, nutritious, has a wonderful texture and the perfect crust.

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

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Jan, in the recipe the flax seed is ground, then I added one tablespoon of flax seed for texture. However, you can also add it as one teaspoon of ground flaxseed to replace the one tablespoon of whole flax seed

Jan Cusano

If flax seed is not ground it does you no good. Can this be ground and used?


Fiona, we are currently updating the recipes to grams as well. Unfortunately we have so many recipes, it will take some time. Thank you


Hello. Can I add my voice to all those people who are asking for measurements in grams, not cups. I love your website but being from the U.K we've never measured in cups and as baking generally needs to be precise grams would be much better ( IMHO !! ). At the moment I have to convert everything and change the recipe myself.


Sorry Sara, we don’t have that option at this time. However, here is good converter from cups to grams , thank you.


Hi. Is it possible to have exact grams instead of cups measurements? Thank you


thank you for sharing Diane xx

Diane Carter

I made this bread for the first time today. I have tried multiple recipes for gluten free breads and this is the first one that has turned out so great. I will definitely be making it often now. Thank you for this.


Great yummy bread!


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


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


So happy to have found your wonderful recipes,thank you


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

Julie.the new cook

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


thank you, I am glad you enjoyed it


this is bread is so good!

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