Who doesn't love the warm fuzzy feeling of serving up fresh baked chocolate chip cookies or warm apple pie? Those foods and the traditions that accompany them are incredibly important, particularly when we've totally transformed our diet and lifestyle. But we don't have to be left out! In fact, we can still easily serve up the most decadent cupcakes at the party! For most of us who have enjoyed baking before becoming vegan, finding substitutes for eggs may seem like a frustrating task. Fortunately, there are solutions out there which work really well. I gathered these from a few different sources and most of these I have tried out with great results. While baked goods are generally not the healthiest of vegan options, they serve as an important bridge in wowing others and helping to convince folks that you don't have to fill your recipes with bad cholesterol to get maximum flavor and make dazzling deserts. Many of these you might recognize, or already use, but hopefully this helps those who are just new to the world of ‘vegan baking’.
Each of these equal one egg:
- 1 T flax seed grounded and 3 T of hot water
- 3 T chia seeds and 1 T water
- ¼ cup of applesauce
- ¼ cup of warm water and 1 t of yeast
- ¼ cup of pumpkin/squash puree
- 1 t vinegar and 1 t baking powder
- 2 T of warm water, ½ t oil, and 2 T of baking soda, (careful with the baking soda—if you accidentally put too much in a recipe it’ll ruin it)
- ¼ cup of bananas (mashed)
- 1 ½ T of apple cider vinegar or oil, 1 ½ T of warm water, and 1 ½ T of baking powder
- 1 tablespoon of water and 3 T vegetable oil
- ¼ cup of warm water and 1 t of psyllium seed husk
- 3 T of veganaise
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