Not a big fan of using eggs? Ran out of eggs in the middle of a recipe? If you have baked long enough then you would know that almost all the recipes require eggs and you can’t skip these essential ingredients as it can make or break your baked item but that doesn’t mean you can’t substitute it! There are even some baking schools that offer eggless cake making classes.
It doesn’t matter whether you hate eggs or if you don’t have enough eggs stocked up in your kitchen, here are a few egg substitutes that you can use the next time you are in the middle of a baking recipe:
1. Unsweetened Applesauce
One of the best substitutes for eggs in most baking recipes is unsweetened Applesauce. You can use ¼ cup of applesauce in place of one egg and you can also add ½ tsp. of baking powder to it.
However, if you have only sweetened applesauce, then you can use it too but make sure that you use less sugar in your recipe then. Applesauce is known to be a healthy substitute and often is used in place of oil too.
You can also use mashed banana as a substitute for an egg. Just take half a banana and then mash it and take ¼ cup of the mashed banana in place of one egg in your recipe. This will not only help in making your baking recipe simpler but will also add a little banana flavor to your baked item.
3. Water, oil and baking powder
Another effective substitute for eggs is a mixture of water, oil and baking powder. You can use 2 tablespoons of water, 1 teaspoon of oil and 2 teaspoons of baking powder and whisk the ingredients together.
You can now use this mixture in place of one egg. This is one of the most effective substitutes to be used in baking recipes because it works so efficiently that no one is ever able to distinguish the absence of eggs in the baked item.
One of the healthiest substitutes for an egg is 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds. You can use it after mixing it with water.
Make sure that the flaxseeds completely dissolves in water and becomes viscous before you start using it. If you don’t have ground flaxseeds, then you can grind the flaxseeds yourself in a grinder and then use it as a substitute.
5. Vegetable Oil
This is another great egg substitute when you are short on just one egg you can use ¼ cup of vegetable oil. This will also help to cook even faster than your standard recipe.
However, if you are short by more than one egg then you would need to consider a different egg substitute as more vegetable oil could turn your mixture oily and greasy.
So, always be careful when using vegetable oil as a substitute for eggs.
So, now that you know about these amazing egg substitutes, why not give these a try in your next baking recipes? Trust me, no one will ever be able to identify the difference and you don’t have to bear the egg smell anymore.