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How To Make And Use A Chia Egg

by Fabian Jackson

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The world of vegan baking is ever-growing and developing – today we’re looking at chia eggs; what they are and how to make them as well as some tasty vegan recipes to use them in. 

Chia seed egg replacement

a bowl of chia seeds

Eggs are important in many traditional baking recipes as they act as an emulsifier – helping different ingredients bind together and resulting in a better quality product. 

As eggs aren’t an ingredient that can be used in vegan recipes there needed to be some lateral thinking on how best to replace them. One of the best examples is the chia seed egg. Chia seeds are full of omega-3 fatty acids and fibre, so when they’re combined with a little baking powder and water its fats and fibre act in a similar way to an egg during baking. 

Chia egg recipe

chia egg in stages

Photo credit: Lazy Cat Kitchen (Link at bottom of the page)

You can easily make a chia seed egg at home by grinding them at home in a coffee or spice grinder. 1 teaspoon of ground chia seeds and 3 tablespoons of water = 1 large egg.

Combine your water and ground seeds in a bowl and leave for 30 minutes until you have a gel-like mixture.  

Vegans recipes to use your chia egg in

cake with a chia egg

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Vegan vanilla cake 

blueberry muffins

Photo credit: Recipe source

Vegan blueberry muffins

If you want to know more, check out this helpful article from Lazy Cat Kitchen!

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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