How To Make A Flax Egg – A Vegan Egg Replacement

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Flax eggs are a thick paste made with flax seeds. A flax egg is an excellent egg substitute used instead of chicken egg in baking and other cooking needs. Read on to know how to make a flax egg.

The flax egg

Flax egg – The substitute for eggs

Are you a vegan enthusiast looking for an egg substitute for your lavish recipes?

There are literally so many ways to replace eggs in baking and other recipes as a binding agent. One such is the usage of flax seeds. The paste made from flax seeds constitutes a better alternative for eggs because of its thicker consistency and odorless nature. 

Also, they are so inexpensive and not at all time-consuming. You just need to blend flax seeds with water or nut milk.

Flax Seeds

Flax seeds

As a matter of fact, flax seeds are loaded with nutrients and provide a lot of benefits to the body. 

Here are a few of the benefits of flax seeds if you include regularly in your diet.

  • Helps in digestion due to its high-fibre content
  • Consistent consumption helps with post-menopausal symtoms
  • Reduces inflammation related to heart diseases and insulin resistance as it has high amounts of lignan 
  • Great immunity booster because of being the very rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

Flax seeds can be added to any dish you make in order to receive a nutritional boost for your day.

Flax Seed Egg Recipe

Flax egg is the nutrition filled healthy vegan replacement for regular chicken eggs for your recipes. With just 2 ingredients, it is very easy to make and store.

Serving size– Replacement for 1 medium egg


  • 1 tablespoon Flax seeds, whole
  • 2 ½  tablespoon Water or 2 tablespoon Nut milk


  • Grind the flax seeds without water to fine powder.
  • Add water or the nut milk and mix well to make a thick paste.
  • Let it set for 10 – 15 minutes. Then, Flax egg is READY for use. 

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Flax egg recipe


NUT MILK – I preferred almond milk for making flax eggs. 

Read: Recipe for Non-diary Vegan Milk at Home for more details on nut milk preparation

FLAX MEAL You can also use store-bought pre-ground flax seed termed as flax meal for this. But make sure to use it soon and store it properly.

STORAGE & USAGE – Can be made and stored in refrigfor upto one week. As an alternative, you can make flax seeds powder and store it for 2 to 4 months. This way, you can mix it with water and prepare the flax egg, instantly.

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