What About Eggs?

have no fear fellow New Vegans… there is a way to enjoy your favorite recipes without having to sacrifice your diet.

one of the things i get most often from non-vegans is them assuming that i don’t eat real food anymore. for some reason they seem to think that vegan food is completely different than normal people food. that’s just not true… i eat the same food that everybody eats, i just don’t add any animal products to it. i can still make my favorite pumpkin spice pancakes, i still bake my favorite chocolate chip cookies.

how do i do it? well first, i use soy milk in place of cow’s milk in my pancakes. it even tastes a little better than cow’s milk because i use the vanilla flavored soy milk in breakfasts/desserts. that’s a simple solution… because of soy milk and almond milk i can literally make every single recipe that calls for milk. most of the time- the taste is indistinguishable from the cow’s milk counterparts.

but what about eggs?

there are tons of different things you can use in place of egg, depending on what purpose the egg serves in your recipe. when it comes to baking my old favorites, however, i don’t want to waste precious ingredients finding out if a flax egg will work the same as a chicken egg.

in that case, i use this:

Bob's Red Mill Egg Replacer

it’s so ridiculously easy… i tablespoon of powdered egg replacer beat into 3 tablespoons of water, and you have 1 egg. my old favorite recipes for cookies, brownies, and cakes are now rendered useful again with this wonderful product. the best part? i have no fear of tasting my cookie batter or licking the brownie bowl clean since this obviously doesn’t carry the risk of salmonella. (that’s by far the best immediate reward for being Vegan!) even if i wasn’t Vegan, i would seriously consider using this anyways just for that reason. it’s cholesterol free, fat free, all natural, vegetarian, vegan and easy to use. it’s a win-win situation, if you ask me. you can find it in the health food section of your local non-walmart-grocery store, or you can order it in bulk on Amazon.com. my preferred method is amazon, because i can get free super saver shipping, and just freeze what’s not being used. i keep my open bags in the refrigerator.

no, eggs are not a necessary part of one’s diet for great tasting baked goods.


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  1. Trackback: Pumpkin Spice Pancakes – Cafe Nobody

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