Flax Egg Basics:
1 Tablespoon Raw Ground Flax Seeds
3 Tablespoon Warm Water
Mix together and you have a flax egg!
More Flax Egg Deets
Vegan baking and cooking can be difficult without the handy binding effects of eggs, however a flax egg or two will often be all you need to get very similar results. I always keep a big jar of raw ground flax seeds in my fridge so that I can quickly whip up a flax egg whenever I need. Flax is very inexpensive and you should be able to find it in your local grocery or health food store. But enough with the flaxing around, let's make a flax egg!
Flax Egg Nutritional Information
The addition of flax to your next pancake recipe won’t just provide you with a nice binding effect, it also comes with a very impressive nutritional punch. Flax seeds are a great source of iron, zinc, copper, potassium, magnesium, folate, Omega-3 fatty acids and soluble fibre.
Flax seeds have an extremely strong hull, which means they are best consumed ground. Whole flax seeds will usually pass straight through you, meaning that you miss out on all that beneficial nutrition. Consumption of flax seeds has been associated with improvements in cholesterol and blood sugar and controlling of blood pressure.
And as if that wasn’t enough to convince you, flax is also the highest dietary source of lignans, a phytonutrient which has been associated with reduced breast cancer risk and prolonged breast cancer survival.
This simple recipe can be roughly substituted in recipes with a 1:1 ratio for each egg called for. You will find that it works better in some recipes and less well in others so it will require a little bit of experimenting. If you don’t have flax seeds on hand, substituting chia seeds in this recipe will also work well.
How To Make A Flax Egg
- 1 Tbsp raw, ground flax seed (around 2 tbsp whole flax seeds if you wish to grind your own)
- 3 tbsp warm water
Takes , serves Makes 1.
Instructions To Make Your Flax Egg
- Mix flax and warm water in a small bowl.
- Set aside for a few minutes to allow the flax to absorb the water.
- Stir if needed and add to your recipe!
Want to try using a flax egg? Check out my Veggie Burgers!