Flax Eggs are incredible! Flax Eggs are what vegan dreams are made of. A simple alternative to eggs, I always keep a bag of flax seed in the fridge to keep any baking urges/chocolate needs at bay.
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You see Mama, when we bake an egg or two is added in the recipe as a binder, nothing more. It grabs all the flour, sugar, oil, and sticks it all together. Its super important but not replaceable.
When I learned that I had developed an egg allergy after the birth of my second daughter, I knew that I needed an alternative for all of my baking (that is my responsibility for any family gathering, after all). I was stuck for awhile until I my daughters teacher told me about flax seed eggs and my entire world opened up. There are several reasons why you might need an egg replacement (reasons that I have run into include food allergy, diet, and forgetting to buy eggs at the store) so this is a great recipe to keep for baking emergencies.
Here’s what I am saying- you can bake any recipe with eggs and just use this recipe instead! I told you- incredible.
First, you need to grind the flaxseed (seen in the Amazon Ad above) into a meal/flour like texture. You can use a food processor like this one, but I’ve even used a coffee grinder like this one from Amazon in a pinch.
But I also get it Mama- you might not have the time. You can buy ground flaxseed here BUT be aware that you are loosing some of the nutrients that fresh ground flax seed will not lose.
For One Egg- mix one tablespoon of ground flaxseed with three tablespoons of water and let it sit for 15 minutes until it is nice and thick.
Seriously Mama, its that easy.
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What the flax egg will look like when it’s first made.
After the flax egg has sat for 15 minutes! It’s so easy- there’s no excuse not to bake!!