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How to Make Chia Flour | Great for Baking and Smoothie Recipes

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How to Make Chia Flour | Feed Your Skull

Today’s post is courtesy of my dislike for whole chia seeds and I’m so happy I’ve figured out way to use them that is delicious.

This method has paid off over multiple recipes!

A few years ago I bought a couple of pounds in bulk and used them, but as you can see it’s been a few years. Luckily they kept well in the freezer.

My two main ‘deals’ with chia seeds are they seem to come out how they go in and I generally feel pretty dehydrated throughout the day when I eat them in their whole form.

How to Make Chia Flour | Feed Your SkullI’ve nixed those weird issues by turning chia seeds into chia flour.

How to Make Chia Flour | Feed Your Skull

Chia flour is soft and fluffy with a light nutty flavor. I’ve found that just a few teaspoons or less added to a recipe is enough to bind everything together.

Which means perfectly composed pancakes, fudge-y brownies, and waffles you would give up Netflix for. Well. Maybe. I mean they are really good, but it’s Netflix.

Some of you might be wondering how this differs from a chia ‘egg’ which is usually whole or ground chia whisked with water to form a gelantinous blob, very similar to an egg white.

Using chia flour in a recipe kind of negates the extra process. I have been simply adding chia flour into my dry ingredients along with baking soda and flour—whatever they may be. I really like that the chia flour can get evenly dispersed throughout the dry ingredients before solidifying it with a liquid.

If I’m creating a recipe, I usually balance out the need for additional moisture when working with the wet ingredients.

I grind in smaller quantities, based on what I think I will use in the next 2 weeks. A personal blender or coffee grinder works perfectly. I’ve been using my Nutribullet. A word of caution. It is possible to over grind. It really only takes seconds, you will see the chia go down and the flour ‘spill’ out the top of the chia mound. It should be done at that point. If you go longer the chia will heat up and turn moist, like it’s about to transform into chia butter.

How to Make Chia Flour | Great for Baking and Smoothie Recipes


    • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of chia seeds


    1. Place chia seeds in a small personal blender cup and pulse/blend until a fine flour forms. Usually in just a few seconds. Remove blade and store chia flour in an airtight container.

    How to Make Chia Flour | Feed Your Skull


    Store in a sandwich baggie or small mason jar. It doesn’t need refrigeration though I’m sure you could.

    I’m so happy chia is back in my life!

    How do you use chia?? xx

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