Flax “eggs” are commonly used by vegans or vegetarians as a substitute for eggs when baking. When used for baking, a flax egg works to bind together ingredients, similar to an egg. A flax egg has a raw egg-like texture and is a great source of fiber.
Flax eggs are a convenient alternative for non-vegans as well if you happen to realize you’ve run out of eggs and don’t have time to get some more.
They can be used in baking and work well to hold together pancakes.
HOW TO MAKE A FLAX EGG (equivalent to 1 regular egg)
1 tbsp flax seed, ground
2.5 tbsp water
Whisk together ground flax and water and let sit in the fridge for 15-20 minutes. The mixture will thicken into a gel-like consistency, similar to regular eggs. Use this in place of a regular egg.