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Flaxseed Eggs

vegan flaxseed eggs recipe jay halford plant based cooking course

Recipe:

Flaxseed Eggs

A flax egg is a vegan egg substitute, that is made up of ground flax seeds and water. It’s 100% natural, vegan, gluten free, paleo, whole30…it falls perfectly into any category of food that you’re eating. P.S. allergic to flaxseed meal? No worries, I get more into what you can substitute later.

So what are flaxseeds? To get into a little bit of science, flaxseeds come from the flax plant. Flaxseeds are insanely nutritious seed that you should probably start putting in everything you eat! They are very high in fibre, aid with digestion, and have a slightly nutty taste. You can even buy flaxseed oil. Flaxseeds can be brown and golden brown in colour.

You can general use the ratio 1:1 flax eggs to real eggs in:
-pancakes
-muffins
-quick breads
-burgers
You can also make flax eggs with chia! Substitute the chia seeds equally, grind the chia seeds, and use them similarly.

Makes 1 Egg
Total Time: 5min

Ingredients

Method

  • To make a flax egg, mix one tablespoon ground flaxseed meal with three tablespoons of water.
  • Mix together, and let sit in your fridge for 15 minutes to set up and thicken. It’s that easy. You could leave it up to 30 minutes if you want. Sometimes I even stick it in my freezer for 10 minutes.
  • The mixture will begin to thicken and get goopy (like an egg) – and you have your flax egg! It’s kind of crazy how easy it is to make. For two flax eggs, just double, and so on.
  • If you only have whole flaxseed just whiz it up in a blender to grind it to a powder

Equipment needed:

Small mixing bowl, spoon, blender if you need to mill the flaxseed first

My Top Tips:

Do not taste this raw, just like you wouldn’t eat a raw egg. You won’t be able to taste the difference in your baked goods at all. I’ve used flax seeds numerous times in brownies, cakes, pancakes, muffins and quick breads. That’s one of the great things about it! Plus, you get tons of nutritional benefit with no weird taste.

Health Benefits of Flaxseeds:

  • 3 grams protein per serving
  • High in fibre
  • High in omega-3 fatty acids
  • Aids with digestion

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Flaxseed Eggs

Bircher Muesli

vegan bircher muesli recipe jay halford plant based cooking course

Recipe:

Bircher Muesli

Super healthy and super filling breakfast, full of goodness. A real quick and easy breakfast option. This is my basic recipe but you can chop and change how ever you feel is right – Maybe try it with some fresh fruit and berried in it too!

Makes 1 Bowl / 1 Portion
Total Time: 25min not including soaking time
Plant based Cooking Course Jay Halford
Prep: 10min
Serving: 15min

Ingredients

Method

  • Soak the muesli and the chia seeds in all of the home made almond milk (check out my home made almond milk recipe if you don’t already make it). Or use KOKO coconut milk if you are short on time
  • Add in the ground cinnamon, chopped almonds, vanilla and coconut nectar or sweetener of choice
  • Leave this to soak for at least 10 minutes, longer if you can to make sure the chia seeds have time to absorb all of the liquid.
  • Fine chop the apple and banana then add it into the mixing bowl with the rest of the muesli mix.
  • Finish it off with a little pinch of salt, tasting as you go to get it just how you like. I like mine with loads of cinnamon!!

Equipment needed:

Additions:

If you want your bircher muesli a little more creamy then you could add a tablespoon of either natural or coconut yogurt. This will add a great texture and flavour to the muesli.

My Top Tips:

For better presentation on this dish go for height. Especially with the apple batons you can get great height with them and make this dish look great.
This is a really good base recipe – try and have a play around with this your self and invent your own flavour combos. Swap out the dried fruits maybe and add different ones, Try adding some fresh berries. Its great how it is but I want to encourage people to get creative and play around with this. Make sure you send me your new combos and creations I would love to see them.
Always having a pot of mixed seeds to hand in your kitchen can be a great garnish for many things. I make up a little mix using: black sesame, sunflower, flaxseed, hemp seeds and chia seeds. Even add them into things for extra nutrients as I did in this video.
If you are using just normal rolled oats for this recipe instead of the primrose kitchen muesli then just toast the lightly in the oven for for 5 minutes on 180oc this will give the muesli that extra bit of awesome nutty flavour.

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Breakfast Bircher Muesli

Passion Fruit and Raspberry Overnight Oats

vegan Passion Fruit Overnight Oats recipe jay halford plant based cooking course

Recipe:

Passion Fruit and Raspberry Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are a great way to enjoy oats in there raw form. Soaking them will make them easier to digest. Overnight oats are a great way to pre prepare a breakfast. Just make it the night before and grab from the fridge in the morning.

Makes 1 Bowl / 1 Portion
Total Time: 15min
Plant based Cooking Course Jay Halford
Prep: 15min

Ingredients

Method

  • Firstly, make the nut milk! Check out my recipe for my Home Made Almond Milk.
  • Place the oats into the small mixing bowl with the lemon juice, vanilla, cinnamon, chia seeds, coconut and homemade nut milk.
  • Soak overnight and then before serving add in the yogurt and the raspberries and mix in well so that the raspberries begin to break up and mix through the oat mix.
  • Place into a bowl or jar to serve and top with the contents of half a passion fruit. Cut the passion fruit into half through the middle and scrape out the contents with a teaspoon.

Equipment needed:

Top Tips:

Overnights oats will be good for two days but in most cases no more. I will often make up a big jar of the dry mix so it’s there ready and waiting for me to add the milk and the fruit. A good little time saver.

It’s called overnight oats but this recipe will be good to eat in 4-5 hours, if you don’t have time for prepping the day before.

Make sure you soak your oats before eating them as this will increase the digestibility of oats, enabling the nutrients found in the grain to be better absorbed by the body. Oats, like all grains, contain phytic acid, which can inhibit the proper absorption of minerals link zinc and iron.