Monday, July 30, 2007

Flax Seed Faux Pas

This morning I decided to make grits and blueberry muffins for breakfast. Since it was just a boxed muffin mix I figured I would give it a bit of a punch and make them a tad healthier. I had flax seeds in my freezer and had recently been told that flax seeds basically do nothing for you unless they are somehow smashed to release the oils from within. No problem! I have a coffee grinder for just that reason so I threw in a couple tablespoons of seeds and ground them releasing their precious oils.

Here is where I goofed. I forgot that oil will lessen the potency of yeast causing baked goods not to rise as well. Our result? Muffins that resembled hockey pucks and were about the same density. K.Z. still ate four of them regardless, but the girls and I were more cautious. Live and learn!


Susie said...

LOL!! Taste is all that really matters, right? :o)

Lana said...

I agree. Plus they were very healthy too. :)