How to Make A Flax Egg

Are you finding it difficult to find egg replacer or find it too expensive when you see it in shops? There are other ways to replace eggs! I have used applesauce, oil and mashed banana to replace egg in the past, which worked fine most of the time. However, my favourite egg replacer is ‘flax egg’. I would like to show you how to make a flax egg with flaxseeds (it’s also called linseeds) in very simple steps.

how to make flax eggOne flax egg replaces one egg. Prepare a small mixing bowl, a table spoon and flaxseeds and hot water.

How to make a flax egg
  1. Put 1 table spoon of the flaxseeds in the small bowl
  2. Add in 3 table spoons of the hot water
  3. Mix well and let it sit for 5 minutes. It will thicken in a gloopy kind of way.
  4. Your  flax egg is ready to use!

I usually make the flax egg in a bowl and let it sit first before I continue with the rest of my cooking so that it’s ready when I need to add. You could use cold water for this but it takes a little longer to thicken, say maybe 15 minutes.

Flax egg is one of the best ways to replace egg for cooking as it’s super easy to prepare and it’s loaded with nutrients such as protein, fibre and omega-3 fatty acids, in addition to being a rich source of some vitamins and minerals.
It works amazingly well with muffins, cookies, cakes, pancakes and some savoury food. I used it for making vegan tofu meatballs recently and it was great☺

how to make flax eggIn the UK, you can find flaxseeds in most of the major supermarkets, health shops or online shops. If you live in a different country, I’m sorry I have no idea how much it costs, I hope it’s not expensive!! I buy a packet of ground flaxseeds (milled linseeds) from Aldi for £1.79 and it last for a long time because I only need one or two spoonfuls for a cooking. how to make flax eggIf you haven’t cooked with this and wonder if it’s worth it, give it a try, you will not regret it!! Let me know how your first cooking with the flax egg went☺

how to make flax egg

How to Make A Flax Egg

Easy and nutritious egg replacer that works incredibly well
Servings 1 egg


  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds it's also called linseeds
  • 3 tbsp hot water


  • Put 1 table spoon of the flaxseeds in a small bowl.
  • Add in 3 table spoons of *hot water and mix well.
  • **Let it sit for 5 minutes. It will thicken in a gloopy kind of way!


*You can use cold water instead but it takes longer for it to thicken, about 15 minutes.
**Do not skip this step, it has to be thickened and gloopy before adding to your cooking!

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