flax seeds in grinder

Since I keep talking about using flax egg to substitute for regular eggs, I figured I would tell you exactly how I do it instead of the quick notes I try to remember to throw in the recipe. (I usually forget.)

So here is:

How to Make a Flax Egg

Step by step.

First step in how to make a flax egg is to gather your ingredients and tools. Spice grinder, small bowl, measuring spoons, flax seeds and water. That’s it.

flax seeds, grinder, bowl and measuring spoons

Then, grind up some flax seeds. If you want to substitute for 2 eggs, you will need 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds. I have found that if I measure out 1 tablespoon of flax seeds, it grinds up to 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds. But always measure to make sure.

comparing whole flax seeds and ground flax seeds

One the flax seed is found up, measure the amount of ground flax seeds you want. One tablespoon of ground flax seed for each egg you are substituting. Some people say to use 3 tablespoons of water per one tablespoon of ground flax seeds, but I find 2 1/2 tablespoons of water per tablespoon of ground flax seed works best for me.

ground flax seeds in a bowl

Then mix the ground flax seed and water in a small bowl. Set aside in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes. But I have left it in up to 24 hours and still had it work great. (I mixed some up, and then realized I was missing some other ingredients. So I had to wait a day, and the flax egg still worked great.)

ground flax seeds in water as a flax "egg"

After that, just use your vegan egg substitute of flax egg in what ever you are baking.

Just be aware that this is best used in baking moist things, like muffins, cakes, etc.

Also, if you are making something light in color, look for the golden flax seeds. The brown ones will leave dark flecks in your baked good. Which is usually fine with me since I make mostly chocolate things. But you might not want it.

Recipes Using Flax Egg Substitute

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Flax Egg - Vegan Egg Replacer

How to Make a Flax Egg


  • Author: Tia
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 1 Flax Egg 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 tbs Ground Flax Seeds
  • 2 1/2 tbs Water

Instructions

  1. Grind up flax seeds and measure out 1 tablespoon.
  2. Mix in water and set aside in fridge for at least 15 minutes.

Notes

I have found that if I measure out 1 tablespoon of flax seeds, it grinds up to 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds. But always measure to make sure.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins