Saturday, November 21, 2015

Hearty Flaxseed Rolls

How to Make Hearty Flaxseed Rolls in Your Bread Machine

As the outside temperatures get cooler and cooler, my craving for all things comfort-food related increases.  One food that makes its way into my diet this time of year is homemade bread.  Homemade bread goes perfectly with a bowl of steaming soup, another food that takes its place on my must have comfort food list during the colder months of the year.

Hearty Flaxseed Rolls
Hearty Flaxseed Rolls

Portion control can be an issue when making homemade bread.  After all, who can resist fresh bread?  Once you start cutting into the fresh loaf, all self-control seems to float off into the wind.  One way I try to place limits on my bread eating is to make rolls rather than loaves of bread.  For some reason, once I cut into a loaf of bread I feel like the whole thing needs to be eaten.   It is easier to store leftover rolls and a few minutes in the oven will make a day-old roll taste yummy.
Hearty Flaxseed Rolls

This bread machine recipe adds flaxseed meal to the rolls, giving them a heartier texture and a bit of a nutty flavor.  That makes them the perfect accompaniment to hearty soups.  Flaxseed also brings some health-enhancing qualities to the rolls through the additional fiber, antioxidants called lignans, and a plant version of omega-3 called alpha-linolenic acid.  The quarter cup of ground flaxseed in this recipe adds eight grams of fiber or 1 gram per roll.  Each of these hearty rolls will give you the same number of lignans you would get from eating seven and a half cups of broccoli!  You will also get 450 milligrams of omega-3 per roll.  All of this makes me feel just the tiniest bit less guilty about eating bread with my soup!

Flaxseed Roll Ingredients
Hearty Flaxseed Rolls Ingredients

Hearty Flaxseed Rolls

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Makes 1 pound loaf/8 rolls


  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 3 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp Bread Machine or Quick Rise yeast


Measure the ingredients into the pan of your bread machine in the order listed.  Select the dough setting of your machine.  Start the machine.  When the dough is ready, oil your hands and form the dough into eight balls.  Place them in an 8" round greased baking pan.  Spray a piece of plastic wrap with cooking spray and cover the pan.  Place the pan in a warm place to rise for about 30 minutes or until the rolls have doubled in size.  They'll be touching each other.
Eight flaxseed rolls rising in a pan
Dough Ready to Bake

Bake the rolls is a pre-heated 350-degree oven for 15-20 minutes, until the rolls are browned and crusty. Remove the pan from the oven and brush the tops of the rolls with melted butter.  Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then turn the rolls out onto a rack to completely cool.

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  1. Can /i make these w/o a breadmaker?

    1. Yes, you can make these without a bread machine. Mix the ingredients together by hand or with a mixer. Turn the dough out onto a lightly oiled surface and knead for about 5 minutes. Add a little extra flour if the dough is too sticky, but try not to add much. Keep kneading the dough until it is soft and smooth. Place the dough into a lightly oiled bowl, covered in plastic and let it rise until double in size. That will take from 60-90 minutes. Follow the rest of the recipe above from that point. Good luck.

  2. thank u! they look so yummy :)


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