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overhead shot of sliced 2-ingredient lentil flax bread on wire cooling rack

2-Ingredient Lentil Flax Bread {vegan, oil-free, grain-free}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 wedges 1x


Craving bread? Then head to the pantry and grab a bag of lentils to make my rustic,  2-ingredient lentil flax bread ! It is vegan, oil-free, high in protein (8.5 g per wedge), gluten-free, and ready in under an hour.


  • 1 cup (140 grams) uncooked lentils (see notes)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) boiling water
  • 2/3 cup (70 g) flaxseed meal
  • 1 cup (250 mL) water (room temp or cold)
  • Optional/adjustable: 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F (200C). Lightly spray or grease a 9-inch cast iron skillet.
  2. Rinse the lentils in a sieve or colander to remove any dust or debris.
  3. Combine the lentils and boiling water in a medium bowl. Let stand 15 minutes to soften. DO NOT DRAIN.
  4. Place the lentils and their liquid, flaxseed meal, additional 1 cup water, and (optional) salt in a blender. Blend on high speed until completely blended and smooth. Spread in prepared skillet.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes until the surface of the bread appears dry and the center feels set to the touch.
  6. Cool the bread in the skillet for 10 minutes before removing and cutting into wedges.


Storage: Store the completely cooled bread in an airtight container at cool room temperature for 2 days, the refrigerator for 1 week or the freezer for up to 6 months.

Lentil Options: I used common brown/tan lentils, but an equal amount of any other lentils will work (e.g., red, split red, yellow, green or black lentils).

Flax Options: 7 tablespoons (70 grams) of whole flax seeds or 6 tablespoons (70 grams) whole chia seeds can be used in place of the flaxseed meal.

Note: Nutrition calculations were made without the optional salt.

  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking


  • Serving Size: 1 wedge (1/8 of recipe)
  • Calories: 135
  • Sugar: 0.5 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 3.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.7 g
  • Fiber: 9.7 g
  • Protein: 8.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: lentils, flax, flaxseed meal, bread, grain-free, vegan, grain-free bread, lentil bread, 2 ingredients, oil-free, gluten-free, high protein bread, high protein

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