I have a problem with textures. I didn’t like iskiate at all. I grabbed my bottle and went for a run and ended up gagging on the stuff. I did find some uses for chia seeds that I didn’t totally hate. I made my favorite overnight oat recipe. Oats are supposed to be a bit thick, right? I added a tablespoon of chia and let it set overnight. Those were gooey in a wonderful way. I made my favorite chocolate pudding recipe and added some chia seeds. That was also gooey in a wonderful way.
You an also grind them or add them whole to salads, in cereals and even add them to baked goods. I find in baked goods, they give an extra nutty crunch, so if your baked good would taste good with a nutty flavor, add a little chia and see what happens.
I added 1/2 cup to my favorite brownie recipe and it was delicious.
- ½ cup chia seeds
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup of sugar (make this lighter with 1 tablespoon of sugar and 3 bananas...it works)
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 8 ounces of melted butter
- 1 and ¼ cups of cocoa
- ½ cup of flour
- 2 tablespoons of vanilla
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Butter and flour your brownie pan.
- In a mixer, beat the eggs until fluffy and light yellow. And the sugar (bananas too). Add remaining ingredients and mix.
- Pour batter into pan. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until edges are brown.
With banana instead of sugar, it’s 172 calories, 6.75 grms of fat, 31.2 grams of carbohydrate, 8.85 fiber, 21 grams sugar and 3.75 grams of protein.