Breadcrumbs are one of those things I just never have in the house. I’ve got miso paste and nutritional yeast, and all manner of seeds and other seemingly weird or obscure s***, but this staple ingredient is just that thing I always put on my list for a recipe and then get to the store and say, “Meh.”

The main reason? I’ve found that flax, hemp seeds, and are great substitutes in a lot of recipes. No breadcrumbs? No problem! This recipe also works really well as a gluten-free option that doesn’t require shelling out your hard-earned dollars for GF breadcrumbs or putting in the time to make your own from scratch.

flax crusted fluke

Flax-Crusted Fluke


  • 8 oz fillet fluke, rinsed & patted dry
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Oil spray or olive oil to grease pan
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a baking pan.
  2. Place fish in baking pan. Pour lemon juice on top.
  3. In a small bowl, mix flax, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Top fish with flax mixture. Bake until fish is opaque and flakes with a fork, about 10-12 minutes.

Do you cook with breadcrumbs? Any cool breadcrumb substitutes you use?  

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