All you need is 1 tablespoon of chia seeds + 3 tablespoons of chia seeds for chia “egg.”
Mix the two together and allow it to sit for 5 minutes until you get a gel-like texture. Now you have a vegan-friendly egg replacement for all food things that need a binding boost.
The rule of thumb is to replace one real egg with a chia “egg.” This should be adequate for many recipes like baked goods and veggie burgers.
My #1 favorite recipe to use this egg replacement is in a super moist loaf of blueberry banana bread.
What Is A Chia “Egg”
It’s a combination of chia seeds and water that becomes almost gel-like. It works as an egg substitute for recipes that need binders.
This combination works very well for recipes including baked goods, veggie burgers, and a variety of desserts.
No need to grind the chia seeds when making chia “egg.” They can be kept in their original form. However, you may use ground-up chia seeds or grind them prior to making the egg replacement.
The great part about chia seeds is that they do not have a strong taste or smell, so they will not impact the end product of your dish or recipe. Nice!
Recipes To Use Chia “Egg”
- Peanut Butter Protein Baked Oats
- Cannellini Veggie Burgers
- Tofu Meatballs
- Black Bean Tofu Burgers
- Extra Moist Blueberry Banana Bread
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How To Make Chia “Egg”
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 3 tablespoons water
- In a small bowl, stir to combine the chia seeds and water.
- Allow the mixture to sit and gel up and thicken for at least five minutes. Mix again and use.
- Chia seeds are often found along with the seeds and nut aisle. If you’re unable to locate them at your grocery store, chia seeds can also be found online.