5 Egg Substitutes for Baking
One of the very common questions asked by beginners who just started out baking is 'what can be substituted for an egg?' or even pros looking for various other options. It's a common concern for vegetarians and vegans, whether or not the cake would be fluffy and spongy or if the absence of egg would make it sticky. But fear not. We have got it covered.
Since there has been such a huge demand for vegetarian baking, egg substitutes for baking, and egg-free recipes that we want to provide you with the right ingredients and information you might need to go on your baking expedition with great results.
Here are a few Egg Substitutes for Baking:
Buttermilk / Yogurt
Buttermilk can be considered a great substitute for eggs and yogurt too. Although it’s recommended to go for plain yogurt instead of the flavored or sweetened varieties as they might cause a change in the flavor of the outcome and result in a different taste altogether. For every egg that needs a replacement, you can use one-fourth cup of buttermilk or yogurt which is approximately equal to 60 grams if you are using scales. For muffins, cakes, and cupcakes this substitution works like a charm.
Another popular replacement for eggs is mashed bananas. Although it would come to your notice that baked products with mashed bananas are often very dense and a little too moist and the brown coloring for baking might also vary. Many such replacements like avocados or pumpkins see the same fate. Another worth mentioning fact would be that your finished product would more or less have a significant banana-like flavor mild or intense depending upon the quantity you add. So if you don’t like bananas smell or taste, you might wanna go for other options. Same as buttermilk add one-fourth of your puree for every egg replacement. The substitute works great for cakes and loaves.
Cooked apples turned it puree is basically what apple sauce is and is a significant substitute for eggs. Although the market has various different applesauce, so if you are using a sweetened variety you might want to reduce the sugar in your recipe although unsweetened applesauce is what generally preferred. Same as for the above substituents, use one-fourth cup of applesauce for every egg that needs a replacement. This would work great for cakes and loaves of bread and there several apple-based recipes as well which would definitely bring out great outcomes
Vinegar and Baking Soda
Mixing vinegar and baking soda together would lead to the formation of carbon dioxide and water due to a chemical reaction between them resulting in a very light and airy baked product. Mix 1 tablespoon of vinegar in 1 teaspoon of baking soda and that would be your replacement for an egg. Usually, white vinegar or apple cider vinegar is preferred but you can use a normal one that would work just fine. For cupcakes and pieces of bread, this combination works wonders.
Sweetened Condensed Milk
Sweetened condensed milk is also a really good substitute for eggs. But while using sweetened condensed milk make sure that you get your sugar proportions right since there’s sugar in it and sugar in the recipe, so as to ensure the baked product is not oversweet. You can also make condensed milk at home, albeit it requires quite a bit of time. Condensed milk works great for fillings and cakes and lemon curd etc.
By now, you might have gotten a pretty good idea as to how you should go on about you baking without using eggs. These substitutes will great for all our vegan and vegetarian friends or even for people who do not like the smell of eggs. Happy baking!