Learn how to make a flax egg for all your vegan baking! It only takes 2 simple ingredients to make the best vegan egg substitute.
FLAX EGG RECIPE
When it comes to egg-free baking, there's nothing better than flax eggs! Once I learned how to make a flax egg, my mind was blown. I'd been wasting so much money on egg substitutes when I had all the ingredients for this in my kitchen!
From coffee cakes to the best oatmeal cookies, you can make so many things with just ground flaxseed and water. This flaxseed egg recipe brings that perfect gooey raw egg texture to bind together any batter or bread without any eggs.
INGREDIENTS IN FLAX EGG
Flaxseed: The main ingredient is ground flaxseed! I use these in all my smoothies and salads, but they're perfect for egg-free baking, too!
Water: I always use filtered water in my recipes. If doubling the recipe, just use a 3:1 water to flaxseed ratio.
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HOW TO MAKE A FLAX EGG
- First, add your ground flaxseed to a medium-sized bowl.
- Then, pour the water over the flaxseeds.
- To combine, whisk it together quickly until it's all dissolved.
- Now, let it set for a few minutes on the countertop until it's thick and gloopy. You can also make flax eggs in advance and let them set overnight in the fridge. Don't leave them much longer than that.
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below.
WHAT TO MAKE WITH FLAG EGGS
When you're craving the perfect vegan chocolate chip cookie, you'll need a flax egg. This recipe makes the chewiest, softest oatmeal cookies packed with gooey chocolate.
Not everything has to be dessert, though! I love making a comforting vegan meatloaf with the flax egg as the perfect binder.
The perfect summer side dish DOES exist, and it's this sweet corn pudding! Mix fresh summer corn and canned corn for this super creamy casserole.
DO FLAX EGGS REALLY WORK?
I've used a lot of egg substitutes since going vegan, and flaxseed eggs are the best I've found yet!
Instead of trying to look and taste like an egg, these flax eggs just give the binder you need for cakes, cookies, and casseroles.
If you're looking for a scrambled egg substitute, try this tofu scramble that's just like eggs with tofu and turmeric!
HOW MANY EGGS EQUAL A FLAX EGG?
It's easy to do the math to replace an egg in any recipe.
You can use flax eggs in any recipe for an ovo-free diet. Simply use 1 flax egg for every regular egg.
The beauty of this flax egg recipe is you can easily whisk together 2 or 3 all at once! No need to dirty multiple bowls making them individually.
While you can keep them in the fridge up to 2 days, they're so easy to make I just do it when I need one.
MORE YUMMY VEGAN RECIPES
My favorite breakfast meal prep recipe is this creamy banana chia pudding! Every banana pudding lover will rave over this creamy vegan pudding with chia seeds, mashed bananas, and coconut milk.
No one will believe these mashed potatoes are really dairy-free! You only need 5 ingredients for the perfect quick and flavorful side dish for tonight's dinner.
Looking for a sweet and salty snack? These bite-sized chocolate tahini balls are covered in sesame seeds for the best no-bake treat.
End the night with these super easy fried Oreos in the air fryer! It doesn't get much easier than this 5-minute recipe.
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How to Make a Flax Egg
- Mixing bowl
- Add the ground flaxseed to a medium mixing bowl.
- Add water to the bowl. Whisk for about 20 seconds to combine.
- Let flax egg set for at least 15 minutes, until the mixture thickens and becomes gloopy. Flax egg can also set in the fridge overnight. Add to baking recipes in place of eggs.
- This recipe makes the vegan equivalent of 1 egg. Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.
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