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Is there a vegan-friendly egg substitute?

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Ener-G Egg Replacer is a vegan egg substitute that is available at some grocery stores. It is also possible to make vegan egg substitutes at home using ingredients such as flax seed, silken tofu or bananas.

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Is there a vegan-friendly egg substitute?
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Ener-G Egg Replacer is a powder made from potato and tapioca starch. Mix the powder with water according to the instructions listed on the box to substitute eggs in baking. Milled flax seed works as an egg substitute in whole grain baked goods and pancakes. One tablespoon of ground flax seed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water is roughly equal to one egg.

Mashed or pureed bananas work as egg substitutes in breads and muffins. To replace one egg, use 1/4 cup of banana puree. This is equal to about half of a medium-sized banana. Vinegar and baking soda mixed together can replicate the leavening properties of eggs in baking. Combine 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of vinegar to replace one egg.

In savory recipes, use an egg substitute that mimics the binding properties of eggs. Suitable replacements include mashed potatoes, bread crumbs, cooked oatmeal and cooked rice. These egg substitutes may be used in foods such as vegetable loaf or vegan burger patties.

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