flax-*gg (a.k.a flax-egg)

  • Yield:

    1 flax-*gg
  • Prep Time:

    15 mins
  • Cook Time:

    0 mins
flax-*gg (a.k.a flax-egg)

Being a free-from household we are always on the lookout for great egg-replacements. We have used bananas, stewed apples for years but a couple of years ago we discovered the wonder of flaxseed (a.k.a linseed) and chia seeds. They both have a wonderful congealing property, and both are really good for your body. You can use them whole, but in most of our recipes we grind the seeds in our spice grinder* to create the flax-*gg. I keep the glass spice-grinder jar in the fridge so it's always cold, to ensure the seeds don't heat up whilst they are being ground. 


  • 1 Tbs ground flaxseed
  • 3 Tbs filtered water


  1. Into a cup add the ground flaxseed and water, stir and leave to congeal for 12 - 15 minutes. It goes all gloopy like an egg, as you can see in the photo! Once it has that wonderful congealing consistency it's a flax-*gg, ready to use in your recipe in place of an egg.


*if you don't have a spice-grinder you can use a coffee grinder to grind the flax-seed. Or you can buy pre-ground flaxseed but that's way more expensive than grinding the seeds yourself!