What is a flax "egg"?
A flax "egg" (ground flaxseed combined with water) creates a paste that can be used as an egg substitute in baked recipes that don't need the egg to provide lift or structure.
How do you substitute flax for eggs?
1 chicken egg = 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed combined with 3 tablespoon of water).
Do flax "eggs" really work?
It depends on the recipe. I've had success with flax eggs in most simple baked items like muffins and meatballs. However, don't expect the baked goods to rise as nicely or have as much structure as they would if you were using chicken eggs. If you do need the structure and lift I've found the JUST egg to be a great plant based egg replacement that can provide this.
Recipes to try with flax "eggs"!
Healthy Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Muffins
Flax "Egg" (easy 2 ingredient vegan egg substitute)
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed also known as flaxseed meal
- 3 tablespoon water
- Mix it up: combine flaxseed and water and stir.
- Wait it out: Let sit for at least 10 minutes until it forms a thick consistency.
- Flax "eggs" cannot be substituted for eggs in all recipes because they do not provide the structure and lift that eggs provide.
- This is not my original recipe, I've adapted it from various baking blogs and cookbooks.
John Patrick says
Worked well for the banana muffins. The flax egg doesn't provide as much lift in baking as chicken eggs do but they still do a good job of binding the mixture so it doesn't fall apart.