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Oct 24, 2007 04:08 PM

Sneaking in some flaxmeal

Anyone else see Jerry Seinfeld's wife on Oprah pushing her new cookbook featuring recipes using vegetable purees in all sorts of things? She also mentioned that she puts flaxmeal into lots of baked goods and I'd like to give it a try. Any idea what it can be added to and in what proportion? Is it added in addition to the dry (flour) or does it substitute for a part of it? Help, and thanks!

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  1. I add it to just about everything. Sometimes i think that I may be permanently skewing my daughter's palate. Oh well. For baked goods, I just add a couple tablespoons in after sifting all the dry ingredients togehter, but I really don't think it matters. I also put it in her smoothies, in her soups, oatmeal, and cookies.

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    1. re: alex8alot

      I put ground flaxseed in a fruit/yogurt parfait, and have added it to bread dough. I added about 1/4 cup to a 4lb loaf of bread, and it came out pretty nice. Also have added it to homemade granola. You have to be careful not to add too much as it has what only can be described as a "fishy" odor. The recommended serving is 2 tbsps per day.

    2. wow, we just started buying this and love it. We love it added to cottage cheese with like non sweetened apricot preserves. We add it to yogurt. We've sprinkled it on our salads. Awesome in our smoothies.

      1. I've been making my own granola (loosely based on Mark Bittman's recipe to HTCE) and adding some ground flax seed to that. The recipe calls for 6 c of rolled oats, and I add ~1/4 c or more of flax seed.

        1. Hodgson Mill is the brand I bought and they have some nice recipes on line.

          1. Flaxseed oil goes well in smoothies. I haven't tried ground flaxseed yet. Was told by the supplements woman at Whole Foods that if I'm getting a daily dose of flaxseed oil I don't need the ground flaxseed.