Omitting the almighty egg in recipes can lead to serious baking disasters. It's rumored that the Romans put eggs in their concrete to improve it's strength. Egg Replacer Powder is a very effective egg replacer that's great for replacing eggs in most vegan baking recipes where heat is involved. It's an important piece of weaponry in your vegan baking arsenal. When I ran my baking company, Enchanted Oven Baking Co, I used this egg replacer extensively in my cookies to make them soft, dense and chewy.
This binding powder consists of a blend of starch, vegetable gum and a leavener. Arrowroot is used as the starch because it performs well and is one of the most tasteless starches. Baking powder is used to mimic the slight leavening properties that an egg would contribute. Guar or Xanthan gum improves emulsification of fats and oils much like an egg would. Use Egg Replacer Powder as a more affordable direct replacement for Ener-G Egg Replacer.
This recipe is for a large batch of Egg Replacer Powder that can be used for many recipes.
2 ½ cups arrowroot powder or tapioca starch
½ cup non-aluminum baking powder
1 Tablespoon guar gum powder or xanthan gum powder
Whisk together the arrowroot powder or tapioca starch, baking powder and guar gum or xanthan gum powder in a large mixing bowl. Transfer this mixture to a glass jar and shake vigorously so it's thoroughly mixed. Label the jar accordingly.
To substitute for one egg, add 1 ½ teaspoons of Egg Replacer Powder to 3 Tablespoons of water and whisk into a slurry with a small whisk for fork.