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5 of the Best Egg Substitute for Baking
If you’re anything like me, the recent rise in egg prices has been giving you a headache. Not only is it hard to find inexpensive eggs at the grocery store, but it can be difficult to know what to do when your favorite baking recipes require large quantities of them! Don’t worry – I’m here today with some great solutions for all of us baker-struggling parents out there. Here are five creative egg substitutes that will help cut costs without compromising taste or texture in all your delicious desserts and other baked goods.
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Applesauce is an easy and healthy substitution for eggs in many baked goods like muffins, cakes, and brownies. Use 1/4 cup of applesauce per egg that needs to be replaced. Applesauce will add moisture and sweetness to the recipe while also providing some added fiber as well!
Flaxseed meal is an excellent source of plant-based Omega-3 fatty acids and provides a great texture when used as an egg substitute in baking recipes. To replace one egg, mix together 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal with 3 tablespoons of water until it forms a gel-like consistency before adding it to the recipe.
I also like to put a bit of flaxseed in everything we eat when I have it on hand. Just a tablespoon to start! I’ve put it in rice, taco meat, pasta sauce and oatmeal.
Chia seeds are another great option for replacing eggs in baking recipes. You can replace one egg with two tablespoons of chia seeds mixed with 6 tablespoons of water and left to sit for 15 minutes until it forms a gel-like consistency before adding it to the recipe. This substitution works great for vegan baking recipes!
I also LOOOOVE putting a tablespoon in my yougart, oatmeal or overnight oats! You can even put it in brownies for some added benefits!
Bananas (all-time favorite egg substitute)
Bananas are one of the most popular egg replacements out there because they provide moisture and sweetness while also being incredibly versatile when it comes to different types of baked goods like cakes, muffins, quick breads and more! To replace one egg, mash up one ripe banana until it’s smooth before adding it into the recipe mix.
My favorite way to substitute eggs! As you can get a bunch for .49 a pound! And make so much with them!
Yogurt is a great option if you want something that adds flavor as well as moisture to your baked goods! For every egg needed in your recipe, add 1/4 cup of plain yogurt or 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt instead – this will work best with sweet recipes like cakes or muffins!
These five options are just some of the many egg substitutes you can use when baking without eggs! Whether you’re vegan, trying to save money, or just trying something new, these substitutions will help you make delicious recipes without having to worry about using eggs at all! So give them a try next time you want to bake something special without using any eggs – you won’t be disappointed!