What are some alternatives to eggs?

Often, one egg in a recipe can simply be skipped, but there are also many tried and true substitutes that work wonders:

Crumbled and seasoned tofu makes delicious morning scrambles and eggless salad. Also, look for eggless mayonnaise, scrambled-tofu mixes, and other egg alternatives in your local health food store. Be aware that Egg Beaters, sold in many supermarkets, are made with egg whites, meaning that twice as many eggs are used in their production since the yolks are discarded.

Instead of using an egg for binding burgers and loaves, try mashed potato, mashed avocado, moistened bread crumbs, or rolled oats. For baking, try the following (each substitute replaces one egg):

Commercial egg replacer (this is a powder sold in boxes at most health food stores)
3 Tbsp. silken tofu blended with the liquid in the recipe
2 Tbsp. cornstarch, potato starch, or arrowroot mixed with 2 Tbsp. water
1 heaping Tbsp. soy flour + 2 Tbsp. water
1/2 banana, mashed
1 Tbsp. flax seeds + 1/2 cup water blended for 1 to 2 minutes or until the mixture is thick and has the consistency of beaten egg whites

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