You can use flaxseed meal to replace either oil or eggs in a recipe. Whether you are cooking for someone who needs to avoid these items or you just ran out of one of them and don't with to run to the store, use the tips below to substitute flaxseed meal for oil and eggs in recipes.
Flaxseed Meal as an Alternative for Oil
You can use flaxseed meal to replace up to 1/4 cup of oil in recipes. You use it in a 3 to 1 ratio. If your recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of oil, you use 3 tablespoons of flaxseed meal. If your recipe calls for 1/4 cup of oil you use 3/4 cup flax meal. If your recipe calls for more than 1/4 cup of oil, you can replace part of it with flaxseed meal and make up the difference with unsweetened applesauce if you don't want to use oil.
Flaxseed Meal as an Alternative to Egg
You can also use flaxseed meal to replace an egg. Use 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal and 3 tablespoons water. You can replace up to two eggs in a recipe in this manner, but do not use flaxseed meal as an egg replacement if you are already using it as an oil replacement.
Flaxseed has many health benefits. I enjoy using flaxseed in recipes and I add some to my morning bowl of oatmeal.
Recipes Using Flaxseed:
Oatmeal Scotchies and other cookies.
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