How to Roast Flax Seeds in an Oven

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Things You'll Need

  • Baking sheet

  • Airtight container

Oven roasted flax seed provides a toasted, nutty flavor to nearly any recipe. Flax seeds offer high fiber content and Omega-3 fatty acids, packing a powerful nutritional punch. Add oven roasted flax seeds to baked goods and other dishes to gain the nutritional benefit with the flavor enhancement provided by oven roasting. After they're roasted, you can grind the seeds or store them whole.


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

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Step 2

Spread the flax seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Step 3

Roast the flax seeds for six to eight minutes, stirring once halfway through the cooking time.

Step 4

Let the seeds cool completely. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator or the freezer.