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Baking with Organic Chia Seeds

Have you ever tried baking with Organic Chia Seeds?

Chia Seeds continue to be touted as a top superfood treasure. The best part is that they can easily be incorporated into your baking recipes!

Choose Your Chia Seed

Organic Black Chia Seed

The people of the ancient Aztec and Mayan empires revered chia seeds as vital nourishment. These mighty, gluten- free seeds, packed with omega-3s, protein, rare antioxidants and fiber, are making a strong comeback in the 21st century. Enjoy them in yogurt, oatmeal, baked goods or smoothies.

Organic White Chia Seed

These white chia seeds are comparable to the black ones in nutrition and health benefits. The main difference is the color! Some people prefer the white seeds for certain recipes in which the presence of black seeds would be visually undesirable. They can be used interchangeably with black chia in any recipe.

Organic Ground Chia Seed

We grind fresh, whole chia seeds to make them more convenient for you to use in baking. These tiny but mighty seeds are packed with vital nutrition that can enhance many recipes.

Choose Your Baking Application

There are many different ways to use Chia Seeds in baking.

Here are our 3 favorite ways:

  1. Chia Seed Topping. Sprinkle Chia Seeds on top of baked goods.
  2. Chia Seeds as Egg Replacement. When combined with water, Chia Seeds form a gel-like substance, suitable for replacing eggs. To replace one egg, mix 1 Tbsp. Chia Seed with 3 Tbsp. water and let sit for several minutes before adding to your recipe.
  3. Ground Chia works well as a binder in baked goods or a thickener for sauces, where a smooth texture is desired. If you don’t have ground chia handy, you can simply grind whole chia in a spice grinder.

Baking with Organic Chia Seeds

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Chia is an excellent source of essential minerals such as phosphorous, manganese, calcium, sodium and potassium. In fact, to provide a comparison, 3 Tbsp. of chia has:

• 15x more magnesium than broccoli
• 6x more calcium than whole milk
• 30% more antioxidants than blueberries
• 2x more potassium than bananas

We aren’t kidding when we say these tiny seeds will pack a mighty punch for all your baking adventures!

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  1. Kari says:

    How much time should I add to a recipe that I use Chia instead of fat? Maybe I should raise the temperature? I seem to have to double my baking time on muffins. I use eggs in the recipe and the chia as 1/3 of the fat plus 2/3 water. I let the chia seed, water mix sit for a few minutes and then add it to my wet ingredients. I also use stevia instead of sugar. If you have suggestions on adding time or adjusting the temperature, that would be great!

    1. Nutiva Team Nutiva says:

      Hi Kari,
      Every oven may be slightly different. Increasing heat and baking time may help. We hope you find the right combo for a great result!

      1. Kari says:

        I also have the same issue. My breads are always wet and gummy in the middle. I have tried adding to the baking time but even double the time isn’t enough. The crusts are starting to burn. Do you have a test kitchen to try some other options?

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