Chia Egg Replacer (Salba / Salvia) Vegan

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons cold water


  1. Mix the chia seeds with the water.
  2. Soak for 10-15 minutes and let gel.
Most Helpful

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.

997962 July 02, 2010