About flax seed: Don't be afraid of flax seed meal. You can buy it as meal for ease, but I like to buy it in seed form (it keeps longer) and toast them a little to bring out the nutty flavor for this recipe and then zap them in the coffee grinder for a few seconds (or you can keep the kids busy for a while taking turns with the mortar and pestle. There is a very long list of health benefits to eating flax seed. Click the link to find out more, but in a nutshell, flax seed acts like a low-carb whole grain, is rich in Omega-2 fatty acids and anti-oxidants, helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure, helps prevent prostate cancer and is high in fiber and is purported to reduce hot flashes nearly 60%! (note: flax is not recommended for those with irritable bowel).