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Different ways to substitute eggs

Posted by Larissa

For those that are strict vegetarians, lacto-vegetarian, or vegan, here are a few ways to substitute eggs according to United Poultry Concerns, Inc.

  • 2 Tbsp. mashed banana or apricot + 1/2 tsp. baking powder for 1 egg. (Or 1 banana for 1 egg.)
  • Commercial powdered egg replacer such as ENER-G, Jolly Joan or Golden Harvest. Made of refined starches, modified vegetable gums and leavening. 1 to 1 1/2 tsp. egg replacer + 2 Tbsp. water for 1 egg.
  • Applesauce or apple butter. 2 Tbsp. to 1/4 cup for 1 egg.
  • Commercial fruit-based purees such as WonderSlim and Just Like Shortenin'. Made mainly of dried plums. Excellent for desserts, pancakes, muffins, etc. 2 Tbsp. to 1/4 cup for 1 egg.
  • Two Tbsp. cornstarch, arrowroot flour, soft tofu, or potato starch for one egg.
  • 1 Tbsp. flax seeds + 1 cup water for 1 egg. Blend flax seeds and water in blender for 1 to 2 minutes till mixture is thick and has the consistency of a beaten egg.
Let me know if you try any of these substitutions!
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Have tried banana, applesauce, tofu and ener-g for making cakes, muffins, cookies. Can anybody help me with a vegan recipe for french toast?
My toddler does not like the taste of egg, or meat products. Earlier, I used to worry a lot because eggs were good for protein. I found banana to be a good substitute and I try to make sure he has at least one a day. I discussed this with other moms, and apparently, banana is a general favorite with the little ones. And because it is healthy, it is on my favorite list as well.
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