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Flax Seed Eggs? What's that?

Updated on July 22, 2016
It is easy to put the benefits of ground flax in your baked goods.  Mix up the recipe, let it sit a few minutes, and whether it's for an egg allergy, calories, or taste this replacement works well!
It is easy to put the benefits of ground flax in your baked goods. Mix up the recipe, let it sit a few minutes, and whether it's for an egg allergy, calories, or taste this replacement works well! | Source

☆ Flax Replaces Eggs in Baking?

Running a kitchen without eggs could seem like a monumental task, but it can be done. The best news is that it’s not as hard as we might imagine--it's a simple recipe!

This post is a quick look at how to bake some of our favorite foods with a nutritious egg replacement. If you need to avoid eggs, this may be a new option for your kitchen.

I was surprised to see how well this ground golden flax seed substitution for eggs works and I hope this information is as helpful to you as it was to me.

☆ Substitute Eggs with Milled Golden Flax Seed for Healthier Baked Goods

No doubt about it, in moderation, eggs are good for us. However, too many eggs in our diet can add unneeded calories and create health issues.

As well, not everyone can eat eggs. There are a variety of disorders that require patients to avoid eggs altogether.

What is a person to do if they want to eat fewer eggs, or if they cannot eat them? Milled (also called ground) flax seed is an easy and healthy egg replacement!

A quality egg substitute can be a handy recipe to have in your back pocket!
A quality egg substitute can be a handy recipe to have in your back pocket! | Source

☆ Why Bother to Substitute Milled Flax Seed for Egg in Recipes?

• Besides having less fat and and cholesterol in the them, recipes using milled flax seed to replace eggs contain important nutrition that many people need to add to their diets.

• There is a difference in dark flax seed and golden flax seed. As with any food, the darker the variety, the higher the nutrition values. In this case, the dark flax seed has such a strong taste and odor that I prefer the golden flax seed. It has more than adequate nutritional benefits so I’m going with what I like!

• Milled flax seed adds needed fiber to our diets!

• We sometimes run out of eggs!

• Flax seed is a low sodium and low cholesterol grain that is full of minerals and fiber and nutrition and other stuff and such. Check here for a nutritional rundown on the lowly flax seed's benefits.

• Flax seed oil rates right up there on the omega-3s and fatty acids list. Some views say that flax rates above other foods such as salmon, walnuts, and kidney beans. The very best way to get flax seed oil is by using the fresh ground flax seed in our daily diet.

Just kidding--I'm not advocating elimination of the egg, just promoting the benefits of golden flax seed!
Just kidding--I'm not advocating elimination of the egg, just promoting the benefits of golden flax seed! | Source

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☆ Basic Guidelines for Using Ground Golden Flax Seed as an Egg Substitute

• The general rule is that 1 tablespoon of raw golden flax seed, ground, then mixed with a small amount of water replaces 1 egg in a baked recipe, double that for two eggs, and so forth.

• The small amount of water can vary depending on the recipe and baking conditions, just as with any baked goods recipe. Your altitude, your oven, your humidity, and any number of other conditions can effect baking so a little experimentation might be needed for your situation. Do a little research on how people in your area use flax as a substitute for eggs.

• I’ve read that brownies often do better with just 3 tablespoons of water, while muffins work better when the flax meal is mixed with up to 1/4 cup of water. Evidently, small adjustments can make a big difference. More experience will be shared in future hubs as I develop recipes.

Make the egg replacement this way:

After the flax seed is ground to a fine meal blend it into the small amount of water and set it aside for about 15 minutes to thicken. By the time you have assembled the other ingredients for your recipe and given your email a quick check the egg substitute will be ready to use. Don’t let the common name for the unpalatable gelatinous mixture (flax goop) deter you from using it!

☆ Where to Find Recipes for Baked Goods that Replace Egg with Ground Flax Seed

Obviously, we’re talking the web here. There are many vegan sites that offer eggless recipes for baked goods, and food blogs are a great place to find similar recipes. Adding ground flax to baked goods is easy with the right recipes.

HubPages is where I hope to post some of the recipes I plan to develop. Sharing both my attempts (translate: failures) and my successes (translate: smiles) could be a lot of fun, but I’m also looking forward to feedback from readers, especially as they share their failures and successes.

Hopefully, in the comments section for this post we’ll hear from people who already have good experience with using golden flax seed to replace eggs in their own baked goods--maybe from some who have developed their own recipes.

I hope to link some of those recipe hubs to this hub so be sure and mention where I can find your hubs in the comments. I would ask you to post the link in the comments, but the rules of HubPages do not allow us to do use comments that way. Understandable in many cases, but I’m interested in your recipes so... :)

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☆ Don’t Forget to Use Flax Seed Regularly!

Keep in mind that flax seed is a multitalented grain with loads of benefits for our health. It is amazing to study the history of this ancient seed. Thinking through its different uses reveals why people from times past considered flax seed to be so valuable.

It is in our best interest to look at those uses and put the humble flax seed to work in our daily lives. To consider it passé is a huge mistake. Utilizing this tiny grain is as wise today as it was long ago.

Some people could easily stop buying many of the supplements they purchase if they would add ground flax seed to their daily diets. In a sealed container, the seed stores at room temperature in its own shell and making flax meal couldn’t be easier.

Do yourself a flavor and make this bountiful, nutty tasting grain a part of your daily food intake. Get experience with flax seed’s benefits and you’ll be recruiting others to join your crusade for enjoying good foods and better health!

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☆ Did You Know that Flax Seed Replaces Eggs in Baked Goods?

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      LadyLyell 5 years ago from George, South Africa

      Read with great interest. Voted interesting!

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Very interesting and useful. I had no idea that flax seed could be substituted for eggs. Who knew? :)

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey


      Thanks bunches for reading and for your input!

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      Liz Elias 5 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Ummmm.... isn't flax a laxative ingredient?????? Perhaps I am mistaken.....

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      John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I had no idea. My Mom eats flax seed on a regular basis and doesn't look appetizing to me. However, I think I can eat them in egg like form...

      Great hub - voted up


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