Thoughts on health, happiness and sustainability

Hero image

How to make a flax egg

I can imagine some people thinking what on earth is a flax egg?

Quite simple, a flax egg is a substitute for an egg in a recipe that uses egg as a binder.  Instead of using an egg with its somewhat debatable health attributes, you use ground flax seeds (which are super healthy) and water.

Of course you can’t dip your soldiers in a flax egg, nor can you fry it or scramble it or put it on a muffin and call it benedict.  However, if you’re making a cake or pancakes, the flax egg is a really simple and healthy alternative.

Like all food, it has more nutrients if it is fresh, so if you can grind your own flax seeds in a high powered blender then that is the best option.  For most of us however, ready made ground flax seeds will do the trick.

  • 2 tsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 tsp lukewarm water

Put the ground flax in a small cup or dish and stir in the lukewarm water to form a gelatinous paste.  If you can leave it for a few minutes then it should become more gelatinous (so that it binds better), but you can pretty much use it straight away if you are in a hurry.

Multiply the proportions based on the number of eggs in recipe for the dish you are making.  Note that real eggs have more liquid in them, so you might need to add a bit of extra liquid somewhere else in your recipe to compensate.

That’s it! Easiest recipe ever…

No comments yet.

Be the first one.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *