Don’t eat eggs or have an egg allergy? I’ll show you how to make a very simple egg substitute using ground flaxseed and water.
I get a lot of questions and comments from readers about using egg substitutes in some of my recipes. I have used “Flax Egg” before with good success so I thought I would share my recipe here which will hopefully help some of you guys who are dealing with egg allergies within your family.
Flax Egg is so easy to make. Its as simple as mixing some ground flaxseed with cold water and refrigerating for a few minutes. The flaxseed absorbs the water and expands and will become quite thick after 10-15 minutes. This mixture can then be used in place of one medium egg in lots of recipes. I find that it works well in pancakes, brownies and cookies. It also works when making fish fingers, chicken nuggets, etc when used instead of an egg to get breadcrumbs to stick. It’s also great to add to burgers or meatballs to help them bind. However, when it comes to very precise recipes such as cakes it doesn’t always perform quite so well. But it’s worth testing it out for yourself.
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- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 3 tbsp cold water
- Mix the ground flaxseed and water together in a small bowl. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes until the mixture has thickened.
- Use as a replacement for one medium egg in lots of recipes such as cakes, pancakes and brownies.