Homemade Egg Substitute
Have you been looking for a way to avoid eggs, but you still desire to prepare foods that require them? Are you sensitive to eggs or even allergic? I am not allergic, but this recipe is something that I discovered shortly after I was diagnosed with discoid lupus.
You see, I used to love conventional, or traditional (if you will), baking. However, once I learned that the refined sugar and animal protein I was pouring into my body was contributing to my lupus symptoms, I quit both quick, fast, and in a hurry!! Some people are surprised by this and often ask, "Wasn't that so hard to do - giving up refined sugar and animal protein?!? " My reply is always the same, "If you are in enough pain and want to make it stop badly enough, you'll try anything!" In my case, I didn't object to the anti-malarial medication or the cortisone shots in my scalp the dermatologist prescribed me, but I also made the decision to heal myself from the inside out with food at the same time.
What is someone who enjoys baking to do when refined sugar or eggs are out of the equation? There had to be some way I could still bake tasty treats. You're probably thinking, how can anything that doesn't have sugar in it be tasty??? One thing is important to understand, when you alter your eating habits for the better your taste buds change. They sure do! What used to taste good doesn't taste so great anymore. In fact, salt is much saltier and refined sugar tastes, well, like it will make your teeth fall out!!
Here is what I discovered: all it takes to make a homemade egg substitute are 2 ingredients: water and flax meal. You'll notice in the photo the flax actually says Flax Seeds, which is misleading because "ground" is in such fine print, but it is in the meal form. You'll want to make sure that you buy Flax Meal and NOT flax seeds unless you are prepared to grind the seeds into meal on your own. You can do this in a small whole bean coffee grinder if you'd like an extra step.
Here's a recipe I like to use when I bake...super simple!
To substitute for one egg, you'll need:
1 tablespoon of flax meal
3 tablespoons of water
Mix the flax meal and water together. You'll want to let it sit for several minutes so it has the opportunity to thicken up.
Enjoy! I'd love to hear from you and how your homemade egg making experience went! How did your recipe turn out? What, if anything, did you notice different about using this egg substitute versus using actual eggs?
Allison Marschean is a wife and mother of 8 year old twins girls and a 2 year old baby girl who is kicking an autoimmune disorder to the curb with food and fitness, all while living her dimensions!