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How to Replace Eggs in Everything
The ultimate guide to baking, binding and scrambling plants. Because chickens are so 2018.
You were raised on sunny-side up, can’t crack a meringue without it’s whites and a yolk-free cake mix just sounds wrong. Well, we’re over easy. Prepare to impress the most passionate baker with our best ways to replace eggs in everything. Because chickens are so 2018.
Eggs are really useful. We use them for baking, scrambling, binding and don’t forget: chewy, crispy, melt-in-your-mouth meringues - yes, it’s possible! So, starting from the top, here are our favourite allplants solutions to both your everyday, and most indulgent foodie needs!
Bake 'til you drop with these nutritious kitchen cupboard ingredients, it’s easy.
Baking Soda + Apple Cider Vinegar - Whip together this combination for light, fluffy bakes, everytime.
Chia or Flax Egg - When you need a binding agent, to stop your cookies from crumbling, the chia or ‘flax egg’ are ready in just 15 minutes.
Use for: Brownies, cakes, pancakes, cookies and pies.
How much: 1 egg = 1 tbsp of milled flaxseed or chia seeds + 3 tbsp of water.
What to do: Whisk together and stand for 15 minutes, to thicken.
BINDING & SAVOURIES
Savoury foods rely on eggs to bind crumby ingredients together, this stops crumbling. So whether you’re making falafel, burgers or waffles the following tips may come in handy.
Chickpea Flour - Chickpea flour firms up as it heats - making it a fantastic binder - it’s also yellow in appearance, so your senses won’t get confused.
When we said you could scramble plants, you didn’t believe us, so here it goes. Add your favourite flavours and seasonings along the way.Tofu - Both firm and silken tofu can be used to replace your morning scramble - add a little turmeric for colour and you’re good to go! Scrambled tofu can be used in your favourite breakfast and even added to rice, to fulfil your ‘egg’ fried rice dreams.
Aquafaba - This is going to shock you. The miracle juice found in unsalted chickpeas can be whisked into a firm egg white peak.