Making your own flax egg substitute is super simple and inexpensive. Because unlike chicken eggs, flax eggs can be made up on demand. Folks tend to make a fuss about flax going rancid easily but I’ve found that you don’t have to worry about this if you store your flax in the freezer. So don’t be afraid to buy in bulk.
Even if you want to buy flax meal instead of grinding your own seeds as needed. We usually have both flax meal and whole flax seeds in the house at any given time. And I love Amazon’s subscribe & save option so we get a lot at once.
I like this pre-ground flax meal the best and if you want to grind your own flax meal these Bob’s Red Mill whole flax seeds. And don’t worry about it freezing into a huge unusable block. For some reason both flax seed and meal stays fluid even when frozen. HUGE BONUS!
NOTE: Your body can’t break down the hull of flax seeds. So you they are useless to you unless you grind them. If you buy whole flax seeds you MUST grind them into meal. I use the grinding attachment that came with my Nutribullet for this and I can’t believe how well and easily this works!
I have also heard that coffee grinders work well for tasks such as this. Just be sure you keep it for your grains. Get a second one for your coffee because you don’t want your flax, wheat, oats etc. to get coffee grounds in them. YUCK!
Using flax egg substitute has the added benefit of being very good for you as flax seed is full all kinds of essential nutrients like…
- omega-3 fats
- vitamin B
How To Make Flax Egg Substitute
Measure flax meal and water into a small bowl and whisk until well blended. Let sit 15 minutes or until mixture gels. If you are in a hurry use warm water and it only needs to set for about 5 minutes before it’s gelled enough to use.
Be aware there are two kinds of flax seed, brown and golden. I recommend getting the golden whenever possible because it won’t leave brown speckles in your baked goods if they are a light color. Then you won’t have issues with your vegan corn bread like I did! 47
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