Oh hey friends!! This a quick tutorial that I’ve been meaning to get on the blog for some time. Making a flax egg is one of the first healthy hacks I learned in my cooking journey.
First let’s go over why flax is great, then I’m going to give you some ideas as to how you can use it.
Flax is great because… it’s loaded with good fats like Omega 3 fatty acid which have protective effects on your heart and good for your cholesterol triglyceride levels. Flax seeds also contain something call Lignans which has both plant estrogen and antioxidant properties. Lastly, flax seeds are loaded with both soluble and insoluble fiber. Google more about flax seeds, they’re little nutrient dense powerhouses!
How can you use flax? So generally I throw some whole flax seeds into smoothies, cookies, homemade crackers, or even as a topping to a smoothie bowl or piece of toast. But, flax is also super versatile because it can be used as a stand in for a traditional egg.
Flax egg is basically the mix of 1 tablespoon flax meal + 3 tablespoons water. Set it aside for 10 minutes and it turns into this gooey egg-like consistency that is perfect for baking and no-bake treats! My favorite are these fudgey no bake vegan brownies that call for a couple flax eggs to keep the mixture together.
Flax eggs are also great to throw in to bliss balls in place of oil or if you’re trying to decrease the amount of sticky sweetener (i.e. agave nectar, maple syrup, or honey) that you’re using in the recipe.
So, that’s my spiel on flax and flax eggs! I hope you’re loving this new “how to” section! I think it’s super important to get some basics out there so you can incorporate them into your own recipes and get cooking!
- 1 tablespoon ground flax meal
- 3 tablespoons water
- Combine the ground flax and water in a small bowl. I generally like to use a measuring cup if I’m making more than one flax egg because then I can measure out the water in the measuring cup and then add the flax egg.
- Set aside for 10 minutes, stirring with a spoon or swirling it after a couple minutes.
- After 10 minutes it will be a gooey, egg-like texture!
- For 2 “eggs,” combine 2 tablespoons ground flax meal with 1/3 cup water.