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Old 03-13-2010, 11:10 AM   #11
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Another egg replacer that works surprisingly well in baked goods is mixing 1 Tb ground flax + 3 Tb water. I heat it in a small skillet on medium just until it becomes eggy.

It might work with other nuts (e.g., almonds) but I haven't tried it.

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Not so much for nuts. Flax and chia seeds both have a substance that gels with water. I wouldn't heat the mixture on a skillet personally. Flax has omega-3's which actually break down and become trans-fats with too much heat. It's a safe mixture to use for baking though.

But yeah, you can't just grab ground peanuts, almonds, or walnuts and hope to get the same binding effect.
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Not so much for nuts. Flax and chia seeds both have a substance that gels with water. I wouldn't heat the mixture on a skillet personally. Flax has omega-3's which actually break down and become trans-fats with too much heat. It's a safe mixture to use for baking though.

But yeah, you can't just grab ground peanuts, almonds, or walnuts and hope to get the same binding effect.
That's good to know about other nuts. Thanks, Froggy!

Usually, I would only heat it on low heat (the "lo" or "1" setting) just until it thickens. I'm not sure different that is from baking at 350. In reality though, I put fresh-ground flax in my yogurt, and just use regular eggs when baking . That way, I avoid the whole trans-fat thing.

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Another egg replacer that works surprisingly well in baked goods is mixing 1 Tb ground flax + 3 Tb water. I heat it in a small skillet on medium just until it becomes eggy.

It might work with other nuts (e.g., almonds) but I haven't tried it.

Tim
I haven't visited the site in ages, but thank you for this GREAT tip! So if I'm already sneaking ground flax into baked goods, I can actually reduce the egg I'm adding as long as I replace the liquid portion? Love it!!
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:46 PM   #14
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i usually dont replace the egg with anything, i just make my meal without it
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Old 04-11-2010, 04:17 PM   #15
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Here's a page on egg substitutes
Egg Substitutes (Food Substitutes)
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