What’s a chia egg?
If you’re looking to get into vegan baking, you should know what a chia egg is and how to use it!
It’s simple – just 1 Tbsp chia seeds + 2.5 Tbsp water = a chia egg. But then what? So many uses!
How to Make a Chia Egg
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. But, similar to a flax egg, it works well in pancakes, quick breads, muffins, cookies, and many other baked recipes. Chia seeds also make a delicious chia pudding, like this Chocolate Chia Pudding and PB&J Chia Pudding!
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.
*This is not my original recipe, but one I discovered on many vegan baking blogs and have since adapted for my own use.
Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 1 chia eggs)
- Calories: 65
- Fat: 4g
- Saturated fat: 0.5g
- Carbohydrates: 5g
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 3g