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Egg Replacements for Baking
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We tested 8 egg substitutes in our Lakanto muffin mix: this is what happened

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Whether you're allergic to eggs, avoiding them, or just don't have any left to bake with, we have a few answers of what works and what doesn't when using Lakanto muffin mixes.  We tested eight different variations of egg replacements while baking our Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins and this is how they each turned out. Learn from our mistakes and take what works!

TLDR: We discovered the egg substitutes not only replaced the eggs, but also replaced the oil the packaged called for. Once we left out the oil, the four egg substitutes we used generally worked. For three of the substitutes, we also added Baking Powder to help it rise. See the specific details below!

Aquafaba

aquafaba substitutes

What is Aquafaba? It's the liquid leftover from canned chickpea or garbanzo beans, whipped into semi-stiff peaks. For the best taste, choose canned chickpeas or garbanzo beans with the least amount of sodium.

To replace eggs and oil with Aquafaba in Lakanto muffin mixes: 

  1. Drain the liquid (aquafaba) from a can of low sodium chickpeas into a bowl.
  2. With an electric mixer, beat the liquid into semi-stiff peaks, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Use a heaping 1/2 cup of Aquafaba (semi-stiff peaks) for the whole muffin mix to replace all 3 eggs (or 3 TBSP of aquafaba per egg) and oil. If the mixtures still looks dry, add 1 TBSP of aquafaba at a time. Mix everything together and continue to follow package directions.
  4. Remember to omit the oil that the package calls for or else the muffins will not rise, as seen in the picture above with the muffin on the right. 

We noticed: aquafaba helped leaven the muffins the best and tasted closest to the original muffins. The inside texture was moist and the outside texture was slightly crispy.

Applesauce (unsweetened) + Baking Powder

Applesauce substitute

To replace eggs and oil with Applesauce in Lakanto muffin mixes: 

  1. Use ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce + ½ tsp baking powder for the whole muffin mix to replace all 3 eggs and oil. Mix everything together and continue to follow package directions.
  2. Remember to omit the oil that the package calls for or else the muffins will not rise, as seen in the picture above with the muffin on the right.

We noticedThe applesauce flavor is a little noticeable and adds a little bit of extra sweetness because of the naturally occurring sugar in apples. Pro: the applesauce kept the muffins moist. Caveat: apples naturally contain sugar, so if you are looking to keep the sugar content next to nothing, you may want to avoid this substitute.

Bananas, mashed + Baking Powder

banana substitute

To replace eggs and oil with Bananas in Lakanto muffin mixes: 

  1. Use ¼ cup ripe, mashed banana + ½ tsp baking powder for the whole muffin mix to replace all 3 eggs and oil. Mix everything together and continue to follow package directions.
  2. Remember to omit the oil that the package calls for or else the muffins will not rise or bind together, as seen in the picture above with the muffin on the right.

We noticed: The banana flavor is noticeable and tastes great for those that like bananas, however, if you don't want any banana flavor, we suggest using another method. Pro: the bananas kept the muffins moist. Caveat: bananas naturally contain sugar, so if you are looking to keep the sugar content next to nothing, you may want to avoid this substitute.

Greek Yogurt + Baking Powder

greek yogurt substitute

To replace eggs and oil with Greek Yogurt in Lakanto muffin mixes: 

  1. Use ¼ cup plain greek yogurt + ½ tsp baking powder for the whole muffin mix to replace all 3 eggs and oil. Mix everything together and continue to follow package directions.
  2. Remember to omit the oil that the package calls for or else the muffins will not rise, as seen in the picture above with the muffin on the right.

We noticed: greek yogurt and baking powder didn't rise quite as well as the other substitutes did. If you're in a pinch and don't have any other options, this is still viable, just know they might not rise as well.

8 egg substitutes 

The egg replacements work with our muffin mixes because of the structure of almond flour and other ingredients that are used. However, it's not the same story with our Brownie Mix because there are less ingredients and those ingredients rely heavily on the eggs (the proteins and binders). Without the eggs in our Brownie Mix, the fibers aren’t able to help it rise or hold together. It’s comparing apples to oranges. To sum it all up, Lakanto muffin mixes vs. Lakanto brownie mix are made up of different ingredients and those ingredients react differently to egg replacements. These egg replacements work in our muffin mixes but not in our Brownie Mix.

Have you tried any of these egg replacements in your muffin mixes? Let us know below how it went or tag in your pictures on social media!

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