tons of flax seed -- what to make?
I've got tons of flax seed, but I don't know what to do with it. I recently tried some flax seed cookies that were not-too-sweet, very thin, and very crispy, but I don't know the recipe for that. Does anyone have any recommendations for how to use my flax seed?
If your flax seeds are whole, you can use them as you would sesame seeds... try Googling "sesame cookies" or "sesame wafers." You can include them in cheese straws, breads and muffins.
You get more nutritional benefits from ground flax seeds, so you might try grinding some (easy to do in a coffee grinder that you reserve for grinding spices) and add them to your breakfast cereal, pancake batter, bread or muffin or biscuit dough, meatloaf...
I suggest keeping them in the fridge or freezer, because like other seeds and nuts, they can become rancid if left at room temperature.
I mix mine in with the daily granola to get an extra hit of nutrition - then keep all the extra in the freezer.
I don't have the cookie recipe, but here's something I've made quite a few times, if you like tofu (I suppose other poultry might work, though I have no experience with that.) Lightly brush tofu drained tofu cut into thick triangles with a mixture of soy sauce and veggie broth, then dip into a combination of white and black sesame seeds, flaxseeds, and flour as needed. Bake at around 350 for 20 minutes or so.
I sub the ground powder for half of the flour in my favorite bran muffin recipe.
Stir it into oatmeal.
Add to smoothies to thicken it up.
Use as a binder in meatloaf.