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Excellent! I love this egg substitute and use it often. I don't boil the mixture, however. I add the flax meal to a small bowl, add very hot tap water and stir. I let the mix sit for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. When I bake I usually do this first so when I need a "flax egg," it's ready to go. I have used this substitute successfully in muffin and quick bread recipes but haven't tried it in anything that calls for more than three eggs.
I have used this many times and it is wonderful! It doesn't work well with certain recipes (like sugar cookies ;)) but it is great in quick breads, pancakes, yeast breads, muffins, chocolate cakes, choc. chip cookies, etc. Nice sub. when you don't want to use an egg. Thanks for sharing.
Great in pancakes and muffins! UPDATE: I just used this in 40 Minute Hamburger Buns for our 4th of July vegan cookout, and they turned out wonderfully!
Had my doubts until I tried it. 1 minute in the microwave, a stir, and once it cooled it was perfect egg consistency. I used it in a pinch for a meatloaf recipe!
I've been using this trick for years but I just grind the flax seeds and mix with water and let stand. They thicken up just fine without the heating.
Thanks for posting, not only is this healthy, but it's great for those in my family who can't eat eggs...I've been using the energy egg replacer, and this is tastier and healthier. Thanks!
I cant believe I haven't rated this! I use this practically daily... I use it in a couple of my recipes too (you are credited, of course)! This has worked fabulous in quick breads, cookies, waffles, and pancakes! Thanks!
I use this a lot for baking, especially for things that can withstand the slightly nutty flavor it imparts, like cornbread, spice cakes, gingersnaps, etc. I haven't ever made a batch to keep in the fridge - I think I'll give that a try. Sometimes when I'm in a hurry I don't even bother cooking the mixture - just throw in the flax with the dry ingredients and add the water (or extra liquid) with the wet -- so far I've had success with it that way too.
Just tried this in oatmeal cookies, worked great. Found out my husband is allergic to eggs, can't wait to try this in other recipes. I didn't cook the flax/water, just poured boiling water over the flax in a bowl and let it stand for 10 minutes. Worked great.
This is a perfect substitute for eggs! It works every time. However, I DO think it is worth mentioning to some of the other reviewers that the EFAs in flax seeds are very fragile and don't stand up to heat, so you aren't getting the Omega 3 if you're baking or sauteing the flax seeds. You do get the fiber though and you're nixing the cholesterol, so yay for that!