Using chia seeds instead of eggs is becoming common in vegan cooking and recipe circles. I’ve seen it used in recipes from cakes, cookies, cupcakes and other types of baked goods. Chia holds a lot of moisture, but they are also fatty and rich tasting, so they surprisingly make a great sub for eggs in so many recipes. Not only that, but they are a great source of important omega 3 fatty acids, which are essential to so many function in our body and for our hearts and blood vessels.
Its incredibly easy to chia seeds as egg substitute, also learn how to make chia gel below:
Chia Seed Egg Replacer Recipe
This recipe makes one chia egg replacement or substitute and will replace one egg in your recipe:
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/2 cup water (should be cool or cold)
Simply mix and let sit for a few minutes.
Here is another recipe for Chia Gel Egg Substitute:
This recipe is slightly different and makes a thicker gel, it can be used in a recipe that calls for one large egg.
2 teaspoons chia seeds
1/4 cup water
With this recipe, there is a critical step that insure the right volume and texture. You must use a coffee or spice grinder to finely grind the chia seeds before mixing them with the water. Then mix the ground seeds and water and let sit for several minutes until it is gelatinous.
So, why not learn how to make chia egg? If you know how to use chia seeds as an egg substitute, you can save many calories, cholesterol and fat from the recipe. Yet it also adds richness and nutritional benefits. To use chia seed as egg substitute is a smart thing to do for sure! So learn how to use chia seeds to replace eggs for your next recipe!