How To Make A Flax Egg Recipe

Sharon L. | What the Fork Food Blog Updated

Do you need to bake egg free due to allergies, try using a flax egg substitution! Here, you’ll learn how to make it (easy!) and what types of recipes they work with.

Due to the nature of baking gluten free for health reasons, I often receive requests or questions from readers asking about other substitutions they can make in my recipes. Most commonly, people want to know if a recipe will work with an egg substitute.

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I don’t often bake egg free since my dog is the only one with an egg allergy in my house (seriously) and he’s not eating my baked goods anyways!

When readers ask me if a recipe can be made egg free, my go-to suggestion is to try the recipe with a flax egg substitution.

What is a flax egg?

A flax egg is flax meal (or ground up flax seeds) mixed with water. That’s it! Just one tablespoon of flax meal to three tablespoons of water. A flax egg works as a binder and adds moisture in a recipe, just as a regular egg would.

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Can flax eggs be used in all recipes calling for eggs?

No. flax eggs are best when the recipe only calls for one or two eggs. For example, all of my quick bread recipes call for 2 eggs. Try the flax egg substitution in my recipe for gluten free blueberry muffins for two eggs. For a one egg substitution, try the flax egg in my gluten free cornbread recipe.

It’s important to note that flax eggs can’t be subbed in recipes that call for partial use of an egg. For example, it would not be appropriate to sub a flax egg in a recipe, such as a custard, that calls for just using egg yolks.

Along the same lines, you cannot sub a flax egg in a recipe that calls for just the use of egg whites, like in a meringue or in macaroons.

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Since I already offer a dairy free option with many of my recipes, making the flax egg substation would also make them vegan. Again, this sub won’t work for every recipe and it’s very important to remember that if you didn’t read it above.

The bottom line: This substitution is best for baked goods like quick breads, cakes, or muffins calling for just one or two whole eggs.

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How To Make A Flax Egg Recipe

  1 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon Flax Meal, or ground flax seeds
  • 3 tablespoons Water


  1. Add the flax meal and water to a bowl. Mix together until completely combined. Let sit for 10 minutes to thicken before using in your recipe.



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Author: Sharon L.
Recipe Yields: 1 serving
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 24
Calories 37

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Sharon L.

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Sharon is our latest gluten free fanatic. We love her easy approach to gluten free recipes that are versatile enough to be gluten-full too. Try one, you'll see what we mean. Find her at What the Fork Food Blog every day.