Flax Egg Substitute

Flax 'Eggs'

Recipe: Flax ‘Egg’ Substitute

Summary: An egg substitute for recipes made from ground flax seeds


  • 1 Tbsp. ground flax seeds
  • 3 Tbsp. or 1/4 cup warm water


  1. Grind flax seeds with a coffee grinder into a thin powder. I usually do about 1 cups worth at a time.
  2. Mix 1 Tbsp. of the ground flax seeds with 3 Tbsp. or 1/4 cup warm water. This will make 1 ‘egg’ so increase measurements if needed.
  3. Whisk together and set aside for approx. 10 minutes, or until thickened.
  4. Mixture should resemble the texture of an egg
  5. Store remaining ground flax in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to a month.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

2 comments on Flax Egg Substitute

  1. Dan
    August 11, 2014 at 10:23 am (3 years ago)

    Is this flax egg substitute meant to be used as a binding agent? On it’s own? Curious b/c the binding agent is always where I get stuck, since I usually want to avoid over-processed stuff

    • Danielle
      August 11, 2014 at 10:53 am (3 years ago)

      Hi Dan,
      Yes, the flax egg substitute is meant to be used as a binding agent. It won’t act as a leavener like eggs will in some baking recipes, but it makes a fantastic binder. If you are looking for a binder/leavener, a brand called ener-g makes an all natural egg substitute that performs both. Hope that helps!


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