A simple chia egg is a perfect substitute for your vegan recipes like pancakes, waffles, quick bread, muffins, cakes, and more!
*I didn’t create this recipe, but one I discovered on many vegan blogs and have since adapted and used for my own baking recipes.
What is a chia egg?
A chia egg is simply a gelatinous mixture between whole chia seeds and water. The chia egg mixture would provide us with a texture that is similar to the texture of an egg. Simple, natural, and it works well in muffins, cookies, or cupcakes.
What does a chia egg taste like?
A chia egg replacer doesn’t have much of a taste. It is very mild in flavor so it won’t change much the taste of your baked goods. However, if you don’t like to see the chia seeds in your cakes, just simply use white chia seeds rather than the standard black chia seeds.
How do you make a chia egg replacer?
It’s super simple. All you need is chia seeds and water.
Combine 1 tbsp of chia seeds and 3 tbsp of water and wait for 5 minutes, until it becomes a gel. Then go ahead and use it in your vegan recipes.
This recipe is equal to one regular egg.
Is a chia egg replacer safe for my kids?
Yes! Always check with your pediatrician first, but generally speaking chia seeds are fantastic for babies ten months and older. They are full of antioxidants, omega three fatty acids, and fiber.
You can read more information about The Health Benefits of Chia here
A Chia Egg (Egg Substitute) – Vegan Tips
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 3 tbsp water
- Combine the chia seeds and the water in a small bowl. Stir well.
- Wait for about 5 minutes, or until the mixture should be gel-like and thick. Then go ahead and use it in your vegan recipes.