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Hooray for Chia Seeds! 
Jan. 15, 2013 3:05 pm 
Updated: Jan. 16, 2013 10:46 am

Well I had heard about Chia seeds, they are high in omega 3's http://tempuri.org?link=new and better for us than flax seeds, but I haven't tried them until now. I made Chia Seed Eggs. 
   Here's how: 
       1/4 - 1/2 cup of boiling water or warm water.
       1 Tablespoon of Chia Seed.
       Let sit for about 3-5 minutes.
       Place 1 Tablespoon of Lecithin granules in a blender with Chia Seed mixture. 
       Blend well. 
      The lecithin replaces the egg yolk!
        Voila, there's your egg, you use that instead of eggs in your recipe.  The good thing about Chia seeds is that they don't have any taste to them whereas Flax seeds can have a little bitter taste. They are a better choice for egg replacements! 

         I just put up a recipe for Gluten Free Brownies which I created today with Chia Seeds. 
         The brownies are amazing! 

          Enjoy and have a healthy yummy day!
         The Broken Neck Cook! :-) 

Jan. 15, 2013 5:34 pm
What form is the lecithin?
Jan. 15, 2013 5:59 pm
I find chia seeds to have a pleasant grassy essence. I am sure that would be masked by chocolate.
Jan. 16, 2013 2:01 am
So, you use the entire 1/2+cup mixture in place of one egg, right?
Jan. 16, 2013 5:07 am
I am curious about the lecithin too. I need to learn more about using Chia seeds.
Jan. 16, 2013 10:44 am
Lecithin granules - The lecithin replaces the egg yolk. You can use 1/4 cup of water if you like, I like a little more water.
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