I have a slight obsession with banana loaf. If you ask my beloved, maybe “slight” is an understatement ha! I have several banana loaf recipes on my blog and I have just featured a vegan and dairy friendly version two weeks ago.
When it comes to baking, one of the frequently asked questions I received was what I would do to substitute egg.
Instead of commercial egg replacement such as xanthan gum, I thought I would go for something that I am more familiar with such as chia seeds which I have learned from a friend that you can use chia seeds gel as a binding agent in a baking recipe.
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.
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 3 tbsps water
- Mix the chia seeds and water together in a small bowl and let it sit for 10 - 15 minutes until the mixture becomes gel.
I have baked the following loaves using chia seeds gel in replacement of eggs.
Coconut, Walnut & Banana Bread
5 Ingredients Spelt & Chia Seeds Banana Bread
I hope this helps! Emily xx
abby @ thingsforboys says
Great post! I’ve done this with ground up flax seeds too.
Thanks for the suggestion Abby! I am intrigued and going to give ground up flax seeds a try soon. 🙂 Emily xx
Oh good, no grinding of the Chia Seeds. I just made a quart of Chia Gel, good to know I can use it as an Egg Substitute! Thanks!
Brilliant! Thank you. I have no way to grind seeds, and didn’t want to buy yet another strange product for baking.