What do you do when a recipe calls for egg but you have an egg allergy?
I have found that replacing 1 or 2 eggs with a “flax egg” works well!
And sometimes it’s better for a recipe than simply using 3 tablespooonss of applesauce.
Here are our favorite flax egg recipes!
USE FLAX EGG IN RECIPES
What does Flax Egg Taste Like?
I wondered the same thing, but it’s actually really pleasant!
You won’t necessarily taste it in baked goods,
although you may see it as little golden flecks.
But I do taste it when I make french toast with it.
It gives the egg-less french toast a nice nutty flavor…
that our readers tell us they really enjoy.
I like it, too!
DOES FLAX GO BAD?
You can buy flax seeds already ground or you can buy whole flax seeds and grind them in your blender.
Make sure to keep your ground or whole flax seeds in an airtight container, in the freezer.
They won’t actually freeze and will be ready to use anytime you need an “egg”.
Freezing helps them last longer.
OTHER USES FOR FLAX SEEDS
I also love to sprinkle ground flax seeds on salads, in smoothies, in cereal, and on oatmeal.
Consider it versatile “food sprinkle” and a great source of fiber.
Kids won’t even notice it!
FAVORITE FLAX BRAND
My new favorite brand of ground flax is made by Hodgson Mill (affiliate).
The mill is actually right here in my home state,
and I was able to talk to them over the phone about cross contamination.
The only allergens in the plant where they make the Flax Chia Blend are almonds and coconut.
I was very pleased to hear this, and am a happy loyal customer.
You may want to call to check on any processing changes, though.
HOW TO MAKE A FLAX EGG
Simply whisk 1 tablespoon of GROUND flax seeds in 3 tablespoons of warm water.
Let it sit a few minutes until it reaches egg-like consistency.
Then use the mixture as you would use egg in your recipe.
3 Tbs. warm water + 1 Tbs. ground flax = 1 egg
Hope this easy flax egg replacer opens many new baking doors for you!