Yes ladies and gentlemen, it's possible to make and bake delicious vegan cakes without eggs! But how? It takes a new perspective and approach to baking, but believe me; 100% vegan and gluten-free cakes can be just as good and even better than the originals! Chia seed egg is the ultimate vegan egg replacement, it even adds an extra boost of protein and nutrition.
If you’re looking to get into vegan baking, you need to know what a chia egg is and how to use it!
How to make chia seed egg
A chia egg is simply made from water and whole chia seeds. Once combined, they become gelatinous, kind of like the texture of an egg. Chia eggs work well to bind baked goods together.
It’s really simple – just 1 Tbsp chia seeds + 2.5 Tbsp water = a chia egg. So easy and so versatile!
What does it taste like?
It really doesn’t have much of a taste at all! It blends easily into your baked goods, and the taste isn’t detectable. If you don’t want to be able to see the chia seeds, you can use white chia seeds or grind chia seeds down to a powder before mixing them with water.
How to use in recipes
You can substitute 1 regular egg for 1 vegan chia seed egg in so many recipe such as...
Chia Seed Nutritional Benefits
Chia seeds are an all round great addition to your recipes, they are a powerhouse of nutrition. Read more about the health benefits of chia seeds here in my food library
Chia Seed Egg
- Mixing bowl
- 1 tbsp Chia seeds
- 3 tbsp 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. You may need to play around with quantities.
Chia Seed Recipe Inspiration
For more ideas and inspiration cooking with chia seeds
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