7 Gluten and Dairy Free Egg Replacers

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7 Gluten and Dairy Free Egg Replacers

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The choice of the best egg replacer depends on the specific recipe you’re working on and the desired outcome. Here are several common egg replacers and their best uses:

  1. Unsweetened Applesauce: Applesauce is a good egg replacer in baked goods like muffins, cakes, and pancakes. It adds moisture and can help with binding, though it might slightly affect the flavor.
  2. Mashed Banana: Mashed ripe bananas work well as an egg substitute in recipes like pancakes, quick bread, and muffins. They add moisture and a subtle banana flavor.
  3. Silken Tofu: Blended silken tofu can be used in recipes that require a soft, custardy texture, such as puddings, pies, and quiches.
7 Gluten and Dairy Free Egg Replacers
7 Gluten and Dairy Free Egg Replacers

4. Plant-Based Yogurt: Dairy-free yogurt can add moisture and binding properties in recipes like cakes and muffins.

5. Aquafaba: Aquafaba is the liquid from a can of chickpeas. It works well for recipes that require aeration, like meringues, macarons, and some baked goods.

6. Commercial Egg Replacers: There are several commercial egg replacer products available, such as Ener-G Egg Replacer and Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer. These are formulated to mimic eggs in various recipes.

7. Flax or Chia Seeds: Ground flax seeds or chia seeds mixed with water create a gel-like substance that can be used in recipes that require binding, such as cookies and muffins.

I love these chia seeds.

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It’s important to note that the effectiveness of these egg replacers can vary depending on the recipe and the role eggs play in it (binding, leavening, moisture, etc.). You might need to experiment to find the best replacement for your specific needs. Always consider potential allergies and dietary preferences when selecting an egg replacer.

Experiment with some of my dessert recipes and let me know how you like them!

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