I am not vegan; no, I’m not even vegetarian. Yet I often do eat vegan and vegetarian — I also eat meat, cheese, and fish; but I try to limit the meat and cheese, as I don’t consider them the healthiest options.
I do eat a lot of eggs, but as I said, I like to mix it up, so I do love vegan baking. Maybe someone in your family is vegan. Maybe someone in your family is allergic to eggs.
Never fear, you can still bake!
It is the end of an era: I feel as though my blog has grown up the Friday Five from Cynthia from You Signed Up for What?, Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, and Mar from Mar on the Run, and today, while helping you bake without eggs, I’m also saying thanks to these three bloggers for helping me grow my blog. The Friday Five will be missed.
Each of these hacks is the equivalent of one whole egg.
Mix 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds with 3 tbsp water and let it sit approximately 10 minutes until it gels.
Flaxseed does have a nutty flavor, so take that into consideration when choosing where to use flax eggs.
Mix 1 tbsp chia seeds with 3 tbsp water and let sit approximately 10 minutes until it gels.
I know, I know — this is the same thing as flax eggs, only using chia seeds. While flaxseeds will give a slightly nutty flavor to baked goods, chia seeds don’t — but they do have a tendency to stick in your teeth. On the positive side, chia seeds have a lot of healthy benefits, like lots of fiber and calcium, for instance.
Mix 3 tbsp flour with 3 tbsp water.
I have not actually tried this method, although I do have quite a few chickpea flour recipes I want to try!
One ripe banana (mashed).
This works well in anything sweet: pancakes, cookies, brownies, muffins, etc. The riper the banana, the more sweetness it will add. You may need to cut back on the sweetener — it all depends on your sweet tooth.
Use 1/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix).
It is time for all things pumpkin, after all.
Talk to me. Leave a comment or answer a question:
Do you ever worry about how many eggs you eat?
Have you tried any of these egg hacks?
Are you allergic to any foods?