Are you looking for a good egg substitute/alternative or you have been wondering what you can use instead of eggs?
These questions are not so easy to answer, since eggs have different functions in different recipes. In some recipes, eggs are used to give volume and airy texture to the baked goods, add moisture to the product (this happens because other ingredients absorb eggs) and, of course, let’s not forget about their binding property, the ability to hold other ingredients together and prevent them from falling apart.
Therefore, in each case, the egg is replaced with completely different components. In this post, I will share with you two simple egg substitutes that will cover you in almost every case that has eggs listed as an ingredient.
Carbonated Water – a perfect egg substitute!
Well, unfortunately only in two cases – adding moisture and leavening. However, nothing will stop me from raving about it. My husband can drink water only if it has “bubbles”. Therefore, I always have sparkling water in the fridge. You have no idea how many times it helped me out as an egg alternative for its leavening property. Besides, it also adds moisture. If you want your muffins, cakes, or bread to be moist, fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside then carbonated water is your go-to baking substitute!
Use ¼ cup of sparkling water to substitute 1 large egg!
What to use instead of eggs as a binder
If you need to replace an egg in a dish where it serves as a binding agent, for example, you are making meat patties, fritters, meatballs, classical pancakes, or pancakes with veggies, casseroles, etc., then you can use this egg substitute for frying. Everybody knows that flaxseeds or chia seeds can be used instead of eggs, however, everybody forgets about oats. They are a perfect and, most importantly, very common item that can be found almost in every kitchen. This amount of ingredients can be used instead of 1 egg.
Homemade Egg Substitute
- 1 tbsp oatmeal
- 2 tbsp water
- Place the oats into a food processor or a blender. Grind them until they reach a somewhatpowder-like consistency. On the other hand, you can use a preground type of oatsthe so-called “milled oats”.
- Combine oats with water in a small saucepan and heat it on the stove. Let the oats cookin boiling water for several minutes on low to medium heat until it becomes a glue-likemixture.
- Letit cool down before using it further.
I hope that the article was helpful and you used these two egg alternatives in your baking or cooking. If you know some other ways to replace eggs in recipes whether in baking or cooking, please, share them with everybody in the comment section.