Five Alternatives To Eggs In Baking That Aren’t Ener-G Egg Replacer

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Five Alternatives To Eggs In Baking That Aren’t Ener-G Egg Replacer

 

Ground flaxseed/linseed

2 tbsp + 3 tbsp water, mixed well and set aside for five minutes = 1 egg
Especially good for: muffins, breads, pancakes

Ground flaxseeds are one of the most nutrient-packed foods on the planet.

Flaxseeds are:

♥ rich in all of the B vitamins – aside from B12 – including thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3) and folic acid (B9).
♥ high in omega-3, fibre, protein and antioxidants like lignan
♥ a source of a whole bunch of minerals, including manganese, magnesium, calcium, zinc, potassium, selenium and iron.

See Vegan Cowboy Cookies, Chewy Vegan Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies, Vegan PB&J Muffins, Cake Batter Doughnuts, Ultimate Brownies, Giovanna’s True Tiramisu.

 

Mashed banana

1/2 ripe banana, mashed very well = 1 egg
Especially good for: muffins, pancakes, brownies

Bananas help keep things moist, and also add a lil sweetness to proceedings. They are an awesome source of potassium, fibre, vitamin B6 and vitamin C.

See Vegan Elvis Cupcakes, Vegan Banana Bread French Toast Cupcakes, Caramelized Sugars Cake, Vegan Banana Pecan Pancakes and Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Brownies.

 

Apple sauce

3 tbsp = 1 egg
Especially good for: cakes, slices, brownies & bars

Like banana, apple sauce helps keep baking moist and delicious. For a lighter texture, incorporate an extra 1/2 tsp of baking powder into the recipe.

See: Raspberry Truffle Brownies, Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes, Vegan Dark Chocolate Cupcakes, Sunshine Citrus Bread.

 

Psyllium husks

1 tbsp + 2 tbsp water, mixed well and set aside for five minutes = 1 egg
Especially good for: breads

The longer the husks sit in water, the more they become “eggy”.

See Tasty Multi Grain Bread, Gluten Free White Bread, Vegan Tofu Cheesecake.

 

Soft/silken tofu

1/4 cup, blended until very smooth = 1 egg
Especially good for: cheesecake, puddings, cakes, brownies

Perfect for dense, rich recipes.

See Maple Pecan Pie, Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake, Cherry Chocolate Mousse Pie.

Silken tofu can also be used to make toppings that rule, as in Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Mousse Topping (omg!).

 

Or you can go without any of the above options and still make something that tastes incredible, a la Vegan Strawberry Pancakes, Vegan Golden Vanilla Cupcakes, Strawberry Lava Brownies and the irresistibly named Bramblewood Blackberry Pie.

 

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