Vegan Baking Hack: How To Make Flax Meal "Egg" Substitute For Baking

Yield Ratio: 1:1

Prep Time: 5 minutes

"Zen in the Art of Baking" is a real thing for me. I really love playing with traditional recipes and transforming them into cruelty-free treats. I'm always on the lookout for ways to substitute traditional ingredients. This was one of the first tips I learned when setting out on my vegan adventure.

This baking hack is SUPER easy to execute. Use 2.5 tablespoons of water for every 1 tablespoon of flax meal (ground flax seeds), this formula equals 1 egg. Simply double or triple the amount depending on what your recipe requires.

That's it! I love it when it's easy.

This method worked for me the very first time I tried it and I've been using it ever since.


Flax Meal Egg Substitute


  • 1 TBSP, flax meal (ground flax seeds)

  • 2.5 TBSP, water


  1. Thoroughly mix together the flax meal and water.

  2. Allow to mixture to sit for 5 minutes before use.

*This recipe = 1 egg

Jesse Brune-Horan is a professional vegan chef and founder of the fed collective. He offers wellness coaching online and vegan catering in Southern California.

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