Using Flax Seed Meal as an Egg Substitute

Substituting Flax Seed Meal for Eggs

 Flax seeds come in 2 basic varieties, brown and golden both types are wonderful source of omega-3 fatty acids.  Try your best to get flax into your daily routine as the health benefits are quite remarkable.  Flax meal can be used to supplement your diet used as a topping to foods, or as an egg replacer in both baking as well as other meal preparation that calls for eggs.  We love using flax meal on yogurt, both hot and cold cereals, as a salad topper, in smoothies and more.
Replacing Eggs With Flax Seed Meal
For each egg your recipe calls for blend or food process 1 tablespoon flax seed with 3 tablespoons water until the mixture is thick and creamy. It is just that simple.  You can also use pre-ground flax seed meal if you choose mixed with 3 tablespoons water per 1 tablespoon flax seed.

Types of Flax available & Storing Tips
You can also find ground flaxseed or flaxseed meal already made for you if you prefer.  We enjoy making our own fresh as needed, but both ways work.  To keep your flax seed super fresh you should store it in a air tight container in the fridge for what you are using and freezer for your surplus.

Using Flax Seed For Eggs
Flax seed has a rich nutty flavor aligning best for baking.  Flax seed also goes best in breads, cakes, muffins, cookies, pancakes, and waffles as it complements the food adding a rich full nutty and grainy taste and texture.

Nutritional Properties of Flax Seed  (from Bob’s Red Mill pack):
Every 2 tablespoons of flax seed brings you 4 healthy grams of fiber, which is as much fiber as 1 and 1/2 cups of cooked oatmeal. Eating fiber regularly has been proven to drop and reduce harmful LDL cholesterol.
Flax seed contains high levels of natural antioxidants (lignans) which can maintain breast and colon health assisting in binding circulating estrogens. 2 tablespoons lignans in flax seed meal is equivalent to 30 cups of fresh broccoli for the same.
Flax seed is a mega-source of plant based omega-3 called (Alpha-Linolenic Acid). The oil in flaxseed is 50% omega-3 ‘s (ALA). One serving about 2 tablespoons contains 2400 milligrams of omega-3.

Be sure to get your flax seed meal into your diet at every opportunity so you can benefit from all its wonderfully healthy properties.

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