No Egg – No Problem

I love eggs. Eggs are amazing for our health. They’re like little packages of health that chickens lay just for our wellbeing. Thanks chickens! 🐔🐥🐣🐓 The benefits of eggs is a post for another day (check back soon), because today we are talking about this: You decide you want to do some baking. Flour ✔️ Butter ✔️  Salt ✔️  Chocolate chips ✔️  Baking powder ✔️  Cacao ✔️  Whatever else you want in your baking ✔️  Ok…lets get started. Mix the dry ingredients. Mix the wet ingredients. Mix them all together with the…Oh NO!!! We have no eggs! Ahhh! Panic! Ring Mum, she’ll have some. That was my husbands response when I was baking biscuits and realised we had eaten all the eggs, “Call your Mum, she’ll have some.”

I decided to be a big girl and make my own. No I’m not a chicken. But I have a pantry full off stuff. All you need is a tablespoon of chia seeds or a tablespoon of flax seeds, some water and a blender. For making ‘eggs’ I used the smallest cup on my Magic Bullet. This isn’t a job for the thermie or ALL my ‘egg’ will be stuck to the blades.

While eggs (the chicken variety) have all the goodness of fat soluble vitamins such as vitamin A, E, D and K and fat and protein, there are health benefits in chia and flax seeds that also make them nutritious in baking. They’re obviously also a good vegan option, if that is required.

Chia ‘Egg’

(Makes one egg)

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp water
  1. Grind the chia seeds in your choice of food processor
  2. Add water
  3. Watch it congeal before your eyes. It takes about 5 minutes. You don’t have to watch it the whole time. It will happen anyway. Make a cup of tea or check Facebook.

Flax ‘Egg’

(Makes one egg)

  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 3 tbsp water
  1. Grind the flax seeds in your choice of food processor
  2. Add water
  3. Watch it congeal before your eyes. It takes about 5 minutes. You don’t have to watch it the whole time. It will happen anyway. Make a cup of tea or check Facebook.
  4. Yes it’s the same process 😀
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