What’s a chia egg?
If you’re looking to get into vegan baking, you should know what a chia egg is and how to use it!
It’s simple – just 1 Tbsp chia seeds + 2.5 Tbsp water = a chia egg. But then what? So many uses!
You can use a chia egg (or flax egg) as an egg substitute in many dishes, like quick breads, waffles, cookies, and more!
- 1 Tbsp (13 g) chia seeds
- 2 1/2 Tbsp (37 ml) water
- Add chia seeds to a small dish and top with water. Stir and let rest for 5 minute to thicken. It should be gel-like and thick.
- It’s not an exact 1:1 substitution in every recipe because it doesn’t bind and stiffen during baking quite like an egg does. But, similar to a flax egg, it works well in pancakes, quick breads, muffins, cookies, and many other baked recipes. Chia seeds also make a delicious chia pudding, like this Chocolate Chia Pudding and PB&J Chia Pudding!
*This is not my original recipe, but one I discovered on many vegan baking blogs and have since adapted for my own use.