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2-Minute 2-Ingredient Flax Bread (V, GF, keto, oil-free)

Introducing your new go-to healthy bread: my 2-minute 2-ingredient flax bread! It is vegan, keto, gluten-free, oil-free, plus it has 5 grams protein and 7 grams of fiber.

a sliced piece of microwave flax bread on white parchment paper

2-Ingredient Vegan Flax Bread

According to my own blog, I have a thing for flax bread. For example, my:

It is only a sampling. What can I say, I like flax. And I love the versatility flaxseed meal offers in baking recipes.

So, why not another? Especially one that is made with two ingredients in two minutes?

Why not, indeed!

2 Minute Vegan Flax Bread Benefits

This humble muffin is:

  • Gluten-free
  • Grain-free
  • Oil-free
  • Vegan (egg-free, dairy-free)
  • Sugar-free
  • High in fiber (7 grams)
  • Good source of protein (5 grams)
  • Super-easy

It is also remarkably satisfying in texture and overall deliciousness.

Ingredients for Microwave Flax Bread

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

ingredients for microwave flax bread on a white marble background

You will also need a small amount of water (I use filtered tap water).

How to Make Single Serving Vegan Flax Bread

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

Step One: Combine the Dry Ingredients

In a small mixing bowl, whisk the flaxseed meal, baking powder, and salt with a fork until combined.

dry ingredients for 2 minute flax bread in a small bowl

Step Two: Add the Water

Add the water to the bowl and stir until completely blended (no dry ingredients are visible).

dough for microwave flax bread in a clear bowl

Step Three: Shape the Dough

Spray a mug, ramekin, or small bowl with nonstick cooking spray to coat. I prefer a ramekin, or mug, with a flat bottom, but most any shape is fine.

Note: If you need or want to skip the addition of all oils (including nonstick cooking spray), place a piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the container.

white ramekin being sprayed with nonstick cooking spray

Use your hands to press, smooth and flatten the dough into a small disk that will fit inside the bottom the container you are using.

flax dough disk placed in the bottom of a white ramekin

Step Four: Microwave on High

Microwave on HIGH (the standard setting for your microwave) for 60 to 90 seconds until the bread is bread is just set at the center.

Begin checking for doneness at the 60 second mark. If the bread is still uncooked at the center, microwave for several seconds longer until just set.

Note that this is not a high-rising bread. The result is much like a biscuit, perfect for a breakfast, a snack or a small sandwich.

cooked microwave flax brea din a ramekin

Step Five: Cool Slightly

Using a potholder (the ramekin or mug will be hot), remove the container from the microwave. Let stand for about 1 minute to cool slightly.

Step Six: Eat!

Use a spoon or butter knife to life and remove the bread from the container. Your bread is done!

a piece of microwave flax bread , on white parchment paper, atop a floral napkin

Savor it straight up, or split and spread with preserves, vegan butter, or vegan cream cheese (all of the above at once works, too).

sliced microwave flax bread, topped with cashew cream cheese and black currant jam

Or split to make a mini sandwich of any variety you choose.

a mini sandwich made with flax brea, hummus, and vegetables

FAQ

I Do Not Have a Microwave. Can I Bake in the Oven?

Yes! You can bake this in a conventional oven, air-fryer, or toaster oven. The time will vary slightly with each (so check at the earliest time for doneness).

Use an oven-safe dish and bake at 350F (180C) for 12 to 18 minutes. Add more time, as needed, until the center is just set.

Is there a Substitute for Flaxseed Meal?

No. Chia seed meal, for example, works as a substitute for flaxseed meal in many recipes, but It will not work here.

Golden flaxseed meal is my favorite option (it is what I used in these photos). It has a milder flavor than traditional, darker flaxseed meal. But any variety of will work.

Can I Make the 2-Minute 2-Ingredient Flax Bread in Advance?

Yes. Make the bread as directed and cool. Store the bread in an airtight container at cool room temperature for up to three days, the refrigerator for up to one week, and the freezer for up to 3 months.

I May Have Overcooked my Bread. Is it Still Good to Eat?

Yes! Do not worry if you overcook the bread somewhat. Even if it feels somewhat hard, it will be crunchy and delicious.

What Are Some Suggested Add-Ins?

You can change the flavor of the muffins with various add-ins. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Fresh or Dried Herbs: add a generous pinch of dried herbs (e.g., tarragon, rosemary, basil, Italian herbs, Herbs de Provence). Or add about 1/8 teaspoon chopped fresh herbs (such as rosemary, thyme, sage) or up to 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh herbs such as parsley, basil or cilantro.
  • Spices: Consider ground cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, or chile powder for savory bread. Or go with sweet spices, such as cinnamon, cardamom, pumpkin pie spice, ginger or allspice. A pinch is all the you need.
  • Nuts or Seeds: Add 2 to 3 teaspoons of your favorite seeds (chopped, as necessary). For example, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, pecans, or pepitas.
Yield: 1 piece

2-Minute 2-Ingredient Flax Bread (V, GF, keto, oil-free)

a piece of microwave flax bread , on white parchment paper, atop a floral napkin

Super easy. 2-minute 2-ingredient flax bread! It is vegan, keto, gluten-free, oil-free, and has 5 grams protein and 7 grams of fiber. (Note: you can bake this in an oven (conventional, toaster or airfryer), too.)

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (26 g) flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder (certified GF, as needed)
  • Optional: pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) water

Instructions

    1. In a small bowl, whisk the flaxseed meal, baking powder, and (optional) salt with a fork until combined.
    2. Whisk the water into the dry ingredients until completely combined.
    3. Spray a mug, ramekin, or microwave-safe bowl or with nonstick cooking spray to coat.
    4. Shape the dough into a biscuit-like disk that will fit into the bottom of the cooking container you prepared. Place the dough into the container.
    5. Cook in microwave (on regular HIGH setting) for 60 seconds tuntil the center is just set. Microwave a few seconds longer, if needed.
    6. Use a potholder to remove the container from the microwave. Let cool for at least 1 minute. Use a spoon or fork to remove the bread.
    7. Enjoy the bread plain, split and spread with your favorite toppings, or sandwich ingredients to make a mini sandwich.

Notes

Bake instead of Microwave: You can bake this in a conventional oven, air-fryer, or toaster oven. The time will vary slightly with each (so check at the earliest time for doneness). Use an oven-safe dish and bake at 350F (180C) for 12 to 18 minutes. Add more time, as needed, until the center is just set.

Storage: Make the bread as directed and cool. Store the bread in an airtight container at cool room temperature for up to three days, the refrigerator for up to one week, and the freezer for up to 3 months.

Overcooking Tip: Do not worry if you overcook the bread somewhat. Even if it feels somewhat hard, it will be crunchy and delicious.

Flavor / Ingredient Add-In Ideas:

  • Fresh or Dried Herbs: add a generous pinch of dried herbs (e.g., tarragon, rosemary, basil, Italian herbs, Herbs de Provence). Or add about 1/8 teaspoon chopped fresh herbs (such as rosemary, thyme, sage) or up to 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh herbs such as parsley, basil or cilantro.
  • Spices: Consider ground cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, or chile powder for savory bread. Or go with sweet spices, such as cinnamon, cardamom, pumpkin pie spice, ginger or allspice. A pinch is all the you need.
  • Nuts or Seeds: Add 2 to 3 teaspoons of your favorite seeds (chopped, as necessary). For example, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, pecans, or pepitas.

Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 139Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 0mgSodium 130mgCarbohydrates 8gNet Carbohydrates 1gFiber 7gSugar 0gProtein 5g

The nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although powerhungry.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands and optional ingredients can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

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June

Thursday 15th of September 2022

Camilla, I doubled your recipe and had this for lunch today. I baked it in the oven...it was so easy and delicious! I will definitely make this again!

Thank you for all the testing you do!

Camilla

Thursday 15th of September 2022

Fantastic, June! I am so glad you liked it.

Ben

Monday 12th of September 2022

I just made two of these in my toaster oven. Great! I ate one as a snack and will have the second with dinner tonight. It took about 10 minutes in large ramekins in my toaster oven (with convection) .

Camilla

Monday 12th of September 2022

So happy to hear that the recipe worked well for you, Ben! And thanks so much for sharing the details of how you made yours in your toaster oven !

Jena

Monday 12th of September 2022

Camila, I’ve made this everyday since you posted this. I love it! It is smallish (like a biscuit, great with soup or salad ) but SO filling. Thank you!

Camilla

Monday 12th of September 2022

Wonderful, Jena, so glad that you like the recipe!

Vicky

Sunday 11th of September 2022

Can this be baked in an oven, by any chance? I don't have a microwave.

Camilla

Monday 12th of September 2022

Hi Vicky! Yes, definitely. I will add those directions right now.

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