Learn how to make a flax egg which is a quick and easy vegan egg substitute. This all natural kitchen hack is fantastic for vegan or egg-free baking!
If you only have whole flax seeds, use an electric spice mill or coffee grinder to grind the whole flax seeds into finely ground flax meal. Pulse in short bursts (instead of grinding for long continuous periods) so the flax seeds don't overheat and turn into see butter.
In a small bowl stir together 1 tablespoon of ground flax with 3 tablespoons of water until fully combined.
Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes. It will thicken and turn gelatinous - very much like an actual egg.
Use the gelled flaxseed egg in your cake, cookie, or muffin/cupcake recipes.
Ground chia seed also works well as egg replacement. It is then called Chia Egg and it is the same ratio: 1 part whole chia seeds + 3 parts water