View Full Version : Substitue for flax?
08-31-2008, 09:55 PM
Does anyone have a great substitue for flax? I have tried making onion bread, which I love, but lets just say, I react to the flax in it.
Any other recipes I make with flax it's the same thing.
But so many great things call for that silly seed, what can I replace it with?:o
08-31-2008, 10:20 PM
What about Chia seeds? They are a complete protein and full of Omega 3's.
08-31-2008, 10:27 PM
What about chia seeds? I know they become slimy when soaked as well, so if you ground them, maybe they would act the same way as flax?
In recipes, where the flax is used in smaller amounts for its binding properties, you could substitute psyllium husk.
08-31-2008, 10:31 PM
Lol, WannaBraw, I took a bit to write my response, I was trying to find the right spelling for psyllium ... still not sure though
08-31-2008, 11:03 PM
What are you wanting to use the flax for?
I would think that the "slim factor" would hold things together just as flax does. I have not tried it yet but it was the first thing that came to mind.
08-31-2008, 11:28 PM
Yeah, I think its the slime, binding factor in the recipes I am making. Will see if Chia seeds exist here, great idea, thanks!
But what about Onion bread? They make up most of the recipe, actually they are significant in most breads, right?
08-31-2008, 11:37 PM
I think they can be pretty expensive but I would try an online source. Also, grinding them could be an option. They don't taste like anything in my smoothie so that would be good for people who don't like flax.
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