Flax Seed Benefits: Kitchen Secrets

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<p>No matter how many times I check my cupboard before I bake, it seems I’m always missing an ingredient. However, next time I’m out of eggs I won’t have to worry because I’ve found an even healthier substitute: <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/plant-profile/flexible-flax.aspx”>
<font color=”#800080″>flaxseed</font>
</a>. You only need to add 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed to 3 tablespoons of water (or 1 tablespoon of whole flaxseed to 4 tablespoons of water) to get the same baking benefits as you would with eggs.</p>
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<p>I already knew that <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/plant-profile/the-benefits-of-flax.aspx”>
<font color=”#800080″>flaxseed</font>
</a> had a myriad of benefits, from protecting your colon to preventing heart disease, but I wasn’t sure whether I’d like how it tasted until last night. Eggs have always seemed like a baking staple to me, so I decided to do a taste test and see if my picky taste-buds could really enjoy egg-less baking.</p>
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<p>I started with a small batch of traditional chocolate chip cookies and for the next batch I substituted my flaxseed replacement for the water. Amazingly, I actually liked the flaxseed batch better! The flaxseed chocolate chip cookies had a softer, chewier texture and a richer, nutty flavor. In fact next time I decide to bake I’m going to use flaxseed, even if my fridge is full of eggs.</p>
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<p>Have you tried substituting flaxseed for eggs before? What are your thoughts? Share your kitchen secrets with me by leaving me a comment!</p>

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