Looking for an egg substitute or a vegan binder for baking and frying? Look right here. This slimy gooey liquid egg substitute is stronger than you think and it is made of flax seeds. Concern about the texture? Keep in mind, flax seeds binder has a similar consistency as that of fresh egg without the yolk.
If your dietary lifestyle does not include eggs, try this flax seeds egg alternative, it works like a charm to bind things together, especially for baking and frying.
Check out video tutorial:
For baking or frying recipes that require eggs, I use this recipe consistently which proves flaxseeds are perfect to bind cooking ingredients. Some people call it flax-egg. Lol! Get it?
Regardless of your food tribe, vegetarians, plant-based, vegans, keto, this recipe works for anyone. Research shows some people cannot digest egg due to egg allergy, therefore flaxseed binder is a great alternative. If this information was unfamiliar to you, well we are glad to assist. You can also learn how to use flaxseed to make fragrant and tasty egg-free butterscotch cookies.
Simply, flaxseed is used as an egg alternative or vegan binder for baking and frying.
What is Flaxseed?
Here is a fun fact. Before flaxseeds became the acclaimed seeds we know of today, the flax plant was grown to produce clothing.
Nonetheless, these nutty-tasting seeds come from the flax plant and can be eaten raw or toasted. We do not suggest you eat spoonful of raw flaxseeds strict out of the bag, since each person body react to things differently. Alternatively, you could add ground or whole flaxseeds to salads, morning cereals, and smoothies. Most people incorporate a teaspoon amount into baked goods for additional nutrients.
How are Flaxseeds used in baking?
Eggs are the norm in baking, hence we used to gravitate towards them as the main binder. Firstly, flaxseeds have a binding ability to deliver the same results as eggs. When you boil whole seeds for five minutes, they become slimy. Alternatively, you could simply use ground seeds and soak them in hot water for eight minutes. Bottom-line, flaxseed is handy.
You can either boil the whole flaxseeds to make flax gel or use pre-ground seeds. In the end, you will add the binder to your baking mixture.
Check out the video tutorial below for how to make a flaxseed binder for your baking or cooking needs.
Simply adjust the ingredients below to suit your cooking needs or check out my baking videos to see how I used Flax Seed Binder for scrumptious results. If refrigerated, this mixture keeps for up to one month.
I want to hear from you subbies. How did this recipe go? What did you create? Let me know in the comments. Enjoy!
- 1 cup water
- 2 TBSP Flaxseed
- Bring heat to medium and add water to a pot.
- When water becomes hot (if you see steam start to rise), add whole flaxseeds, not ground.
- As the mixture boils, reduce heat from medium to low, stir continuously. As shown in the video, test the slimy texture with your fingers. If consistency is thick, it is harder to strain. Whereby, a looser consistency is easier.
- Cooking time depends on if you want a looser consistency or thicker consistency.
- Separate the seeds from the liquid by sifting. Leave the liquid out on your counter to cool or put it in your refrigerator.
- Allow strained mixture to cool down completely before using it. If refrigerated, this mixture keeps for up to one month. Enjoy!
Compost the whole seeds or save it to use for another round of making flax-egg. You could also use the seeds in your smoothies after it is cooled.