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Apr 9, 2007 07:27 PM

What can I make with flaxseed meal?

I just bought some. Now what do I do?

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  1. My Mamita just told me about a drink she makes with ground flaxseeds, water, sugar and I think lime juice. Its on my list of things to try.

    1. I just bought whole toasted flax seeds for the first time from Trader Joe's. I've been grinding them in a spice grinder and we are loving the flavor - like toasted nuts, with a wonderful smell. So far I've added them to zucchini bread and to smoothies. Also added some to vanilla yogurt, which has converted my husband to a yogurt lover. The smell is just fabulous.
      That's what I've come up with so far, but I hear the possibilities are endless. I'll be interested to read what other people write as well.

      1. You can sprinkle it over a salad, mix into some plain yogurt or anything similar. Be careful as it can cause a bit of discomfort and resultant flatulence for the new user.

        1. Add it to pancakes or waffle recipes.

          You can also dip french toast in it, after dunking in batter, bread it in flaxseed meal. It also works as part of a breading for fried chicken, or baked fried chicken.

          As suggested above, you can add it muffins or bread recipes, or make flaxseed crackers.

          I add it to protein shakes as well.

          I made a pastry crust last month using
          2-3/4 cups White Flour
          1/4 cup Flaxseed Meal
          1 tsp Salt
          2 tsp Sugar
          1-1/4 cups Chilled Vegetable Shortening or preferred fat of your choice
          5-6 Tb cold Water

          My mom likes to make a cereal using the meal, cinnamon, sea salt, vanilla... stir in hot water, and then honey. You can also add chopped nuts or use brown sugar instead.

          I add it to my meatloaf recipe as well as to my burger patties when I'm cooking for certain friends of mine. We also made fried rice

          2 Replies
          1. re: Emme

            I made the recipe on the bag, except I omitted the carrots, apples & nuts. I used two Gerbers organic applesauce(baby food) containers instead. I also got organic milk that was flavored vanilla. The muffins look nice AND taste great. But dont go overboard-they do have flaxmeal AND oatbran in the recipe. Will definitely make again.

            1. re: mspooch

              Yes, I made the recipe from the Bob's Red Mill flaxseed meal package...just as is, with shredded carrots, apples, raisins, walnuts, and it's now my new favorite! I also added a few semi-sweet choc chips to the top of some of them, and it made them even tastier! Love them.

          2. You can mix with oat bran to make a great hot cereal. A friend turned me onto it, 1/3 c. oat bran and 2 tlb. flax meal, 3/4 c. water or milk or both. Cook until desired cream of wheat. I add banana and maple syrup to mine with a bit of milk.
            Has anyone tried the recipe on the flax meal bag for muffins? The recipe looks great (also calls for oat bran) but I'm afraid to try it!

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            1. re: 4chowpups

              How much do you add to a typical muffin or cookie recipie? I can't figure it out and last time I added so much to oatmeal cookies that they were quite icky and dry!

              1. re: sushieat

                I read somewhere that you use three times the flaxmeal to the amount of fat called for the in the recipe. I have done that before, and it turned out well, but tht was in a muffin where there were liquids involved. Perhps it doesn't work with cookies for that reason?

                1. re: alex8alot

                  The recipe on the back of the Red Meal bag calls for 3/4 c. of flax meal, 3/4 c. of flour and 3/4 of oat bran, no oil and carrots, apples...want the recipe??? I want to hear how they come out!!!

                    1. re: ben61820

                      Okay but you need to report back if you make them...I'm too damn busy (procrastinating during studying) and LAZY to make them if they don't taste good!

                      Bob's Red Mill Bran Flax Muffins

                      1 1/2 c. white flour
                      3/4 c. flaxseed meal
                      3/4 c. Oat bran
                      1 c. brown sugar
                      2 tsp. baking soda
                      1 tsp. baking powder
                      1/2 tsp. salt
                      2 tsp. cinnamon
                      1 1/2 c. shredded carrots
                      2 apples, peeled and shredded
                      1/2 c. raisins
                      1 c. nuts, chopped
                      3/4 c. milk
                      2 eggs, beaten
                      1 tsp. vanilla

                      Mix dry ingredients together. Stir in carrots, apples, raisins and nuts. Combine milk, eggs and vanilla. Pour liquid ingredients over dry ingredients. Stir until ingredients are moistened. Do not over mix. Fill cups 3/4 way full. Bake 350 for 15-20 minutes. Yield: 15 med. muffins

                      1. re: 4chowpups

                        My little one likes to dip her banana into ground flax seeds, take a bite, dip again, bite again, etc. We sprinkle small amounts of it on almost everything. It's soo good for you!

                        1. re: powella

                          I like to use mine in a breakfast smoothie (enough for 2 adults): 1 ripe banana, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 2 cups soymilk, 2 scoops whey protein powder (this is optional), 2 tablespoons of ground flax meal.
                          Also, I regularly put it in my oatmeal.

                        2. re: 4chowpups

                          I've made this recipe (Bran flax muffins) a dozen times (with a few minor adjustments (i.e. I use all whole wheat flour and substitute applesauce for the shredded apples) and it is fabulous! If you have a food processor with a grater, it makes life so much easier. The muffins store in the fridge for over a week and they freeze well (though they're always gobbled up within a few days in my house).

                          1. re: bettycrocker

                            Thanks for the feedback--I'll have to make them. How much applesauce do you use in place of the apples?

                        3. re: ben61820

                          I made the flax muffins. Don't be afraid to try them. They are great! My new faves. Added a few semi-sweet dark chocolate chips to the top, and made them even tastier!! I used the Bob's Red Mill flaxmeal muffin recipe exactly...oh, except instead of white flour, I used wheat flour.