Chia “Egg”

When I first started cooking and baking vegan recipes, I would always buy a pre-packaged vegan egg replacement. It was so convenient and easy to do whenever I could find it in the local grocery store. However, as I started cooking and baking more I found that although it was convenient, the egg replacer wasn’t always gentle on my wallet, so I decided to make my own! There are many ways you can replace egg in a recipe, depending on what you’re cooking; chia seeds, flax seeds, applesauce, ripe banana, and more. I like to keep ground chia seeds in my pantry to easily whip up a chia egg for baking cookies or making our saturday morning pancakes! 

This recipe is easy to do, all you need is a high power food processor or blender. I use my Vitamix and slowly turn the dial until all the seeds have turned into a powder, about 1 minute. Although it isn’t completely necessary to create a powder, I prefer to make one because I find that the “egg” blends easier into recipes and cuts down on prep time because the powder consistency changes into the sticky egg-like texture that I need faster than if I just soak the seeds. 

To make 1 “egg”, mix 1 Tbsp of ground chia with 3 Tbsp of water. Mix until all chunks are blended.

If you do not have a high power food processor or blender, you can still create your “egg” by using 1 Tbsp of chia seeds mixed with 3 Tbsp of water, then set aside for a few minutes while it thickens up!

What You Need:

  • 1 cup chia seeds
  • High powered blender/food processor

What To Do:

Place the chia seeds in the blender and blend until it turns into a powder. I like to start slow and turn the dial to a higher speed for a few minutes. you may have to stop and brush the seeds down towards the blade a couple of times.

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