Looking for an egg replacement for baking? Look no further! This easy step-by-step tutorial on how to make a flax egg will have you baking egg-free in no time. Flax eggs are quick and easy to prepare, so read on. Happy baking!
Is Flax a Good Egg Substitute?
Yes! Not only is a flax egg super easy to make, it only requires 2 ingredients: flax and water. Whether you’re vegan or are following an egg-free diet, flax eggs are a great way to substitute traditional eggs in baking recipes without compromising taste and consistency.
Flax Egg Tips and Tricks
Make sure your flax is fine enough! A high-speed food processor or blender on high will give you a super fine flaxseed meal that’s perfect for making flax eggs. A coffee grinder also works quite well for this, but you’ll need to make sure it’s completely cleaned of coffee grounds, or consider purchasing a coffee grinder that you’ll solely use for grinding flax, oats and other seeds and grains.
Let the flaxseed meal and warm water mixture set for at least 15 minutes after whisking together. You’ll notice a distinct change in the consistency of the mixture, when it’s ready it will be a gelatinous and much thicker than it was when you first whisked it together. This change in consistency helps give the flax egg a similar effect in recipes to that of a traditional egg.
For the best success using a flax egg, find recipes to make that already call for a flax egg. While many homemade baking recipes can substitute a real egg for a flax egg with no issue, using recipes that already call for a flax egg (and thus the author has tested the recipe with a flax egg!) will give you a baking success every time!
How to Make a Flax Egg
Step 1: Place 1 cup of whole flaxseed into a small high-speed food processor or a very clean coffee grinder.
Step 2: Grind flaxseed on high until it turns into fine flaxseed meal, which is typically about 30-40 seconds depending on the food processor.
Step 3: Scoop 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal into a small bowl and add 3 tablespoons of warm water to the flax meal. 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons of warm water once thickened is the equivalent of 1 real egg. If the recipe you’re making calls for more than one egg, you can can double or triple this recipe in one bowl to make multiple flax eggs.
Step 4: Whisk the mixture together and let sit for at least 15 minutes or until it becomes gelatinous and thick in consistency.
Step 5: Place the leftover flaxseed meal into an airtight container or mason jar and store in the refrigerator for later use.
Step 6: When flax egg is ready, use in your favorite oatmeal bake or pancake recipe! Read on for a few of our favorite recipes on Fit Foodie Finds that can easily substitute a real egg for a flax egg. Happy baking everyone!
Recipes to Use a Flax Egg
- Lemon Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
- Healthy Vegan Monster Cookies
- Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- Whole Wheat Vegan Yogurt Pancakes
How to Make a Flax Egg
- 1 cup flaxseed
- Flax Egg
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
- 3 tablespoons warm water
- Place 1 cup of whole flaxseed into a small food processor or a clean coffee grinder.
- Grind flaxseed on high until it turns into fine flaxseed meal, about 30-40 seconds depending on the food processor.
- Scoop 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal into a small bowl and add 3 tablespoons of warm water to the flax meal.
- Whisk the mixture and let sit for at least 15 minutes or until it becomes gelatinous and thick.
- Place the leftover flaxseed meal into an airtight container or mason jar and store in the refrigerator for later use.
- When flax egg is ready, use in your favorite oatmeal bake or pancake recipe!