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Egg substitue for baking
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seeit2 posted:
You can substitute ground flax meal for egg in any recipe. Just mix one Tablespoon flax with three Tablespoons water for each egg in the recipe. This is especially tasty in bread and muffin recipes, and adds a nice shot of Omega-3s and whole grains to your dish.
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vetiver8 responded:
Good idea! I bake for someone who is always trying to cut down on fats and therefore uses only egg whites. I'll try the flax meal and water substitution for some of the whole eggs!
 
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seeit2 replied to vetiver8's response:
If you are making something sweeter then you can use 3 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce plus one teaspoon baking powder for each egg...but in any recipe I would not sub for more than 2 eggs.

Deb
 
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KatieS83 replied to seeit2's response:
Hey Deb! long time. if i were to use this for cupcakes would the applesauce/baking powder sub work fine?
Katie (27) DH (28) DS 22months DD born 6/30/10 8lbs 5oz 20 1/2 inches.
 
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seeit2 replied to KatieS83's response:
Yup. Use unsweetened applesauce to keep the sugar content down.
Deb (39) DD (4) Funny, spirited, curious, has a severe milk allergy, egg allergy DS (9 mo) fearless and bottomless, no known allergies
 
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KatieS83 replied to seeit2's response:
excellent! thank you! his birthday is coming up, i tried to make the Cherrybrook Kitchen cookies for him, they turned out horrible so now that i understand the apple sauce trick, i have more options!
Katie (27) DH (28) DS 22months DD born 6/30/10 8lbs 5oz 20 1/2 inches.
 
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catherine1764 replied to seeit2's response:
If I understand this correctly, seeit2 says the unsweetened applesauce/baking powder substitute makes the item sweeter. But what i don't understand is seeit2's response to KatieS83 which says the unsweetened applesauce is used to keep the sugar content down. I am diabetic, and I wonder if you're trying to make the iterm sweeter. Or are you trying to keep the sugar content down?
 
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seeit2 replied to catherine1764's response:
The applesauce is always going to be sweeter than the flax. Unsweetened applesauce has less sugar than the applesauce with sugar added. But I get the inconsistency you noted.
Deb (39) DD (4) Funny, spirited, curious, has a severe milk allergy, egg allergy DS (9 mo) fearless and bottomless, no known allergies
 
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mutia responded:
thanks so much, i've been avoiding all the cakes i love cos im allergic to eggs. i guess i can bake my cakes again.
 
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seeit2 replied to seeit2's response:
Also, Catherine, you would not want (too much) flax in your cookies or cupcakes - thus the applesauce. I would recommend the flax in more bread-type recipes and applesauce in everything else.
Deb (39) DD (4) Funny, spirited, curious, has a severe milk allergy, egg allergy DS (9 mo) fearless and bottomless, no known allergies
 
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seeit2 replied to mutia's response:
I would definitely recommend the vegan cake recipe posted under "Tips" - we make it all the time and love it.
Deb (39) DD (4) Funny, spirited, curious, has a severe milk allergy, egg allergy DS (9 mo) fearless and bottomless, no known allergies


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