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.
You cannot use whole flax seeds. They will not combine with water to make a gelatinous, egg-like substance. The seeds MUST be ground.
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.
Can you use flax eggs in a cake recipe?
Flax seed eggs can make cake or cupcakes a little bit gummy, so be careful with this egg replacer in cake recipes. Usually baking soda and vinegar is the best egg replacer for light and fluffy cake and cupcakes.
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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!
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.
You MUST use ground flax seeds to make an egg replacer. Whole flax seeds will not work.
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.