How To Make a Flax Egg

Flax Egg (Vegan, Gluten Free, Oil Free, Flour Free):

Prep Time 1 minute
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 1 flax egg


  • 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons water


  1. Combine ground flaxseed and water in a small bowl and stir.

  2. Allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes until it has thickened to a gel consistency.

  3. This recipe replaces 1 egg in baking. Multiply as needed to fit your recipe.

Recipe Notes

*If you need a thicker, less runny consistency, lower the amount of water used to 2 Tablespoons.

**If you’re baking something very light in color (example: vanilla cake, almond cookies), the ground flaxseed will show up as light brown specks throughout your finished product. See the photos from my almond cookie recipe for an example.