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.
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.
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 2.5 tablespoons water
In a small bowl, mix one tablespoon ground flaxseed meal with 2.5 tablespoons of water.
Place bowl in refrigerator and let sit for 10-15 minutes to gel up and thicken.
Substitute for 1 egg.