No Eggs, No Problem

So you or someone you love have an egg allergy.  Big whoop!  It is so easy to bake without eggs these days.  Seriously, so easy.  Unfortunately you can't make scrambled eggs with egg replacers, or quiche for that matter.  But I'm telling you, the rest of it.  Easy peasy.  

We discovered Fletcher had an egg allergy soon after his milk allergy, when he was about 1 year.  Same sort of reaction.  At the time I was thinking, WHYYYYYYYYYYYY ME!!! WHYYYYYYYY HIM!  WHYYYYYYYY!  Now, 2 years later, I really don't sweat this stuff anymore.  Another allergy? Bring it.  But don't actually. PLEASE DON'T.  I'm just saying, it wouldn't phase us at this point.

Okay so here's a list of all different options for egg replacers.  Some of these Fletch can eat and some he can't.  So you'll find a lot of my recipes I stick to certain ones, but all of these are great options!

Eggs are used for different things in different recipes.  To moisturize, to leaven, or to bind.  So here's a breakdown.  Each example replaces 1 egg in a recipe.

For moisture:

  • 1 banana 
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup applesauce  
  • 1/4 cup vegan sour cream or regular sour cream (if you aren't vegan;))
    1/4 yogurt

For binding

  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons of water
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds + 3 tablespoons of water
  • 1/2 can of diet soda (this works really well for cake recipes - adds moisture as well)
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup of puréed tofu

For Leavening

  • 2 tablespoons water + 1 tablespoon oil + 2 teaspoons baking powder
  •  2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons canned coconut milk + 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons aquafaba (this is my new fav - it's the COOLEST, it's actually just the liquid from chickpeas, you can find some great recipes with this here

My favourite - aquafaba is pretty much an all around egg replacer winner.  It adds moisture, it binds and it leavens. 

Know of any other cool egg replacers that I've forgot to mention, or that maybe I don't know about?  Comment below.