Apple Flax Breakfast Squares are a healthy alternative to a morning muffin. They’re gluten-free, grain free, and contain no refined sugar, which also makes them paleo friendly. Each square has 9g of protein, 9g of fiber, and a whopping 5,600mg of omega-3 fatty acids! Serve alongside some freshly brewed coffee and you will have a delicious and nutritious start to your day.
You can dollop a little homemade jam on top.
Or serve with a pad of melted butter.
When you look at the texture of Apple Flax Breakfast Squares it’s hard to believe they’re not made with flour. I usually use golden ground flaxseed when I make these but any ground flaxseed will work in this recipe. Flaxseed is one of the richest plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
A tasty breakfast treat that contains a healthy dose of protein, fiber, and omega 3s. No more morning muffin cravings!
- 3 cups (336g) ground flaxseed (also known as flaxseed meal)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
- ½ cups maple syrup
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼ (48g) cup + 1 teaspoon melted coconut oil
- 1 apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
- ½ cup walnuts, almonds, or pecans chopped.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 (quarter sheet) pan with 1 teaspoon of the melted coconut oil.
- Combine the ground flaxseed, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
- Add the apple sauce, maple syrup, eggs and vanilla extract and mix well.
- Stir in the remaining coconut oil and then fold in the apple and nuts.
- Spread mixture evenly into the pan. Bake for 30 minutes on the bottom rack of the oven.
- Let cool completely and then cut into squares/rectangles.
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I just love these breakfast squares! I rarely make baked goods for breakfast but considering how healthy and delicious these look – I definitely will be making them.
Wow amazing recipe….only thing I changed that I didn’t have enough apple so added half a guava chopped with the apple pure. Served With coconut whipped cream, coconut dulce de leche, peanuts butter, rhubarb jam…so tasty and super healthy. Thankful for the recipe.
So glad you like them Thalia! I am always looking for ways to add more flaxseed to my diet and these breakfast squares are a delicious way to do that!
What a delicious and healthy breakfast! This will be a great one to add to our rotation 🙂
Thanks Kathryn. I’m betting your family will love them!
These look like the perfect grab n’ go breakfast!
Yes, they travel well.
I don’t eat eggs.What could I substitute that with? The recipe looks delicious. I am diabetic and this just might work as a snack. 🙂
Hi Vidya – I would try omitting the eggs and replacing them with a flax egg substitute. To replace the 4 eggs in this recipe mix an additional 1/4 cup of ground flax with 3/4 cup water and let the mixture sit for 5 miutes to thicken before proceedig with the recipe. I haven’t try a flax egg substitute in this recipe but I use this method in other recipes and it works beautfully. Good luck and let me know how it turns out!
Wow, these look great! Nice and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside!
Yes, so good for breakfast and keep you full til lunch!
Ok, these look amazing!
Can I substitute stevia semi-sweet chocolate chips in my recipe instead of walnuts, almonds or pecans?
Thank you very much and have a nice day!
Hi Christine – I think that would work just fine and probably taste delicious! Let me know how they come out.
Hi these look amazing do you think they could work with half Flax and and half Phsyllium fibre ?
Hi Lorraine – I would stick with using all ground flaxseed. If you tried the recipe with half physllium fiber that would be 1 1/2 cups which is quite a lot. Most recipes that call for physllium fiber use much lesser amounts – usually in the tablespoons – so I probably wouldn’t try this.
Hello, these look terrific! Could I substitute the apple for blueberries? Thank you! Kathleen
Hi Kathleen – Yes, I think that would be a teriffic substitution. So, I’d leave in the applesauce and substitute about a cup of blueberries for the chopped apple. I bet frozen blues would work just fine too. Please let me know how they turn out. Blueberry and apple go well together so I’m guessing they’ll be delicious.
I love this recipe I use it on Whole 30 just by substituting the vanilla with mashed banana, its so versatile I add whatever fruits and nuts I have! Its a staple in my freezer as a breakfast substitute eaten with nut butter !
Thanks so much for your feedback Lorraine! I love the mashed banana as a substitution. Definitely going to try that!
How would I substitute maple syrup using Lakanto granular monkfruit?
Hi Maria – Unfortunately it won’t be easy to substitute the monkfruit for the maple syrup since one is liquid and the other solid. You could try omitting the maple altogether and using 1 cup of unsweetened apple sauce (instead of the 1/2 cup called for in the recipe) and then add in some monkfruit for extra sweetness, although not having tested this, I’m not sure how well it would work.
The Cholesterol level is high. Why?
The recipe contains 4 eggs which is the main source of the cholesterol.
Love these! Do you think they’ll freeze well?
Yes! They freeze beautifully.
Thank you for this recipe – do you think honey could be used instead of maple syrup?
Yes that would work just fine.