I use flax in my baking. I usually bake whole wheat, so my pancakes, waffles, cookies, breads already have an "earthy" taste to them (LOL). But I have found that anything that I bake with nuts is good to add flax seeds to. I have a sep coffee grinder (around $10), that I use only for flax seeds. I grind only what I need. I use a tad less fat when I am baking with flax.
warm some juice in the microwave and add the chia.. I use about 1/3c chia to 1 cup of juice.. stir with a whisk.. give it a few minutes and stir again then put in the frig covered.. in the morning it will have thickened into jelly. I love it over Ezekiel 7 grain sprouted muffins with almond butter..
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Flax meal is great if you just want it for fiber. It looses it's omega 3's fairly soon after it's ground, ideally it should be eaten within 15 minutes of grinding. I buy the seed & grind in my coffee grinder so I know it's as healthy as possible. 1 tablespoon gives you about 2 tablespoons of ground flax.
I put it in cereal, crackers, breads, meatloaf & hamburgers. It's a good thickener if you don't mind the grit. I also saw that as an egg substitute you can use 1 teaspoon flax meal & 1 tablespoon of water, but haven't tried that yet.
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I love Flax. You can eat it on yogurt, in smoothies, in baked goods, etc. I put it in anything I can hide it in. It has a lovely nutty flavor. I have heard you can substituted it for oil in recipes. good stuff.
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