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Best Flaxseed Recipes for Breakfast

We’ve found that many people are looking for more flaxseed recipes for breakfast. From oatmeal to smoothies and baked goods – breakfast is one of the best (and easiest!) times of day to get in your daily dose of flaxseed. 

A healthy and delicious (flaxseed) breakfast is a great way to set a positive tone for the rest of your day. The best part is, it doesn’t have to be complicated!

Adding smooth, whole-milled flax to your favorite breakfast items is a surefire way to add extra nutrients without negatively impacting the taste. There’s no shortage of ways to include flaxseed in your breakfast. Below you will find a few of our personal favorites.


Top 6 Easiest Ways to Eat Flaxseed with Breakfast

  1. Add 1-2 Tbsp to a cup or bowl of yogurt
  2. Mix in 2 Tbsp with your morning bowl of oatmeal (or prepare it with flax milk!)
  3. Smoothies! Not only are they a great way to get in more fruits in veggies, but you can easily add in 2+ Tbsp of flaxseed or 1 cup of Flax Milk (any flavor!)
  4. Incorporate it into your favorite muffins and quick bread recipes, we suggest starting with ¼ – ½ cup depending on the recipe
  5. Mix it in to any waffle or pancake batter – a large spoonful will do, add more liquid as needed
  6. Swap in flax milk for your other milk alternatives in both your cereal and your coffee

Did you know that our flax milk is an equally effective way to provide the same great nutrition? We always use the whole flax seed, rather than byproducts like flax oil or flax meal. Because we use the whole flaxseed our flax milk has a rich and creamy consistency and provides the same nutrient profile as 1 serving (2 Tbsp) of Smooth Whole Milled Flaxseed. As a bonus, many of our breakfast recipes provide not one but both of these amazing superfoods. 

Read on for more of our favorite recipes that incorporate flaxseed and/or flax milk at breakfast!


1. Easy Flaxseed Cereal

Our flaxseed muesli (aka flaxseed cereal) couldn’t be easier to meal prep. Make a large batch over the weekend and enjoy it served cold on days when you’re short on time, but want a balanced and tasty breakfast. Heat it up and top with sliced bananas and nut butter for a more hearty and comforting meal! 

photo of flaxseed muesli in a bowl | contains oats, pepitas, raisins, and pecans, made with Manitoba Milling Smooth Whole Milled Flaxseed

2. Gluten-Free Flax Pancakes

These gluten-free pancakes incorporate flax in two different ways (milled flax seed and flax milk!). Serve with warmed berries, maple syrup, or chocolate chips. 

3. Flaxseed Peanut Butter & Strawberry Flax Spread

Are you a PB&J lover? Make a grown-up version with these tasty no-fuss spreads and your favorite seedy whole grain bread or English muffin.

4. Carrot Cake Smoothie

Smoothies aren’t just for summertime. This carrot cake version tastes like dessert but is packed with fruits, vegetables, and flax. What a treat!

5. Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

The classic combo of lemon and poppyseed gets an upgrade with a hefty amount of flax in these blueberry-studded muffins. They make the perfect grab-and-go breakfast option on busy weekday mornings. Pro tip: warm them up and add a smear of your favorite plant-based butter. 

photo of waffles on plate topped with banana slices and walnuts | waffles are made with sweet potatoes and Manitoba Milling Smooth Whole Milled Flaxseed

6. Sweet Potato Flax Waffles

Who doesn’t love sneaking in a serving of vegetables first thing in the morning? These sweet potato flax waffles are guaranteed to help you start off Saturday on a positive (and delicious!) note. 

7. Zucchini Flax Bread

This zucchini quick bread has an entire cup of flax added to the batter so it’s loaded with heart-healthy fats and plant protein to keep you energized all morning. Top it with nut butter to add even more staying power. 

photo of gluten free banana chocolate chip muffins

8. Banana Muffins

Muffins are a total staple for busy families and banana muffins are a favorite for adults and kids alike! We’ve got several recipes to choose from including a classic, this gluten-free option, and these flourless ones made from rolled oats. 

9. Cold Brew Blended Latte

If you’re a coffee-lover you must try this blended latte featuring our super nutritious flax milk! A frozen banana adds a bit of sweetness and collagen peptides add protein for a morning drink that will give you some serious energy.


If you’re on Pinterest, be sure to check out our Flaxseed Breakfast Recipes board for more ideas.

Were these ideas helpful? Share it on social and tell us which recipe you want to try first. Ready to stock your kitchen? Purchase our high-quality whole-milled flax and flax milk products here.

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