Here we are in the final week of the month long blogging marathon and this week’s theme is Blogger’s Choice. So we can post any thing we like. Though most of them are doing travel related posts, I wanted to keep this week also food related. And what would be my choice? Any guess?? Mine will always be egg free baking!! How many of you guessed right?? For the first day I wanted to share with you the much awaited recipe. Home made egg replacing powder. I have talked about so many egg substitutes in detail but each substitute works differently and each substitute has its own advantage and disadvantage. You just can’t close your eyes and add them instead of eggs. They need some changes in the recipe itself. But what if you can just substitute the eggs? I know that there are so many egg replacing powders available in the market. If you are in US, then you just can buy the Ener-G but what about serious bakers in India?
Before a year, I ordered an egg replacer online and used it until it was over but then I didn’t get it online also. Then some one told me about a source in Mumbai and I ordered from them. When I opened the pack, the egg replacer was split inside the pack. The supplier told me that it was the courier fellow’s mistake and the courier fellow blamed the supplier. Some how I lost my money and the replacer too. And in one forum I foud that there are also some who sell powdered eggs as the substitutes and we will never know. Should I take it to the lab to check? It is not happening. I just felt very sad that I couldn’t use the powdered replacer. But the blogger in me kept searching for a recipe with different words. And one fine day I just arrived at this website Whole New Mom. There was one recipe which looked quite easy. And when I read some reviews, there were so many mixed reviews. Some said that it worked like breeze and some said that it didn’t work at all. So there was only way for me to know the truth. I tried it myself.
This replacer has potato flour in the ingredient list and I searched for a source online. Yes we get it at Amazon. I ordered for a pack immediately and waited eagerly for the pack to arrive. By the time I also searched for tapioca starch but didn’t find it any where. So I used corn flour instead. For three or four months, I kept doing experiments with this powder. I also experimented with the quantity to be used for an egg. Some were great success stories and some turned out quite inedible. But I learnt about the powder a lot. It works best in cakes, pan cakes, clafoutis and breads. But you cannot use it in meringue. So never ever try. It just don’t work. Are you happy with what I found? Hope this helps you in egg free baking.
Recipe Source: Whole New Mom
Equivalent of 45-50 eggs
Potato Starch – 2 1/2 cups
Corn Flour/ Corn Starch – 1 1/2 cups
Baking Powder – 2/3 cup
Baking Soda – 1/3 cup
In a jar, measure all the ingredients and add.
Using a balloon whisk, mix thoroughly until all the ingredients are incorporated.
Cover and store in refrigerator.
Quantities for Substitution:
1 Egg = 1/2 tbs of powder + 2 tbs water
1 Egg White = 1/2 tbs of powder + 1 tbs water
1 Egg Yolk = 1/2 tbs of powder + 1 tbs of water
You can add the powder to the flour and add the liquid along the liquid ingredients or mix both powder and water and add it to the liquid ingredients.
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Home Made Egg Replacing Powder
- Potato Starch - 2 1/2 cups
- Corn Flour/ Corn Starch - 1 1/2 cups
- Baking Powder - 2/3 cup
- Baking Soda - 1/3 cup
- In a jar, measure all the ingredients and add.
- Using a balloon whisk, mix thoroughly until all the ingredients are incorporated.
- Cover and store in refrigerator.
Quantities for Substitution
- 1 Egg = 1/2 tbs of powder + 2 tbs water
- 1 Egg White = 1/2 tbs of powder + 1 tbs water
- 1 Egg Yolk = 1/2 tbs of powder + 1 tbs of water
Wonderful! Thank you!
Can i know the ratios or maths beyond baking. So we can experiment our own recipes and create new recipes
It comes with experimenting. But will try to do a post.
Gayithri, interesting to see the egg replacer powder.. can this be used to make macaroons ?
This is used to sub whole eggs. It won’t work in macarons..
With this powder do we also add Baking powder and baking soda as per the recipe?
Yes. This is just to replace the eggs.
Surely a very helpful post Gayathri!!! Hats off to your research…
can I use this egg replacing flour in eggless brownies? If u hve tried it can u share with me d results..
You can use it Sheeba. Though I have not tried it in brownies, I have used it in cakes and have got good results.
I eagerly wait for your blog entries. Absolutely love the way you write and your products. Thank you for introducing egg free baking to me.
Hi just want to know if koova podi and potato starch is the same.
Haven’t heard of koova podi. So no idea.
koova podi = arrowroot powder
Big thanks from all of us for your patience and giving it so simple to us
I am single person. To have substitue for 35-40 eggs and storing is too cumbersome. Even potoato starch only large amoout (150/-) is available as well as baking soda and baking powder. Perhaps unless you have medical problem with eggs it is easier to use eggs because you can get one or two eggs in the market.
Hi Venkat, being an Indian, I don’t use eggs due to religious reasons. And storind a jar of this in fridge will always be handy. So for people like me, it is a boon.
Now i can make this egg replacer prefectly at home, very useful share Gayathri, thanks a lot..
Great post will try it as soon as I get my potato starch 🙂 Needed one more help.. if possible can you let me know the measurements in grams?
Thank you for all your posts. I do try them. Recently have tried your Eggless coconut cake and it turned out amazing. Once again THANKS and keep up d good work.
Thank you Sheetal. I have a measurements guide in my side bar. Please check. I will update this post within a week.
That’s a fantastic post Gayathri..your most awaited one…now I am sure you will work on making the potato starch yourself!..:)..pls do…until then I will have to get these myself to make it..:)
really have no words Gayathri you truly are amazing…what research…truly a scientist. Loved the idea of making egg replacer…kudos. I think you can launch it in the Indian market now.
Thanks gayathri akka.This will come in handy when ever there is a need for egg.However do we need to use baking soda and baking powder in cake as well apart from the egg replacer ?
Yes, you need to add baking soda and powder as mentioned in recipe apart from using the powder.
That is a wonderful powder especially for Indian bakers where egg replacer is not easily available.
U r such a sweet heart gayathri. So patient and never giving up attitude! !! Kudos to you girl! ! This is such a great find. Will definitely be of great use to eggless bakers like us.!!
can we use this for making donuts and protiferoles. please help !..
You can use for do nuts. But profiteroles, I haven’t tried it yet..
Much need for me as I always prefer eggless baking. Thanks for sharing.
Wow Gayathri. You have indeed turned into a food scientist. So glad that you finally figured out how to make this egg replacer powder at home. Kudos to your efforts.
Kudos to your efforts.Really very useful & informative post.
You are brilliant Gayathri. This is such a useful post for all the vegetarian/ vegan bakers. Awesome. Kudos to your efforts.
An excellent post, nice recipe. will try it.
That is a definitely useful post, Gayathri.
You are a life saver…..angel……home made egg replacer…..superb…….
That is one useful post, Gayathri. I had seen a similar recipe but was lazy to buy that potato starch. 🙂
Amazing, m so excited now to try it for all egg based cake recipe’s !
this is wonderful post, and i like that you share so much of your journey, which shows the pains and efforts you take to create a truefully successful resource on the web….loved doing the marathon with you like always gayathri
Thanks a lot Gayathri. This is going to open a new window to try many new recipes using eggs as i do not eat or handle eggs. Can you please share the max number of eggs you have tried replacing using this powder?
Should this be frozen or just inside the fridge is enough?
I have tried replacing upto three eggs so far and they turned out good. No need to freeze. Just refrigerate.
Hi.. so can I bake a 4-egg cake using the replacer? Do the proportions of other ingredients remain the same?
I haven’t tried to make a cake with 4 eggs. I have tried up to three eggs and so far every thing turned out fine. All the other ingredients remain the same while using this powder..
Simply awesome …Gayathri!!! My son is allergic to eggs. I do eggless home baking only for him as he cannot eat outside bakery foods.
Thanks a lot …once again for sharing this super hit solutions with us…
I have a question
Can wr replace potato powder with araroat powder
Corn flour can be replaced with arrow root powder but potato flour must be used..
what if a recipe says to mix eggs, baking powder and baking soda?
can we add egg replacer, baking powder and baking soda as per the recipe
The baking powder and baking soda i the egg replacer is only for replacing eggs. So you need to add all the ingredients as specified in the recipe.
Hats off to your research Gayathri .. 🙂 Cant we put Bananas instead of Baking powder to make it fluffy.
No, I don’t think it is possible..
Can this be used for macaroons?
No, this won’t work in macarons..
Hi, is the measurement 21 and half cups or 2 and half cups? Because it looks confusing.
It is 2 and a half cups..
Your recipe is sounds great. Wanted it very badly .
Can u pls share the link of recipe using this egg replacement powder
Hi Gayathri ….u r simply grt…..love u n thk u for ur egg replacer . Just wanted to know if u hv tried it n wts the difference between using it n not using it
It works good in cakes. I have tried so many recipes with this powder. Sometimes when you struggle with replacing eggs, this powder helps you in getting the right texture.
Hi, tq for the home-made egg replacer recipe.
Have you tried using it for making eggless brownies pls.?
Yes, I have tried and it works.
A request please:
Pls give the quantity in grams or ounces.
(i am not so confident converting cups to grams even though i use your table to convert)
tq once again.
Can i use normal baking soda or only the one u have mentioned works mam?
Yes, you can.
Mam can I use this powder to make angle food cake
No, it won’t work in angel food cake. Use it to replace three or four eggs for max.
Potato starch of zero G brand unavailable right now in Amazon. Can u suggest another brand ?? TIA
Use any available brand. No problem.
How long can I use the powder for
It lasts for three months when refrigerated.
Thank you for such a wonderful recipe.
I want to know that is this powder works well ito make Eggless Royal Icing for cookies ??
Hi, no, it would be better if you use it for baking. You can use aquafaba for making royal icing.
Can I use this powder for making chocolate eclairs or choux pastry???
I haven’t tried it for pastries.
Hi, thank you for the recipe. It will work for gluten free cakes too?
Yes, it will work. Use it instead of one or two eggs and use a good GF flour.
Please inform me egg powder for omlette
This can be used only for cakes and other bakes. It won’t be good for omelette.