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What to use when eggs are out

I’ve blogged about egg-free cooking before, but I think it’s worth another post.

Particularly as I’ve been chatting to a few folk recently who can’t have eggs, but want to get stuck into some festive season baking. What are the options? Numerous, as it happens.

You can use a commercial egg-replacer, as found in health food stores. OR… reach into your pantry and give one of these a go – to replace one egg, use one of the following:

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds with 3 tablespoons water (let sit for 15 mins)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/4 cup cooked pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup puréed prunes
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup applesauce

Tried any of the above? Have a favourite you’d like to share?

This list is taken from the wonderful cookbook Gluten Free Grain Free


About Kathleen Murphy

Australian naturopath and freelance writer, based in Sydney. I love working with people from all walks of life, helping them institute changes that can become life-long health habits. I can be found at Uclinic | 421 Bourke Street, Surry Hills | Ph: 02 9332 0400 |

4 responses »

  1. Thanks this is really helpful as I can’t eat eggs, so baking is difficult! x

  2. That’s a great list of replacements, but LOOK AT THOSE EGG PLANTS! I know what the girls and I are doing tomorrow. What a fantastic idea.


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