How to Add Flax to Any Recipe

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Since our Smooth Whole Milled Flaxseed has a more mild flavor, you can add it to nearly any recipe without altering the taste. Flaxseed is packed with nutritional value and is an easy addition to any recipe.

If you’re already a fan of flaxseed, you’re likely familiar with the nutritional benefits. Our Smooth Whole Milled Flaxseed offers dietary fiber, plant-based protein, omega-3s, vitamins, minerals, and more.

When experimenting with adding flax to recipes, start small if you haven’t tried it before. Remember that flax will absorb some liquid, so you may need to adjust your ingredients when adding larger quantities of flax.

Check out our flaxseed for beginners blog, if you are interested in more tips and tricks!

Swap eggs with flax eggs!

If you are cooking or baking a recipe that requires eggs, you can swap them for flax eggs! Flax eggs consist of only milled flaxseed and water which makes the recipe vegan-friendly, heart-healthy, and safe for those with an egg allergy.

For one egg, mix together 1 tablespoon of flax and 3 tablespoons of water. Let is sit for about 3 minutes. You will notice it start to gel together. The consistency will resemble that of an eggwhite.

One of our favorite traditional recipes that swaps eggs for flax eggs is French Toast!

You can check out our video tutorial to see just how easy it is to make flax eggs!

Use flaxseed in place of flour!

You can substitute flour with flaxseed in baking recipes. However, we don’t recommend replacing more than about half the flour called for in a recipe with flax in order to keep consistency and form. Our new cran-orange quick bread recipe is a great idea of what we mean!

Use instead of oil!

You can also use flaxseed in place of some oil. You can do this in a 3:1 ratio, meaning that for every tablespoon of oil required, you can replace with 3 tablespoons of flaxseed.

Flaxseed can replace breadcrumbs!

Flaxseed can also be an alternative to breadcrumbs. It can provide a crispy, crunchy texture on roasted veggies or meats and it can help bind ingredients together (like meatloaf, meatballs, or veggie burgers) but with a plant-based protein and gluten-free alternative instead of the traditional filler.

Ways to use flaxseed as breadcrumbs include veggies, chicken tenders, salmon patties, and veggie burgers!

Just add it in!

Aside from all the replacements flaxseed can be used for, you can also simply add it into your favorite foods and recipes! The best ways to enjoy flaxseed are by adding it in to soups, smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, muffins, etc.!

Depending on the recipe, you can start with 1/4 – 1/3 cup flaxseed for baked goods, soups, or meatballs and burgers recipes. And, begin with 1-2 tablespoons of flaxseed in smoothies, oatmeal, and yogurt.

This apple pie smoothie recipe provides the same great taste of apple pie and is made with simple ingredients and no added sugar.

Apple pie smoothie in a cup next to a whole apple

Now that you have read all the ways we incorporate flax into any recipe, we want to know if you have any recipes that you use flax for. Let us know by tagging us in your recipe photos on Facebook or Instagram!