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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

No egg for you!

Hey you little chocaholics, when I say “no egg for you!” I’m not talking about Easter eggs, ok? I’m talking about hen eggs. Some people just can’t eat them – get sick when they do and avoid as a result.

When baking or adapting recipes that require eggs, I’ve been familiar with people using substitute products such as No Egg – which is fine. However, recently leafing through one of my current favourite cookbooks, I found a list of other pantry items that can do the trick! I just had to share.

To replace one egg, you can 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 applesauce

Hey now, this is great advice! (courtesy of Tania Hubbard)

At this time of year, I can’t part without wishing everyone a lovely Easter break – enjoy some time off, no doubt some chocolate and hopefully time spent with loved ones.

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