Suitable for baking and stove top cooking, this vegan egg using chia seeds recipe provides a simple and effective replacement using plant-based ingredients.
You can use them for making cake batter, such as banana cake or bread. Once ready, chia seeds will help absorb liquid and solidify the mix.
It also works for stove top dishes such as making oatmeal. In this case, stir occasionally to help the chia seeds blend with the rest of the ingredients, as it is naturally light and tends to float on the surface until being mixed in. The same goes when baking.
Finally, you can use chia seeds as egg replacement even when using it raw. All it takes, in the continued example of recipes with oats, is a few minutes of rest time for soaking.
Vegan egg using chia seeds
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 3 tbsp water
- In a small bowl or cup, combine the chia seeds with water.
- Keep stirring gently for a few more seconds until all the seeds have been in contact with water. Chia tends to float until it is fully mixed in with water or other liquids.
- Use the vegan egg immediately for cooking or baking.