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Egg Replacer, Make Your Own

I bought energy brand egg replacer for a lot of years. A few years ago I wondered if I could make it myself. I found that I could make it myself and have been using this recipe for years now. Today I looked up prices and did the math again and changed to updated numbers below. It still saves more then 50% and stores really well! Or you can just buy it already made it's a pretty good price through Azure right now at only $6 for a box. Whatever works best for you! I just thought you might like a little update.

I had bought some tapioca flour (and for the life of me can't remember what I was going to use it for but that's okay cause I found another use) which was one of the main ingredients on the box. The other was potato starch. So I went to the Azure website to see if by chance they sold it in bulk. And sure enough there was potato starch.

At an average of 7 dollars a box I figured making my own should save me some money. So I did the math:
5 pounds potato starch = $9.80
5 pounds tapioca starch = $8.95
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 $2.75. A one pound box of Energy Egg Replacer is $6.00 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
2 1/2 cups potato starch
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.


Jen said...

I didn't know that's all egg replacer is. These are ingredients I almost always have. Good to know!

Anonymous said...

would like to know your receipt for egg replacer using chia seeds & flax seed?
Pamela Schneider.

Tammie said...

Pamela: 2 Tablespoons ground flax or chia seed to 1/4 cup water is usually what I use. You can add a little more or less to get the desired consistency. Let sit for just a minute to gel up.