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hand stirring a flax egg replacer at gel consistency

How to Make a Flax Egg

I will show you how to make a flax egg, which is a vegan egg replacement you can use in many baking recipes.

Course Basics
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword flax egg, vegan egg replacement
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 0 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 1 egg replacement
Calories 37 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 3 Tablespoons water


  1. Measure a tablespoon of ground flax seed into a little bowl.

  2. Add 3 Tablespoons water, and stir to combine.

  3. Allow the mixture to rest until it becomes thickened and gel-like, about 15 minutes.

  4. Use to replace one egg in vegan baking recipes.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make a Flax Egg
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 37 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 57mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.