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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Eleven Egg Substitutes For Baking & More

  Cutting back on eggs due to expensive prices? These 11 egg substitutes can be used in most recipes. These egg substitutes are also great for vegans or when you simply have no eggs in the house.

  How many times have you started a recipe only to find out that you are out of eggs? This has happened to me many times and I have had to knock on neighbors' doors asking to borrow an egg. Sometimes even they are even out of eggs, so that means I have to get dressed and run to the store to buy eggs. Ok, I admit, I live in my pajamas or workout clothes on most days. My teen has been eating a lot of eggs lately in his quest to build up his muscles so every time I want to bake, there are no eggs in the fridge. I also have been using vegan egg replacers in my baking as I have been trying to make my baked goods healthier. When I searched for egg substitutes the other day, I was surprised at how many different egg substitute recipes there were. I was also surprised that I had most of the ingredients in my pantry to make these egg replacers. I finally have a use for that Psyllium Husk that has been in my pantry for quite some time. When I tried these egg replacement recipes in my cookies, black bean brownies, and Chocolate PB Cup pancakes, I could not taste a difference. So now I stock up on the ingredients that I need to make these awesome egg replacers and no longer worry about the teen eating all the eggs.

 So save your egg budget for when you want to eat scrambled eggs or omelets. These egg subs do not cook up like regular eggs or taste like eggs. The egg replacers are best used in recipes for binding purposes. So you can use an egg replacement for baking recipes These mock eggs work wonderfully in cookie recipes to make vegan cookies. The fake eggs also work well in brownie recipes and veggie burgers. You could also replace the eggs in meatloaf with an egg substitute recipe.

Eleven Egg Substitutes For Baking & More

Egg Substitute Recipes are best for
~ Baking
~ Cookies
~ Brownies
~ Veggie Burgers
~ Quick Bread Recipes
~ Meatloaf
~ Cake

Each of these recipes will replace one egg. Add the replacer to the recipe in the same order as noted for the egg in the recipe. These recipes can be doubled.

The way egg replacements work is very simple. Typically fresh eggs are used in baking recipes like cookies to help the ingredients stick together. So an egg sub will work the same way. For example, when you make a chia egg, the water helps the chia seeds swell and stick together. So the chia egg will bind the recipe ingredients together to help them bake correctly. 

 Each of these recipes will replace one egg. Add the replacer to the recipe in the same order as noted for the egg in the recipe. These recipes can be doubled. If the recipe calls for 2 eggs, then use double the ingredients to make 2 egg replacers. Of all the recipes below for egg substitutions, my favorite vegan eggs to use are the ones made with chia seeds or flax seeds. I add chia seeds and flax seeds to my morning vegan protein shake, so I always have these items in my pantry,

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Eleven Egg Substitutes To Try

 The upfront cost of the vegan egg ingredients may seem like more money than eggs but it is not. Since you only use a tablespoon of the ingredients to make the vegan eggs, the cost per vegan egg is way cheaper. A pound of chia seeds will make 45 vegan eggs!

1. Chia Egg ~ Buy chia seeds here
       1 tablespoon chia seeds + 3 tablespoons water = 1 egg (stir and let sit for 2 minutes)

2. Flax egg ~ Buy flax seeds here
      1 tablespoon ground flax meal + 3 tablespoons water = 1 egg (stir and let sit for 2 minutes)

3. Psyllium Husk ~ Buy Psyllium Husk here
     1 tablespoon psyllium husk + 3 tablespoons water = 1 egg (stir and let sit for 2 minutes)

4. Oil & baking powder
       2 tablespoons water + 1 tablespoon oil + 2 tablespoons baking powder = 1 egg

5. Baking powder
      2 tablespoons water + 2 tablespoons baking powder = 1 egg

6. Tofu
      1/4 cup of soft tofu = 1 egg

7. Applesauce
    1/2 cup applesauce = 1 egg

8. Banana
      1/2 mashed banana = 1 egg (will make recipes taste like bananas)

9. Homemade Egg Replacer mix (Bulk Recipe)
    2 cups tapioca starch or arrowroot starch
   1/3 cup gluten-free baking powder
   2 1/2 tablespoons baking soda
Mix 1/2 tablespoon egg replacer with 2 tablespoons water to make one egg

10. Baking Soda and Vinegar (for fluffier baked goods)
         1 teaspoon of baking soda mixed with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar = 1 egg
         I don't recommend using this for more than one egg in a recipe 

11. Aquafaba
The hot new egg replacement is bean juice — specifically the liquid that comes in your can of chickpeas. It may not work for everything, but if your recipe calls for egg whites, whip up some aquafaba instead (about 3 tablespoons per replaced egg). For best results, use an unsalted variety of beans.

 So next time you are out of eggs or just want to use a vegan version, this is a great list to post on the fridge so you don't have to go knocking on your neighbor's door or get dressed to run to the store. Now you won't have to take out a loan to buy real eggs!

Check out recipes for vegan eggs that cook & taste like real eggs


LyndaS said...

Nice list. I am looking forward to playing around with aquafaba. :)

Kate said...

I've always heard of using apple sauce to replace the canola or vegetable oil in recipes. But this is genius! Thank you so much!

Adriana said...

There have been so many times that I have not had eggs and wanted to make goodies!! I am using this post as reference.

Allison Cooper said...

Great list! I never would have known these alternatives!

Anonymous said...

This is a fabulous list!! I had no idea that there were so many great options as egg substitutes! Very helpful! Daisy

SlowTheCookDown said...

Some great ideas here to substitute eggs! I often use flax seeds, but will try these others out for sure!

Kathy said...

This is an awesome list. I would have never known about many of these. I'm going to have to save this so I can use the list later.

tina hogan grant said...

This is good to know. I had no idea on some of these. I do have chickens but f they ever stop laying I'll refer to this list LOL

GiGi Eats said...

I've tried a lot of these and they're good for those who really cannot do eggs - however, eggs, yeahhhhhh they work the best for sure LOL!

Wendy Polisi said...

I've used applesauce in place of eggs for years. I can't tell you how many times I would be in the middle of cooking and realize I was out of eggs.

Marissa Zurfluh said...

I had no idea there were so many subs for eggs! I'm saving this list, SO handy!

Ruthie Ridley said...

Wow!! So many egg substitutes!! This is awesome!!

Unknown said...

This is a great list! Very helpful when avoiding eggs.

Coralie said...

This is good to know. I didn't realize there were so many different things you can use to substitute for eggs. Keeping this handy.

Unknown said...

Omg needed this post. Sometimes I want to replace eggs. I need to get back to baking.

Kathy said...

I love that there are so many ways to substitute. This is such a great list.

Gust si Aroma said...

These are great options. I need to write down and have them on hand in my kitchen!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this post as I had no idea what I could use for substituting and I am bookmarking this one to come back to. Very cool and always love your foodies posts!

Telina said...

This is a very helpful post. I didn't know of all of these substitutes - thanks for sharing!

Beautiful Touches said...

I haven't tried some of these before and I'd love to experiment with them!

Marysa said...

I didn't realize there were so many egg substitutes out there. It is nice to have lots of options!

Anonymous said...

I've never thought of tofu as an egg substitute. That's interesting to know! -LYNNDEE

Richelle Milar said...

This is a really informative and very helpful post! Thanks for sharing this list! I need this

Princess Quinn said...

This is very informative! I honestly am not aware that there are egg substitutes, and that they cost way cheaper. Thanks for sharing, I'll definitely try them out! :)

Laura JL Books said...

This is good to know. I will have to keep this in mind when I go to the grocery store and pick up some, since egges are so high

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