Flax Seed Eggs? What's That?
☆ Substitute Eggs with Milled Golden Flax Seed for Healthier Baked Goods
No doubt about it, in moderation, eggs are good for most of us. However, too many eggs in our diet can add unneeded calories and create health issues. Then again, not everyone can eat eggs. There are a variety of disorders that require patients to avoid eggs altogether.
What is a person to do if they want to eat fewer eggs, or if they cannot eat them? Milled (also called ground) flax seed is an easy and healthy egg replacement in baked goods. But how?
☆ Flax Replaces Eggs in Baking?
Running a kitchen without eggs could seem like a monumental task, yet it can be done. The best news is with a simple recipe it is not as hard as we might imagine.
This post is a quick look at how to bake some of our favorite foods with a nutritious egg replacement. If you need to avoid eggs, this may be a new option for your kitchen.
See for yourself how well this ground golden flax seed substitution for eggs works and let us know if this information is as helpful to you as it was to me.
☆ Why Bother to Substitute Milled Flax Seed for Egg in Recipes?
• Besides having less fat and and cholesterol, recipes using milled flax seed to replace eggs contain important nutrition many people actually need to add to their diets.
• There is a difference in dark flax seed and golden flax seed. As with any food, the darker the variety the higher the nutrition value. In this case, the dark flax seed has such a strong taste and odor that I prefer the golden flax seed. It has more than adequate nutritional benefits so I go with milder taste.
• Milled flax seed adds needed fiber to our diets.
• Sometimes we strangly just run out of eggs.
• Flax seed is a low sodium and low cholesterol grain full of minerals and fiber and nutrition and other stuff and such. Check here for a nutritional rundown on the lowly flax seed's benefits.
• Flax seed oil rates right up there on the omega-3s and fatty acids list. Some reports say that flax rates above other foods such as salmon, walnuts, and kidney beans.
• The very best way to get flax seed oil is by using the fresh ground flax seed in our daily diet.
☆ Basic Guidelines for Using Ground Golden Flax Seed as an Egg Substitute
• The general rule is that 1 tablespoon of raw golden flax seed, ground, then mixed with a small amount of water replaces 1 egg in a baked recipe, double that for two eggs, and so forth.
• The small amount of water can vary depending on the recipe and baking conditions, just as with any baked goods recipe. Your altitude, your oven, your humidity, and any number of other conditions can effect baking so a little experimentation might be needed for your situation. Do a little research on how people in your area use flax as a substitute for eggs.
• I’ve read that brownies often do better with just 3 tablespoons of water, while muffins work better when the flax meal is mixed with up to 1/4 cup of water. Evidently, small adjustments can make a big difference.
• Make the egg replacement this way:
After the flax seed is ground to a fine meal blend it into the small amount of water and set it aside for about 15 minutes to thicken. By the time you have assembled the other ingredients for your recipe and given your email a quick check the egg substitute will be ready to use. Don’t let the common name for the unpalatable gelatinous mixture (flax goop) deter you from using it!
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☆ Don’t Forget to Use Flax Seed Regularly!
Keep in mind that flax seed is a multitalented grain with loads of benefits for our health. It is amazing to study the history of this ancient seed. Thinking through its different uses reveals why people from times past considered flax seed to be so valuable.
It is in our best interest to look at those uses and put the humble flax seed to work in our daily lives. To consider it passé is a huge mistake. Utilizing this tiny grain is as wise today as it was long ago.
Some people could easily stop buying many of the supplements they purchase if they would add ground flax seed to their daily diets. In a sealed container the seed stores at room temperature in its own shell. Making flax meal couldn’t be easier.
Do yourself a flavor and make this bountiful, nutty tasting grain a part of your daily food intake. Get experience with flax seed’s benefits and you’ll be recruiting others to join your crusade for enjoying good foods and better health!
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