This high-fiber flaxseed pudding is made with simple ingredients and is vegan, low-carb and gluten-free!
Flaxseed pudding is a delicious healthy treat made from ground flaxseeds, plant-based milk, and optional sweetener like maple syrup. It’s similar to chia pudding, but made with flax instead. Both flax and chia seeds have a gelling effect and make a great option for creating vegan-friendly pudding.
How To Make Flaxseed Pudding
For this recipe you will need flax meal (learn how to make ground flax from whole flaxseeds here), your favorite type of milk (I used unsweetened almond milk), vanilla extract, and pure maple syrup.
If you are using whole seeds, you will need to grind them in a coffee grinder first to make flaxseed meal. Take the fresh meal, and mix it in a bowl with the milk, vanilla and maple syrup. Mix until the flaxmeal has a pudding-like consistency. Let the pudding set for at least one hour or overnight. Once the pudding is set, you can scoop it into serving containers and add your favorite toppings. Store any leftover flaxseed pudding in an airtight container or mason jar in the refrigerator. This pudding stores for up to a week in the refrigerator.
I love to make this at night so I have an easy breakfast on busy mornings! It’s also a nice healthy snack to have on hand that isn’t full of sugar.
Create different flavors by changing up the ingredients to create unique flax puddings.
- Vanilla Banana Flavor: Add a scoop of vanilla plant-based protein powder and top with sliced or mashed banana.
- Chocolate Flaxseed Pudding: Mix a tablespoon of cocoa powder into the pudding and top with dairy-free chocolate chips.
- Coconut Flax Pudding: Use full-fat coconut milk in the recipe and top with coconut whipped cream and coconut flakes for a delouse coconut pudding.
Yes, flaxseed meal is the same as ground flax seeds, so you can use it interchangeably in the pudding recipe.
It’s better to use ground flax seeds for the pudding as they are easier to digest and release more nutrients. If you only have whole flax seeds, you can grind them in a coffee grinder or blender before using.
You can get creative with flavors! Add fruits like berries or sliced bananas, a spoonful of nut butter, a sprinkle of cinnamon or cocoa powder, or even some chopped nuts for extra crunch.
Absolutely! Flax seeds are packed with essential nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein and provide a good dose of vitamins and minerals.
- Keto Chia Seed Pudding
- How To Make Oat Milk
- Coconut Peanut Butter
- How To Make Your Own Flaxseed Meal
- The Best Coconut Milk
Flaxseed Pudding Recipe
This easy flaxseed pudding recipe is full of healthy fats, fiber and is a tasty healthy treat. Flax pudding is great alone, or topped with fresh fruit, almond butter of cocoa powder.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes + 1 hour setting
- Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 cups 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup flaxseed meal
- 1 1/2 cups of milk (choose your favorite type of milk)
- 1–2 tablespoons maple syrup, honey or agave nectar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Mix the flax meal, milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract together in a medium size bowl.
- Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight, or for at least an hour.
- Remove the bowl and mix well. The mixture will have pudding consistency.
- Scoop the pudding into individual portions and top with your favorite toppings.
- Serve immediately. Store any leftover pudding in a glass jar or airtight container and keep in the refrigerator.
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 185
- Sugar: 6.5g
- Fat: 9.8g
- Carbohydrates: 16g
- Fiber: 6g
- Protein: 6g