Learn how to max a flax egg as a vegan egg substitute for your recipes! This easy 2 ingredient recipe will have you prepared for times you want to do some vegan baking or don’t have an egg on hand.
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I want to share with you a super easy vegan baking basic. I think of flaxseed meal as a basic pantry staple because it can be sprinkled into just about anything to add a little extra nutrition, and it can give you eggs for baking when you don’t have any on hand!
What is a flax egg?
A flax egg is a gel-like combination of flaxseed meal and water. It can be used as a vegan substitute in place of eggs in many different recipes such as baked goods and veggie burgers.
- Flaxseed Meal
How to make a flaxseed egg
Combine 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal with 2.5 tablespoons of cold water. Stir and refrigerate for 5-15 minutes until it has thickened.
How to use a flax egg
Use your flax egg as a 1:1 substitute for eggs to make egg free or vegan baked goods, or anywhere that calls for egg as a binder. Flax eggs cannot replace eggs in something like scrambled eggs.
If your recipe calls for more than one egg, simply double this recipe or multiply as needed for the same result.
Where to buy flaxseed meal
I purchase my flaxseed meal in the natural foods section of my grocery store near the flour and other baking supplies. You could also purchase it online from a retailer like Amazon (affiliate link) or Thrive Market.
What if I only have whole flaxseeds?
The flaxseeds need to be ground in order for your flax egg to work. If you only have whole flaxseeds, you can grind them in a clean coffee grinder (I have this one!) or small food processor until powdery. Proceed as directed.
Recipes where you could use a flax egg
- Black Bean Burgers
- Mushroom Walnut Taco Meat
- Black Bean Patties
- Lentil Veggie Burgers
- Walnut Burgers
- Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- Double Chocolate Banana Muffins
- Whole Wheat Chocolate Fudge Cookies
How to Make a Flax Egg
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
- 2.5 tablespoons water
- In a small bowl, stir together flaxseed meal and water to combine. Refrigerate and let rest 5-15 minutes until thickened. Use in place of one egg in baking or as a binding agent in recipes like veggie burgers.