One of the many things you get asked as vegan is if you eat eggs. Well, vegans don't eat eggs but we do eat cakes, brownies and many other baked goods. It is possible because eggs are very easily replaced by various ingredients. One that almost works in every dish is flax eggs. It's not essentially an egg but it lessens the confusion in recipes if you label it as "egg". Here's my guide on how to make flax eggs, I use it for almost everything that needs to hold together.
So what is a flax egg?
A flax egg is milled flax seed mixed with water in a 1:3 ratio. It can not exactly replace eggs in every recipe by adding one flax egg instead of one egg simply because it doesn't bind and stiffen as much during baking. However it works very well in most baked goods like pancakes, cookies, brownies, muffins and many other recipes.
How to make flax eggs?
It is as easy as combining two ingredients together. It is quicker than it is to crack two eggs open and you'll be cooking with it in no time. It also has no taste so you do not risk having your recipes taste eggy. If you serve cake with this in it instead of egg to someone who eats a lot of egg they would not taste the difference, in fact I find that it makes things like cake and dough taste purer and more like the main ingredients.
Ingredients for one flax egg:
- 1 tablespoon milled flax seed
- 3 tablespoon water
Stir together the flax seed and water in a small bowl. Let it sit for 5 minutes until it gets sticky and roughly resembles the consistency of beaten eggs. Done.
Yes. It is that easy. Try it!