How to Use Flaxseed as an Egg Replacement

Flaxseeds are a wonderful little seed that are filled with Omega-3 Fatty acids and fiber. I like to add them to my breakfast smoothie or use them as a fat or egg replacement when I bake, like I do in my flaxseed waffles. See the post about the waffles for some additional information about the benefits of adding flaxseed to your diet. Click here for that post. To reap the benefits of these little seeds, they must be ground up first, otherwise the whole seed will pass through you. To use flaxseed as an egg replacer, use the directions below.  

How to make the flaxseed and water mixture to replace an egg:

Grind up the whole flaxseed using a coffee grinder. Add the ground up or pre-milled flaxseed to a large mixing bowl or food processor. Add water and whip together until the mixture is slippery and frothy, and it resembles egg whites. To replace 1 egg, use 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed and 3 tablespoons of water.