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flax egg

  • recipeNovember 28, 2020
  • it is an egg made of flax seed

    A flax egg is an egg substitute that you can often use when following a recipe that calls for an egg.

    Here's the entire recipe:

    1. Mix 1 tbsp ground flax seed and 2 - 2.5 tbsp water. Mix it up and let it sit for 3 - 5 minutes until thick and goopy.

    2. There is no step 2.

    That's it!

    Now if you try to use this to make scrambled eggs or fried eggs, you're going to have a bad time. It's not that kind of egg substitute.

    But if you're making muffins or pancakes or waffles or bread that calls for an egg, you can use a flax egg as a one-to-one substitute.

    It doesn't bind quite as well as a bird egg. So you might add a little extra binding like some ketchup or breadcrumbs in something like a bean burger patty if you're worried about that.

    It doesn't have the fat content of an egg yolk. So if you're concerned about that, add a little extra oil.

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