Vegans, Cooks?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by flutterby, May 3, 2011.

  1. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    I know there are a long list of items you can use to substitute for eggs in a recipe. I don't want to buy an egg substitute or egg replacement product.

    What is the best thing to substitute for eggs in a cake mix and/or brownie mix? I was leaning toward applesauce, but wasn't sure about the consistency.
  2. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    I use applesauce in place of oil. The whole point of the eggs is to make it stick together... So I suppose applesauce would work for that, too!
  3. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    I can of pumpkin and the brownie mix from the box! YUM- don't add anything else.
  4. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    I also use applesauce instead of oil, but never had luck using it instead of eggs.
  5. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    Thanks! We get free-range eggs from a friend with chickens - so I know they are totally cruelty free - but for those times that I am out....
  6. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    I did a quick search and came up with a list of several egg replacements, depending on what you're making. Many seem to be common ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, bananas, etc.
  7. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I have heard of using pureed prunes...
  8. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I have used soy powder as a sub for eggs in quite a few recipes with-o any problems. Also subbed applesauce or pureed prunes or dates for oil in recipes. I don't know much about vegan cooking, but I would use a bit of extra oil, a tablespoon or so, and the soy powder for the egg in most baked good and quick breads. Not sure about yeast breads because I don't make those often.
  9. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    Thanks. I looked it up last night and got a list of things you can substitute for eggs, but trying to figure out what to substitute for eggs in a given recipe wasn't so clear, as it depends on if the eggs are used for liquid, binding, or leavening. And I'm not a cook.