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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.

Blueberry Muffins with Crumble Toppings

The BEST Blueberry Muffins With Streusel Crumb Topping


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Bake these fancy blueberry muffins with a crumble topping for your next brunch get-together or potluck party and wow your guests. It's easy to bake yet great on taste and texture.
Eggless Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins

Eggless Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins

It's fall season and time to whip up some pumpkin recipes! Have pumpkin puree leftovers? Make these delicious pumpkin zucchini muffins in no time to feed a huge crowd!
Eggless Ginger Cookies

Soft Eggless Ginger Cookies


(from 1 review)
Easy to bake, with simple ingredients in hand, this soft ginger cookie recipe without eggs will be a sure hit with it's perfect taste, texture and flavor.
Vegan Orange Green Mmoothie

Vegan Orange Green Smoothie


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Tired of the same old banana spinach green smoothie over and over. Try this Vegan Orange Green Smoothie recipe which is citrus spiked, creamy green smoothie for a change. It's light and refreshing.
Vegan Apple Flax Muffins

Vegan Apple Flax Muffins Recipe

Looking to make a healthy flax muffins recipe without compromising on taste and texture? Then try these tasty vegan apple flax muffins, to get a decent dose of healthy fats and fiber.
Easy Peanut Butter Pancakes

Healthy Vegan Peanut Butter Pancakes

Bored of the same old plain pancakes? Then try these healthy, whole grain vegan peanut butter pancakes with banana, for a change. For vegan pancakes these are absolutely delicious and rise beautifully.
vegan banana bars with walnuts

Vegan Banana Bars

Vegan banana bars recipe made with easily available ingredients and can be made in a jiffy. No need to wait for the butter to soften, creaming fat and sugars, nothing! Just dump the ingredients, mix and bake. How easy can it get to bake some healthy banana bars!
Easy Fruitcake Recipe with Carrots

Easy Fruitcake Recipe with Carrots

Looking for an easy fruitcake recipe to bake during Christmas? Look no further, because I have got you the best and easiest fruitcake recipe you can ever bake which is loaded with a special surprise ingredient, carrots! Also chock-full of dried fruits, candied fruits, and nuts like a true fruit cake!
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Zucchini Banana Muffins

Make these delicious chocolate zucchini and banana muffins in no time and wow your family and friends. Grated pumpkin should also be a good alternative for zucchini.

Whole Grain Vegan Apple Bran Muffins

Baking healthy doesn't have to be hard, scouring for healthy ingredients in a health food store spending a fortune. Get this whole grain apple bran mix and you can bake healthy, low-fat vegan apple bran muffins in no time.

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