Apple-Flax Pudding | Esther Hyldan

Esther Hyldan's Apple-Flax Pudding Recipe | Golden Valley Flax

It was a Sunday afternoon, I was longing for something dessert-like, something  kind of healthy and something easy to make with the ingredients that I had on hand. I looked around the kitchen, my gaze landed on the basket of apples that our backyard apple tree had so kindly provided, and our Golden Valley Flax.  With those two ingredients in mind, I delved into my supply of cookbooks.  After a quick search, I decided to make Apple Pudding…however I tweaked the recipe just a little, to create Apple-Flax Pudding because I wanted to take advantage of the health benefits of flaxseed by incorporating our North Dakota flaxseed.

It only took me around 10 minutes to put it all together.  My husband Mark peeled, cored and sliced the apples with our NorPro Apple Master.  I reduced the amount of flour, and included our Golden Valley ground flaxseed in the ingredients.  You could use whole flaxseed and grind it at home for a more coarse texture.   As it baked, our home filled with a warm apple aroma.  After baking for only 30 minutes, I pulled it from the oven.  I let it cool….  only around 5 minutes… I just couldn’t wait longer!  I dished it into a bowl, topped it with Greek Yogurt, sprinkled ground flax on top and settled down in front of the fireplace.  Each bite was warm and delicious.  I hope you enjoy cooking with flaxseed as much as I did!  The cost of cooking with flaxseed is just pennies a day and the flaxseed health benefits are invaluable.  Please see where to buy flaxseed on our website at

To your good health,

Esther Hylden RN

Apple-Flax Pudding Recipe

  • 6 apples peeled and sliced. (I used 10 smaller apples from our apple tree)
  • 1 cup sugar (you may substitute ¾ cup honey for the sugar)
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground Golden Valley Flax
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

Slice apples into baking dish.  Mix other ingredients well and pour over apples.  Bake at 350 degrees, for 30 minutes or until brown.

We like it topped with Greek Yogurt and sprinkled with ground flaxseed.  This will help you include the benefits of flaxseed into your family’s diet.  The multitude of flaxseed health benefits can be found by cooking with flaxseed, either ground flaxseed or whole flaxseed.  Our family has the award for the best North Dakota flaxseed and it can be found at

Original recipe from:  Simply Delicious – Herberger’s Employee Family Recipes, Barb Voth