How to Bake With Flax Seed Flour

Flax seed flour, also called ground flax seed, offers some benefits over whole flax seed. Whole flax passes through your system undigested, causing your body to miss out on the health benefits. Flax is full of fiber, which aids in relieving constipation, and the omega-3 fatty acids in flax reduce cholesterol and provide protection against heart disease. Replace some of the flour or all of the fat or eggs called for in the recipe with ground flax seed when baking.

Step 1

Replace 1/2 to 1 cup of the flour called for in the recipe with ground flax seed. Substitute each egg with 1 tbsp. of flax and 3 tbsp. of water mixed together, or replace 3 tbsp. of ground flax seed for every 1 tbsp. of margarine, butter or oil called for in the recipe. When mixing the flax with water, let it sit for about two minutes.

Step 2

Mix all the wet ingredients called for in the recipe together in one bowl.

Step 3

Mix all the dry ingredients called for in the recipe in a separate bowl.

Step 4

Follow the preparation and baking directions for the recipe, but watch the food carefully as it bakes since flax seed can cause food to brown quicker.

Things You'll Need

  • Measuring spoons

  • 2 medium mixing bowls

  • Mixing spoon

Tip

Substituting flax for eggs or fat in recipes may make the food chewier and flatter.

REFERENCES & RESOURCES
Load comments
PARTNER & LICENSEE OF THE LIVESTRONG FOUNDATION

Copyright © 2019 Leaf Group Ltd. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the LIVESTRONG.COM Terms of Use , Privacy Policy and Copyright Policy . The material appearing on LIVESTRONG.COM is for educational use only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the LIVESTRONG Foundation. The LIVESTRONG Foundation and LIVESTRONG.COM do not endorse any of the products or services that are advertised on the web site. Moreover, we do not select every advertiser or advertisement that appears on the web site-many of the advertisements are served by third party advertising companies.