How to Make a Flax Egg
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Looking for an easy and healthy way to replace traditional eggs in your favorite baked goods? Look no further than a simple, TWO ingredient Flax Egg!
I’ve mentioned flax eggs quite a few times over the years so I figured that it would be beneficial to tell you a little bit more about them! They’re most often used to replace ONE traditional egg in baking but can be used in other ways as well.
Just starting out, I suggest that you use recipes specifically designed with a flax egg in mind as opposed to using a recipe that is meant for a regular egg. Once you get more comfortable with how flax eggs work, you can start experimenting some more!
What is a flax egg?
A flax egg is a simple mixture of ground flaxseed meal + water. Once it sits for a few minutes, it thickens up quite a bit and roughly resembles the texture and thickness of an egg white.
They’re used often in vegan/ egg-free baking as a binding agent and work great as an egg replacement. Hence the name flax “egg”.
How to make a flax egg:
One of my favorite things about flax eggs is that they’re SO simple to make. All you do is combine the flaxseed meal with the water and give it a little stir. Let it sit for about 5 minutes to let it thicken up a bit. AND THAT’S IT! Once it’s made, you can add it into your recipe as you would a traditional egg.
Flax egg ratio:
For one flax egg you need ONE TABLESPOON of ground flaxseed meal + 2.5 TABLESPOONS of water.
That’s it. Just 2 simple ingredients (if you can even call water an ingredient).
Flax eggs work great as an egg substitute in vegan baking and are easy to make with just 2 ingredients!
- 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed meal (I most often use golden flaxseed meal but regular works just the same)
- 2.5 tablespoons of water
- In a small bowl, combine the flaxseed meal and water.
- Let sit for 5 minutes to thicken and give it one additional stir. Use in your favorite recipes!
In most recipes, one standard egg can be replaced with ONE flax egg
- Prep Time: 1 minute
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Category: baking
- Method: mixing
- Cuisine: american
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 30
- Sugar: 0 g
- Sodium: 3 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 0 g
- Protein: 1.5 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: vegan baking, vegan egg, flax egg, flaxseed egg