Still, there are some reasons they might not be your favorite unless you only use them now and hen. Get it?! I crack myself up!
You might be one of millions of people allergic to the albumin in eggs.
Or perhaps you just can’t stand the taste of those ovoid protein masses.
Or you don’t want to use anything that emerged from a chicken’s butt in your baking.
Or maybe you’re vegan, so it’s not even an option.
The reasoning doesn’t matter so much as the fact that you plain need solutions when it comes to binding your ingredients together in recipes.
First, what is a binding agent? In short it’s recipe glue, holding the other components together. Talk about a team leader. But what happens when the binding agent is an egg, and you just can’t do it? Thankfully, you’re in cluck!
For each egg, simply substitute with 1 Tbsp flax seed meal + 3 Tbsp water. Allow to thicken and then add to your dishes.
For 1 egg: 1 Tbsp flax + 3 Tbsp water
For 2 eggs: 2 Tbsp flax + 6 Tbsp water
For 3 eggs: 3 Tbsp flax + 9 Tbsp water
For 4 eggs: 1/4 cup flax + 3/4 cup water
Nutritional information [large egg]: Calories: 71, Carbohydrates: .5 Fiber: 0 g, Net Carbohydrates: .5 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 5 g
Nutritional information [flax substitute]: Calories: 30, Carbohydrates: 0 g, Fiber: 2 g, Net Carbohydrates: 0 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 3 g
Flax contains half the calories and fat as a regular egg.
When it comes to egg replacement, a little flexing of flax will let you relax, since it binds many foods naturally, and without any added ingredients.
A few other savory and sweet ideas if you’re not a flax fan…
1 Tbsp ground chia seed + 3 Tbsp water = 1 egg
2 Tbsp corn starch = 1 egg
2 Tbsp arrowroot flour = 1 egg
1/4 cup Greek yogurt = 1 egg
1/3 cup cooked pumpkin = 1 egg
1/3 cup mashed banana or unsweetened applesauce = 1 egg
As you can see, there are so many ways to keep cracking when it comes to cooking–even minus the eggs.
By the way, did you hear about The Birds? Word has it they may be dropping a new record albumin! Get it?! Ha ha ha!! I really need to stop…