How to make a flax egg
Flax eggs are a fantastic option to replace chicken eggs in many recipes. The gelatinous goop made from mixing ground flaxseed with water, can act as a binding agent for some recipes which call for an egg.
There are also health benefits to using flaxseed, each flax "egg" contains, 3 grams protein, 4 grams fibre, and are high in omega 3 fatty acids.
Ground flaxseed stays fresh for around 3 months in the pantry or 6 months in the refrigerator, so the benefits of buying from bulk bins, is that you only buy what you need, reducing food waste as well as single use plastic.
To break down the cost of using flax eggs vs chicken eggs, it's currently a bit of an unfair comparison. Each flax egg uses only 8 cents of ground flaxseed, compared with the current price of eggs being between 70c - $1.20 (+!)
Flax eggs work well in many recipes, but certainly not all! Best in recipes that call for a lot of flour. Cookies, banana bread, muffins, pancakes, waffles, fritters and brownies.
How to make a flax egg.
- 1 Tablespoon of ground flaxseed (you can also use whole flaxseed and grind this yourself).
- 3 Tablespoons of water
- Add the ground flaxseed and water to a small ramekin, stir, and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Add to recipe in place of 1 egg. (double or triple to recipe or 2-3 egg replacements).
Couldn't be easier!!!
We used ours for a delicious batch of brownies made with our organic cacao powder, vegan chocolate chips and coconut sugar! We can't wait to hear what delicious creations you whip up.
Other fantastic egg replacement options include; mashed banana, aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas), applesauce, silken tofu or ground chia.