Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Flaxseed = 1 Egg
You know how you use eggs in a lot of recipes? Do you have powdered eggs in your food storage for when you happen to run out? Or if the egg industry totally tanks and no eggs are to be found?
What will you do?
I just found a great substitution for eggs! Flaxseed. It works great if you are trying to prepare more vegan meals, or really you just used the last egg for something else. Flaxseed adds a little bit of a nutty taste, but it works great for substituting eggs in muffins, waffles, cakes, breads, cookies, and the like.
Another bonus? Whole flaxseed will last practically forever in your food storage, so you can always have some on hand for when you need it. Just grind it before you use it so your body will be able to absorb the maximum nutrition from the flaxseed.
Here is what you do:
Grind 1 Tablespoon (golden) flaxseed in a small coffee grinder
Add to 3 Tablespoons water (in a small bowl)
Ta da ... you have a great substitution for 1 egg by following this quick and easy recipe.
Try it... you might like your recipes better with this substitution!
p.s. Flaxseed can also substitute oil in some recipes, too. More on that later.