Sixth Day of Christmas: Vegan! Six Egg Subsitutes
Remember that song about the Twelve Days of Christmas? Sure you do. There were some drummers, some birds, some rings… Yeah, it’s not that important. That’s why we’re giving you our own take, one number a day until Christmas, so that you can celebrate the holidays by making something you’d actually want to eat. Now get counting and cooking.
In the original version of the 12 days of Christmas today would be the day of Six Geese a Laying. Here at Silver Spork we have modernized this with egg substitutes. Seriously, it’s the holidays; let the geese take a vacation.
Dessert Bread Baking
When making dessert breads, like banana bread or Boston brown bread, egg replacement is easy. For each required egg just substitute a half a banana (mashed) or 1/2 cup of apple sauce. With this type of replacement you will be able to taste the substitute. Be sure you choose which will taste best in the bread that you are baking.
For cake making you can substitute 2-3 eggs with 1 cup of soda. That’s right, soda. Like, pop… I’m talking Coco-Cola and Sprite here. When choosing what type of soda you’re going to use, think about your cake. If you’re making a fun-fetti cake try Orange Soda or Sprite. The taste the soda adds is very mild but is there. This substitution will make your cake light and fluffy.
When making a dozen cookies you can substitute your eggs with 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of baking powder. The baking soda and powder will make your cookies bind and rise just like an egg would. You can even double them if you’d like to make your cookies rise more and be puffy.
I am about to change your life. When making pancakes from a box mix, you don’t need to add eggs. That’s your substitute. Nothing. Just skip that step. They will turn out fine. If you’re feeling a little crazy and want banana pancakes or apple pancakes, you can add bananas or applesauce as an egg substitute just like you would for the bread, but you don’t have to.
Tofu scramble is a favorite among vegans. To make it, you need a pound of firm tofu, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of chicken seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder, union powder, and turmeric, as well as 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast flakes. When you have all this, break up the tofu in a pan over a medium heat and add the seasonings. Once you’re done with this, you can add whatever else you like to the scrambled tofu or use it in a recipe.
Ener-G Foods Egg Replacer
If you’re looking for a more universal egg substitute for baking, Ener-G Egg Replacer is for you. It’s a potato starch based power that you can add hot water to and make an “egg.” This brand bakes a replacer that works well in all things baking wise. You can find it at health food stores.
Post by Kylie Torres. Art by someone. We can’t find the original copy, but would love to give credit to the amazing artist.