When I tell people that I am a vegan the 1st question I get is "What Do You Use As An Egg Replacer?" This question is one that many non vegans or those who are transitioning from meat to a plant based diet ask all the time. Well let me share with you all my 3 favorite go to replacement for eggs in any baked item.
- ENER-G Egg Replacer This product contains a mixture of potato starch, tapioca flour, & leavening agent (Calcium Lactate, Calcium Carbonate, Cream of Tartar). It is primarily used in baking recipes such as pies, cakes, breads, cookies, etc. I love to use this when I make a Quiche or cookies. The texture comes out smooth & it is quite easy to use. Here is the breakdown of how you can use it in baking recipes that require eggs. One Egg = 1 1/2 tsp Ener-G Egg Replacer plus 2 tbsp water One Egg White = 1 1/2 tsp Ener-G Egg Replacer plus 2 tbsp water(same as one egg) One Egg Yolk = 1 1/2 tsp Ener-G Egg Replacer plus 1 tbsp water
- Flax seed meal This product contains ground flax seeds. It is packed with lots of health properties such as Omega 3 essential fatty acids, fiber, & may have a protective effect against breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer. You can use this flax seeds also in any baked item. If you don't have ground flax seeds then you can buy whole flax seeds & grind them up yourself in a coffee grinder. The replacement breakdown is 1 egg equals 1 tablespoon of flax seeds mixed with 3 tablespoon of water. Mix it together & let it sit for about 10-15 minutes so that it can gel up.
- Bananas I use bananas all the time to bake my muffins, breads, cakes, & pancakes. The replacement is 1 egg equals 1/2 of mashed banana. When baking with bananas use the ones that are ripe have started to brown. Using this method will have your baked items coming out so moist & yummy! Try them all out and see what works best for you. Experimenting with food is always the best part! ;-)