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Chia apparently absorbs about 9x its weight in water. It becomes jello-like and makes a great egg replacer. This recipe is meant to replace one egg. Use it in the same way you would use a "flax egg" in vegan baking. I have read on various blogs that the neutral flavour of chia is preferred over flax. There should be no need to grind the seeds first (as you do with flax), I suppose if you were in a hurry though, it would "gel" more quickly if you did.
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 3 tablespoons cold water
- Mix the chia seeds with the water.
- Soak for 10-15 minutes and let gel.
Thank you for posting this!!! I have been searching for a good egg replacement---I always have chia seeds---I use them in smoothies----thanks again.