Whole Wheat Flax Pasta Noodles

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Whole Wheat Flax Noodles

2 eggs (room temperature)

1 cup natural whole wheat flour

1/3 cup milled flax-seed

1/2 tsp sea salt

In a mixing bowl combine whole wheat flour, milled flax-seed and sea salt.  Make a well in the middle and add eggs.  Mix together using fork at first and then use hand.  Knead dough for about 7 minutes.  **At first dough will feel very dry and like it will not come together, keep kneading and it will come together.  As you knead the pasta dough the Omega-3 oils in the milled flax-seed will start to awaken and help bring the dough all together.  Once finished kneading wrap dough in seran wrap and let rest for 20-30 minutes.  Cut pasta dough in 4 sections.  Keep one section out to make noodles with and wrap the other three in seran wrap (so they don’t dry out).  If you have a pasta machine follow your machines directions for rolling out dough and making noodles.  Dough can also be rolled out with a rolling-pin and then cut by hand.  Once you finish rolling out and making the first section of dough into noodles, continue with the next sections until complete.

Place fresh pasta noodles on a drying rack...or in my case, cooling racks.

Let pasta air dry for an hour or longer prior to cooking. Cook noodles as you would regular pasta noodles, but keep a close eye on them as they will not take nearly as long to cook.

Once pasta noodles are done being rolled and cut place on drying racks, or cooling racks and let air dry for at least one hour.  Cook pasta noodles in salted water as you would with any other pasta noodle.  Please note that homemade fresh pasta noodles do not take as long to cook as store-bought preservative ridden pasta noodles.  Top pasta noodles with your favorite sauce, veggies or combo.

 

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 56 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories

165
Calories from Fat

47
% Daily Value*
Total Fat

5.2g
8%
Saturated Fat

0.7g
3%
TransFat

0.0g
Cholesterol

83mg
28%
Sodium

235mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates

23.7g
8%
Dietary Fiber

3.1g
12%
Protein

7.1g
Vitamin A   2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3% Iron 12%
Nutrition Grade A-
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

 

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(56 gram serving size equals 1.97 ounces)

 

Hope you enjoy a healthy pasta dish using my Whole Wheat Flax Noodles recipe…will be posting a follow-up blog in just a little while showing what I chose to make with the noodles.

 

 

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5 responses »

  1. Pingback: Healthy Whole Wheat Flax Pasta Noodle Side-dish « RoxannesRandoms

    • Thank you. I have looked at the prices of some of the boughten ww/flax noodles and they are crazy…homemade is always better 🙂 My husband keeps looking at me like I am a crazy person every time I walk in out kitchen with a pen, paper and camera, he will just smile and say “Another experiment?”

  2. Love recipes like this…concise like Vinny Grette said, easy and healthy, can’t beat that. Looks like I have some grocery shopping to do this weekend.

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