How to Make a Flax Egg

How to Make a Flax Egg by Pasta-based. Two ingredients mixed together in a small bowl and let sit to form a gelatinous, egg-like binder for many recipes.

It’s easy to make a flax egg and it’s a great substitute when you need something binding in a recipe or you need an egg substitute for baking. We use flax eggs in a lot of our recipes like tempeh sliders, vegan Italian meatloaf, and vegan spaghetti & meatballs.

What is a flax egg?

A flax egg is a combination of two very simple ingredients, ground flax seeds and water. When mixed together, the mixture gels up and creates an excellent binder for many recipes. It’s a vegan substitute for an egg in many baking recipes that require egg as a binder.

How do you make a flax egg?

A flax egg combines only two ingredients – ground flaxseed and water. You can purchase pre-ground flax or you can grind whole flaxseeds yourself using a spice grinder.

To make one flax egg, simply mix one tablespoon of ground flaxseed with two-and-a-half tablespoons water. Let the mixture rest for about ten minutes. Allow to thicken before using in your recipe.

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How to Make a Flax Egg
Prep Time
1 min
Resting Time
5 mins
 

It's easy to make a flax egg. Just mix one tablespoon ground flaxseed meal with 2.5 tablespoons of water. Let sit for 10 minutes to gel up and thicken. A flax egg is an excellent substitute for egg in baking when egg is used as a binder.

Course: Ingredient
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: flaxseed, vegan egg
Servings: 1 flax egg
Calories per Serving: 37 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 2.5 tablespoons water
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix one tablespoon ground flaxseed meal with 2.5 tablespoons of water. 

  2. Place bowl in refrigerator and let sit for 10-15 minutes to gel up and thicken.

Recipe Notes

Substitute for 1 egg.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make a Flax Egg
Amount Per Serving (1 egg)
Calories 37 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 1g 2%
Calcium 1.8%
Iron 2.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

May 22, 2017

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    Evelyn Lynch

    May 21, 2017


    Brillent information, thank you very much !

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