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Vegan Egg Replacer Powder Mattie

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Vegan Egg Replacer Powder

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 its strength. Vegan Egg Replacer Powder is a very effective egg substitute 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 substitute recipe extensively with 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 Vegan Egg Replacer Powder as a more affordable direct replacement for Ener-G Egg Replacer.

This recipe is for a large batch of Vegan Egg Replacer Powder that can be used for many recipes. 

Vegan Egg Replacer Powder Recipe

2 ½ cups arrowroot powder or tapioca starch
½ cup non-aluminum baking powder
1 Tablespoon guar gum powder or xanthan gum powder

1) Whisk together the dry ingredients

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.

2) Whisk in water to substitute for one egg

To substitute for one egg, add 1 ½ teaspoons of Vegan Egg Replacer Powder to 3 Tablespoons of water and whisk into a slurry with a small whisk for fork. 


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hi Mattie,

thanks for this recepie. I am trying to create a good eggless sponge for a bakery. would this powder work as a good substitute for egg. I am planning to replace egg with some skimmed milk powder, guar gum, GMS and some liquid glucose. I will appriciate if you have any tested ratio of additives you can provide me or a recepie or give any suggestions. Thanks in advance
varunous Reviewed by varunous November 29, 2013
Last updated: November 29, 2013
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hi Mattie,

thanks for this recepie. I am trying to create a good eggless sponge for a bakery. would this powder work as a good substitute for egg. I am planning to replace egg with some skimmed milk powder, guar gum, GMS and some liquid glucose. I will appriciate if you have any tested ratio of additives you can provide me or a recepie or give any suggestions. Thanks in advance

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Hi Varunous! This egg replacer definitely won't hold a foam so it's not recommended for cakes. It's more of a structure builder in recipes where foams aren't used, such as cookies. If you're looking to build a foam, I recommend looking into xanthan gum and Versawhip 600k which is an enzymatically treated soy protein isolate. My guess is the enzymes denature the proteins, making them more likely to unfold and hold a foam during whipping.

GMS and liquid glucose are probably good choices. I recommend xanthan gum over guar gum because the xanthan will emulsify and hold air bubbles more effectively. Good luck!

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I just got all the ingredients to make this, haven't tried it yet. I do have a question, since this contains baking powder do you adjust the amount of baking powder called for in recipes?
paulachappell Reviewed by paulachappell August 20, 2013
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I just got all the ingredients to make this, haven't tried it yet. I do have a question, since this contains baking powder do you adjust the amount of baking powder called for in recipes?

Owner's reply

Great question paulachappell! The baking powder in this egg replacer is to slightly increase leavening like a normal egg does. There's no need to adjust the amount of baking powder called for in your recipe.

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I had a bit of a false start with this recipe after I tried a recipe for baked donuts and they came out looking like mini footballs, but I think the donut recipe was at fault, because since then I've used this egg replacer powder in all sorts of cakes, cookies and brownies and it's worked well every time.
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Reviewed by Julianne December 22, 2012

Excellent!

I had a bit of a false start with this recipe after I tried a recipe for baked donuts and they came out looking like mini footballs, but I think the donut recipe was at fault, because since then I've used this egg replacer powder in all sorts of cakes, cookies and brownies and it's worked well every time.

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Xanthan Gum in our country is so pricey. I heard that apple sauce is also an egg replacer, is it any good?
Reviewed by Sam August 25, 2012

Xanthan Gum in our country is so pricey. I heard that apple sauce is also an egg replacer, is it any good?

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This hasn't been replaced yet (pun intended)! I was using another recipe for egg replacer powder for several years (and it worked for my purposes) before I tried yours a year or so ago. I'm sticking with your recipe, Mattie.

I also cut the recipe in half. Then I can shake and store it in a 1 pound reclaimed glass peanut butter jar which fits on the pantry door shelf very nicely, thank you!
Reviewed by Carolyn August 09, 2012

Still the best egg replacer I'v tried

This hasn't been replaced yet (pun intended)! I was using another recipe for egg replacer powder for several years (and it worked for my purposes) before I tried yours a year or so ago. I'm sticking with your recipe, Mattie.

I also cut the recipe in half. Then I can shake and store it in a 1 pound reclaimed glass peanut butter jar which fits on the pantry door shelf very nicely, thank you!

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I wish I had found this recipe this morning before I bought Ener-g at the store! I am experimenting with vegetarian/vegan cooking & baking and one of the first things I thought I could easily do is get rid of all the eggs I've been using. I am bookmarking this to try in the future. Thanks!
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Reviewed by Lindsay March 05, 2012

This is great!

I wish I had found this recipe this morning before I bought Ener-g at the store! I am experimenting with vegetarian/vegan cooking & baking and one of the first things I thought I could easily do is get rid of all the eggs I've been using. I am bookmarking this to try in the future. Thanks!

Owner's reply

Thanks Lindsay! This stuff will save you so much money vs. buying eggs. And it'll last much longer too. Good luck!

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I've searched a long time for a recipe like this. Thank you! It worked great.
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Reviewed by Pat November 13, 2011

Thank you!

I've searched a long time for a recipe like this. Thank you! It worked great.

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Thanks for this! I am new to veganism and looking forward to learning more about how to cook this way. I want to make this powder, but my baking soda (Clabber Girl) contains aluminum. Will this make a difference in efficacy?
Reviewed by Jen October 08, 2011

Aluminum in baking powder

Thanks for this! I am new to veganism and looking forward to learning more about how to cook this way. I want to make this powder, but my baking soda (Clabber Girl) contains aluminum. Will this make a difference in efficacy?

Owner's reply

Hi Jen! Although I don't recommend using baking powder with aluminum sulfate, it won't negatively affect the quality of your baked items or this egg replacer. Good luck!

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Does this keep indefinitely?
Reviewed by Fat Fudge April 21, 2011

Does this keep indefinitely?

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I don't know about in the US, but in the UK you can find xanthan gum in the "free from" aisle of major supermarkets (probably in Holland & Barrett as well, though I was able to just get mine from Tesco). Hope this helps!
Reviewed by Julianne February 14, 2011

Buying xanthan gum

I don't know about in the US, but in the UK you can find xanthan gum in the "free from" aisle of major supermarkets (probably in Holland & Barrett as well, though I was able to just get mine from Tesco). Hope this helps!

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Hi! I would like to try this egg replacer, but so far I haven't found any xanthan or guar gum to use in it (at least not in smaller-than-industrial quantities.) Is it possible to substitute agar agar?

Thanks!
Reviewed by Sam Wibatt February 13, 2011

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Hi! I would like to try this egg replacer, but so far I haven't found any xanthan or guar gum to use in it (at least not in smaller-than-industrial quantities.) Is it possible to substitute agar agar?

Thanks!

Owner's reply

Hi Sam,

I don't recommend substituting agar because it's a gel and doesn't work the same way as xanthan gum or guar gum. I recommend getting xanthan gum on the internet if you plan on doing occasional vegan baking in the future. It's cheap, has a long shelf life and can come in extremely handy!

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Can't thank you enough for this recipe-- I've been using it for a little over a year now, and it definitely works better than the commercial egg replacer powders... bakes like a dream, and works great in vegan bean-burgers, falafel, etc... I usually cut the recipe in half, & it fills a standard Bell jar & lasts just about forever. Love it! Good work! :-)
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Reviewed by Evz December 29, 2010

Great stuff-- thanks!

Can't thank you enough for this recipe-- I've been using it for a little over a year now, and it definitely works better than the commercial egg replacer powders... bakes like a dream, and works great in vegan bean-burgers, falafel, etc... I usually cut the recipe in half, & it fills a standard Bell jar & lasts just about forever. Love it! Good work! :-)

Owner's reply

Thrilled that Egg Replacer Powder is working well for you Evz! This has evolved over the years and I'm glad that it's benefiting other vegan bakers.

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