What is a flax-egg? The best egg replacer!


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.

When to use flax eggs?

As described above, flax-eggs are good for things that need some binding while being moist just like Brownies, Banana Bread, and even cakes.


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