At more than seven dollars a box I figured making my own should save me some money. So I did the math:
5 pounds potato starch = $8.35
5 pounds tapioca starch = $8.00
I already had the baking soda and other ingredients on hand but I figured that cost in there too.
So my best calculations tell me that to make a pound of egg replacer will cost me not quite $2.50. A one pound box of Energy Egg Replacer is $5.75 right now through Azure. That's a savings of over half!
At more than 50% savings I say it's worth it to make my own. I will be making my own from now on.
This obviously would make more than just the one pound box so the upfront costs would be more. But then you have plenty in your food storage and you are never out of eggs so to speak. ;)
I'm pretty excited about this because I use this in a lot of my baked goods. Like these Snicker Doodles, Blondie Brownies, Ginger Bread Cookies, etc. A lot of times I will use a ground flax or chia seed paste as an egg replacer but certain recipes don't hide their flavor and/or texture well enough so that's when I opt for this.
It took a few tries to get the recipe to where I felt it was "right" but I have been using it for well over a month now and find it works every bit as well as the stuff you buy.
Make Your Own Egg Replacer
1 1/2 cups tapioca flour
1/3 cup baking powder (non-aluminum)
2 Tablespoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tarter (optional)
1 teaspoon guar gum (optional)
Mix all ingredients together into a jar with a lid. For the replacement of one egg use 1/2 Tablespoon of powder to 1/4 cup water. May add more or less powder depending on consistency you want.
Okay so it looks like they may have changed the date for the Mom Conference. I'm sure those of us who have signed up will get notification about it and if you haven't signed up it looks like you may have an extra week to do so. But why wait if your like me you might forget if you don't just do it now. It's free and it only takes a few seconds!