The Best Egg Substitute in Baking

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The Best Egg Substitute in Baking

The Best Egg Substitute in Baking

The Best Egg Substitute in Baking
The Best Egg Substitute in Baking

Yesss, you read it right. The Best Egg Substitute in Baking {where eggs are used as a binding agent in the recipe}.  For all those people who either do not eat eggs because of dietary or religious restrictions, you are in luck today.

I am not a Baking Pundit. Honestly speaking, I am still very amateurish at baking. But whatever baking I have learnt so far from my baking haps and mishaps, FLAX has never disappointed me. LIKE NEVER!

Before I go forward with more, I have to clarify that FLAX MEAL or POWDER is The Best Egg Substitute in Baking, where eggs are used as binding agent, like brownies, cookies and muffins. PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS FOR SPONGE CAKES OR SOFT CAKES. Will curate another post on that later.

Some recipes that I have used Flax meal successfully to replace eggs are – Easy Eggless Waffles , Eggless Choco Chip Muffins , Choco Chip Cinnamon Muffin Loaf with Streussel Topping (with eggless option of using flax meal) , Oats Whole wheat Chocolate Nuts Biscotti and many more.

The Best Egg Substitute in Baking
The Best Egg Substitute in Baking


⇐ This my dear friends, is the magic behind Eggless Baking. The Flax Seed ! Flax seeds are also known as Alsi or Ulsi ke Beej in Hindi. These are pointed brown/beige colored seeds, that are readily available in America and India.

I always have a packet of Flax seeds stored in refrigerator, mostly in powdered or meal form. It is high in fiber and I often add it to my flour dough for flatbreads or chapatis, besides using it as a binding agent in my baking.

Flax seed is often recognized as the MOST POWERFUL PLANT FOOD on earth. There is an evidence that it helps reducing the risk of heart diseases, cancer, stroke and diabetes.


The Best Egg Substitute in Baking
The Best Egg Substitute in Baking

The top 3 reasons why it is known as a powerful plant food are – It is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, that is a good fat beneficial for heart health. Another one is the presence of LIGNANS which are rich in estrogen and anti-oxidants. The last but not the least is FIBRE whch is present in both forms as soluble and non soluble form.

1/4th cup of Flax Seeds will yield approximately 1/2 cup of Flax Meal powder. So it is very economical as well.

You may use that flax meal in your smoothies, oatmeal, mix in yogurt with honey, your muffins, breads and bakes.

[source – web MD ]



Now Let us come to the main point, that is, how to convert the Flax seed into Flax Meal and then using the Flax Meal in baking, substituting eggs. Making Flax Meal at home is super simple. Refer to the recipe below. Flax Meal is also readily available in the market by different brands. You can absolutely buy that and skip the whole process of making the meal/flour at home.

The Best Egg Substitute in Baking
The Best Egg Substitute in Baking

As you can see above ⇑ in the picture, it is pretty clear what to do. I would advise you to use this substitute in a recipe which uses upto 3 eggs only. More than that is not advisable, since it will make the baked good chewy.

Follow the instructions for the FLAX MEAL JELLY, as given below ⇓.

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The Best Egg Substitute in Baking

A healthy alternative to substitute eggs in baking cookies, brownies and biscottis
Course Basic
Cuisine Baking
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Sonal Gupta @ simplyvegetarian777


Ingredients to make Flax Meal

  • Flax Seed {Alsi / Ulsi ke Beej} - 1/4 cup

Ingredients to make Flax Jelly to substitute 1 egg

  • Flax Meal /Powder/Flour - 1 tablespoon
  • Warm water not hot - 3 tbsp


Method to make Flax Meal at home

  • Take 1/4th cup of flax seeds and grind them to a fine powder or meal or flour like consistency. Use a good quality grinder. I use my cuisineart spice grinder.
  • One Fouth of a cup (1/4) of flax seeds will yield approximately 1/2 cup of FLAX MEAL or flour.
  • Store it in an AIR TIGHT container or jar, in the refrigerator.

Method to make Flax Jelly to substitute eggs in a recipe.

  • Egg = 1 tbsp Flax Meal dissolved in 3 tbsp warm water.
  • Eggs = 2 tbsp Flax Meal dissolved in 6 tbsp warm water.
  • Eggs = 3 tbsp Flax Meal dissolved in 9 tbsp warm water.

Take the warm water in a bowl and dissolve the flax meal in it.

  • Let it sit for 3-4 minutes. You will notice that the mixture turns into a kind of JELLY in texture, which is ready to be used to substitute eggs in the recipe.

How to use the flax meal jelly in the recipe?

  • When you are following a recipe to bake cookies, muffins, pan cakes, waffles, brownies or biscottis, this is what needs to be done.
  • The recipe "reads"- add eggs now and at that point you will add the Flax Meal Jelly.
  • That's it! You will follow the rest of the recipe as is, substituting eggs with the FLAX JELLY.
  • Bake as per the instructions given.
  • Nothing else changes in the recipe.


  • You may use either brown or golden color flax seeds. It doesn't matter.
  • The texture of the baked product will be slightly different from the original, since eggs add lightness also to the baked goods. Nonetheless, I have never had my family complaining about it.
  • Enjoy going EGGLESS with your bakes now.


These are the products that you can order from AMAZON for this recipe, to make your life easier. If you order via my blog, it will help me generate a little income as a revenue and supports my blog with maintenance and keep it running.

Flax Seeds

Flax Meal

Cuisine Art Spice Grinder – I absolutely love this grinder.

Storage Jar

Mini Mixing Bowl

Baking pans

I am sure you will enjoy your bakes more, since you have a substitute for going eggfree now.

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The Best Egg Substitute in Baking
The Best Egg Substitute in Baking

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  1. Flax seed = too much work for an egg substitute! The absolute best egg substitute is carbonated water! 1/4 cup = 1 egg, and you’ll never know the egg(s) were omitted!