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How To Make A Flax Egg
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
A straightforward easy recipe to make a flax egg that works great as an egg-substitute in most recipes.
Course: Ingredient
Cuisine: All Cuisines
Servings: 1 Flax egg
Calories: 37 kcal
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 3 tablespoons water (or unsweetened fortified plant-based milk)
  1. Grind flaxseed in a mini food processor until a fine ground texture is produced (if you don’t already have ground flaxseed available).

  2. In a small bowl, mix a tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water (or unsweetened fortified plant-based milk). 
  3. Let this mixture sit for at least 5 minutes before whisking it briskly for about 2-3 minutes. Ready to use in your recipe!

Recipe Notes

You can use original flavored fortified plant-based milks, but the end product will be a little bit sweeter. This would be fine if you are making a baked or other sweet-tasting recipe. However, if you plan to cook a savory dish, it may be best to use unsweetened fortified plant-based milks for the most nutrition when making flax eggs.


Keep in mind that the longer you let the flax egg mixture sit, the more gluey and thick in consistency it becomes. Hence, if the flax egg mixture has been sitting for a while, you may need to adjust the volume of liquid added in your recipe to obtain the same desired texture and consistency in your final product.

Nutrition Facts
How To Make A Flax Egg
Amount Per Serving
Calories 37 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.