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Egg Substitute – Recipe

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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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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2:02AM PST on Jan 16, 2013

Thanks Annie :)

12:49PM PST on Dec 18, 2012

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

5:38AM PDT on Aug 26, 2012


10:35AM PDT on Jul 16, 2012

good to know

12:54AM PDT on Sep 22, 2011

Thanks for sharing the great idea.

12:49AM PDT on Jul 23, 2011

Thanks for the article.

8:03AM PDT on Jul 12, 2011

Nice! Thanks.

4:46PM PDT on Jun 20, 2011

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

4:44PM PDT on May 30, 2011


2:00AM PDT on Jun 25, 2010

great tip

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