Are you looking for a breakfast recipe that tastes delicious and equally healthy too. Try this easy-to-make vegan, low-carb and gluten-free flaxseed porridge that is comforting and nutritious too.
Health benefits of flaxseeds
Super food flaxseeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, fiber and lignans (a type of phytoestrogen). Ground flaxseed helps for optimal lignan absorbtion and to ease digestion.
Healthy and quick breakfast flaxseed porridge
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day which means there are no excuses to skip it!! So why not kick start morning with healthy and super delicious breakfast such as this flaxseed porridge, savoury oats porridge, warm chia persimmon porridge that'll work on the busiest mornings. Nutritious and healthy breakfast helps us feel full for several hours and prevent us from munching on unhealthy snacks before lunch. This porridge has great flavours but I just couldn't get past the slimy-ness of it. I am sure you'll love this super tasty breakfast bowl that includes plenty of goodness and health benefits.
Is flaxseed porridge recipe adaptable?
This porridge recipe can be customised to suit your taste buds. This is incredibly versatile breakfast that gives you a great start to your day. Fell free to mix up fruits, nuts and spices to create new flavours. You could top up coconut flakes, raisins for extra flavour. You could swap honey or maple syrup for coconut sugar. A pinch of ground cardamom or nutmeg infuse more flavours into your porridge. You could add your favourite fruits, every fruit add unique flavour to this porridge. Let your imagination fly!!
This recipe is a part of A to Z challenge, a challenge initiated by super active bloggers Jolly Makkar and Vidya Narayan on Facebook Group, wherein a group of bloggers come together and we choose key ingredients alphabetically to cook and post a dish every alternate month. This month alphabet is ‘F’, so my contribution for this month is Flaxseed porridge. Carrot coconut kheer, Healthy date bars, Eggplant chutney are part of A to Z challenge.
How to make vegan, GF and low-carb flaxseed porridge
1 cup = 250ml ; 1 tablespoon = 15ml
For the porridge
Golden flaxseed: 2 tbsp
Almond milk: ⅓ cup, warm
Coconut sugar: 1 tsp
Cinnamon powder: ¼ tsp
Fresh figs: 2, cut into 4
Dates: 2, sliced
Almonds: 1 tsp, sliced
Place flaxseeds in a coffee grinder/spice blender and blend it to powder.
Combine flaxmeal (ground flaxseed), coconut sugar and cinnamon powder in a bowl. Mix well.
Now slowly pour in warm almond milk, stirring as you do. Keep pouring and stirring as you do until you reach desired consistency without any lumps.
Top it with figs, almonds and dates.
Enjoy the delicious and healthy breakfast porridge.
Adjust milk as per your desired consistency. You may need ⅓ -½ cup.
Try to use homemade flaxmeal (ground flaxseeds) as much as possible than store-bought stuff. There is significant difference in terms of quality and taste.
2 heaped tablespoon whole flaxseeds yields about 4 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds.
Grind small batch at one time and store in freezer in a sealed container, as these seeds are more prone to rancidity.
You could swap any plant-based milk or dairy milk for almond milk.
You could swap regular brown flaxmeal for golden flaxmeal.
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Flaxseed Porridge (Vegan Porridge Recipe)
Gluten free, Vegan
1 cup = 250ml ; 1 tablespoon = 15ml
For the porridge
- 3 tablespoon Golden flaxseed meal
- ⅓ cup Almond milk
- 1 teaspoon Coconut sugar
- ¼ teaspoon Cinnamon powder
- 1 Fresh figs cut into 4
- 2 Dates sliced
- 1 teaspoon Almonds sliced
- Combine flaxseed meal, coconut sugar and cinnamon powder in a bowl. Mix well.
- Now slowly pour in warm almond milk, stirring as you do. Keep pouring and stirring as you do until you reach desired consistency without any lumps.
- Top it with figs, almonds and dates.
- Enjoy the delicious and healthy breakfast porridge.
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this is such an amazing recipe, with the coconut sugar to sweeten, the goodness of flax it is way too good to pass.
Yes it is!!! Now a days i'm so obsessed with coconut sugar that I'm substituting jaggery as well with it. I hope you too enjoy this recipe ....
porridge never looked so inviting to me. Feel like grabbing the bowl now. So delicious and so healthy.
Aww!! I'm so happy to know you like this pretty bowl of porridge. Visual treat is as much important as taste to kick start our mornings isn't it Renu!!
Sasmita Sahoo Samanta
This Flaxseed Porridge is a healthy share I just love the presentation here !! Use of coconut milk surely attracts me a lot here 🙂
I'm pleased to know you like this recipe. Coconut milk adds a great nutty flavour to this porridge.
Gorgeous bowl of healthy treat.Flax seed porridge looks great and I loved the presentation.Awesome share will be trying it soon.
Thank you so much Paarul. I would love to know how you like this recipe when you try it.
My mouths's watering looking at super delicious porridge dear! It looks so yum and healthy too. I absolutely fall in love the way you presented. Beautiful 🙂
Thank you so much Jolly. Yes it is indeed a delicious and healthy porridge.
This porridge is so tempting. I loved those toppings which makes me to crave for this.
I am glad to know you like this recipe.
I loved the idea of making a porridge with flaxseed. And all those delicious foods that you have topped this bowl with only make it more appetising.
I'm glad you like this recipe and yes the toppings makes breakfast bowl lot more interesting.
I love porridge bowls for breakfast but I haven't made one like this before with no grain at all! I usually make them with oats or millets. This is a super idea... I can already imagine how flax meal will slowly gelatinize the milk and make this into a thick porridge. Also anything topped with fresh figs has to be super pretty! 🙂 Thank you for the recipe!
Thanks Asima. Yes flax meal porridge will be slimy, but trust me it doesn't matter considering all the goodness and health benefits of flaxseeds. I would love to know how you've enjoyed this porridge when you get to try it.
Absolutely in love with the recipe. A great way to include flax seeds in your daily diet plus made so tempting in a bowl decorated with fresh fruits! How can anyone's morning be bad after eating this! Super!
Isn't it Vidhya. I always love to add more healthy toppings to make my breakfast bowl more interesting ..
Never tried a porridge with flax seeds. Use of almond milk and coconut sugar is brilliant and the Presentation is just wow !
Thank you Poonam.
Very interesting and healthy recipe for porridge especially for those who have lactose intolerance or on special diets. Beautiful capture.
Yes!! it indeed is a perfect recipe for people who are on special diet.
Beautiful presentation and such an easy and absolutely healthy breakfast. Somehow I don't like the taste of crushed flax seeds but I guess adding coconut sugar and cinnamon would make the taste.
I totally agree with you Mayuri, not everyone like flaxseeds, but due to its immense health benefits I think you should play around different flavour combinations may be some flavours will please your tastebuds. I would love to know how you liked it when you try this recipe.
Not only healthy but your flax seed porridge bowl looks so beautiful. You are right breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And this porridge is perfect for every weight watchers.
It indeed is a perfect recipe for weight watchers. I'm glad you liked this recipe.
The Girl Next Door
Who wouldn't like to have a bowl of this beautiful porridge?! It looks so delicious, and is super healthy too. 🙂
I absolutely love the way you have styled this dish and shot it.
Totally agree with you. Visual appeal is especially important for some people who think healthy dish is oh so boring and bland!!
Very different kind of porridge . I have never tried almond milk. All the ingredients are so healthy and this recipe is surely worth a try ..
I'm glad you like this recipe Shobhaji. Almond milk lends a delicious taste and texture to the dish. I would love to know how you enjoyed 🙂