« baking tips and primers

Egg Replacers

Egg replacer made from flax

  • For each large egg, blend 1 tablespoon (1/4 ounce) finely ground flax meal with 3 tablespoons cold water. Let rest for 10 minutes to thicken.

Egg replacer made from starches

  • For each large egg, whisk together the following:
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons tapioca starch
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons potato starch
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon (a big pinch) xanthan gum
    • 3 tablespoons water
  • Let rest for 10 minutes until the mixture starts to thicken, then whisk until it appears lighter; the mixture will increase in volume a bit. The idea is to trap air bubbles to help with leavening, the same way eggs do.

Egg replacer made from starches – base mix

  • The following base will make the equivalent of 16 large eggs.
  • Mix the following ingredients together, and store in an airtight container.
    • 1/2 cup tapioca starch
    • 1/2 cup potato starch
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • For each large egg, mix 1 tablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon dry blend with 3 tablespoons cold water.