2-Ingredient Flaxseed Sandwich Bread (easy, vegan, keto, GF, oil-free) (2024)

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Delicious and easy 2-ingredient flax sandwich bread made with flaxseed meal & baking powder (plus water and optional salt)–that’s all! It is naturally vegan, keto, paleo, oil-free, grain-free, nut-free and sugar free (zero grams). You will love it!

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This bread. THIS BREAD! I cannot get enough this bread! Easy! Delicious! Nutritious! Filling! I may run out of exclamation points before this post is finished!!!

It is my 2-ingredient Flax Sandwich Bread. Flaxseed meal is the star of the show, acting as flour, eggs, and oil, all in one fell swoop.

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Table of Contents

  • Recipe Benefits
  • Ingredients for the Bread
  • Best Type of Flaxseed Meal for the Bread
  • How to Make 2-Ingredient Flax Sandwich Bread
  • Step One: Preheat the Oven and Prepare Baking Pan
  • Step Two: Grind the Flaxseed Meal into a Fine Flour
  • Step Three: Combine the Dry Ingredients in a Bowl
  • Step Four: Add the Water
  • Step Five: Shape the Loaves
  • Step Six: Bake
  • Step Seven: Cool the Bread
  • FAQ
  • Is this a high-rising bread?
  • How do I use the bread for sandwiches?
  • I liked the original version of this bread. Is it still available?
  • 2-Ingredient Flax Sandwich Bread (V, K, GF) Recipe

Recipe Benefits

  • Vegan (egg-free, dairy-free)
  • Gluten-free
  • Grain-free
  • Oil-free
  • Sugar-free
  • Paleo-friendly
  • Keto-friendly
  • Easy to make
  • 2 ingredients (plus water and optional salt)

Ingredients for the Bread

The exact amounts of each ingredient are indicated in the recipe card at the end of the post.

You will also need some regular tap water. I like to add some salt, but it is entirely optional.

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Best Type of Flaxseed Meal for the Bread

Flaxseed meal is typically available in dark and golden varieties. The former is simply labeled “flaxseed meal,” while the latter is specially labeled as “golden flaxseed meal.”

I strongly recommend using golden flaxseed meal for this bread. The darker flaxseed meal works just as well, but the flavor of the golden flaxseed meal is much milder than the dark.

Whichever option you choose, just make sure the flaxseed meal is fresh. The high contention of natural oils in flax can go rancid (and fishy-tasting) if not stored properly. Flaxseed meal should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer once the bag is opened.

Important: Do Not Use Defatted Flaxseed Meal. If the package of flaxseed meal does not state that it is defatted, look at the nutrition label on the back of the package. If the calories for the flaxseed meal are zero, it is defatted meal.

How to Make 2-Ingredient Flax Sandwich Bread

Note that the complete directions are also in the recipe card below.

Step One: Preheat the Oven and Prepare Baking Pan

Preheat the oven to 400 F (200C) degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step Two: Grind the Flaxseed Meal into a Fine Flour

This is a very important step. Using a blender or a clean coffee mill, grind the flaxseed meal into a very fine flour. This affects how the texture and rise of the bread.

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Step Three: Combine the Dry Ingredients in a Bowl

In a large bowl, whisk together the finely ground flaxseed meal, baking powder, and the (optional) salt.

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Step Four: Add the Water

Next, stir in water. It will come together together into a thick, moist dough.

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It may not look like enough water, but it is. Do not add more water. The dough will appear somewhat gooey.

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Step Five: Shape the Loaves

Divide the dough into three equal portions. With damp hands, shape each into a baguette shape that is about 8-inches (20 cm) long . Flatten slightly with hands.

Make 4 deep diagonal slashes through the top of each loaf.

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Step Six: Bake

Bake the loaves in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes until risen and puffed, and the slashes on top have opened out.

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Step Seven: Cool the Bread

Transfer the loaves to a cooling rack and cool completely.

Hello, beautiful bread.

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This bread goes with…everything. Really.

FAQ

Is this a high-rising bread?

No, but it is light and fluffy, not gooey.

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How do I use the bread for sandwiches?

Slice the bread lengthwise for wonderful sandwiches. One third, or half of one loaf, sliced lengthwise is perfect for a sandwich.

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I liked the original version of this bread. Is it still available?

Yes! It is in the notes of the recipe card.

Happy baking!

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2-Ingredient Flax Sandwich Bread (V, K, GF)

Yield: 3 loaves (9 servings)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Delicious 2-ingredient flax bread made with flaxseed meal & baking powder (plus water and optional salt)--that's all! It is naturally vegan, keto, paleo, oil-free, grain-free, nut-free and sugar free. You will love it!

Ingredients

  • 2 and 1/2 cups (260 g) flaxseed meal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/3 cups (315 mL) water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F (200C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a blender or clean coffee grinder, grind the flaxseed meal into a very fine flour. This is a very important step, do not skip it.
  3. In large bowl, whisk together the flaxseed meal, baking powder and (optional) salt. Add the water, stirring until completely combined (the dough will look thick and somewhat gooey).
  4. Divide the dough into 3 equal portions, With wet hands, shape each piece into a 8-inch (20 cm) long baguette style loaf. Space the loaves at least 2 inches (5 cm) apart on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten the loaves slightly.
  5. Using a sharp knife, make 4 deep diagonal slashes into the top of each loaf.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes until risen and browned; the slashes will open up and the loaves will widen. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely before slicing.

Notes

Storage: Store the cooled bread in an airtight container at (cool) room temperature for 3 days, the refrigerator for 2 weeks, or the freezer for up to 6 months.

Flaxseed Meal Tips: I think that golden flaxseed meal works best for this bread. For best results, be sure to use fresh flaxseed meal; flaxseed meal can develop "off" flavors if it is old and/or improperly stored.

Do Not Use Defatted Flaxseed Meal: Do Not Use Defatted Flaxseed Meal. If the package of flaxseed meal does not state that it is defatted, look at the nutrition label on the back of the package. If the calories for the flaxseed meal are zero, it is defatted meal.

Tip: For larger sandwich-style slices, cut the bread lengthwise. It is easier if you first cut the loaf in half, crosswise, then slice each half lengthwise.

My first version of this recipe: The ingredients are the same as above, but use 1 tablespoon of baking powder. (1) Preheat oven to 400F(200C). Grease or spray (with nonstick cooking spray) a 9x5-inch (22.5x12.5cm); line with parchment paper; (2) In a large bowl, whisk together the flaxseed meal, baking powder and (optional) salt. Add the water, stirring until completely combined (the dough will be very thick, but moist). (3) Scrape the dough into the prepared pan and press into place with your fingertips. Moisten your fingertips to smooth and flatten the surface of the dough. (4) Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes until risen and browned (note: it is normal for the surface to feel quite hard; it softens as it cools). (5) Cool in the pan, on a wire rack, for 10 minutes. Use the parchment paper to removed the bread from the pan. Cool completely before slicing.

Nutrition Information

Yield 9Serving Size 1/3 of one loaf
Amount Per ServingCalories 155Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 0mgSodium 117mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 8gSugar 0gProtein 5g

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