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How to Make a Flax Egg

In this step by step tutorial learn how to make a flax egg.
Prep Time5 mins
Resting time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Baking
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 1 flax egg
Calories: 55kcal
Author: Anjali Shah


  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2.5 tbsp water


  • Add ground flaxseeds to water in a small bowl. Mix together and let sit for at least 5 min (but you can let it sit for up to 30 minutes if you want). 
  • The mixture will get thicker and will have the consistency of an egg - and then you can add it to your recipe like you would a regular egg.


Top tips for making flax eggs
  • Use only ground flax. Whole flaxseeds or flax flour will not have the same affect.
  • If you have whole flaxseeds use a coffee grinder to create ground flax. 
  • Be sure to allow enough time for the ground flax and water mixture to sit (at least 5 minutes). If you don't give it enough time to sit it will not develop the same egg like consistency.


Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.6mg