How To Make Flax Eggs

bowl of flax egg with spoon

Flax eggs are the perfect alternative if you’re following a vegan diet or just want to eliminate eggs from you diet. They are SO easy to make and only require 2 ingredients! In addition to being super simple, flaxseed is actually loaded with nutrients. It’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and lignans (which may help reduce the risk of cancer). Flaxseed has also been shown to help reduce high blood pressure, as well as lower blood sugar levels.

Flax eggs are a great alternative to eggs for baking because they create a thick gel-like substance that’s very similar to an actual egg. They are my go-to egg substitute for vegan baking. I like to use Bob’s Red Mill Flaxseed Meal to make my flax eggs, which has a mild, nutty flavor.

Ingredients for flax eggs


  1. Combine the ingredients.

    Combine flaxseed meal and water into a small bow. Stir.bowl of flaxseed meal

  2. Let mixture sit.

    Let the mixture sit for 10 to 15 minutes to thicken. You can let it sit in the fridge if you prefer.bowl of flax egg mix

  3. After time is up stir again.

    Once the time is up and the mixture has thickened, stir it again. It should be a thick gel like consistency. Then, add to recipe as substitute for egg.

Tips for making flax eggs

  • I like to make my flax eggs first, before I start mixing the rest of my ingredients. That way the “egg” has time to thicken and is ready to go when it’s needed.
  • Store your opened bag of flaxseed meal (if using) in the fridge, it will last longer.
  • This isn’t always a 1:1 ratio for eggs, some recipes will vary in the amount of water and/or flaxseed meal to use.
  • I use this recipe and double it to make 2 flax eggs for my Quick & Easy Vegan Grain Free Rolls
  • For a step-by-step video, check out @berriesandtwigs on Instagram!

How to make a flax egg with 2 simple ingredients! Just mix 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal with 2 1/2 Tbsp water and let sit for 10 minutes to thicken. Flax eggs make a great alternative to eggs & are perfect for vegan baking. #vegan #flaxegg #veganrecipes #baking #glutenfree

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How To Make Flax Eggs

  • Author: Taylor – Berries & Twigs
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 egg 1x
  • Category: Baking
  • Cuisine: Vegan
  • Diet: Vegan


How to make flax eggs – this recipe is so easy & only requires 2 ingredients! Flax eggs are a great alternative to eggs & are perfect for vegan baking.




  1. Combine flaxseed meal and water into a bowl and stir.
  2. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes to thicken. (I let mine sit in the fridge for 15 minutes)
  3. After time is up stir again.
  4. Add to recipes as substitute for 1 egg.


  • Serving Size: 1 flax egg
  • Calories: 30
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 1.5 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: flax eggs, flaxseed, gluten-free, vegan, egg-free, baking