Saturday, March 10, 2007

Flax seed as egg replacement

1 tablespoon flax seed mixed with 3 tablespoons of warm water, heated in the microwave for about 30 sections, and all stirred up makes a gooey substance that's very close to 1 egg. I made some chocolate chip cookies with the recipe on the back of the bag replacing the eggs with the flax seed mixture and we thought they came out pretty well. The flax might add a little hint of a nutty flavor. I have a pound of flax seed so I might be experimenting with it a lot.


Unknown said...

The cookies look like they turned out great. Your image indicates that you left the flax seeds intact after you heated them, is this true, or did you crush them up a bit?

Great idea!

Heidi Olson said...
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Heidi Olson said...

I left them as whole seeds. I thought about grinding them up but that would have required dirtying up another dish so I shook that thought off. I probably would grind them for something like sugar cookies or shortbread.

Birch said...

COOL! they look great! I love all your random happenings.

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