Today I’m going to share with you two easy ways to replace eggs and dairy milk with flax-based substitutes. Flax seed is not only healthy (Read more about the flax seed benefits here), but it’s also great for any vegan, dairy-free or gluten-free diet.
Flax egg recipe
There are a few different ways to make a flaxseed egg replacer, but the easiest one is to mix some ground flax seeds with a little water. You can either grind your flax seeds at home or use store-bought flaxseed meal.
The egg substitute is ready instantly and you can use this egg replacer either if you are on a vegan or egg-free diet, or if you just don’t have eggs on hand.
Ingredients for 1 “egg”
- 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed
- 3 tablespoons of drinking water
Just mix the ground flaxseed with the water until you have a homogeneous mixture. It takes just a few second and the consistency you get is perfect for any type of baking.
The easiest way to make flaxseed milk is by grinding some flax seeds in the food processor or in a blender with some water. Using golden flax seeds would give your milk a lighter color, but you can use brown ones as well.
However, I should warn you that flax milk doesn’t taste great plain. It’s thick and the consistency reminds of an egg white, while the aroma is a bit weird too. That’s why my recipe is for sweet chocolate flax milk. However, if you don’t want, you don’t have to add the sweetener and the cocoa powder.
- 1/3 cup of flax seeds
- 4 cups of water
- Sweetener of your choice
- 2-3 tablespoons of cocoa or cacao powder
- Vanilla extract – optional
Blend your flax seeds and water in a blender or a food processor. Strain the milk through a nut bag or a strainer lined with cheesecloth. This process may take some time.
Add sweetener of your choice, cocoa powder and vanilla extract.
You can keep the milk in a refrigerator for a few days.
You can use the pulp in different baking recipes for some extra fiber. If you decide to throw it out, do so only in the trash can, because it could clog your pipes.
What would you add to your flax milk? Let me know!
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