A simple flax egg is a great substitute for vegan baking. You just need two ingredients to make this very easy and versatile egg replacer.
If you’re new to vegan baking, you may wonder what to use in place of eggs in your dessert recipes. There is a simple recipe that works well in many types of baked goods – a flax seed egg.
What is a flax egg?
Flax egg replacers are one of the simplest egg replacers to make. It just takes two ingredients (flax meal and water), and a couple of minutes, and you have an egg substitute that works well for many different recipes.
How do you substitute flax for eggs?
It’s a simple substitution! For each egg required in the recipe, you will use 1 tablespoon ground flax seed plus 3 tablespoons water.
You can use either regular ground flax seed or golden ground flax seed, both will work. I do like the golden ground flax seed, because it blends in with your baked goods, and you won’t see any little brown flecks.
What do flax eggs taste like?
If you were to taste them raw, before baking, they would taste like flax seeds! Once they are baked into your cookies, muffins, etc., they do not have a taste. They just blend into the flavor of whatever you are baking.
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Flax Egg for Vegan Baking.
It's easy to make a flax egg substitute for vegan baking. Flax eggs work well in muffins, cookies, cake, and more!
- 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed meal
- 3 Tablespoons water
Place the ground flax seed meal and water into a small bowl, and let it sit for about 5 minutes, until it becomes a gel.
Do this for each egg that you are replacing in a recipe.
Recipes that use flax egg substitutes:
If you’d like to experiment with different kinds of egg substitutes, be sure to read my guide to egg replacers.