If you’ve stalked my last few adventures in baking, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been batting for the flax egg team lately. I’m quite the fan! So far they have complemented every recipe I’ve used them in and their ability to turn from finely ground seeds to an eggy consistency still amazes me. I might have to try them as the “glue” for my veggie burgers next!
update: I’ve been flax egging all my veggie burger recipes and I’m head over heels in love! Try it!
Fun with Flax Eggs! Flax Egg Recipe:
To make a flax egg, scoop 1 tablespoon of ground flax into a small bowl and slowly add 3 tablespoons of water, whisking as you combine. Place in the fridge for a minimum of 15-20 minutes or an hour if you plan ahead [not my forte]. Once it reaches an eggy consistency you’re ready to go!
The same formula works for chia seeds as well if you have those on hand.
Both flax and chia eggs make a fabulous binder for both sweet and savory recipes, especially baked goods. Just don’t expect to sit down with a big plate of scrambled flax eggs for breakfast… I’m certain that might be a tad odd, even for me!
Always the scientist, I decided to do a little nutrition analysis.
Flax eggs vs Chicken eggs:
|why yes, I did have entirely too much fun in photoshop|
Both are healthy options!
I love that the flax eggs contain half the fat/calories and how they add fiber plus that little something extra to my baking adventures with fruit and veggies. Ok and with chocolate.There, I said it. CHOCOLATE. (“Mufasa! Oooooh say it again!”)
Save calories in one place so you can tack them on where it counts, right? =) I should be using avocado or olive oil as an example but I know most of you heart the sweet stuff so… chocolate it is!
Coincidentally, I’ll be back later today with the flax-friendly chocolate recipe I’ve been teasing your brains out with for the last week. I wanted to make one last batch to unleash on my friends before posting it and I’m ridiculously giddy with the results. I will never ever be able to forget the image of the queen of fitness herself [Love you Shauna!] stuffing her face with this seconds before Zumba class:
|Because this is exactly what you need to be eating before Zumba. What? 😉|