How to make Flax Eggs: Flax Egg Recipe and Comparison

Ever wonder how to make flax eggs? Today I have a fun flax egg recipe and a comparison chart so we can spot the differences between conventional chicken eggs and their flax egg counterpart!

How to make flax eggs

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 adding flax eggs all my veggie burger recipes and I’m head over heels in love! Try it!

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.

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. They’re gloriously interchangeable with the water-to-seed ratio

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:

flax egg recipe and nutritional comparison of flax eggs versus regular eggs

Nutrient breakdown: The flax eggs have approx. 35 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of protein, 0 mg cholesterol, and 2 grams of fiber. One large egg has about 70 calories, 5 grams of fat, 6 grams of protein, 211 mg cholesterol and 0 grams of fiber.

Both are healthy options!

I love that the flax eggs contain half the fat and calories and also 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!

and veggies.

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.

Since a few of you have asked, here’s a collection of recipes I’ve used flax eggs in:

  1. Quinoa Black Bean Veggie Burgers
  2. Whole Grain Zucchini Bread
  3. Buffalo Chickpea Burgers
  4. Fluffy Flax Bread
  5. Butternut Black Bean Burgers
  6. Dark Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
  7. Black Bean Burgers
  8. Chipotle Pumpkin Veggie Burgers
  9. Browned Butter Banana Bread
  10. Mexican Veggie Burgers
  11. Sweet Potato Chickpea Burgers

The options really are endless!

A nutrition breakdown on the differences between eggs and flax eggs, and how to whip one up at home with this easy flax egg recipe as a baking substitute!
5 from 3 votes

Flax Egg

Ever wonder how to make flax eggs? Here’s a quick and easy flax egg recipe! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword Flax Egg
Prep Time 5 minutes
chill time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 flax egg
Calories 35 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • 1 TBSP ground flax meal
  • 3 TBSP water


  1. To make your flax egg, scoop 1 tablespoon of ground flax into a small bowl and slowly add 3 tablespoons of water, whisking as you combine.

  2. Place in the fridge for a minimum of 15-20 minutes or an hour if you plan ahead.

  3. Once it reaches an eggy, gelatinous consistency you’re ready to go!  

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator.

Nutrition Facts
Flax Egg
Amount Per Serving
Calories 35 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.5g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 1.5g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you get a chance to try this flax egg recipe out, let me know! Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation.

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  • Jamie

    5 stars
    I love using flax eggs and use bananas and applesauce a lot to sub for oil.  I love all your fun photoshop photos.  Makes me want to get photoshop!

  • Yep, I’ve tried a bunch of these!  Flax eggs I did for a while, I’ve also learned that applesauce can sub in for OIL, and yogurt for butter/fats… sometimes. Depends on the recipe but these actually work fairly well, using non-fat-free yogurt.  Definitely good to have options! 

  • Mufasa, Mufasa, Mufasa.

  • I’ve never tried replacing eggs in a recipe because I love eggs, but I’ve replaced sour cream and/or oil with Greek yogurt and applesauce. Worked like a charm!

  • I’m so happy I started using them! I haven’t had a bad experience yet! =)

  • Happy to help!! <3 I can’t believe I went so long without making them! LOVE em!

  • Ellenbcookery

    This is news to my ears!  My daughter is allergic to eggs.  Thanks for the info.

  • Yup yup! 1T ground flax + 3T water + refrigeration = 1 flax egg!

  • Shauna Bayes

    5 stars
    The flax bread was SUPER yummy. Can’t wait to try to make it myself… or steal more of yours sometime.

  • Liziheartvegetables

    I like using flax eggs because I always have flax eggs in my cabinet but not always eggs in the fridge! haha

  • Cat @ Your Momma

    I am team chia eggs! quicker! Omegas! Also, is that the chocolate monstrosity? 

  • Robyn :)

    I have used applesauce and bananas in recipes in place of eggs and they came out really good.  I have heard about using flax and water, but have not tried it, yet

  • Lacey @ Life Hands You Limes

    I use flax eggs all the time! I tend to not think ahead at all though, and I have found that putting the flax and water together in a little bowl and then microwaving it for a little bit gives it that same eggy consistency in a few seconds (it cooks like oatmeal). I actually did my science experiment in class last year as baking a bunch of cupcakes and using different egg replacers (flax, banana, and ener-g) and seeing how the kids noticed any changes. But my favorite is to use extra baking powder and vinegar, it gives it that super fluffy boost!

  • kim

    5 stars
    I’m looking forward to that recipe – that looks really good!  I’m also forwarding this post on to my nutritionist son – I’m really intrigued by the flax egg thing.

  • jules0321

    Hey lady! I can’t wait to try that! Are the measurements you gave equivalent to one egg?

  • Dixya Bhattarai

    Flax eggs are always great replacement and i use them on regular basis for baking! And btw those brownies look delicious.

  • thechimes

    Thank you so much for posting this! I’ve been curious about flax eggs and I’m also glad to find out that they’re GF. 

  • whaaat haaave yoooou doooone heeeeere!! dang that looks good. take those pesky nuts off of there and I’ll devour the entire thing. 😉

    I have always been more of a chia egg fan, but for the last few months my flax eggs are getting more play. they like it, I like them.

  • cragsandveggies

    That brownie looks delicious! I regularly replace eggs with applesauce and yogurt to keep baked goods moist!

  • You are such a tease!! I would love to experiment with flax eggs!

  • I’ve used flax “eggs” in cookies before & did none of this refrigeration business. Who plans ahead like that?! I can hardly remember to set out my butter to bring it to room temp, let alone make my eggs ahead of time! 😉
    I’ve used applesauce in place of butter but not eggs. I’ve used bananas in place of eggs but you can definitely taste the banana flavor.

  • Can’t wait for the recipe looks delicious! I love your photoshop fun 🙂 I really need to figure out how to do that ASAP! Always looks so neat! 

  • i love using flax eggs! more moisture. Yummy to my tummy, right?

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