Why Substitute Eggs?
Eggs are one of the most versatile foodstuffs in the culinary world. They can be boiled, fried, used in pastries – the options are limitless!
They are packed with protein, and free of carbohydrates and sugar. Various recipes call for eggs, either as a main ingredient or a complementary one.
So why should anyone substitute eggs? Well, not everyone can – or wants to – include them in their diets!
For individuals who are allergic to eggs or practice the vegan lifestyle, it can be difficult to find substitutes.
The vast majority of baked goods contain eggs, from brownies to homemade bread. Eggs serve as a binding agent, meaning they add structure and moisture to a dish.
Now, there are ready-made egg replacements available. However, these products are often heavily processed and may contain artificial ingredients you want to avoid.
If you spot an egg substitute at a store, make sure you read the ingredients before purchase. Look for a guarantee that the product is non-GMO.
GMO stands for genetically modified organisms. GMO’s are essentially compounds that have been altered in a laboratory from their original form.
If you are vegan, keep in mind that some manufactured egg substitutes still contain animal products.
It is healthier to substitute eggs with ingredients of which you are certain. Unfortunately, it can be a little more difficult than you think.
This is because not every type of substitute will fit every recipe. Certain substitutes work better than others depending on what you are preparing. (Source)
So, whether you are vegan, allergic, or simply don’t like eggs – try the following substitutes: (Source)
Applesauce is a great substitute for eggs, particularly if you are making muffins, brownies or quick breads.
One quarter of a cup of applesauce is equivalent to one egg. If possible, use organic unsweetened applesauce rather than a sugary, processed type.
If you prefer a fruity alternative to applesauce,…
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