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*NOTE* This works using chia seeds as well! With Chia seeds, they do NOT need to be ground. However, Flax seed must be ground!


Flax eggs are an egg-celent egg substitute ? This is the perfect vegan substitute for eggs to use in many recipes! Even if you are not vegan, it is still a great substitute to use in baking because it adds fiber and omegas to your dish, while reducing the amount of saturated fat. (Saturated fat is found in eggs, and we should be limiting the amount of saturated fat we eat). Not only does your health benefit from using this, but also your wallet does! Using 1 Tbsp. of ground flax seed is much cheaper than the cost of one egg!

We can use flax seed as an egg replacement because flax absorbs a lot of water. When it absorbs the water, it becomes a gelatinous texture like that of an egg, and acts as a binder or glue, like an egg does.

I recommend using it as an egg replacement in cookies, breads, muffins, brownies, cakes, etc. It is best used as a substitute in dishes that eggs are used as binders (like breads, cookies, cakes, meatloaf, meatballs, etc.) However, it does not act as a good replacement in cream based desserts such as banana cream pie, creme brulee, etc., because in these types of recipes the egg is used for the fat to help create the creamy texture.

Flax eggs are very easy to make! One flax egg = substitute for one chicken egg


To make one flax egg:

1. In a small bowl, add 1 Tbsp. of ground flax seed

2. Add 3 Tbsp. of water to the small bowl and mix to combine completely.

3. Set aside for 5 minutes.

4. It should now be a gelatinous texture, which indicates it is ready to use! You can test this by mixing it and pouring it. It will look more dense and cohesive. Once it is done, add it into the recipe of your choice.

 

I love using this substitute, because more of my friends can enjoy my food! There are many people from cultures where vegetarians don’t eat eggs and they usually have a hard time finding delicious, egg-free desserts. I love surprising them and letting them know they can enjoy my treats!


*NOTE* This works using chia seeds as well! With Chia seeds, they do NOT need to be ground. However, Flax seed must be ground! 


 

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