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Can I substitute flax seeds for chia in a cake recipe?

I just dropped my jar of chia seeds on the floor and smashed it! My cake recipe requires 2 tbsp chia seeds. This is the recipe:

2 mugs buckwheat flour
1 mug ground almonds
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/3 mug raisins
2 slices pineapple
1 mug almond milk
1/2 mug maple syrup
3 carrots

Please let me know if I can use flax seeds (meal) instead and if so, how much? Or do I need to purchase more chia seeds?

Thank you!

asked by Deema over 1 year ago
6 answers 658 views
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HalfPint

HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

added over 1 year ago

I don't think so. The chia seeds looks like a binder (like eggs) for cake. I don't think the flax seeds will do the same thing.

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added over 1 year ago

Okay, thank you. I read something about flax having a slightly nuttier taste too. I think I'll be safe and purchase some more chia seeds!

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boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 1 year ago

No. The two are entirely different. By all means, head to the market. You'll be glad you did

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boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 1 year ago

And pick up a new jar on the way. I've never done anything like that. Ever. Wink, wink.

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added over 1 year ago

haha it was like watching it in slow motion, imagine how hard chia seeds are to clean up! I'll definitely be getting a new jar too

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boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 1 year ago

I don't envy you the clean up job. I once dropped a 2 litre bottle of olive oil. It split along the seam. I wanted to move rather than clean it up.