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Substitute for eggs

This easy recipe for a substitute for eggs works with either ground chia seeds or ground flax seeds. This baking substitute replaces 1 large egg and can be used in cakes, brownies, and cookies. Results aren't guaranteed but should work fairly well in many recipes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chia eggs, flax eggs, substitute for eggs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 73kcal
Author Janice


OXO whisk


  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) chia seeds or flax seeds
  • 45 mL (3 tbsp) water


  • In a spice grinder, grind the chia seeds (or flax seeds) into a very fine powder.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the ground seeds with the water. Let sit for 10 minutes. The mixture will gel and have a similar texture to a whisked egg. It is now ready to use.


This recipe replaces one (1) egg. If you want to replace two eggs, double the recipe.
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Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 5g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1mg