When it comes to baking, eggs are quite the hero ingredient. They have many valuable roles, including:
Eggs are used in everything from cakes and muffins, to pastry and biscuits, and the good news is that all of these creations can be made egg-free!
Our roundup of the best replacements for baking are:
Just like mashed banana, apple sauce gives a wonderful binding effect to baked goods. You also get the added sweetness and nutrition of the apples.
Other things that you can use in replace of eggs in muffins and cakes are:
Sometimes eggs are used in savoury cooking, such as to bind meat patties or to brush over pastry.
In the case of patties and meatloaves, you can use chia seeds to bind. Just add 1 tsp seeds to 2 tbsp water and allow it to thicken before adding it to the mixture.
Other options that also work in savoury dishes include mashed potatoes, cooked rice, cooked oats and moistened bread crumbs. They are all fantastic binding agents and will hold your creations together well.
For basting pastry, you can just use milk or melted butter in replace of eggs.
When coating meats in order to then crumb them or fry them, you can use a mixture of plain flour and water. Make it into a paste and coat the meat in this first.
You can also make omelette’s, scrambled eggs and quiches egg-free, which we discuss below.
This is a modern-day wonder and having tried it myself; I can attest that it actually does work and produces a wonderful result. We have the vegan cooking movement to thank for this, and all you need to create your own egg-free pavlova wonder is a can of chickpeas. Sounds ridiculous, but it’s absolutely true. The liquid from a can of chickpeas is called aquafaba, and it beats up into stiff white peaks just like egg whites.
Here is a super easy recipe showing you how to make your own egg-free pavlova:
There are two ways that you can do this.
The first way is to use a soft tofu and break it up until it resembles scrambled eggs. Simply fry this in a pan with some garlic and spices of your choice, and you will find it makes a lovely substitute for scrambled eggs.
The second way is to buy an egg alternative (egg replacer) that’s designed specifically to make omelettes, scramble and quiches. This is a powder made from starches, turmeric and garlic usually. You mix it with water, and you can add any vegetables, bacon etc. to it that you wish. It makes lovely quiches when poured into pastry, delicious omelettes, and scramble that might not fool anyone, but that will taste good.
A whole world of egg-free deliciousness awaits you, and we hope that you enjoy discovering new recipes that leave you feeling satisfied and symptom-free.
In summary, today we have delved into quality egg substitutes that allow you to live an egg-free but still delicious life.
We cover egg substitutes for:
Modern-day cooking has come a long way, and we hope to excite your mind and your taste buds with the wonderful options we’ve presented you with today.
If you suspect that you have an egg intolerance, taking our test will give you the answers you’ve been seeking. You can find out more HERE.
As always, you are not alone on this intolerance journey, and our hope is to provide you with useful information to make your everyday life easier, tastier and healthier.