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Flaxseed Meal Information

Basic Flaxseed Meal Information


Flaxseed Meal in Recipes: You can use Bob’s Red Mill flaxseed meal as a stand in for some or all of the oil or fat called for in a recipe. Cooks recommend a 3:1 substitution ratio. We recommend that people do not replace more than half the amount of fat for best results, and not to replace more than ¼ cup of oil with this method. So if a recipe calls for 1/2 cup oil, you want to replace only ¼ cup. Use ¾ cup of Flaxseed Meal for the replacement amount and add liquid since this will make the batter dry. There is not an exact liquid replacement formula, so you must add liquid to make the batter the right consistency. Keep in mind this replacement works best for recipes which contain small amounts of fat such as muffins and pancakes.

Use as an Egg Replacer:  1 Tb Bob’s Red Mill Flaxseed Meal + 3 Tb water = 1 egg. Mix Bob’s Red Mill flaxseed meal and water in a small bowl and let sit for one to two minutes. Add to a recipe as you would an egg. This is a very versatile egg replacement formula.

A healthy diet:  Scientific evidence now confirms that flaxseed has three main health benefits: a high content of alpha-linolenic acid, as essential omega-3 fat; large quantities of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber; and the highest plant source of lignans.
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Deborah April 27, 2012
I love this product, but I dont understand the oil or fat substitution explanation. Essentially you are saying 1/4 c. flax meal per tablespoon of oil and add liquid for the right consistency of recipe.Is this correct?
Bob's Red Mill June 11, 2012
You can replace up to 1/4-cup of oil in a recipe with flaxseed meal. Use a 3:1 ratio (3 parts flaxseed to 1 part oil); 1/4-cup oil would equal 3/4-cup flaxseed meal. Add liquid until the desired consistency is reached.
Wonder August 29, 2012
Can I use the flaxseed meal in smoothies?
Bob's Red Mill September 25, 2012
Flaxseed meal works great in smoothies. The daily serving size is 2 Tbsp but some individuals are sensitive to the high fiber content so adjust the amount you add accordingly.
Diane January 19, 2015
I want to add flaxmeal to my soups, stews, oatmeal, etc. Two questions: 1) how much to add? Is there a guide per serving or per cup of soup/stew? 2) when in the cooking cycle do I add it so I don't cook away the nutrients? Is flaxmeal degraded by prolonged cooking?
Bob's Red Mill January 19, 2015
Diane, I have emailed you regarding your questions.
Mary Lou March 12, 2015
I made the pancake recipe on the almond meal bag. (Delicious) Since it has a higher fat content I was hoping to lower it with flax seed meal. I understand it doesn't replace the almond meal or flour base only eggs. Would you suggest replacing all 3 eggs with flax seed or less?
Bob's Red Mill March 16, 2015
Yes, you may replace all three eggs with flaxseed.

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