Now I know that whenever we first hear the word flax egg, we get stuck on the word itself, like a flax egg or how they can both be mixed, and it is quite normal. When I first heard it, I was as stuck as you are.
One thing that will absolutely blow your mind is that a flax egg does not require an egg for you to make it. Because you are not making any recipe that requires an egg; instead, you are making a substitute for an egg. Yes, you read it right!
This can come in handy for you if you are a vegan and don’t eat eggs. Not eating eggs makes you unable to savour the taste of cakes, brownies, etc. However, with the flax egg, you can make these delicious dishes and taste them. You can also use this very helpful recipe even if you eat the eggs. Sometimes you run out of eggs, and you are in desperate need of something that will work perfectly fine in place of an egg. Sometimes, when you are having a gathering, and one of your guests is a vegan, then in his/her consideration, you can use the flax eggs to eat these delicious dishes. This can happen only because there is a very minute difference in the taste, and most people cannot differentiate between the dishes made out of eggs and flax eggs.
Now, you must be having a lot of questions about flax eggs. However, don’t worry because, in this blog, we will talk about all of the questions that you can have and try and answer them as simply as we can.
What exactly is a flax egg?
So now we will be talking about what is a flax egg. So it is an egg substitute that you can use in anything that you are baking. Now, this is a 100% vegan, gluten-free natural paleo recipe.
Another advantage is that you only need two ingredients to make a flax egg: first is ground flaxseed or flax meal and water.
What are flax seeds?
As the name suggests, flax seeds are derived from a particular plant known as the flax plant. These flax seeds are highly nutritious, they are so healthy, and there are so many benefits of flax seeds for your body that I suggest you start using flax seeds more often.
Besides, you can also put these flax seeds in any recipe you make, in anything you are eating. Now to enumerate some of the health benefits of our flax seeds:
- High in fibre,
- They aid with digestion,
- They have Omega 3 fatty acids, and
- They also provide protein.
How to make flax eggs?
Now the million-dollar question: how do we make a flax egg? For this, you don’t have to do anything big. Making flax eggs has never been a hassle. You need to take a small bowl and mix three tablespoons of water with a tablespoon of ground flaxseed meal in it.
After you have mixed them well, leave them for around 15 minutes in the fridge so that they can thicken. Moreover, you don’t have to be adamant about the 15 minutes; you can always change it. You can leave it for 20 minutes in the fridge, or you can only put it in the freezer for 10 minutes, and it will work.
Just remember to mix it well. For this, you can also try mixing at first and then putting it in the fridge and after you take it out, mix it well again. If you feel after the 15 minutes and mixing that it is still not set, you can also put it in the fridge for another 10 minutes.
How do these flax eggs taste?
Now, another question from people is how these flax eggs taste do? Now a very simple answer to this is: never taste the flax eggs raw. Like you won’t ever eat a normal egg raw, you should also not eat the flax egg when raw.
However, when you put this flax egg in your baked goods like cakes, muffins, pancakes, brownies, etc., you won’t feel the difference.
In what quantity do we use these flax eggs?
Another general question for people is can we use flax eggs as an actual substitute for real eggs in the same proportions, or can we use these flex eggs totally as we use the normal eggs.
So the answer to this is yes, you can use these flax eggs for baking muffins, pancakes, veggie burgers, patties, quick bread, etc., in the same ratio, you use your real eggs.
However, you cannot use these flax eggs when you are frying the eggs. This is because the flax eggs don’t fry very well. Also, you won’t get the same taste as real fried eggs.
Other than that, you can use a flax egg in any baking goods that you are making.
Can we use anything else in place of flax seeds?
Now some people have an allergy to flax seeds. For those people, I suggest using the chia seeds instead of the flax seeds. Only remember to grind these chia seeds nicely.