|A Better Egg Substitute
Servings: Equivalent to 5 large eggs
Recipes are rated from 1 to 5 forks, with 1 fork being the easiest and 5 forks the most challenging.
This egg substitute is simple to make and I feel it works better than any commercial egg replacers on the market. You can use it in everything from pancakes to quick breads and yeast raised breads. The recipe calls for three basic ingredients that you should always have in your pantry.
Coffee grinder or spice grinder
Place all ingredients into a coffee grinder and grind/blend until flaxseed and chia sees have completely broken down into a powder. The oil from the flaxseed and chia seed may cause clumps, so you may need to use a spoon or your finger to "un-clump" the mixture half way through grinding.
This recipe can be increased or decreased by keeping the ratio of ingredients to 2 parts of flaxseed, 2 parts garbanzo bean flour, and 1 part chia seed.
Store the mixture in a sealed container in your refrigerator to keep it fresh and ready for use.
How to use:
For each egg required in your recipe, mix 1 tablespoon of the egg substitute with 2 tablespoons of water and stir with a fork or whisk. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes before incorporating into your recipe.
There is an important side note that you need to be aware of when it comes to using whole flaxseed in any recipe. A human's digestive system cannot break down the outer coating of flaxseed and the seeds pass through the digestive tract whole, so there is very little nutritional benefit to eating flaxseed in whole form. Whenever using whole flaxseed in any recipe, it is important to crack them or grind them for the full nutritional benefit. Cracking flaxseed allows digestive enzymes to reach the center of the seed, allowing your body to utilize the omega-3 fatty acids, phytochemicals (lignans), and soluble fiber inside the seed while the outer shell provides beneficial insoluble fiber. You can crack whole flaxseed in a food processor, blender, mortar and pestle, or coffee/spice grinder.
Happy Egg-less Baking!