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What can I make with flaxseed meal?

jrmd Apr 9, 2007 07:27 PM

I just bought some. Now what do I do?

  1. bolivianita Apr 9, 2007 07:49 PM

    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.

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      ScarletB Apr 9, 2007 07:53 PM

      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.

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        poulet_roti Apr 9, 2007 10:50 PM

        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. Emme Apr 9, 2007 11:35 PM

          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
            mspooch Aug 4, 2008 03:42 PM

            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
              libbyland Dec 28, 2008 10:09 AM

              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.

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            4chowpups Apr 10, 2007 05:52 AM

            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 consistency...like 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
              sushieat Apr 10, 2007 07:21 AM

              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
                alex8alot Apr 10, 2007 07:31 AM

                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
                  4chowpups Apr 10, 2007 08:29 AM

                  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: 4chowpups
                    ben61820 Apr 10, 2007 09:36 AM

                    post it up man cmon!

                    1. re: ben61820
                      4chowpups Apr 10, 2007 11:01 AM

                      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
                        powella Apr 10, 2007 12:03 PM

                        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
                          mightycheesehead Apr 10, 2007 03:47 PM

                          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
                          bettycrocker Aug 24, 2007 08:00 PM

                          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
                            jrmd Aug 25, 2007 02:57 PM

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

                        3. re: ben61820
                          libbyland Dec 28, 2008 10:16 AM

                          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.

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                  cooknKate Apr 11, 2007 05:44 AM

                  -Sprinkle it over cereal, hot or cold.
                  -Add them to any quick bread, muffin, pancake or waffle batter. I put anywhere from 2 tablespoons to 1/2 cup depending on the amount of batter.
                  -Add it to smoothies
                  -Stir into yogurt or cottage cheese
                  -Mix into meatloaf or meatballs, add to pasta sauce or to pasta that you make from scratch
                  -Sprinkle over bread spreads like mayo or mustard before adding sandwich fixings
                  -Add to salad dressings

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                  1. re: cooknKate
                    cmkdvs Aug 24, 2007 08:28 PM

                    Not just savory spreads--it's good on toast with jam (topped with sliced bananas, if you like the sound of that).

                  2. kiwijen Apr 11, 2007 06:25 AM

                    We add ground flax seed to the basic No-Knead Bread recipe. Probably about 1/4-1/2 a cup. It turns out wonderfully. And it's so nice to have my 4 year old ask if we going to make flax seed bread or whole wheat bread. Makes me feel like I'm giving him a good nutritional and foodie foundation.

                    1. WCchopper Aug 25, 2007 06:21 PM

                      I have used it in quick bread a lot, like pumpkin or banana bread. I substitute 1/4 of the fat or oil used and then throw in a little more ( I'm an inveterate recipe modifier) for good measure.(maybe 1/3 cup per recipe) They have always turned out very moist and good textured.

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                        jolene Aug 25, 2007 07:01 PM

                        I just bought the flaxseed for TJ's and it has blueberries mixed in. My favorite things to use it in are pancakes and definitely oatmeal!

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                        1. re: jolene
                          1sweetpea Dec 28, 2008 10:27 AM

                          I've made crackers in my dehydrator with a mix of golden and brown flax seeds, some of which were ground into a flour/powder. Other ingredients were onion, zucchini and carrot (pulp left over from juicing) a little olive oil and water to bind and some herbs and spices. They're healthy, delicious and VERY high in fibre.

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