UGH, food allergies. Our family is known for them. My son is allergic to eggs, so this past weekend, I went online and found several suggestions for egg substitution for my Christmas cookies. I found way more than I expected.
For baked goods, ½ a mashed banana plus ¼ teaspoon baking powder, or ¼ cup of applesauce can work, especially when you are only replacing one egg.
I decided to use a cookie mix (Pamela’s brand–gluten free– is a good one), because I was short on time and busy with other fun things. I used 1/2 a mashed banana plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder in place of the egg.
The cookies turned out GREAT. (I wanted to take a picture of them, but we ate them all before I got a chance!) My daughter actually liked them better with the banana than with an egg. (The cookies did have a definite banana flavor, so if that doesn’t appeal, try one of the other choices below.)
And remember, any cookie can be a Christmas cookie, as long as it has red and green sprinkles…
Some other egg replacements (I haven’t tried these yet.):
1 egg = 2 Tbsp. potato starch
1 egg = ¼ cup mashed potatoes (interesting!)
1 egg = ¼ cup canned pumpkin or squash
1 egg = ¼ cup pureed prunes (I’ve seen this as prune filling, called lekvar, in a can in the baking section of the grocery store.)
1 egg = 2 Tbsp. water + 1 Tbsp. oil + 2 tsp. baking powder
And, finally, here are pics of some of our Christmas decorations. I think our house looks its best at Christmas time–so warm and cozy.
I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful season too.
If you have any eggless cookie recipes, send them my way!