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This is an easy and healthy treat that tastes nutty, cinnamonaminaminaminaminy, and sweet. Today, I want to just quickly touch base on flax… It may be tiny, but it’s mighty! Flaxseed provides Omega-3 essential fatty acids, which is a “good” fat that has been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant Omega-3s. Flaxseeds are also a great source of fiber, and contains both the soluble and insoluble types. Fiber in the diet also helps stabilize blood sugar, and, of course, promotes proper functioning of the intestines. Additionally, flax seed is very low in carbohydrates, making it ideal for people who limit their intake of starches and sugars.
Whole flaxseed keeps longer. The outside shell in whole flaxseed appears to keep the fatty acids all snuggled inside, well protected. It’s a good idea to keep your whole flaxseed in a dark, cool place until you grind it. I like to keep mine in the freezer for safe keeping.
The whole purpose of using flaxseed as a coating in this treat is for the health benefits, well and the nutty flavor that it partakes. Couple it with cinnamon and maple syrup, and… they turned out quite amazing. For another idea be sure to check out my Maple Infused Coconut Crusted Apple Rings!