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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.

Vegan chocolate hazelnut biscottis

Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Biscottis


(from 1 review)
Nobody can guess that these chocolate hazelnut biscottis are vegan because it doesn't taste any different from the usual store bought biscottis. The almond extract enhances the flavor and gives a rich appeal to the biscottis.
Vegan Hermit Cookies

Vegan Hermit Cookies


(from 4 reviews)
These hermit cookies are soft and chewy, spiced with cinnamon and allspice, loaded with raisins and nuts is sure to please both children and adults alike. This recipe makes about 6 dozen cookies if made a bit small which can become a super hit at next Christmas's cookie swap.

Vegan Pumpkin Bran Muffins with Protein Powder

Whole grain, protein packed, low sugar, vegan pumpkin bran muffins good for breakfast, snack or dessert.
vegan banana spinach muffins

Vegan Banana Spinach Muffins


(from 3 reviews)
Breakfast can be a battle in many households with having to balance between nutrition and convenience. Not anymore! Make a big batch of these banana spinach muffins and you have a healthy breakfast or snack anytime you want.
Gluten-Free Vegan Sweet Potato Waffles

Gluten-Free and Vegan Sweet Potato Waffles


(from 2 reviews)
Beta carotene rich sweet potato makes this gluten-free waffle extra special. Boost your kid's favorite breakfast by sneaking in vegetables and set a healthy tone for the start of the day.
Egg-Free Applesauce Brownies

Eggless Applesauce Brownies


(from 1 review)
Do you have a lot of applesauce at home that the kids don't want to eat anymore? Looking for some recipes to use it up? Then these eggless applesauce brownies is a wonderful way to empty the jar. You can do the same with leftover pumpkin puree too after Thanksgiving.

Gluten-Free, Flourless, Vegan Banana Pancakes


(from 1 review)
Can't eat gluten and running out of ideas to make a wholesome yet delicious gluten-free breakfast? It doesn't have to be a daunting task with this easy to make flourless, vegan, gluten-free banana pancakes recipe. Blend ingredients in a blender and you are ready to go! Vegan and gluten-free pancakes ready in no time!
Gluten-free Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Muffins

Gluten-Free Broccoli Cheddar Muffins for Toddlers


(from 2 reviews)
These healthy broccoli cheddar muffins are perfect for breakfast or as a snack for both kids as well as adults. Try adding carrots, beets and herbs too to make it more colorful and flavorful.
Whole wheat pumpkin waffles

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles

These whole wheat pumpkin waffles are loaded with healthy ingredients like pumpkin, whole wheat flour, flaxseed, and walnuts. What better way to start the day with! These waffles and some fruits and glass of milk is gold for breakfast!
Vegan Apple Oatmeal Muffins

Eggless Apple Oatmeal Muffins


(from 2 reviews)
Loaded with whole grains, whey protein powder, apples and walnuts, these vegan apple oatmeal muffins are best to pack for lunch or great as a quick breakfast or after school snack.

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