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Flax egg in a bowl with a spoon.
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Flax Egg

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!
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Baking, How To
Cuisine: Vegan
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 1
Calories: 37kcal


  • 1 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed also known as Flaxseed Meal
  • 3 Tbsp Hot Water


  • Add the tablespoon of ground flaxseed to a bowl.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of hot water from the kettle (just boiled).
  • 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.
  • 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.



  1. This recipe won't work for things like vegan meringues! You definitely can't whip it.
  2. However, in cakes and quick breads and pancakes and muffins, it works perfectly!
  3. It's best to make one up fresh each time you need it. However, you can store it covered in the fridge for 1-2 days if needed. 


Serving: 1flax egg | Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg