One of the things that at one time I had to learn to live without, was eggs. Not just chicken eggs. Any kind of egg was off limits. Eggs serve a purpose in baking, and one of them is to bind ingredients together. For instance when it comes to making meatballs, eggs help bind ground meat and spices together so that they hold their shape during cooking and donÔÇÖt fall apart.
When one canÔÇÖt have eggs and need to bind ingredients together, there is an alternative. All you need is some ground flaxseed, and water. This egg substitute works well for binding in recipes. It is not suitable for recipes that use eggs for the function of leavening, so keep that in mind.
Egg Substitute Recipe (For Binding)
- This recipe will substitute 1 egg for binding in recipes.
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1/3 cup cold water
- In a small saucepan prepped with nonstick spray or a light coat of oil, pour the water and add the flaxseed. Stir lightly to combine.
- Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat, and reduce the heat immediately to low. Allow it to simmer for 5 minutes. Cool before using.