Egg Substitutes for Vegans and Allergy Sufferers
Nowadays, there are many recipes that use eggs as an ingredient. People who cannot consume eggs, either because they are vegan or due to allergies, can use the alternatives that we will suggest in this article.
Vinegar and baking soda
The chemical reaction that occurs by mixing these two ingredients, gives rise to attributes that are very similar to those created by eggs in a recipe. To replace an egg all you need is a spoonful of vinegar and a smaller spoon of baking soda.
Flaxseed contains high levels of Omega-3 acids and it works very well with oats. They can also be a healthy substitute for eggs. All you need to do is pulverize the seeds using a blender or a coffee grinder. To replace the egg, you will need one spoonful of flaxseeds dissolved in three tablespoons of water.
Both ingredients should be stirred until the product reaches a gelatinous consistency similar to the consistency of an egg yolk. This alternative is ideal for cookies, waffles, and hotcakes.
Tofu is another food that can be used as a substitute for eggs. Ideally, if you would like to use tofu as a substitute, do not use frozen tofu. Select silken tofu, it is creamier and softer than other types of tofu. In order to replace an egg, use a quarter cup of tofu and blend it until the product becomes creamy.
The benefit of soy yogurt is that it can add an extra touch of flavor to whatever you prepare. It’s a great alternative if you would like a dense touch when making bread or cake for example. Use a quarter cup of soy to replace an egg.
The only drawback of using bananas to replace eggs is that they provide a characteristic flavor to whatever you are preparing. After taking that into account, all you need is half a banana to substitute an egg.
Puree the banana with a fork until it has a creamy consistency. This alternative can be used for hotcakes, bread, waffles, cupcakes or any dessert that tastes good with a slight banana flavor.
This is another alternative you can use if your dish needs a little moisture. For the best results select unsweetened apple sauce.
Apple sauce is a versatile ingredient, if you would like to prepare something using less fat, you can also use apple sauce instead of oil. In order to use it as a substitute for an egg, all you will need is a quarter cup of apple sauce.
This option is the simplest since it does not require any preparation. It’s a product that is commonly sold in specialized stores. It’s a very practical substitute since all you need is a spoonful as an alternative for an egg.
Below is a list of the most adequate egg substitutes depending on the dish you plan to prepare.
You can use a special batter as a replacement for eggs.
Mix beer with flour to create a consistent paste to batter whatever you plan to fry.
Tempura flour. Food that is battered with this kind of flour tends to rise more. Tempura flour also provides a very special flavor.
Soy flour mixed with water. All you will need is two tablespoons of flour and two cups of water.
Ground flaxseed diluted in water. Two tablespoons of flaxseed and four of water should be mixed together and left to rest for 20 minutes before being used.
Flour mix. You can mix crispy flours such as rice and cornflour with others that are more creamy such as wheat, chickpea or soy flour.
Chickpea flour can be found at Arabic and Oriental food stores and it’s a great substitute for eggs due to its color and texture. Mix water with a little vinegar or lemon juice to help alleviate the intense chickpea flavor.
If you do not have chickpea flour you can use normal wheat flour or corn flour without eggs. For things like scrambled eggs, use soft tofu, or make a thin tortilla with chickpea flour and cornstarch.
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