Can I cook or bake with Flaxseed Meal?

Date Posted:9 July 2024 

Yes, you can cook or bake with Flaxseed meal. Flaxseed meal, which is a bi-product from cold pressing flaxseeds, is a natural source of protein, fibre and Lignans. It can be used in various recipes to add a nutritional boost without significantly altering

While whole and ground flaxseed have the same nutritional content, your body benefits more from ground flaxseed. This is mainly because the nutrients in flaxseed are enclosed in a hard, shiny seed coat that is difficult to break down, even with thorough chewing.

Grinding or roasting flaxseed breaks the seed coat, making all the nutrients easier to digest.

How to Incorporate flaxseed meal into your daily cooking and baking

Baking: You can substitute a portion of the flour in recipes for muffins, bread, pancakes, cookies, and cakes. Typically, you can replace about 1/4 cup of flour with flaxseed meal in most recipes without significantly altering the texture.

Egg Substitute: Flaxseed meal can be used as an egg substitute especially in vegan baking. To replace one egg, mix 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal with 3 tablespoons of water and let it sit for a few minutes until it forms a gel-like consistency.

Smoothies: You can add a tablespoon or two of flaxseed meal to your smoothies for a nutritional boost. It will blend well and add a slightly nutty flavour.

Oatmeal and Cereals: You can sprinkle flaxseed meal over your oatmeal, yoghurt, or cereal for a nutritional boost.

Soups and Stews: You can stir flaxseed meal into soups, stews, or casseroles as a thickening agent and to enhance nutritional content.

Meatloaf and Meatballs: You can use flaxseed meal as a binder in meatloaf, meatballs, or veggie burgers instead of breadcrumbs, for example.

Benefits of Stoney Creek Oil Flaxseed Meal

Stoney Creek’s unique cold pressing method removes over 90% of the oil content from the Flaxseed Meal, making it a pantry item with no need for refrigeration.

Our Flaxseed Meal is available in airtight packaging, either 500gram can or 1kg bag.

Check out our Golden Flaxseed Meal.

Conclusion

Cooking with flaxseed meal is an excellent way to enhance the nutritional value of your meals. Flaxseed meal is rich in protein, fibre, and Lignans, which can contribute to better heart health, improved digestion, and overall well-being.

By adding flaxseed meal to your diet, you can enjoy its many health benefits while also enhancing the flavour and texture of your favourite recipes.

Flaxseed meal is versatile, which allows it to be easily incorporated into a variety of dishes, including baked goods, smoothies, cereals, soups, and even as an egg substitute in vegan recipes.

Please also keep in mind that you need to consume adequate fluids after consuming the flaxseed meal as it is a natural thickener.