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.

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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!

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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).


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How to Make a Flax Egg

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  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 1 minute
  • Yield: 1 flax egg 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


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


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flaxseed meal and water.
  2. 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