By pollen on February 11, 2002
"This is what I use instead of eggs in recipes for cookies and breads and stuff. It works pretty well at holding things together, and yet it is cheaper than eggs. This makes one egg worth."
Serving Size: 1 (83 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I only used 3 T water instead of 5 and did not boil it first - just added it to the yeast bread dough and went on. Turned out great. I would not skip the boiling if you arent making a yeast bread."
"This was a recipe-saver, as I was short one egg, and it worked beautifully! This will be my go-to egg replacer! Thanks, pollen!"
"I have used this in chocolate cake and it works well, though I only used 3 tbsps. of water instead of the 5. Thanks for posting, it beats using eggs all the time."
"I had 3 xtra kids over (PICKY ones) and went to make pancakes for breakfast - AHH NO eggs in the house!- with ice outside I went to Zaar for help. I found this recipe and it works PERFECTLY! I have only used flaxseed in a granola recipe that I made months ago, so I was thrilled to find this and have it work. I used milled flaxseed and heated it until bubbley, let it cool and added it to the pancake mix. All of the kids devoured it and gave it a 5 star rating which is a miracle. THANK YOU for an easy fix, and to anyone who is afraid to try this please don't be, as I am a NOVICE cook! :)"
"I used this in cookie dough that I wanted to eat without cooking :) I didn't cook it, I just let the ground flax sit in hot tap water for about 10 mins before I added it to the other ingredients. I can't taste the difference and it helps to know that at least there is one thing in the cookie dough that is good for me :D"
"Worked perfect. Thanks."
"used this dozens of times but I use 1/4 cup of water ( easier to remember)"
"Now that I see the review by katieok, it makes more sense to me. This was a great replacer, but I had to double the cooking time on some cookies that I was making for Recipe #307446."
"I used the flax seed meal (no grinding) & have tried it in several baked recipes. Muffins, cookies, pancakes. I have had to lengthen the cooking time on all recipes but it is worth it. Great substitute."
"Yep, the above recipe is tried and true. Also available at the health food store is a powder egg replacer available boxed, don't know what is in it, starch of some kind, I think. . . ."