Flax Seed Burfi (Flaxseed Healthy Bar)

November 2nd, 2012 filed under Desserts, Gluten Free, Snacks, Vegan
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Flax Seed Burfi or you can call this health bar. Flax Seed is high in protein and good source of vegetarian omega 3. This Burfi is vegan, gluten free and tastes great.

This recipe will make 24 pieces.


  • 1/2 cup golden flax seed powder or meal
  • 1/2 cup coarsely ground walnut
  • 1/2 cup coarsely ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup coarsely ground cashews
  • 1 teaspoon crushed cardamom about 8 cardamoms
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Grease the 8 inch plate and set aside.
  2. Dry roast flex seed, over medium heat for about 1 minute. Add walnut, almond and cashew powder. Dry roast for about 2 minutes stirring continuously. Do not over roast the nuts, nuts will become oily.
  3. Turn off the heat. Add cardamom mix it well and take out in a bowl. Set aside.
  4. In same sauce pan boil the sugar and water together over medium heat. After syrup come to boil lower the heat to medium and let it boil for 1-2 minutes. To check the syrup put a drop over dry surface and check with finger syrup should be just sticky. On candy thermometer it should show 205 degree Ferranti.
  5. Turn off the heat. Add the nuts mixture to the syrup. Mix it well and quickly spread over the greased plate by pressing from all sides to keep 1/4 inches in thickness and the edges clean.
  6. Cool for a few minutes and cut them in about 1-1/2 inch square shape

Keep them in closed container; Flex Seed Burfi has a long shelf life.


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22 Responses to “Flax Seed Burfi (Flaxseed Healthy Bar)”

  1. Vedasamhita says:

    I tried out this recipe, it came out well, but I made ladoos out of it as sugar syrup could have been evaporated more or could have been less. Thank you !!!

  2. matt nannery says:

    I did the math as I want to know too.
    The total calories for Manjula’s ingredients is 2011.
    Divide that by 24 pieces and you get 84 calories a piece.
    That’s not bad.
    I’d rather have a couple of these than a candy bar.

  3. Victoria says:

    To malerie: why do you think dear Manjula knows the calories in her recipes? Go to the Internet site http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp and type in the ingredients for yourself.

  4. malerie says:

    Can you please tell me how many calories are in the flax seed burfi per 1 1/2 inch square serving Thanks. It sounds delicious!

  5. Fatima says:

    Hi Manjula Ji,
    I wonder if honey could be substitited for sugar in this recipe? I am making GAPS sweets for my kids and I find that honey is indeed a healthier alternative to white sugar. Since its sweeter than sugar, would I have to add less? Must say I love the idea of adding flaxseed to any sweet. i’m going to try adding a little cocoa powder for my chocolate loving kids and see how that turns out!!!
    Love your recipes!!

  6. kamla masalawalla says:

    manjulaben,beautiful recipe ,very tasty ,very easy .
    i added some sesame seeds on top ,also dessicated coconut.love your website and look forward to more delicious recipes.
    keep up the good work and HAPPY NEW YEAR


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