Egg Substitute – Applesauce

Today I’m continuing on my search for egg replacements in baking withApplesauces

Applesauce:

To use applesauce as an egg replacement, measure 1/4 cup to replace each egg.

If you don’t have any homemade applesauce, you can find organic unsweetened and unflavored applesauce in the stores. Other kinds may have added sweeteners, flavors such as cinnamon (which could work great in the right baked goods!), and other chemicals or unnecessary ingredients added to them. Another positive about using applesauce is that I think it’s something many of us (especially those with kiddos) tend to have on hand.

Applesauce is said to be a wonderful replacement for eggs in many different types of baking such as pumpkin bread, pancakes, muffins, banana bread and yeast-free quick breads.

Beau-ApplesauceWhile applesauce helps to bind recipes together and adds moisture to them, they aren’t a leavening agent and will not help it to rise. Many sources have noted that in order to get the rise needed in certain recipes, you may want to mix the applesauce with 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder.

Have any of y’all tried this at home? What recipes has it worked and not worked for?

And just a fun tidbit of info for today – Did you know that Drew Brees, Seal, and Zooey Deschanel are all allergic to eggs?! Yep, I know you’re life is now complete because you know that. You’re welcome! :)