Are you looking for an egg replacement in cooking or a baking egg replacement? Sometimes you run out of eggs or, if you’re vegan, you find a recipe that looks amazing BUT it requires eggs. You may ask yourself, ‘What is an egg replacement in baking that I can use?’ Well look no further! This slimy, gooey, liquid flax seed egg replacement is stronger than you think. And yes, we said flax seeds! Concerned about the texture of this vegan egg replacement baking trick? Just keep in mind that this flax seed binder has a similar consistency to that of fresh eggs without the yolks.
Your dietary lifestyle does not have to stop you from trying new recipes, despite popular opinion. The vegan egg replacement baking method is great and it is a good egg replacement in cooking as well. It may sound odd, but flax seed egg replacement works like a charm to bind things together. I wouldn’t attempt to fry or scramble it though… but as a baking egg replacement, it has our vote.
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I too once questioned what is an egg replacement in baking, and now I use this recipe consistently. This shows that flax seed egg replacements 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 allergies. Therefore, a flax seed binder is a great alternative. If this information is unfamiliar to you, well, we are glad to assist. You can also learn about how to use flaxseed to make fragrant and tasty egg-free butterscotch cookies. You’ll find that vegan egg replacement baking isn’t so hard after all. Delicious, yes. But not hard.
Still asking what is an egg replacement in baking or how this one works? Okay, okay, let’s learn more.
What is Flax seed?
Here is a fun fact: before flaxseeds became the acclaimed seeds we know of today, the flax plant was grown to produce clothing. Now here we are using flax seed egg replacements in our food.
Nonetheless, these nutty-tasting seeds come from the flax plant and can be eaten raw or toasted. We do not suggest you eat a spoonful of raw flaxseeds straight out of the bag. This is because each person’s body reacts to things differently. Alternatively, you could add ground or whole flaxseeds to salads, morning cereals, and smoothies. Most people incorporate a teaspoon into baked goods for additional nutrients. So, it can be a baking egg replacement, or just another add in.
How are Flax seeds used in baking?
Eggs are the norm in baking so we would gravitate towards them as the main binder. But that is changing. Why? Firstly, flaxseeds have the binding ability to deliver the same results as eggs. So now vegan egg replacement baking isn’t so scary. When you boil whole seeds for five minutes, they become slimy. Alternatively, you could use ground seeds and soak them in hot water for eight minutes. The bottom-line is that 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. Curious about a no-animal-meat food lifestyle? peep instagram to see what I eat live😊.
I want to hear from you, subbies. How did this recipe go? What did you create? Are you still asking what is an egg replacement in baking and an egg replacement in cooking? 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.