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Substitute Flax Seeds for Eggs when Baking
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Substitute Flax Seeds for Eggs when Baking

Many people utilize soy and rice milk in the place of dairy milk. Substitutions are made for non-dairy butter and non-dairy cheese in many recipes. The taste and texture are very similar to the dairy products.

A number of baking and other cooking recipes call for eggs as a binder. Flax seeds can serve as an awesome substitute for hen eggs. Flax seeds are chock full of various health benefits and are compatible with gluten-free diets as well.

Purchase whole flax seeds and grind the seeds at home utilizing a coffee grinder, spice grinder or even a blender into a fine powder. After grinding, flax seeds should be used immediately or stored in the refrigerator or freezer.

The recipe for one egg substitute calls for one-tablespoon ground flax seed powder combined with three tablespoons of water. Stir briskly until well combined with a fork. Refrigerate the mixture for one hour to allow the egg to set.

During the refrigeration process the flax seed egg will thicken to the consistency of egg whites. The flax seed egg is will now work as a perfect egg substitute for baking and other recipes. The flax seed egg has a nutty flavor. In some recipes the flavor will not be noticed; however, in most cake or cookie recipes it will add a desirable nutty surprise.

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  1. Akanksha
    Cool..I was wanting a way to make eggless cakes at home.
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks Akanksha for the vote and comment!
  2. Sheila Ray
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks Sheila! This is also suppose to be good for people on gluten-free diets.
  3. Roopam
    That's a great idea for increasing the intake of flax seeds. You got one from me Carolyn! (#5)
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks RoopamSingh for the vote and comment!
  4. Charlotte
    #6 Great ideas Carolyn
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks Charlotte! I appreciate the vote and comment!
  5. dianabart
    Thank you Carolyn- I was wondering if this would work.. Gonna make some breaded zucchini and Eggplant for dinner tonight.. I alwyas have flax seeds in the house.. this should work Great. Thanks again! :)
    1. Carolyn
      Let me know how the eggplant and zucchini turned out. Thanks for the vote and comment!
  6. Roopam
    Congratulations for top posts Carolyn! I will bake a cake soon with flax seeds.
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks Roopam!
  7. Veganara
    Thanks for this Carolyn, I have just voted for you! I am getting into vegan baking at present so this is a really helpful article. I have heard about flaxseed as a substitute for egg before, but not yet tried it. Can you also use flaxseed oil? I have seen that in the health food stores.
    1. Carolyn
      I don't know that answer, but if you find out please let me know Veganara!
      1. Veganara
        Will do. I will write a blog about it!
        1. The Flaming Vegan Crew
          The Flaming Vegan Crew
          That's the spirit!
  8. pftsusan
    This is good. Voted.
    1. Carolyn
      Thanks Susan! I am looking forward to reading some articles by you!
  9. Fifi Leigh
    Fifi Leigh
    cool. i want to try it next time i do vegan french toast. i usually use tofu.
  10. BuddhasDelight
    awesome. i never knew this. i use egg-replacers, but i'd rather do flax which super healthy and box-free. thanks carolyn!
  11. BuddhasDelight
    awesome. i never knew this. i use egg-replacers, but i'd rather do flax which is super healthy and box-free. thanks carolyn!
  12. Justnjoyable
    Vote No. 16! Carolyn, I have a couple of questions....I have purchased flax seed that appears ground....but I am not sure....I put it in a container, but did not refrigerate that a problem? Also, how many calories in the flax seed? I use the oil, which I do keep in the frig....just very new to using the flax seeds.
  13. xVeganx
    whoa! can you actually do that. will try it out, thanks. voted. please do check out my article about the Hindu festival of Diwali. thanks.


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