Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Flax Seed

If you don't use flax seed in your recipes, you've gotta start! It's got your omega 3-oils, fiber, and is trans fat free. You can use it as an oil or egg substitute. 3 Tbs. Flax seed can replace 1 Tbs. fat or oil. 1 Tbs. Flax seed + 3 Tbs. water can replace 1 egg. Pssst: this info is right on the side of the box.

I do the substitutions a lot. For the Fiber One cookies I may just take out 1/2 the oil and do the other half Flax Seed (the cookie probably needs a little oil to hold it all together). It's not a lot of oil in the first place, but you can never go wrong making something a little bit better.

I always put Flax Seed in my Honey Whole Wheat Bread, and here's another recipe that I like:

Banana-Cinnamon Waffles

Top Waffles with fruit and yogurt!

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (I do the whole thing in wheat flour and it's fine)
1/4 cup buckwheat flour (if you don't have it, just add more regular flour)
1/4 cup ground flax seed
2 Tbs sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups fat free milk
3 Tbs butter, melted
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 large ripe banana, mashed
cooking spray

Mix it all like you should and make it into a waffle in your iron.


Keri Hibbard said...

is ground flax seed the same as milled?

Keri Hibbard said...

the link for honey bread is not connecting to anything? maybe its just me