Egg Substitute – Recipe

This egg substitute really works! I’ve used it for baking very successfully, although note that it doesn’t leaven like eggs for soufflés or sponge cakes. I’ve adapted this recipe from a great book called The Allergy Self-Help Cookbook by Marjorie Hurt Jones, R.N.

Here is the recipe for substituting 1 egg:

1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon whole flaxseed (available in most health food stores)

Place the water and flaxseed in a pan, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, watching closely as the mixture thickens to a gel (about 5 minutes). Remove the pan from the heat before the mixture gets too thick and gummy. The flaxseeds don’t need to be removed from the gel.

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Nimue Pendragon
Nimue Pendragon3 years ago

Thanks Annie :)

Colleen W.
Colleen W.3 years ago

If you strain the Flax seed you will have a natural home made hair gel!

Abbe A.
Azaima A.3 years ago


J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago

good to know

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing the great idea.

K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Manuela C.
Manuela C.4 years ago

Nice! Thanks.

Elvira S.
Elvira S.4 years ago

hmm...interesting, I have to give this a try

Robert O.
Robert O.4 years ago


corinne ramsden
corinne ramsden5 years ago

great tip