I know some of my friends and family have been asking how they can substitute eggs in their baking. This is a great way to to help them and help others with that same question. The egg is a great binding ingredients in baking and some dishes. Its lends moisture and add richness to your recipe. But if your vegan, allergic or who doesn’t like the taste of eggs has a hard time to find things that they substitute in recipes and still make the dishes or desserts taste great.
As all baking, there is some detective work when it comes to good to deduce which egg substitute is the right one. A quick way to remember that to make a cake to rise and stay fluffy, add vinegar and baking soda. To mimic the richness of eggs, you use silken tofu or plain yogurt for that creaminess. If our recipe is delicate like macarons, avoid bold replacements such as flaxseed or bananas, However, they are both great for breads, brownies and cookies. Also egg replacer like Bob’s Red Mill will work well in any recipe.
Now have fun and enjoy cooking again!
Egg Replacer DIY
Vinegar + Baking soda
1 egg= 1 tsp baking soda + 1 tsp vinegar
Note: Combine separately, then add to the recipe. It will add fluffiness to your baking goods.
1 egg= 1/4 cup of applesauce
Its great for muffins, brownies, cakes and bars
Note: Don’t use more than 1 cup because it can create a rubbery texture.
Plain or vanilla soy yogurt
1 egg= 1/4 cup of yogurt
Its great for muffins and cakes
Note: Beat the applesauce well with your wet ingredients before adding to your dry ingredients.
1 egg= 1/4 cup of silken tofu in a blender, add water till its smooth like a milkshake texture
Tofu is great for pies, quick breads, muffins and dense cakes like chocolate cakes.
Note: Don’t use this recipe if its has more than 3 eggs, it won’t work well.
1 egg= 1/4 cup of mashed bananas
Bananas are great for quick breads, muffins and cakes
Note: Very ripe bananas are very sweet, decrease the sugar in the recipe and don’t use more than 1/2 cup or it will have a rubbery texture to it.
1 egg= 1 tbsp flaxseed + 3 tbsp water; set for 5 minutes until think and gelatin look to it
Best with brownies and cookies
Note: If recipe ask for more than 4 eggs, I recommend not to use it because you will the taste of the of dish and it can be very dry.
I hope this helps with your favorite recipes at home.