How to Make Flax “Eggs”

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Learn how to make flax eggs for egg-free baking! Flax eggs are a great solution for vegans and those with egg allergies. They’re also a nice, simple substitute for baked goods if you run out regular eggs. Recipe as written yields 1 flax egg; multiply as needed.

how to make a flax egg



  1. Combine the ground flax and water in a small bowl (if your recipe calls for multiple eggs, just multiply the ingredients as necessary and mix in the same bowl). Stir with a fork until combined.
  2. Let the mixture rest for at least 10 to 15 minutes, until it’s somewhat “gloppy” or congealed. Use in place of the eggs in your baking project!


*How to grind flax seeds: You can either start with store-bought ground flaxseed (Bob’s Red Mill offers one) or grind your own. To grind your own, blend at least 1/4 cup in a food processor for about 1 minute, or until it feels like a slightly gritty flour. Store any leftover ground flax in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

More uses for flaxseed: I love to blend a tablespoon or two into my smoothies for some nutty flavor, additional fiber and omega-3s. It’s especially good in my basic blueberry smoothie and banana almond smoothie.

Chia seed alternative: You can also use ground chia seeds in place of ground flaxseeds (same amount and method)!

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