If I have an egg allergy, what egg substitute can I use when baking?

If you have an egg allergy, you can use the following substitutions for eggs when baking:
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder + 1 tablespoon liquid + 1 tablespoon vinegar = 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon yeast dissolved in ¼ cup warm water = 1 egg
  • 1½ tablespoons water + 1½ tablespoons oil + 1 teaspoon baking powder = 1 egg
  • 1 pack plain gelatin + 2 tablespoons warm water (don't mix until ready to use) = 1 egg
These substitutions work well when baking from scratch in recipes that call for 1 to 3 eggs.

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Egg Allergy

Egg Allergy

Allergies to eggs and egg whites are more common in children than adults, causing rashes, hives, inflamed nasal passages, vomiting and even anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction. Many children outgrow this allergy. Over-the-cou...

nter antihistamine medications can help relieve mild allergy symptoms, but avoiding eggs and food containing egg and egg products is the only way to stay safe. Read all product ingredient labels, and be careful even of egg substitutes, which can contain egg whites.

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