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Easy step by step guide to how to make a flax egg #vegan #baking

Flax Egg

  • Author: Alison Andrews
  • Prep Time: 3 mins
  • Total Time: 3 mins
  • Yield: 1


The step by step guide to how to make a flax egg. Can replace a regular egg in vegan baking for cakes, pancakes, muffins and more!



  1. Add the tablespoon of ground flaxseed to a bowl.
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of hot water from the kettle (just boiled).
  3. Allow to sit for a minute or two – using hot water makes the thickening process much faster, and it usually gets to the right (gloopy/gelatinous) consistency in only about one minute.
  4. Use it in place of an egg in recipes, it’s not an exact science, but usually 1 for 1, so 1 flax egg replaces 1 chicken egg in a recipe.
  5. Of course – it won’t work for things like vegan meringues! You definitely can’t whip it (for that you need aquafaba!)
  6. However, in cakes and quick breads and pancakes and biscuits, it works perfectly!

  • Category: How To
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1 flax egg
  • Calories: 37
  • Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Protein: 1.3g

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