5 Egg Substitutes to use in Baking

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.

Unsweetened Applesauce

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.

2. Banana

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.

4. Flaxseeds

One of the healthiest substitutes for an egg is 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds. You can use it after mixing it with water.

Flax Seeds

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.

5 Ways to Cook Fast and Cook Healthy

With the new year not far away I’m sure a lot of you are gearing up with your fitness plans and but fitness isn’t just about what you do at the gym. It’s mostly about what you do it. To be precise, it’s about the diet.

To stay fit, build a leaner, stronger body you have to eat right. So here are a few kitchen hacks from KitchenGuyd.com to help you eat healthy yet be quick.

Flavor with spices

For flavor, most chefs would recommend you to use fresh herbs but chopping, dicing etc. is something I have always hated. Luckily, that’s where the spice drawer comes into action. Powdered ginger, garlic or even herbs work equally well.

Apart from that spice are also known to aid with weight loss. Cumin is one of the most effective spices. Apart from that Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Mustard, Turmeric, Ginger are few others.

Herb ice cubes

I always prefer buying fresh herbs from the market when cooking as they provide the best flavors but the problem is that the leftovers often go to waste until I recently came across a neat trick to use them.

All you need to do it blend the remaining herbs with some water or olive and, stuff them in ice trays and let it freeze. You can then add them to smoothies, omelets, and dips. Just keep track of the flavors you’re freezing.

Herb ice cubes

Find the right snacks

I love snacking especially in the evening but it’s hard to find stuff that’s healthy and not every time I or maybe even you would love to cook either, right? So what do you do when hunger strikes at 5?

Well, I have a jar at home stuffed with protein bars. Protein bars are easy to carry and fit in your pockets. Apart from that, they are available in tons of different flavors. The 10g of proteins will keep you fuelled for the rest of the day.

Make soups and broths like a boss

Like I mentioned above, I hate chopping and dicing and while soups and broths are some of the healthiest foods to have I’m often too lazy to prep them but here’s an easy way to do it and that too with the waste leftover from the previous cook.

All you need to do is throw in all the onion and carrot peel, celery tips etc. into a pressure cooker, use the right spices such ginger, garlic, pepper, salt etc. and no time you’ll have an amazing, yummy broth ready. Now that’s how you get your money’s worth.

Bake it healthy

Find it hard to avoid the yummy cakes and muffins? Well, baking can be done the healthy way too. You just need to find the right substitutes for the sugar and the fatty products and my recommended substitute is a banana.

Make sure the bananas are ripe. Simply peel them the throw it into the freezer. When needed, thaw it and add it to the cake batter.

healthy

Homemade Chocolate Cake Recipe for Marriage Anniversary

Marriage Anniversary is a special occasion in your life. No matter, whether it is yours 1st anniversary or 25th. You can do lots of things to make this day more special and eventful for your loved one. Today 1st Mar is our anniversary. We have completed 7 successful years or married life. I celebrated it with my husband by preparing this chocolate cake.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 self-raising flour (maida), sifted
  • 1/4 cocoa, sifted
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • Few drops vanilla extract
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • ½ cup oil
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup milk

homemade marriage anniversary chocolate cake

For Icing

  • 25g dark chocolate
  • 25g chopped butter
  • Chocolate bolls

Method

Sift flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt in a bowl and mix them.

homemade marriage anniversary chocolate cake

Now in another bowl beat egg add milk, oil, vanilla essence and water and then beat it again. Pour this egg mixture into flour mixture. Light beat again. This cake batter will be quite thin.

Preheat the oven at 180°C. Grease a 7 inches aluminum dish and dust it with flour. Pour the mixture into the dish and bake it for 20 to 25 minutes.

homemade marriage anniversary chocolate cake

After it is baked, take it out of the oven and let it cool.

For icing take a bowl; Mix melted chocolate and butter and let them cool. Spread the chocolate and butter mixture on the top of the cake. Decorate it with chocolate bolls.

 

Homemade Apple Sponge Cake Recipe-Tooty Fruity Apple Cake

Apple Sponge Upside Down Cake

The power of apple in the sponge cake.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Baking time: 30 minutes

Apple Sponge Cake Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Eggs – 1
  • Refined wheat flour (maida) – 125g
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Baking Soda – 1 tsps
  • Sugar – 2 tbsp
  • Caster sugar – 5 tbsp
  • Butter – 70g
  • Milk – 6 tbsp
  • Hot water – 4 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Tooty Fruity – For Decoration

Method:

First of all soften the apple slices in microwave for 30 seconds and keep them aside.

In a bowl add caster sugar in melted butter. Mix it well.

Add egg, flour, milk, water, baking soda, baking powder and vanilla essence and mix well after every addition.

Grease the baking dish and then dust with sugar. Put a layer of soften apple slices into the dish as shown in picture.

Now pour the cake batter.

Now bake it about for 30 – 35 minutes in a preheated oven at 180 ºC.

Make upside down of the cake in a serving dish and decorate it with tooty fruity.

Enjoy delicious Apple upside down cake.

Homemade Mango Cake Recipe With Less Sugar

Mango Cake

This cake I made for those who are interested less sugar and calories in health point of view. I didn’t use any sugar substitute. For more taste you can add more sugar and more butter and decorate it with creamy frosting.

Mango Cake Recipe

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Baking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Eggs – 2 small
  • Refined wheat flour (maida) – 1 ½ cups
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Sugar – ½ cup
  • Butter – ½ cup
  • Salt: ½ tsp (In case of using unsalted butter)
  • Milk – ½ cup
  • Mango extract – 1 tsp
  • Orange color – ½ tsp
  • Mango – ¾ cup diced

 

Method:

Sift flour, salt (optional) and baking powder in a bowl. Preheat the oven at 180 ºC. Now beat and cream the melted butter and sugar. Add eggs one after one and mix it well.

Add milk then essence and color to get a bright color and lovely smell. Now pour the sifted flour mixture into this wet mixture and gently fold it.

Now add mango dices in this mixture. Pour this mixture in a greased baking dish.

Bake it in a preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes. And then test it with the help of a toothpick, if it comes out clean remove the cake from oven and let it cool.

Invert the cake to remove it from the baking dish. You can serve it in fish shape too.

Enjoy the cake guilt free.

Lunchbox Special Homemade Muffins for Kids

Today I am sharing a simple lunch special muffins for kids. My daughter liked it very much; I hope you’re your kids will love it. Let’s start.

Muffin for Kids

Basic Muffin

This is basic muffin recipe which I gave pineapple flavor, but you can skip adding the flavor.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Baking time: 25 minutes

Ingredients: For 6 muffins

  • Eggs – 1
  • Refined wheat flour (maida) – 200g
  • Baking powder – 2 tsp
  • Sugar – 100g
  • Oil – 70ml
  • Salt: ½ tsp
  • Milk – 125ml
  • Pineapple essence – few drops
  • Tooty fruity – 20-25 (optional)

Method:

Beat the egg in a mixing bowl and then add oil and milk. Then add the sugar and whisk until dissolved. Now add few drops of pineapple essence.

Shift all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and mix them.

Preheat the oven at 180 ºC. Mix dry ingredients mixture with egg mixture and fill 2/3rd of the muffin molds by this mixture. Put 3-4 pieces of tooty fruity on the top of every muffin and place the molds into the oven for 25-30 minutes.

Remove muffins from oven and take a toothpick test, if it comes out clean then your muffins are ready. Enjoy these easy to make delicious muffins with your kids.

Cut the cake into big pieces and enjoy the tangy flavor of it.