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06-14-2000, 10:01 PM
Hi. I've recently read some good stuff about flaxseed...but I'm a novice with it - does anyone know of any good recipes or where I can find some? Thanks!
06-15-2000, 08:41 AM
Wild Oats carries it for certain, and I've also purchased it at Super Target. As with all new "trendy" foods, it's becoming more and more common.
06-15-2000, 09:38 AM
There was an excellent recipe for banana flax bread a number of months back in CL. I'll see if I can find it for you.
You can actually use ground flaxseed in many baking recipes (add it similarly to the way you would add wheatgerm, bran or other "supplemental" foods).
I sprinkle it on salads and in pasta dishes as well. It adds a nice texture, and doesn't seem to have an overpowering flavor.
06-15-2000, 10:00 AM
I believe this is the recipe lorilei is referring to! I've made it and really enjoyed the "nutty" flavor combined with the bananas!
Banana Date Flaxseed Bread
Recipe By :Cooking Light Magazine. October 1999. Page: 110.
Serving Size : 16 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Breads
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/2 cup flaxseeds
2/3 cup mashed ripe banana (turned out to be 3 bananas)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup flaxseeds
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup whole pitted dates, chopped
1. Place 1/2 cup flaxseeds in a blender, and process until ground to measure 3/4 cup flaxseed meal.
Set flaxseed meal aside.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
3. Beat the banana, sugar, oil, and eggs at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended. Lightly spoon
flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour, flaxseed meal, 1/4 cup flaxseeds,
baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and gradually add to sugar mixture, beating until well-blended.
Stir in chopped dates. Spoon the batter into an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake
bread at 350 degrees for 55 minutes (I baked for 50 minutes, I'd try 45 minutes next time)or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack, and remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Yield: 16
servings (serving size: 1 slice).
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Per serving: 105 Calories (kcal); 4g Total Fat; (34% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 15g Carbohydrate;
23mg Cholesterol; 128mg Sodium
Food Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other
NOTES : Flaxseed has long been popular with European bakers because of its robust, nutty flavor.
But new studies suggest that this powerhouse whole grain contains fibers and fat that may play a
role in warding off heart disease and certain types of cancer. Flaxseeds can be found at health-food
stores and some supermarkets. Store in an airtight container in your refrigerator or freezer.
Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
06-15-2000, 06:13 PM
Thanks everyone! I found some in the health food store nearby and there was an article in Prevention Magazine that gave me a website to check out for recipes, so I think I'm set. (p.s. if you'd like me to post the website, let me know - I'd be happy to).
06-15-2000, 10:12 PM
I also get Prevention. What is the website??
06-16-2000, 06:37 PM
Hi Tracey - here's what Prevention Mag. said: "For easy and delicious ways to get flax into your diet, contact the Flax Council of Canada. They'll send you a free cookbook, 'Flax Family Favourites'...Just send $1 postage and handling to Flax Council of Canada, Suite 465, 167 Lombard Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T6, or download the entire book from their website at <A HREF="http://www.flaxcouncil.ca."" TARGET=_blank>www.flaxcouncil.ca."</A> I tried downloading it, but it wouldn't fit on the disc I was using, so I've sent away for it to the above address.
06-16-2000, 10:38 PM
I've begun adding ground flax seed meal (I get it at a local health food store) into almost all the breads I make. I've also begun adding a bit to pancakes along with some banana and wheat germ. A good start to a day (my boy is very picky and this gets some good nutrients into him.)
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