Flax seed egg substitute

    5 min

    Ground flax seeds are whisked into warm water to make an easy, two-ingredient egg substitute perfect for vegan or egg-free baking.

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    Serves: 1 

    • 3 tablespoons very warm water
    • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds

    Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. Whisk water and ground flax seeds together in a bowl until combined, about 30 seconds. Let sit until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.
    2. Whisk again, about 30 seconds. Let sit until thickened, about 2 minutes more.

    Cook's note

    If you are nervous to try this in your baking, start by replacing only half of the egg called for in a recipe. The flax seed will affect the colour and add a nutty taste (plus great nutrition!) but has no effect on texture, rising or baking times.

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    This is a great substitute for people who don't eat eggs but also for anyone who has found themselves without eggs and in need of a pancake, muffin, or cookie. This also adds some necessary nutrition to your meal. Try adding this to your soup or stew to thicken it! Thank you for the recipe.  -  17 Jun 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    this works very well, good for baking when u realize at the last minute that you don't have enough eggs...  -  17 Feb 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)