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    Flax Seed Meals – A Quick History

    The history of flaxseed goes back to as early as 3000 BC. It was considered as a miracle plant based food then and that continues even now. It mainly gets its good reputation because of its omega-3 fatty acid, lignans and fibre content.

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    How to prepare & preserve it?

    I remember those days a decade earlier when I wasn’t able to locate flaxseed meal in the nearest grocery store. I used to buy the seeds and blend it in a mini coffee grinder. Then started making trips to a specialty store to get it. But now after a decade later flaxseed meal is readily available in almost every grocery store specialty or otherwise. Even Indian grocery stores here in Canada stock it up. So it should not be a big deal finding it. But remember to store it in the fridge/freezer because it will/does turn rancid quickly. Also do not buy huge packs unless and otherwise you know that you will use it regularly.

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    How to use it in Cooking/Baking?

    For us cooks/bakers it’s a favorite because ground flaxseed or also known as flax-seed meal is vegan and can be used as a fat substitute and/or egg substitute in baked goods. That said I wouldn’t suggest omitting the fat in a baking recipe and using all flaxseed meal instead. It doesn’t work like that. The taste and texture of the baked treat will have to be compromised then. So start with small quantity, see how you like it and gradually use flax seed meal to replace about 1/3rds of the amount of oil/butter used in the original recipe.

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    How do you say Flax Seeds in other languages?

    In Hindi – अलसी
    In French – graines de lin
    In Spanish – linaza
    In Punjabi – ਸਣ ਬੀਜ
    In Tamil – அல்லிவிதை/ஆளிவிதை/அல்லிவிரை

How to use Flax Seeds as a egg replacer?

Flax Seed MealAs the name implies, it is a seed, a miracle plant-based food, rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, an important source of the essential fat for vegetarians especially. We can make ground flax seed at home by freshly milling the seeds in a coffee grinder or get pre-ground flaxseed from the store. It is vegan making it perfect for vegan baking.

Whisk/blend 1 tablespoon ground flax with 3 to 4 tablespoons warm water for each egg to be replaced. Check-out the step-by-step instructions on how to make flax egg here.

When using flax eggs, baked goods are heavier, dense, and has a chewy texture. Ground Flaxseed has a nutty flavor, so it works best in recipes that are grainier and nuttier, such as waffles, pancakes, bread, bran muffins, and oatmeal cookies.

Flax Seed Meal Recipes

Here is the full list of baking recipes that use Flax Seed Meal as an egg substitute. Also, find some non-baking recipes that use flaxseed meal as one of the ingredients.

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Almost Vegan & Healthy Cornmeal Snack Cake


(from 2 reviews)
If you are looking for a healthy snack cake recipe or just a healthy snack idea, then this is the one you should be trying. Don't hesitate looking at the long ingredients list, because its all easily available and in general the recipe is very flexible. So you can substitute one for another.

Vegan Cranberry Nut Quick Bread using Flax Seed Meal

A very simple recipe to bake a quick bread using flax seed meal as an egg substitute.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies


(from 3 reviews)
Baking gluten free and egg free cookies can't get any easier. Try these oatmeal cookies and you would definitely agree with me.

Wholesome Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Very healthy, tasty and egg free breakfast cookies using quick cooking oats, navy beans, walnuts and cranberries..

Vegan Cranberry Banana Cookies


(from 1 review)
Treat your little one with these soft cranberry banana cookies made sugar free but has just the right amount of sweetness he or she would enjoy.

Enjoy Life Foods Review and some Granola Muffins


(from 1 review)
An eggless and healthy muffin recipe using cinnamon flavored granola.

Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies


(from 9 reviews)
Want to bake vegan cookies? These vegan double chocolate cookie recipe is one recipe you should definitely try. They are soft, chewy and have a cake like texture. It's simple to make yet big on taste and won't be disappointed!

Fiber One Cereal and Banana Smoothie

Healthy delicious fiber-1 cereal banana smoothie recipe. Try it out and you will love it.
Eggless French Toast

Eggless French Toast


(from 4 reviews)
Easy to prepare egg less french toast using unsweetened applesauce and flax seed meal instead of eggs.

The BEST Gluten-Free, Vegan Vanilla Waffles


(from 1 review)
Try these crispy and crunchy gluten-free, vegan waffles once and I'm sure that you won't go back to the regular waffles.

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