Eggs are used in a lot of our recipes but the problem arises when you’re a vegetarian and you prefer egg-less dishes to munch on. So, to put an end to your worries as we have here some natural food products that can very well replace eggs in your favourite recipes.
So, if you have been willing to bake a cake or prepare a lip-smacking waffle, but don’t want to add eggs to it, we will help you out, just read on to find out more. Here are seven replacements for eggs for you to check out.
So, the first replacement for eggs are overripe bananas. We often tend to forget eating bananas on time and when they become overripe we don't consider using them at all. But you can use overripe bananas as a replacement for eggs. Just peel the bananas and mash them in a grinder. Replace one egg, with 1/4th cup of overripe mashed bananas. This can be used in recipes of cakes, quick bread, and muffins.
Another simple food that can easily play the substitute for eggs in many recipes, is curd. 1/4 cups of curd can be equated to one egg. Make sure the curd you use in your recipes is thick, creamy, and fresh. Use this replacement instead of eggs, while making cakes, muffins, or quick bread.
Coming to substitute number three, we have condensed milk. It is easily available in the markets and fulfills the absence of eggs in your recipes. Remember, when you're using condensed milk in your recipes, lessen one tablespoon of sugar from it as condensed milk is already sweetened and hence you can rely on this to enhance the taste of your dish. Use condensed milk in place of eggs for making donuts, waffles, pancakes, muffins, and cakes.
You can also use buttermilk or which is more commonly known as Mattha in your recipes, instead of eggs. But buttermilk is not to be used alone. You have to mix 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda with 1/2 cup buttermilk. Let this mixture sit for about 4-5 minutes and you will notice some effervescence or bubble formation in the buttermilk. This is because the baking soda reacts with buttermilk to produce carbon dioxide. After this, the mixture can be used as an egg replacement.
Plain Or Common Vinegar
Plain vinegar mixed with baking soda can also produce great results for acting as an egg replacement. In fact, this is used in a lot of egg-less recipes. Take vinegar(Try vinegar feet soak) and baking soda in the ratio 2:1. Then add the baking soda to a bowl and then pour vinegar over it. Use it immidiately in your dishes for better results. This can be used in muffin recipes, brownie recipes, and cake recipes, especially for a red velvet cake recipe.
Our next egg replacements are chia seeds(benefits of chia seeds), not only are these seeds healthy but are also used in various cuisines worldwide. And, that these seeds could make the perfect egg replacements. Just mix 1 tablespoon chia seeds with 2.5 tablespoons of water and let it soak for 10 minutes. Chia seeds will enhance your dish to give it a crunchy and nutty flavour. Use these seeds for making waffles, cookies, or quick bread.
Last but not least are, flax seeds or linseed, these seeds also serve as great replacements for eggs. Just add some flax seeds to the grinder, make a fine powder out of it. Then mix 1 tablespoon of the flax seed powder with 3 tablespoons of water. Let it sit for 5 minutes and use it for a crispy and nutty flavour in waffles, cookies, and quick bread.
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