Chia seeds can replace butter in many baked goods. 1 of the qualities of the Chia seed is its hydrophilic properties, with the ability to absorb more than 12x its weight in water.
The shelf life is less than w/ butter, but the fat and calorie difference is huge!
Follow this link to learn everything there is to know about the Chia seed. http://www.living-foods.com/
buy my Chia seeds at Whole Foods.