Gluten-Free Kitchen: Chia seeds 4 ways


Don’t be intimidated by chia seeds. They have many uses, especially in a gluten-free kitchen:

♥ Replace wheat flour with chia-seed flour (1:1) to make your gluten-free pancakes and waffles fluffier.

♥ Use chia gel as a binder in egg-free recipes (1/4 cup = 1 egg) or thickener in soups and gravies. Mix 1 tbsp of chia seeds with 3 tbsps of water to form a binding gel. Let it set for 15 minutes.

♥ Sprinkle whole chia seeds over your whole-grain cereal, oats, eggs, salads, grilled veggies, fish or chicken, and healty desserts – plain Greek yogurt or a fruit cup.

♥ Add ground seeds to smoothies and flour of your choice to enhance the nutritional value of baked goods.  

Source: Nutrition News: All about Chia – News – The CantonRep – Canton, OHChia Seed Flour – Nutritious Gluten Free Ingredients. Image: 71:366(Y2) – Raw Ingredients | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.


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