Eggs pull a heavy load in most baked goods. A whole egg adds an important amount of moisture, fat, structure, and leavening to baked goods like cookies and cakes. To replace an egg, we need to replace every aspect of what an egg provides to baked goods. That can be a tall order.
Flax Seed are packed with omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.
Finely ground flax makes an excellent binder; however, it has a nutty flavor that's best reserved for whole-grain baked goods and pancakes.
Chia Seed are similar to flax seeds in that they’re also full of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.
Chia seeds are a bit darker in color than flax seeds and can lend their color to baked goods. Chia egg substitute is best used in chocolate, banana, or spiced quick breads, muffins, waffles, hearty cookies and brownies.
Silken tofu is relatively flavorless but it can make baked goods dense, so it's best used in brownies and some quick breads and cakes.
Baking Soda and Vinegar
This is a decent egg substitute for fluffier baked goods.
Banana adds lots of moisture and some extra sweetness in muffins and cakes, so you need to adjust the sugar amount in your recipe.
I have recently tried coconut sugar in a few recipes, after a friend gave me a jar of it. One was a new recipe and I did not detect any difference. When I used in my pumpkin spice granola I did notice a bit of a coconut flavour. I then decided to do some research on what makes this a better choice that regular sugar. the following is the info that I cam up with.
Coconut sugar isn't a nutritional super food, but it does offer more vitamins and minerals than white table sugar. It contains trace amounts of vitamin C, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron and copper. Coconut sugar also provides small amounts of phytonutrients, such as polyphenols, flavonoids and anthocyanidin, and antioxidants. You'll also find the B vitamin inositol, often used as a mood booster, in coconut sugar.
Low Glycemic Impact
The glycemic index measures the effects of carbohydrates on your blood sugar. Coconut sugar ranks just 35 on this index, while regular table sugar ranks between 60 and 75.
The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization named coconut palm sugar the most sustainable sweetener in the world in 2014. The trees use minimal amounts of water and fuel, especially compared to sugar cane production, and produce for about 20 years. It has no artificial ingredients and is not chemically altered in any way.
In conclusion there are some health benefits and some environmental benefits to using coconut sugar over regular sugar, but if you are watching your sugar, It is still sugar. Some consider it to be on par with honey.
During Christmas I collected several pods from vanilla beans after making Lemon Vanilla Shortbread. I have always wanted to try and make my own vanilla, so this was a great opportunity to do it.
I started off with vodka and beans and then waited about 5 weeks. (It took me a couple of weeks to remember to go to the LCBO and get the vodka.) The smell is quite nice and I can hardly wait to try it in a recipe.
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