Get a craving to mix up a batch of homemade cookies, but find yourself without eggs? No problem! Flaxmeal can be mixed with water to replace eggs in a variety of recipes.
How to Use Flax Eggs
When the flaxmeal and water mix, they create a gel-like texture that acts as a binder in baked goods recipes. They’re a great alternative to eggs if you don’t have them on hand or are making a vegan recipe.
Flax eggs should be used 1:1 to replace eggs (1 flax egg for every regular egg required in a recipe).
Flax eggs lend themselves well to recipes like banana bread or cookies, but typically don’t work well in recipes that require several eggs or have specific texture requirements (creamy desserts, for example).
Be sure to use flaxmeal (ground flaxseed) and not whole flaxseeds.
- 1 Tbsp flaxmeal
- 2 ½ Tbsp water
- Mix the flaxmeal and water together in a small bowl
- Stir thoroughly and let sit for at least 5 minutes
- Use flax “egg” in your recipe
You can order organic flaxseed meal from New Moon Refillery for next-day delivery in the Denver Metro!