Chia eggs are a great alternative to eggs that can be used in many recipes to bind other ingredients.
The soluble fibre that is present in chia (and flax meal) absorbs liquid and becomes mucilaginous, or sticky and viscous.
This is a great one to teach the kids as it manages the risk of finding rogue pieces of egg shell in your baked goods, but is also a fun ‘science project’ that they get to eat afterwards.
Try replacing the eggs in pancakes and muffins, and use chia eggs to bind nuts and seeds for grain-free nut bars.
Preparations time: 2mins
Setting time: 15mins
Makes: Equivalent of one chicken egg
1 tbsp chia seeds (or flax meal)
3 tbsp water
Download the full recipe in PDF format: How-to-make-Chia-Eggs
Created by Melbourne Naturopath Bree Jenner