02 Mar Chia seeds make the perfect egg substitute
Just add water. You would think that was too easy but it’s really all you need to do. One pound of chia seeds will yeild the equivalent of 45 eggs.
You can use chia seeds to replace eggs in baking. It’s a great option if you’re allergic to eggs or if you don’t have eggs in stock.
- 1 Tbsp. Chia Seeds
- 3 Tbsp water
1. Using a food processor, spice grinder, or mortar & pestle, grind the chia seeds into a meal. (If you want to grind more at once, that’s okay. Just remember that chia seeds are full of delicate omega-3 oils which are prone to spoilage when exposed to heat and oxygen. So you’ll want to store your pre-ground chia meal in an airtight container in your freezer for up to a year.)
2. Mix the water and ground chia seed meal in a small bowl. Allow to sit for 5 minutes or so, or until it takes on a goopy texture similar to raw egg yolk.
3. Use in your favorite baked goods or morning smoothies.