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Flax Seed Meal Substitute


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#1 GFM

 
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 05:15 AM

Does anyone know of a good 1-1 substitute for flax seed meal?

Thanks!
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 06:32 AM

Does anyone know of a good 1-1 substitute for flax seed meal?

Thanks!


What purpose does the flax seed meal serve in the recipe? If it is to sub for eggs, I have a link for different egg substitutes. http://www.wikihow.c...in-Your-Cooking
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 08:00 AM

I saw it in a dough recipe. The recipe also called for eggs so I don't think it was intended to be an egg substitute. I didn't realize that flax meal could be used as a substitute for eggs so maybe I can just substitute a high protein gluten-free flour instead.
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 11:56 AM

I saw it in a dough recipe. The recipe also called for eggs so I don't think it was intended to be an egg substitute. I didn't realize that flax meal could be used as a substitute for eggs so maybe I can just substitute a high protein gluten-free flour instead.



I would guess that it's for fiber and texture. Do you just not like it?
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 11:56 AM

There's flax meal in a recipe I have for french bread and I just leave it out. It doesn't seem to change to taste or texture. It might be in there just to add fiber.
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 01:13 PM

I use almond meal. It tastes great and also contains fiber.
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 04:01 AM

Thanks everyone! I didn't want to buy a whole bag of flax when I only needed about 1/4 cup. I've never used it before, and didn't want the rest of it to go to waste. Although, maybe it's time for some experimenting.
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 06:38 AM

Thanks everyone! I didn't want to buy a whole bag of flax when I only needed about 1/4 cup. I've never used it before, and didn't want the rest of it to go to waste. Although, maybe it's time for some experimenting.


When you use flax seed meal in a recipe, you need to adjust the amount of oil/butter that is used. It can also be used for egg replacement. This is the info I found on it:

Substitutions in Recipes
For Fat
Substitute flax for fat in your recipes, using 3 tbsp ground flax seed for 1 tbsp of margarine, butter or cooking oil. Flax can be substituted for all or some of the fat, depending on the recipe. Note that baking with flax, as fat substitute will cause baked goods to brown more quickly.
For Eggs
Substitute a ground flax seed/water mixture for eggs in recipes such as pancakes, muffins and cookies. Use 1 tbsp ground flax plus 3 tbsp water - left sitting for several minutes - for each egg. Note that this will result in a chewier version of the recipe, with less volume.


Do try using flax in other ways too. sprinkle it in yogurt, on salad, or on cereal. I prefer the golden milled flax seed. It keeps well in the fridge. You can also use flax seed oil as an oil replacement in salad dressings.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 07:54 AM

If you do buy flax seed later on, store it in the fridge. It goes rancid fast if you don't. I love flax used for egg replacer. Ener-g alot of times makes it heavy and I have a few that were left sticky. Flax doesnt seem to do that. Flax also lowers cholesterol along with the benefits of omega 3.
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