Can You Cook with Psyllium Husks?
Can you cook with psyllium husks?
Kelly asked a great question.
Yes, you can!
Psyllium Husks are very high in soluble fibre and are used to maintain colon regularity and health, and to help control cholesterol levels. By adding psyllium to your recipes, you can increase your fibre intake without even trying.
1-3 tablespoons of psyllium can be added to the batter of your baked goods like muffins and bread.
It can be used to replace xanthan gum and pectin in a recipe by adding 2 tablespoons of psyllium husk to 1/2 cup of warm water, stir well until thick. This can be especially good for gluten free baking.
Psyllium can also be added to smoothies and used to thicken cooking sauces. You can add 1 tablespoon to your favorite egg recipe, or to pancakes. It can even be added to pasta or rice, do this after cooking but before mixing with the other ingredients.
Remember that when you do add psyllium husks to your cooking, that it becomes gel like, and absorbs water, so you may have to increase the water or liquid in the recipe.
You may also have to increase your own water intake when eating psyllium husk due to the fact that it does absorb water.
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