TIPS I’M USING FOR MY CHRISTMAS BAKING

I want to share a cooking secret with you. No, I’m not completely vegan but there are some things that I am learning to cut out of my diet. A great resource for me has been Going2Natural.com

I am not huge on eating eggs. (I feel like I’m eating an aborted chicken.) I am not big on chicken either unless it’s fried with a whole lot of hot sauce and bread wrapped around it. But I’m getting off track. I stole these tips about substitutes for eggs AND THEY WORK! So, I wanted to share that with you. 

Recipes requiring eggs

~Applesauce – Use 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce in place of one egg in most baking recipes.  Some sources say to mix it with 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder.  If all you have is sweetened applesauce, then simply reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe.  Applesauce is also a popular healthy replacement for oil in many baked goods.

~Banana – Use 1/4 cup of mashed banana (about half a banana) instead of one egg when baking.  Note that this may impart a mild banana flavor to whatever you are cooking, which could be a good thing.

~Flaxseeds – Believe it or not, heart-healthy flax seeds can be used as an egg substitute!  Simply mix 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds with 3 tablespoons of water until fully absorbed and viscous.  Use in place of one egg.  (You can use pre-ground flax seeds or grind them yourself in a spice or coffee grinder.)

Thank you, keep teaching us Going2Natural.com