Alternatives to Eggs in Recipes

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Recently my wife and I made dinner for a family where one of the children is allergic to eggs. They had a list of substitutions that really surprised me. We used one of those tips to make brownies without eggs.

This post won’t have a recipe. It’s reference for future posts where I’ll show some of these tips in action. I don’t have any food allergies, but I’d like to see how various substitutions work in different recipes.

flax seed
for every egg white, 1 tablespoon of flax seed and 3 tablespoons water
1 banana per 1 egg in cakes
potato starch
2 tablspoons per one egg
arrowroot powder
2 tablspoons per one egg
oil / baking powder
2 tablespoons water, 1 tablespoon oil, 2 teaspoons baking powder per one egg
vinegar / baking powder
1 tablespoon each water and vinegar per one egg (can replace up to 3 eggs)

This is going to take some time to figure out good test recipes for each of these. If you try one and want to share the results, you’ve already done some of these, or you’ve got some other good substitutions, please let me know at the forum.