This Egg Substitution Printable gives you everything you need to create eggless dishes with no problems at all! Whether you need to accommodate an allergy or are just looking for creative choices in your recipes, this one-page chart gives you everything you need.
How many times have you walked into the kitchen and started to prepare ingredients to bake something only to find out you were without EGGS?
This has happens to me way more than I want to admit. So, to save my sanity and help you out, I have created this easy-to-use Egg Substitution Printable.
🥚 Purpose of Eggs In Recipes
While there are many purposes of eggs in your recipes, they are best used as a binder for other ingredients. They help hold cookies, meatloaf, and other components together beautifully.
In addition to being a fantastic binder, they also add moisture to baked goods and enhance the food’s texture.
Thankfully, there are a bunch of practical alternatives that can also bind ingredients, make the textures perfect, and give the dish moisture too.
I remember when I first started out baking if I didn’t have eggs, I thought it was the end of the world, and I wouldn’t make the food.
After years of practice and effort, I have found there are some fantastic substitutes, and sometimes they even make the food better than if you did use an egg. But I will let you be the judge of that.
Substitutes Are Good For
To simplify it for you, we put what each ingredient is good for in the recipe. If it’s texture, moisture, or binding, that way you can easily decide which replacement is best for you.
This easy to look at chart will save you time trying to figure out what’s best.
Sweet Foods vs. Savory
For baked goods and other sweet foods, you will have at least eight different ingredients that make fantastic substitutes for eggs. This is wonderful, and you will find that many of these ideas add even more sweetness to your recipe.
Bananas, applesauce, and pureed prunes are some of my favorites because they are all naturally sweet. Plus, I almost always have ripe bananas around, so it’s an easy fix for me.
For the salty or savory foods, there are four different options that are all pretty great. With some experimenting, I found breadcrumbs worked great to bind meatballs and allowed me to eliminate the egg.
Now, I do this frequently just because we love the results! I’m sure after you experiment and try some new ideas you will find some things you really love too.
Keep in mind that these egg substitutes aren’t the only ones out there.
So, if you are used to using a certain item as a replacement, continue to do so. These are some additional ideas that are wonderful to know and have saved me many times.
It’s important to note that this printable is for one egg for each ingredient swap. So if you have multiple eggs in a recipe, you will need to convert the amount to be equal to the correct number of eggs. See the examples below:
- Almond Butter – For one egg, you need ½ cup, but it would be one cup for two eggs.
- Banana – For one egg, you need ¼ cup of mashed banana, but two eggs you need ½ cup.
- Ground Chia Seeds – For one egg, you would need one tablespoon chia seed + ¼ cup water, but for two eggs, you would need 2 tablespoons of chia seeds and ½ cup water.
You’ll need to double or triple ingredients depending on how many eggs the recipe calls for. This is important, so your recipes turn out beautifully each time.
🥘 How To Use
We know that substituting ingredients can be a little bit intimidating, so we wanted to help you along the way.
We have a section that explains how to use each ingredient and the types of foods they will work best in.
This will give you an idea of where you will have the best luck without having to scour the internet looking for answers.
This Egg Substitution Printable is completely free. I threw in a couple of additional pages of common kitchen swaps as well. Please only use this for personal use.
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