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Conversion Tips For My Non-Vegan/Allergy-Free Fans

Hello fans! This blog is obviously aimed at people with food allergies, but I wanted to make a note to allow my recipes to be used by everyone! In order to make any recipes on this site non-allergy-friendly, please make the following adjustments:

  • Substitute coconut or almond milk with the same amount of dairy milk
  • Substitute egg replacers with the same amount of real eggs
  • Use butter or margarine in place of soy-free margarine
  • Add nuts to your heart’s content!From my kitchen to yours, whether you have food allergies or not, happy cooking!

How To Replace An Egg

If you’re allergic to eggs, you may fear that baked goods are totally forbidden to you. Fortunately, this is not the case! There are a variety of ways to replace an egg in most traditional recipes, and there are also several commercial egg replacers on the market. If you’re strapped for cash or don’t feel like running to the grocery store, here are some egg replacements that are likely already living in your cupboard!

  • 1/2 of a ripe, smashed banana
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • Tofu*

Smashing bananas or adding applesauce are a great way to replace an egg in any baked good recipe, but don’t allow for the rising or fluffiness that traditional recipes get from eggs. If you use these substitutes and are looking for a fluffy or well-risen baked good, be sure to add a bit of baking soda or baking powder if the recipe doesn’t already call for it.

If you’re not up to experimentation, there are also several commercial egg replacers on the market. The most trusted brands are Ener-G Foods and Bob’s Red Mill. Personally, I always keep a box of Ener-G Foods Egg Replacer on hand. While it’s a bit pricey for a baking item, one box contains the equivalent of 100 eggs!

*NOTE- Tofu is a soy based ingredient. If you aren’t allergic to soy, it is a great alternative for eggs in many recipes, especially those that call for hard boiled or solid eggs. Silken tofu and crumbled regular tofu have a texture similar to hard boiled eggs, and with the addition of mustard or turmeric, can successfully fool your guests as well as your own palate!

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