Flax-egg is a plant-based substitute for eggs which is used in eggless & vegan baking recipes. A flax egg is made when flaxseed powder is mixed with water and becomes this gelatinous substance having the consistency of a whisked egg. Yes, it is that simple.
Why do we use flax-egg?
Eggless baking is all about understanding what role does the egg play in a recipe and replacing it accordingly. And one of the many usages of an egg is to act as a binder and keep everything together while staying soft and moist.
And flax-egg does just that.
As flaxseeds are a good source of Omega 3 fats, fiber, and proteins, they provide the necessary binding properties needed for good baked goods. In fact, so much so, that flax-egg is considered one of the closest replacers to the actual egg.
How to make a flax-egg?
Just two ingredients are needed -
- 1 Tablespoon Flaxseed powder
- 3 Tablespoon Water
Mix the two together and keep aside for 5 mins. The mixture will thicken and then can be used in place of 1 egg in the recipes.