Crispy Flax Green Bean Fries

BY : PUBLISHED : September 18th, 2013 UPDATED: August 18th, 2021

Baked in the simplest (and healthiest) crispy coating you can imagine, these green bean fries are heavenly. I picked these green beans from our garden, preheated the oven to 425, snipped their ends, and threw them in a bowl with a bit of  oil, flax meal (yep!), salt and pepper. Flax oil can be compromised by heating to high temperatures, but whole (or ground) flax seeds are heat stable when baked, up to 660 degrees! Flax meal makes delicious nutty coating that is high in much needed omega 3s. Nice alternative to breadcrumbs, and they are naturally gluten-free. You can buy flax seeds whole (grind as needed in coffee grinder) or pre ground for an affordable price, just be sure to keep in fridge so they don’t spoil. Give these a try, they may become your new go-to for green beans!

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Crispy Flax Green Bean Fries

Renee Press
Baked in the simplest (and healthiest) crispy coating you can imagine, these green bean fries are heavenly.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 145 kcal
DIET Vegan


  • 1 pound of fresh green beans, ends snipped
  • 3 Tablespoons of flax meal
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of oil (avocado or other high heat oil)


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Toss green beans with all ingredients in medium bowl until coated well.
  • Spread into an even layer on baking sheet, and bake 10-15 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
  • Prepare dipping condiment of choice, highly recommend curry ketchup (ketchup with pinch of curry powder mixed in). Enjoy!


Calories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 6gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 1180mgPotassium: 571mgFiber: 9gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1568IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 114mgIron: 3mg
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About Renee Press

Renee Press is the founder of Fire and Earth Kitchen in Seattle WA. which offers cooking classes, food coaching, and chef services. She's on a mission to make vegan, gluten-free cooking easy, accessible, and delicious for everyone.

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