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Easy Flax Breakfast Pudding

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (20 Reviews)

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Updated April 15, 2014

This "pudding" can be put together in the microwave in 3-4 minutes. You can add berries or other "mix-ins" - see suggestions below. The flax gives it lots of fiber and good fat, plus a nice nutty flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup flax seed meal
  • 1/4 cup water (some of the liquid can be sugar-free syrup, if desired)
  • 1 egg
  • Sugar substitute to taste
  • Mixins as desired (see below)

Preparation:

Mix flax meal, egg, and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for about 45 seconds. Move the cooked part of the pudding towards the center of the bowl and add any mix-ins you want. Microwave for about 45-60 more seconds, depending on mix-ins (frozen fruit will need even longer cooking, as it will cool down the pudding). Stir and eat.

Possible Additions: Nutritional Information: Each serving has 1 gram effective carbohydrate plus 9 grams fiber, 12 grams protein, and 243 calories.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Now a Daily Staple, Guest Barry R.

I came across this recipe nearly three years ago when I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes and decided I had better lose some weight. Since then, I've been eating this nearly every morning for the last three years. It helped me lose 35 lbs (using the ""new"" (aka, refined) Atkins Diet). I've tried most of the variations mentioned here, but the one that I didn't see here that I use regularly is using half ground flax seed and half ground almond meal. This gives you a complete protein by combining nuts and seeds, is low carb, high fiber, very nutritious, and tastes good. The current ""safe"" recommendation for flax is 3 tbsp per day. That's why I was looking for something to add to it. 3 tbsp wasn't enough to hold me over until lunch. I also sometimes add chia seeds, ground or whole. (The chia seeds can replace the egg if you wish.) I usually add some cinnamon and some non-Dutch-processed cocoa; e.g. Hersheys (both are high in anti-oxidants). I started using Splenda rather than Stevia or Nectresse when I realized that Splenda is about 1/3 of the price for the same sweetness. I almost always top it with full-fat yogurt (which has about half of the carbs listed because of the live cultures) and sometimes also add butter and/or fresh sliced strawberries. It's also good ""savory"" - with salt and butter. I get the ground flax seed from Giant or Walmart and the almond flour and chia from Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. Its easy, nutritious, filling, low carb, and really tastes pretty good, especially dressed up. I've recommended it to many friends and family members. A big thanks to the person that originated this recipe! Its the new breakfast of champions!

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