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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