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Egg Substitutions

Allergies and food sensitivities don't need to get in the way of becoming a Power Chef. These substitutions can be used to modify many recipes into a yummy and safe treat.

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Egg Substitutions


Children with egg allergies must avoid egg in all forms. In a typical recipe for baked goods, egg plays one of two roles: either as a binder (to hold the recipe together) or as a leavening agent (to help it rise).

Egg as a binder. One egg is often equal to: 
  • 1/2 medium banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed mixed with 3 tablespoons warm water, let stand for 1 minute before using
  • Commercial egg substitutes are also available.

Egg as a leavening agent. One egg is equal to: ‚Äč
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil (like canola) + 1 1/2 tablespoons water + 1 teaspoon baking powder

NOTE: Commercial egg substitutes - general rule of thumb, if recipe calls for 3 or more eggs, the egg substitute doesn't work.