Good gosh! Let’s talk about eggs for a minute.
I bought an 18 carton of eggs before Christmas, and it was $3.49. I just went to the store — 8 BUCKS!!
That is scary, because eggs are in EVERYTHING.
Have you ever tried to cook or bake without an egg? Yeah. It’s probably not going to happen.
Luckily, thanks to Grandma and her recipe box, we can totally substitute so many things for eggs — saving the actual eggs for breakfast.
9 Things You Can Substitute For Eggs In Recipes
Now, it is important to note that I’m NOT telling you these subs are good to scramble up and eat.
They are literally for baking or cooking — recipes that call for eggs.
1) Applesauce. Don’t ask me how it works, but it totally does. My grandma used to use applesauce in place of eggs in all of her cakes. You just add about 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce, and omit the egg.
2) Banana. Yep. I’m serious. Mash about 1/2 a ripe banana, and it can be used in place of an egg in most recipes.
3) Silken Tofu. It’s a soy product, and you can use it to replace the egg in most recipes. It is important that you get SILKEN Tofu — the soft stuff. Puree about 1/4 cup of Silken Tofu to replace an egg in your recipe.
4) Vinegar and Baking Soda. This works the best in baked products — breads, cakes, cupcakes. Something about the chemical reaction that happens when you mix the vinegar and baking soda makes your baked goods light and airy without egg. Just use 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Mix it together before you add it to the recipe.
5) Peanut Butter. Or any nut butter, really. It is going to change the flavor of your baked goods, but you can use about 1/4 cup of nut butter to replace an egg in most recipes.
6) Chia Seeds. Just mix 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water to replace one egg in recipes.
7) Plain Greek Yogurt. Flavored yogurt is going to alter the flavor of your baked goods, but 1/4 cup of plain greek yogurt is perfect to replace an egg in most recipes.
8) Oats. Yep. Like oatmeal. Just mix 2 tablespoons of oats with 3 tablespoons of BOILING water to replace one egg in most recipes.
9) Cornstarch. You can mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of water to replace one egg.
Try it out, and let us know what you think. Maybe one of these subs for an egg can save you a chunk of change at the grocery store.