Cook Hack: How to make a flax egg for vegan baking

Tampa Bay Times
Published May 25, 2015

How to make a flax egg for vegan baking

A tricky part of baking vegan treats is finding a way to substitute all those classic baking ingredients: butter, dairy and egg. Well, we've got a good workaround for the egg, that all important binder: flax. Flax is a seed high in omega-3 fatty acids; flaxseed meal is ground raw flaxseeds. When mixed with water, the meal acts as a "flax egg." Here's how to make it: Mix 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal with 2 to 2 ½ tablespoons of water. Let rest for 5 minutes to thicken, then add it to recipes as you would an egg. This amount is the equivalent of one egg.

Michelle Stark, Times food editor