People with an egg allergy may find that the health food section of the grocery store offers the most options. That`s where you`ll find vegan foods that are made without eggs or egg products.
When preparing your own food, you can substitute one of these egg alternatives in your recipes. Each of these replaces one egg (these substitutes may not work as well in recipes that call for more than three eggs):
1 teaspoon baking powder + 1 tablespoon liquid + 1 tablespoon vinegar
1 packet gelatin + 2 tablespoons warm water (don`t mix until ready to use)
1 tablespoon pureed fruit such as apricots or bananas
When cooking at home, always carefully scrub the utensils you`re using in case they have been used on egg products.
What is a good substitute for eggs?
Ener-G Egg Replacer - follow directions on box.
2 tbsp cornstarch = 1 egg
2 tbsp arrowroot flour = 1 egg
2 tbsp potato starch = 1 egg
1 heaping tbsp soy powder + 2 tbsp water = 1 egg
1 tbsp soy milk powder + 1 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water = 1 egg.
1 banana = 1 egg in cakes.
1 tbsp milled flax seed and 3 tbsp water = 1 egg. Light, fluffy cakes!
Homemade egg substitute recipe
Homemade egg substitutes are less expensive and just as satisfactory. They also have few calories. Here`s a low cholesterol egg substitute recipe:
1 tablespoon of nonfat dry milk powder
2 egg whites from large eggs
4 drops of yellow food color
Sprinkle powdered milk over egg whites, then beat them with fork until smooth. Add food color, and beat until blended. This makes 1/4 cup, which is equal to 1 large egg. If you use this homemade substitute for scrambled eggs, cook it in vegetable oil or margarine so the eggs won`t be too dry.