Healthy Flax Seed Recipes - Desserts

Apple Crisp

  • 6 cups sliced apples
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup stabilized ground flaxseed (Mega Omega® or Simply Omega-3™)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup Quick Cooking Oats

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
2. Combine apples and lemon juice in a baking dish, coated with nonstick spray, and toss gently to coat.
3. Combine sugar, cornstarch and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Stir with a whisk to blend.
4. Add cornstarch mixture to apple mixture and toss well to coat.
5. Combine stabilized ground flaxseed (Mega Omega® or Simply Omega-3™), remaining cinnamon, brown sugar, and oats in a separate bowl. Sprinkle evenly over apple mixture.
6. Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until apples are tender and topping golden brown. 

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 40 minutes
Yield: Serves 8 


Cheese Cake Cups

“These are so good – and with the Mega Omega® crust – they’re good for you!”
- Christine Mischo, Sheboygan, WI

  • 2 8-ounce packages of Neufchatel Cheese or Cream Cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 20 tbsp stabilized ground flaxseed (Mega Omega® or Simply Omega-3™) - Used to cover the bottom of the baking cup.
  • Cherry pie filling (optional)

Preheat oven to 375ºF.
Cream cheese, beat in eggs, add sugar and vanilla, beat until smooth.
Cover the bottom of the baking cup with 1/2 to 1 tbsp. stabilized ground flaxseed (Mega Omega® or Simply Omega-3™) in 15-20 paper cupcake baking cups and put in muffin tins.
Fill muffin cup 3/4 full with cheese mixture.
Bake for 15 minutes or until slightly brown.
Cool and put cherry pie filling on top (optional). 

Recipe cheerfully submitted by Christine Mischo, Sheboygan, WI – one of our loyal Mega Omega® customers! 


Cinnamon Flax Scones

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • ¼ cup stabilized ground flaxseed (Mega Omega® or Simply Omega-3™)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup raisins (optional)
  • 1 egg

1. Thoroughly mix flour, stabilized ground flaxseed (Mega Omega® or Simply Omega-3™), sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
2. Cut canola oil into dry ingredients until a pea-sized, mealy texture is formed. Add buttermilk. Do not over mix.
3. Place dough on floured breadboard with raisins. Knead 5 to 7 times to incorporate the raisins. Roll until dough is ½ inch thick. Cut into triangles 2 inches wide by 4 inches long.
4. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush with an egg white glaze (1 egg white mixed with 1 tbsp water) prior to baking.
5. Bake at 375ºF for approximately 25 minutes. 

Yield: 12 scones 


Cranberry-Apple Crisp

  • 4 cups peeled, thinly sliced baking apple
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup all–purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/4 cup stabilized ground flaxseed (Mega Omega® or Simply Omega-3™)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 1/8 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2. Combine the apples, cranberries, cider, sugar, and 1 tablespoon of the flour in a bowl. Mix well. Place the apple mixture in a large oval gratin dish or an 11 x 7 inch baking dish.
3. Combine the 1/2 cup of flour and the stabilized ground flaxseed (Mega Omega® or Simply Omega-3™). Add walnuts, wheat germ, salt, and cinnamon; mix well. Stir in the oil until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (Rub the topping gently with your hands to make uniform crumbs.) Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly over the fruit, and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until it is crisp and bubbly. Serve warm. 

Variation:
Try other combinations of fresh fruit, such as peaches and blackberries, with this same topping. To keep the topping crisp, reheat leftovers in the oven rather than in the microwave. 


Double Chocolate Brownies

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup soft tofu
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup stabilized ground flaxseed (Mega Omega® or Simply Omega-3™)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly oil an 8” x 8” baking pan.
2. In a bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda. Stir in sugar and salt, and mix well.
3. In a food processor or with a hand blender, combine tofu, water, vanilla, and stabilized ground flaxseed (Mega Omega® or Simply Omega-3™), and puree until very smooth.
4. Melt half the chocolate chips and add to tofu mixture. Puree until completely smooth. Stir this mixture into dry mixture. Fold in remaining chocolate chips. Add canola oil just as it comes together, mixing until just well combined. (Add more oil if necessary.)
5. Pour batter into oiled baking pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. 


Two-Hour Buns

  • 2 tbsp fast rising instant yeast
  • 8 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 3/4 cups stabilized ground flaxseed (Mega Omega® or Simply Omega-3™)
  • ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups lukewarm water

1. In a bowl, mix yeast, 4 cups flour and ¾ cup stabilized ground flaxseed (Mega Omega® or Simply Omega-3™).
2. In a large bowl, beat sugar, eggs and salt. Add water and stir.
3. Add flour mixture to the liquid and beat until well blended.
4. Add remaining flour and knead.
5. Let rise 15 minutes.
6. Punch down and let rise again 15 minutes.
7. Punch down and form into buns.
8. Place on greased baking sheet allowing 2 inches between buns.
9. Let rise one hour.
10. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Bake 20 minutes. Remove and cool on a rack. 


Yummy Flaxseed Bonbons

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 cup stabilized ground flaxseed (Mega Omega® or Simply Omega-3™)
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries or blueberries
  • 1 cup puffed rice cereal
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut

1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine syrup and tahini and bring just to a bubble. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in cocoa. Mix in stabilized ground flaxseed (Mega Omega® or Simply Omega-3™), cherries or blueberries, and cereal.
2. Place coconut on a plate. Form mixture into balls using approximately one tablespoon for each ball. Roll balls in the coconut until coated. Serve in individual bonbon paper cups if desired. 

Variation: Use peanut butter or other nut butter in place of tahini. 

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