A Day in the Flax Fields

I often get to spend time with Greg Grahn, owner of North American Nutrition (and goldenflax.com), and experience his passion for flaxseed. His passion can sometimes be difficult to portray on the website and within its contents. Spend a few hours with him and it will become very clear how important producing quality golden flaxseed is to him and his family.My most recent experience was taking som…

Crispy Squares

Ingredients1 cup ground flax seed1 cup wheat germ2 cups rice crispy cereal1 cup coconut1/4 cup butter18 oz. marshmallows1 tsp flavoring (your choice, eg. vanilla, rum, lemon, etc)1 cup raisins (optional)Directions1. Melt butter and marshmallows.2. Add flavoring.3. Stir in dry ingredients.4. Press into buttered pan. Cut into squares.…

Super Flax Seed Muffins

Ingredients1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 cups ground flax seed3/4 cup brown sugar1 tbsp baking powder3/4 tsp nutmeg1 1/2 tsp cinnamon2 cups milk1 eggDirections1. Preheat oven to 350°F.2. Mix all ingredients, stir until well mixed.3. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray or use pan liners. Fill with batter until 3/4 full.4. Bake at 350°F for approx. 25-30 minutes.…

Pizza Bread

Ingredients1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup light Parmesan cheese1 tbsp granulated sugar1/2 cup ground flax seed1 tbsp baking powder2 tsp oregano leaves1/2 tsp salt1/4 tsp black pepper1 1/4 cups skim milk2 tbsp canola oil1 egg1 small tomato, diced1/4 cup green pepper, diced1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheeseDirections1. Cover sun-dried tomatoes with boiling water. Let st…

Sunshine Bread

Ingredients1/2 cup flax seed1 cup all-purpose flour3/4 cup whole wheat flour1/2 cup yellow cornmeal1 tbsp sugar2 tsp baking powder3/4 tsp salt1 large egg1 large egg white1 cup low-fat (1%) milk1/4 cup extra-light olive oil1/3 cup roasted, salted sunflower seedsDirections1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease & flour 8 1/2” x 4 1/2” loaf pan.2. In mini-food processor or coffee grinder, process flax seed…

Raisin Bran Muffins

Ingredients3/4 cup ground flax seed3/4 cup whole-wheat flour1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour1 1/4 cups sugar2 1/2 tsp baking soda1 tsp salt3 cups raisin-bran cereal2 cups low-fat buttermilk1/8 cup canola oil1/4 cup maple syrup1 large egg2 egg whitesDirections1. Preheat oven to 425° F & coat 18 muffin cups with canola cooking spray.2. Combine flax seed, flours, sugar, baking soda and salt in a lar…