So…here we are. I feel like this first blog post has been years in the making and maybe that’s true. I have wanted to start a food blog for what feels like forever and to finally be here is truly exciting. So little flax egg, here goes nothing…
I wanted my first recipe to be something incredibly simple and versatile. As this is a vegan blog I thought it only appropriate that this endeavor be met with the humblest of heroes, the flax egg.
Since becoming vegan at the beginning of 2013, I don’t think a week has gone by where I have neglected to use this handy kitchen trick. This could of course be down to my own baking addiction but I’ll let you be the judge.
A flax egg is wonderful as it can serve as a replacement for one chicken egg in any of your favorite baking recipes. While there are several different methods for egg replacement with alternate ingredients, I find the flax egg to be the most straightforward and reliable.
Alternatives such as steamed pumpkin and applesauce work great as binders and provide a wonderful level of moisture but often times add flavors that are not always welcome in certain recipes.
But who am I to tell you what to do? Whether you are transitioning to a more plant-based diet yourself or you just need to remove the eggs from your famous banana nut muffin recipe so you have something to feed your niece who is going through a hippie faze, this is a great trick to have up your sleeve.Print
Step by step tutorial on how to make a 2 ingredient flax egg. It only takes 5 minutes to create the perfect egg substitute for baking!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 flax egg 1x
- Category: How To
- Cuisine: Baking, Vegan
1 Tbsp. flaxseed meal
3 Tbsp. lukewarm water
1. Combine flaxseed meal with water and set aside for 5 minutes or until mixture becomes thick and gelatinous.
2. Add to recipes in the place of 1 chicken egg.
*Please keep in mind that this conversion is not necessarily 1:1 as in recipes containing 3+ chicken eggs the traditional eggs contribute to a rise and a stiffness that cannot be replicated with a flax egg. Flax eggs operate as binders in certain recipes and add moisture. I like to use them in muffins, dessert breads, oatmeal bakes, and pancakes.
*This is not my own recipe but one I have found to be consistent across food blogs and vegan cookbooks.
- Serving Size: 1 flax egg
- Calories: 37
- Sugar: 0g
- Sodium: 2mg
- Fat: 2.2g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 2g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 1.5g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: Flax Egg