How to Make a Flax Egg

If you are grinding your own flaxseed meal, 1 tablespoon of whole flaxseeds will make roughly 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal.

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 flax egg


  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons room temperature water

Special equipment:

Spice or coffee grinder


1 In a small bowl, stir the flaxseed meal and water together.

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2 Let rest: Allow mixture to sit for 7 to 10 minutes at room temperature, until thickened into a gel-like consistency. (It’s ok if it sits for up to an hour if you get distracted!)

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3 Use your egg: Substitute 1 flax egg for every egg called for in your baking recipe.