If you have an egg allergy or are avoiding eggs for another reason, these chia eggs work well in recipes that use eggs as a binder. Buy your chia seeds whole and store them in the refrigerator to avoid oxidation of the delicate oils.
Ingredients – makes 1 chia egg
1 Tbsp. freshly ground chia seeds
3 Tbsp. filtered water
Combine ground chia seeds and filtered water in a small bowl. Whisk with a fork and let stand for a few minutes until water is absorbed and it takes on a gooey texture much like a raw egg.