What Can I Use As An Egg Substitute

As the price of eggs skyrockets at the grocery store many families are looking for alternative options for eggs. Egg substitutes are a great way to reduce how many eggs your family is using.

Eggs are a staple ingredient in many dishes and baked goods, providing moisture, structure, and richness. However, some people may choose to avoid eggs for various reasons such as dietary restrictions, allergies, ethical concerns, and financial reasons. Fortunately, there are several options for substituting eggs in cooking and baking.

What can you use as an egg substitute?

One popular egg substitute is a mixture of ground flaxseeds and water.

To use this substitute, mix together 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds with 3 tablespoons of water and let sit for a few minutes until it becomes gel-like. This mixture can be used in place of one egg in most recipes.

Flaxseeds are high in fiber and healthy fats, making this substitute a nutritious option.

However, it may alter the taste and texture of the final product slightly and may not work as well in dishes where eggs play a crucial role in structure and leavening.

This works well in quick bread, muffins, and other harder-textured baked goods.

Another substitute is mashed bananas or ripe avocados.

Both of these options can add moisture and richness to baked goods and can be used in place of one egg. However, they may also alter the flavor of the final product, so they may not be suitable for all recipes. This is a great egg substitute for brownies.

Aquafaba, or the liquid from a can of chickpeas, can also be used as an egg substitute.

It can be whipped into a foam and used in place of egg whites in meringues and other baked goods that require a lot of structure and leavening. It can also be used in place of whole eggs in some recipes, although it may not work as well in dishes that rely on eggs for their structure and texture.

Commercial egg substitutes

There are also several commercial egg substitutes available in stores, such as Ener-G Egg Replacer and Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer. These products are made from a variety of ingredients, including potato and tapioca starch, and are designed to mimic the function of eggs in cooking and baking.

They are often recommended for people with egg allergies or sensitivities and can be used in a wide range of recipes. If you are looking to reduce your egg consumption for financial reasons this is likely not the best option.

It is important to note that egg substitutes may not always work as well as eggs in certain recipes, especially in dishes where eggs play a crucial role in structure and leavening. However, with a little creativity and experimentation, it is possible to find a suitable substitute for most recipes.

What can you use for an egg substitute in baking?

The most common situation when someone needs a substitute for eggs is when they are baking. The good news is that there are a few great substitutes for eggs in baking and I have used each of these personally with great success.

If you are too worried about messing up substituting eggs in your baking my friend over at Fearless Faithful Mom has your back with allergy-friendly recipes without eggs.

:: 1/4 cup applesauce

:: 1/4 cup mashed avocado

:: 1/4 cup yogurt

:: 1/4 cup silken tofu in blender add water until smooth

:: 1/4 cup mashed banana

:: 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed in 3 tablespoons water

What can I use as an Egg substitute in pancakes?

Substituting eggs in pancakes is easier than you think. Some options will give you a fluffier pancake than others here are the best options for replacing eggs in pancakes.

:: 1/4 cup applesauce

:: 1/4 cup greek yogurt

:: 1/4 cup mashed banana

:: 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed in 3 tablespoons water

What can I use as an egg substitute in meatloaf?

many people think that egg is vital to holding a meatloaf together. They are often shocked to discover that you can skip the egg entirely when making a meatloaf and the dishes will say together and bake just fine.

If you are trying to reduce your egg consumption as the price continues to rise or you are cooking around an egg allergy you will be happy to know you can simply leave the egg out. The fat in the meat will wet the breading and hold it all together.

Saving eggs for later

If you are lucky enough to have an abundance of eggs from your home chickens, gifted from a friend with chickens, or you happened to find a sale on eggs you can preserve your eggs to help make them last longer.

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