How to make Chia Eggs - The Health & Wellbeing Studio

How to make Chia Eggs

How to make Chia Eggs

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.


  • Family friendly
  • Snack
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nut free
  • Dairy Free
  • GAPS Friendly
  • Lactose Free Option
  • FODMAP Friendly
  • Sweet Treat
  • Breakfast
  • Cooking with Kids
  • How To
  • Dessert
  • Grain Free
  • Vegetarian friendly
  • Vegan Friendly


Preparations time: 2mins

Setting time: 15mins

Makes: Equivalent of one chicken egg



1 tbsp chia seeds (or flax meal)

3 tbsp water



  1. Combine the chia seeds and water in a small bowl or cup and stir well.
  2. Place the bowl in the fridge to set for 15 minutes.
  3. Use the chia egg in place of chicken eggs in most baking recipes.


Download the full recipe in PDF format: How-to-make-Chia-Eggs


Created by Melbourne Naturopath Bree Jenner