How to Make a Flax Egg

How to make a Flax Egg by: Cece Kirkwood

Learn how to make a flax egg with me!

This is a super simple vegan replacement that can be used as a 1:1 substitute for an egg in so many recipes! 

Are you allergic to eggs? Or maybe you are removing animal protein from your diet? Or perhaps you want to bake something for a friend who doesn’t eat eggs themselves? Learning how to make this is a great vegan baking basics to add to your tool belt apron! So, bookmark and save this recipe for the next time you want to explore a little bit of vegan baking.

If you are using the flax egg as a substitute in a recipe that calls for an egg, there is one caveat. A flax egg is not as strong of a binder as a traditional egg. This means that recipes that require a lot of structure to hold its shape, may not be the best ones to test out a flax egg replacement for the first time. It would be better to just look for a full vegan recipe as written.

I find it is a good replacement for most cookies and loaf bread recipes (such as my already Gluten Free Vegan Banana Bread which was built off of my Blueberry Banana Nut Bread), but not as good of a replacement for cakes and other types of breads.

The Process

Grab your ingredients including…

  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 2.5 tbsp water
  • A small bowl
  • A Whisk

To make 1 vegan egg replacement…

  • In a small bowl, combine the flaxseed meal and water with a whisk. 
  • Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes until it has thickened and become almost gelatinous
  • Add to your recipe as a mostly 1:1 replacement for 1 egg! 

Flax Egg Recipe

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  • Author: Cece
  • Prep Time: 1 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 6 min
  • Yield: 1 Flax Egg 1x

Ingredients

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For 1 large egg replacement:

  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 2.5 tbsp water

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine the flaxseed meal and water with a whisk.
  • Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes until it has thickened and become almost gelatinous
  • Add to your recipe as a mostly 1:1 replacement for 1 egg!

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