"Be sure to gather the eggs every night..."
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farmer Boy
Do you know that with over 40 hens, we sometimes find ourselves without eggs! Most of the time it is in the autumn during molting season but it is still upsetting. We actually take a stand and refuse to buy eggs when this occurs for if we were to do so, they would be doubly expensive because we are still paying for chicken feed at the same time (I just can't make myself do it). So, when we don't have eggs, we use egg substitutions. I only knew a few of them until Vicky (a sweet reader and dare I say "friend") emailed me her excellent list! This is also handy information to include in your Proverbs 31 Preparedness Binder as emergencies come in many forms! Sometimes you are simply in the middle of baking a cake when you realize you have no eggs! Yes, preparedness comes in many forms too...
Keep in mind that some of these may not result in the same "light and fluffy" result as when using real eggs but they should work in a pinch!
- 2 TB. cornstarch = 1 egg
- 2 TB. arrowroot flour = 1 egg
- 2 TB. potato starch = 1 egg
- 1 heaping TB. soy powder + 2 TB. water = 1 egg
- 1 banana = 1 egg in cakes
- 1 TB. milled flax seed + 3TB. water = 1 egg (makes light and fluffy cakes according to Vicky)
- 1 TB. ground chia seed + 3 TB. water = 1 egg (let mixture sit 5 minutes or so to gel)
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