A serving of flaxseeds supplies a good amount of protein, soluble fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. The last two components exert the anti-inflammatory effects of flax. Animal studies show that dietary flaxseed has decreased the progression of atherosclerosis induced by high dietary cholesterol or high dietary trans-fat content. Whole flaxseeds contain cancer-fighting compounds. Flaxseeds, though, should be used in cooked dishes or lightly toasted for a salad. Why? Raw flaxseed has a vitamin B-6 inhibitor. Toasting or cooking flaxseed destroys this inhibitor.
1 ½ cups warm water
1 tablespoon sweetener, preferably honey or whole sugar cane
1 tablespoon instant yeast
2/3 cup organic quick or rolled oats
½ cup flaxseeds, preferably golden
1 teaspoon salt
1 2/3 cups whole wheat flour
Combine the first three ingredients in a mixing bowl and let sit about five to eight minutes until “bubbly.”
Blend oats to make flour.
Grind flax to a powder in a blender or coffee grinder.
Combine all ingredients and stir for two or three minutes to develop the gluten in the flour.
Oil a one-fourth measuring cup and fill with dough.
Drop the dough onto an oiled cookie sheet.
Moisten fingers with water and lightly flatten biscuits to three-inch diameter.
Let rise 10 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, until the biscuits are a light golden color.
Yield: 11 biscuits
Each biscuit has about ¾ tablespoon of flaxseed.
Variation: Easy Burger Buns: When making biscuits, use a ½ cup oiled measuring cup, fill with dough, drop onto a baking sheet, and flatten the dough out to 4-inch diameter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Recipe from The Journal of Health & Healing.
Parikh M. Dietary Flaxseed as a Strategy for Improving Human Health. Nutrients. 2019 May; 11(5): 1171.
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