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Sun Mar 7, 2021, 04:29 PM

Seeking ideas for good egg substitute

We finally get to see my turning 93 year old mother-in-law for her birthday on March 15! Rescheduled from last year!

I have a great carrot cake recipe that I love to make with our wintered-over carrots. They are uncommonly sweet. We have a good crop, and I want to make her my delicious carrot cake! But she can't eat eggs anymore, including in baked goods. It takes 4.

Thought I'd check with hive mind here - I'll bet there are some excellent ideas!

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Reply Seeking ideas for good egg substitute (Original post)
cilla4progress Mar 2021 OP
Mr.Bill Mar 2021 #1
WhiteTara Mar 2021 #2
Ohiogal Mar 2021 #3
Wicked Blue Mar 2021 #4
cilla4progress Mar 2021 #6
Wicked Blue Mar 2021 #8
cilla4progress Mar 2021 #5
Pobeka Mar 2021 #7
mitch96 Mar 2021 #9
Demsrule86 Mar 2021 #13
Phentex Mar 2021 #10
cilla4progress Mar 2021 #11
Demsrule86 Mar 2021 #12
eppur_se_muova Mar 2021 #14
Warpy Mar 2021 #15
cilla4progress Mar 2021 #16
Warpy Mar 2021 #17
cilla4progress Mar 2021 #18

Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Mar 7, 2021, 04:31 PM

1. I asked my wife and she said apple sauce.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Mar 7, 2021, 04:31 PM

2. If you're using as a binder

I have read about applesauce. Sounds delicious

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Mar 7, 2021, 04:32 PM

3. Try this

https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/egg-substitutes-for-baking/

What can i use instead of eggs in baking?
Most Commonly Used Egg Substitutes for Baking
Mashed Banana.
Applesauce.
Silken Tofu.
Ground Flax Seed mixed with water.
Yogurt (dairy-free or regular)
Buttermilk.
Sweetened Condensed Milk.

Good luck and happy birthday to Mom!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Mar 7, 2021, 04:34 PM

4. We used this when one of my daughters was in first grade

We kept her from eating anything with eggs for a couple of years, and the allergy went away.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 7, 2021, 04:37 PM

6. Did you find it

a suitable replacement?

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 7, 2021, 04:45 PM

8. It was the best I could find at the time, around 1989

I used it to make cupcakes for a class party and nobody could tell the difference.

One mother had pitched a fit about my intention of making egg-free cupcakes for the first grade class. She insisted on baking and bringing in normal cupcakes, even though that meant my daughter couldn't have one.

I said my daughter would be singled out and unable to have a cupcake, so please let me bring in eggless cupcakes. I made them anyway so the kids could have one of each, and my daughter could have 2 eggless ones.

They came out fine, and afterward the mother apologized to me. Normally I wouldn't make an issue of this, but I didn't want my child sitting out the party while everyone else had cupcakes.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Mar 7, 2021, 04:36 PM

5. Thanks!

I think I'll go with applesauce! We also make our own (royal "we"...really my husband 🙂 ) from our trees.

Thank you!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Mar 7, 2021, 04:38 PM

7. The liquid from a can of garbanzo beans as a binder.

So says my daughter who shares a lot of this *weird* stuff.

Apparently it has to be garbanzo beans. The liquid will be thick, and will act as a binder when it is cooked. Definitely something you want to google to get exact details.

I'm all about the eggs myself

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 10:15 AM

13. If it is garbanzo beans based...we have gluten free flour that has that...I can't eat gluten.

I hate the taste garbanzo in anything but hummus...threw the expensive flour out. I couldn't stand it.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Mar 7, 2021, 05:48 PM

10. I use different kinds depending on what I'm making but yes...

for baked goods, applesauce works well.

I also use:

flax egg
vegan egg
Bob's Red Mill egg replacement
egg replacer (someone else showed the brand)
Just Egg (which is not egg at all, lol)

I got different results through trial and error but now I can figure which to use when. For example, I don't want applesauce in my cornbread.

Good luck!

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Response to Phentex (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 7, 2021, 07:19 PM

11. Thanks!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 02:40 PM

14. Golden flax meal was suggested in this group a while back ...

DUgling "golden flax meal" came up with a few hits, half of them mine ...

https://www.egglesscooking.com/flax-egg-substitute/

I thought King Arthur Flour kept a Web page on golden flax meal, but now all I can find is these recipes: https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/search?query=golden+flax&algolia-index=recipe_index

and a blog with some entries for egg substitutes:
https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/blog/2015/07/12/make-homemade-egg-replacer
https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/blog/2021/01/21/guide-for-substituting-eggs-best-egg-replacers

I've use GFM in recipes that didn't need to be particularly fluffy, with no problems. I'd suggest aquafaba for the fluffy stuff:
https://www.google.com/search?q=aquafaba+site%3Ademocraticunderground.com
https://www.thekitchn.com/this-gorgeous-vegan-meringue-is-made-from-the-most-surprising-ingredient-220651

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 06:18 PM

15. Why no eggs?

If it's the cholesterol, then a good sub would be egg white and extra oil.

If it's allergy, Le Google is your friend. I found dozens of eggless carrot cake recipes very quickly.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 06:48 PM

16. They upset her tummy.

Yes - I was looking for inside tips.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 06:54 PM

17. I made that suggestion for a reason.

The recipe at Le Google I liked the best used grated apples (for the pectin) with the grated carrots.

Once you get the chemistry somewhere else, use your own spices and frosting.

That's why I suggested Le Google. That's where you find tested recipes for the cake so you don't lose time and money experimenting with sbstitutions that can throw baking chemistry off.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 09:12 PM

18. I thought

you were saying LeGoogle jokingly - I guess it is a real thing!

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