Allergy to eggs? A vegetarian? Ran out of eggs in the fridge? Or, simply want a change? The good news is that, you can still enjoy mushy, dense, and delicious egg-free brownies!
Even without eggs, your brownies can still be nutritious by making it perfect with ingredients that are high in protein. This is especially ideal for fitness-minded individuals. So without further ado, here is an egg-free brownie recipe you can try at home.
- Water, brown sugar, granulated sugar 1 cup each
- Salt and vanilla extract 1 teaspoon each
- Flour 2 cups
- Oil 1/2 cup
- Baking powder 1/2 teaspoon
- Baking cocoa 3/4 cup
- Dried cranberries, chopped nuts and chocolate chips 1/2 cup each (optional)
- Boil 1/2 cup of flour and water over low heat. Mix constantly until it reaches the constancy of a thin glue paste.
- Remove from the heat. Allow to cool.
- In a large bowl, mix the oil, sugar, cocoa, vanilla, and sugar. Add the water/flour mixture afterward. Blend well.
- Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups of baking powder, flour, and other optional items.
- In a greased pan (preferably in an 11 by 7 pan), spread the mixture.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until your knife can inset and come out easily.
Now, you can enjoy tasty brownies with your family or friends while having some chit-chat!
There are many other substitutes you can use for baking your most favorite brownies, aside from the oil, water, and baking powder. We have a banana, tofu, flax seeds, applesauce, and vegetable oil.
Instead of one egg, use 1/2 or 1/4 cup of pureed banana when baking. Note that this will change the flavor of the brownies.
One tablespoon of ground flax seeds plus three tablespoon of water is enough to be used for baking brownies. Simply grind the flax seeds in a coffee grinder or spice and mix with water. Let rest until it becomes viscous, then use. What some people don’t know is that besides being a perfect egg substitute, flax seeds are very healthy and offer some nutrition.
One egg can be equivalent to 1/4 cup of blended silken tofu. Shred it and toss in the blender. Stir until the texture becomes fully smooth.
In most baking recipes, an unsweetened applesauce is being used as an alternative to the egg. You can mix 1/4 cup of applesauce with 1/2 teaspoon or 1 tablespoon of baking powder to achieve a more delicious end product.
1/4 cup of vegetable oil is commonly used in preference of one egg. You may want to try another method if you’re short over one egg, as any more of vegetable oil can make the recipe very greasy or oily.
Other various types of egg substitutes are used as well, like oats, cornstarch, gelatin, and arrowroot. These may not give you a satisfying final product. You will surely take time adapting to the flavors, but you are guaranteed to pick the right ingredient that will suit well to your palate.