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Flax egg in a white bowl being scooped with a spoon.

How To Make A Flax Egg

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 17 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 1 flax egg 1x
  • Category: Homemade Basics
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


How To Make A Flax Egg – This easy step by step tutorial will show you how simple it is to make a flax egg with recipe ideas on how to use them!


  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 3 Tablespoons water


  1. If possible it is always best to grind your own flax seeds just before using them. If you are able to do this then you’ll need either a spice grinder or a coffee grinder that has been cleaned out.
  2. To grind your own flax seeds, place 1/2 Tablespoon of whole flax seeds into your grinder and grind until they are fine yet fluffy. This will yield 1 Tablespoon of ground flax seed.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the 1 Tablespoon of ground flax seed with 3 Tablespoons of water and mix.
  4. Set the bowl with the flax mixture into the refrigerator for 15 minutes to set up.
  5. After the 15 minutes the flax egg will have thickened. Give the egg a stir and then add it into the recipe as instructed.
  6. This recipe makes 1 flax egg but can be doubled or tripled, etc to obtain as many eggs as needed.


*You can use flaxmeal (pre-ground flax seeds) in place of grinding your own flax seeds. If you use flaxmeal just measure out 1 Tablespoon and add that to the water in step 3 of the instructions.

The benefit to grinding your own flax seeds just before use is that you retain more of the nutritional benefits however a flax egg will still work properly when using pre-ground flaxmeal.

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