Chia Egg Replacement/Substitute

Remember cha-cha-cha-chia pets?  Chia is back as a super-food!  It’s high in fiber, healthy oils and antioxidants.  The cool thing about chia is that it absorbs more than nine times its weight in water and turns into a gel, making it a great egg substitute.  Don’t have chia seed?  Try this flax seed egg substitute.

Ingredients for 1 egg:
3 Tbsp Water
1 Tbsp Chia Seed

Ingredients for 4 eggs:
3/4 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Chia Seed

Ingredients for 8 eggs:
1 1/2 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Chia Seed

1. Combine water and chia and let sit for 10-15 minutes or until it gels.

2. Use 4 Tablespoons for 1 egg.  Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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16 Responses to “Chia Egg Replacement/Substitute”

  1. I have heard of this but haven’t tried it yet. I have a lot of questions! How does it compare health-wise to flax gel (which I use almost 100% of the time as my egg sub)? And cost?

  2. Donna S says:

    This is great! I have Chia, but haven’t tried it in place of eggs. Thanks so much for the information.

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  4. Ashley says:

    Have you ever heard of salba smart? It is the only consistent version of Chia seed on the planet!

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  6. I’m so excited. I’m making this now for a Paleo chicken tender recipe but my husband is allergic to eggs. Thanks for posting!

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