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Make This Easy Egg Substitute With Only Two Ingredients


Egg can play different roles in recipes. Sometimes egg acts like the โ€œglueโ€ that helps keep ingredients together. Other times, egg helps with leavening to make foods like cake light and fluffy. But egg is one of the top 9 food allergens. Flax goo works well when you need a binder in a recipe such as for cookies or quick breads.

Our friend Elena teaches us how to make this easy allergy-friendly egg substitute with flax seed and water.

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Flax Egg Substitute


  • 3 Tbsp warm or hot water
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seed


Using a coffee grinder (or any other blending machine), grind flax seed until it is very fine. In a bowl, mix flax seed and water. Let sit until it is like a gel. Use as an egg substitute in cookies, cakes, breads and any other recipe you would like.


Every 1 tablespoon of flax seed and 3 tablespoons of water combined is equal to 1 egg.


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