Has anybody went out to buy eggs and they were totally sold out? I probably eat to many eggs, but I like eggs. I try to keep a minimum of 1.5 dozen at all times.
It suddenly hit me! Chia seeds can be used for an egg substitue when baking. (Love to make cornbread) Then I’m thinking who in hell really keeps Chia seeds in the pantry?( I do as always attempting to be healthy/vegan…) Just like tofu being sold out at the grocery store Saturday. Who in the hell eats that much freakin’ tofu? Seriously????? I wanted one package as I have miso. Plan on faking a soup with miso as it’sgood for you, right?
To replace an egg, I used 1 tablespoon of chia seeds mixed with 3 tablespoons of water and let the mixture sit for 15 to 20 minutes or you can prepare it the night before. Mix the chia seeds and water together in a small bowl and let it sit for 10- 15 minutes until the mixture becomes gel.
OR if you have Flax seeds:
Use one tablespoon of flax seeds and three tablespoons of water to replace one egg. You have to grind the flax seeds into a fine powder using a coffee or spice grinder (or use 2 1/2 teaspoons pre-ground), and then you whisk in the water until it becomes gelatinous. I haven’t tried flax seeds yet, but would be curious if they alter the taste.
I also read that you shouldn’t use chia seeds if the recipe calls for more than 3 eggs. Not sure why, but I bet a chef would know.
It’s been a life saver. Hail to chia seeds! (Think of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. )