I’m always amazed at the list of things my Vitamix can do. We all know it makes the best smoothies & frozen desserts.. Some of you may even know that it can make hot soup. But, not many people know that you can make your own Flours, Powdered Sugars, Flax Meal, Ground Coffee & Nut Butters, all with a Vitamix!
In this Video, I demonstrate How To Make Your Own Flax Meal in the Vitamix, in less than 60 seconds from Whole Flax Seeds.
Because of its high oil content, flax meal can go rancid quickly… especially if it’s not stored correctly. Rarely do stores sell flax meal that is actually ‘fresh’. Not only can it go bad, but you might loose out on all of the best nutrients and health benefits from the flax. The best solution for this is to make your own! What’s even better, is that flax seeds are cheap and it only takes about 30 seconds in your VitaMix to turn Flax Seeds into Flax Meal or Flax Flour!
Flax meal is so delicious and has a nutty flavor that works in many recipes. It can even be use as a substitute for oil in many baked goods… like my Banana Monkey Muffins. You can also sprinkle it on Oatmeal, Cereal, in Smoothies & More!
If you don’t already have a Vitamix, I strongly encourage you to check out what this machine is capable of!
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How to Make your own Flax Meal in the VitaMix!
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 2 mins
- Total Time: 17 minutes
- Yield: 1 Cup 1x
- Category: Baked Goods
- Cuisine: Gluten Free
Your Vitamix can do much more than make smoothies… It can also make Flax Meal or Flour out of Whole Flax Seeds. Here’s How to Make Your Own Flax Meal in the Vitamix with Video Tutorial.
- 1/2 Cup Flax Seeds (any colored flax seeds will work)
- If your Flax Seeds haven’t been in the Fridge or Freezer, you may consider placing them into the Freezer for 15-30 minutes before blending them to avoid overheating the oils.
- Place the Flax Seeds into the VitaMix
- Give the seeds a quick blend Starting at Variable Speed 1, Working your way quickly to Variable Sped 10, and on to High.
- After you start to see the Flax Seeds crush into meal, stop the VitaMix and give the Flax a quick stir with the blunt edge of a knife or spatula. This will make sure that everything is blended evenly.
- Repeat the blending steps again, but very quickly and for just a few seconds. You do not want to over process the Flax.
- Store any unused Flax Meal in an airtight container in the Fridge or Freezer.
Flax can go rancid very quickly – especially once they have been ground. I highly recommend that you store Flax in the Fridge or Freezer to extend it’s shelf life.
- Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
- Calories: 55
Thanks so much for the helpful videos with the vitamix! I just purchased one, and I am excited to learn that it can do things like make powdered sugar and flax meal. I grind my own grain with a nutrimill grinder. I know that you can grind wheat in the vitamix dry mixer, but I was wondering if you can put the whole wheat flour in the vitamix to make the flour finer. You seem to know a lot about the vitamix, so I thought maybe you might know if this was o.k. to do.
Thanks for the sweet comment! =)
I’m pretty sure that you could refine your grain a bit more in the regular VitaMix container, and especially in the dry blade container… but it really depends on how fine it is to begin with. However, don’t forget to freeze it for a 1/2 hour or so, so the blades don’t heat the grain too much.
Let me know how it turns out if you try it!
Great demo on the flax seed. Thanks.. Have you done coffee?
Yes, the VitaMix is awesome with grinding coffee! I typically freeze the beans before grinding them to keep them cooler & fresher longer. I’ll try to do another demo with that soon! =)
Thanks & God Bless!
Candace @ Candida Free Candee
Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for!
This was exactly what I was looking for. Is there anything special you need to do in the regular VitaMix canister? I do not yet have a dry blade well and have been curious about how to determine when you use which.
Thank you in advance!
There are no special adjustments for the regular ‘wet blade’ container, just be sure it’s completely dry when you use it for dry ingredients. You may also need to stop and stir the flax meal to make sure it’s evenly ground. The dry blade container has 2 flatter blades that work to draw the grains back down into the bottom more efficiently – but otherwise there’s no major difference. Hope that helps!
God Bless! =)
I just found your website by looking up homemade flax meal. I am so glad I did; I love your video and it’s so helpful to actually SEE it done. I have a question: I have “cold milled ground flax seed”, will this method work on that as well?
Thanks for your advise :)
Thanks for the helpful video! just what i was looking for. i bought golden flax seeds and didn’t know what to do with them. now they are in my steel cut oats :)
Can I use roasted flax seeds to make meal? Does it make a difference nutritionally?
Hi Meg, You can certainly roast the seeds first, but I would recommend roasting them whole. But you can also use them raw – Just remember that raw flax meal can go rancid very quickly, so be sure to make just what you need & store any leftovers in the fridge. Hope that helps. =) God Bless! ~Erika
Great website– thanks. This is a dumb question — what is the “high” speed on the Vitamix? I can’t tell exactly what the controls on your machine do, but my Vitamix also has three controls on the front — the start button far right, the variable-speed dial in the center, and the pulse button far-left.
in your video, you click the start button, turn the variable dial up to ten — and then it looks like you are hitting the pulse button! Is that right? Does that take the speed up higher than the 10 setting on the variable dial?
thanks so much. Trying to get comfortable with the VitaMix, which I haven’t had that long.
Hi! Depending on your model, the ‘high’ speed was/is the switch to the very left (at least thats what it is on my 5200 model). On the newer models, the ‘high’ speed has been replaced by ‘pulse’. So, I would just suggest you continue blending at the Variable Speed 10 – be sure to use your tamper to help out! =) God Bless! ~Erika
I’m trying to make flaxseed flour that is very finely ground… would you say using the vitamix turns the flax into the flax meal consistency like I can find at the store, more the consistency of wheat flour, or either one depending on how long you run it? Thanks!!
You said the video was about flax FLOUR as well as meal….where is the Flour section???
Hi Bob, They are one in the same, but sometimes people call them by different names. =) God Bless! ~Erika
I do not have the Vitamix blender and will not be able to get one. I have a Food processor and an older model of the bullet smoothie mixer. Would either one of them be good for making the flaxseeds into meal?I have all my ingredients ready to make some very healthy energy balls and I just noticed that it was not just flaxseeds but it was flaxseed meal. When I googled how to make flaxseeds into meal your video came up. But I need to do this now and I don’t have the vita mix blender. Please help! Thank you so much. God bless you!
Hi Dee! I’ve never tried it, but I think making flax meal in your Bullet Mixer should work out. Let me know how it goes! =) God Bless! ~Erika
The Bullet worked so well! The flax seed was converted into meal in about 10 seconds. Amazing!!!
Thanks for the video! It was very thorough and helped me in making my flax seed meal :-) came out perfect with my Vitamix.
You are one super smart young lady! Thank you for the inspiration and great tips. You are surely a faithful steward of what is entrusted to you! Much love
I watched your video on how to make flaxseed meal. It was hard to watch when SIX ads popped Into the middle of a two minute video. I won’t be watching anymore of your videos for this reason.
Was the video taken down? I’m not seeing any links. Thx
I’m surprised that you said that flaxseed meal can go rancid very quickly. I have never had that problem. I buy two or three16 oz. plastic containers of flaxseed meal at a time, since the store where I buy it is somewhat out of the way. I store it unrefrigerated, before and after opening it, in my kitchen cabinet, in hot or cold weather. I only use two to four tablespoons daily, so each container lasts for a few weeks. It always tastes good, whether it’s at the beginning or end of the container. The brand I use is Eagle Spice & Extract Co. It is pure, ground flaxseed. I have also had the same experience with Bob’s Red Mill.
Thank you. -Rachel
Very helpful. I love the tip about freezing the flaxseed first. It turned out great! (I also tried using the food processor previously and it took about 10 minutes and made the flaxseed meal a darker color, This was so much better!).
I’ve always added a half tsp glucomannan powder to 1/3c flaxseed. Never occurred to freeze the seed. TX, next batch!