Here in Missouri, a dozen eggs are $3-$4. In my home of 6, eggs run out extremely fast. My kids are big fans of eggs for breakfast.
It’s unfortunate, considering many recipes include eggs. However, if you are baking, you can find cheaper substitutions and you won’t be able to tell the difference. One egg is believed to take up around a quarter of a cup.
- Use 1/4 cup mashed banana for every egg you want to substitute. You may avoid chunks by using overripe bananas. Bananas are better used for cakes.
- Applesauce, especially unsweetened varieties, can be used in place of eggs. To substitute 1 egg, use 1/4 cup. If you use sweetened, you may reduce the amount of sugar in your recipe.
- You may also substitute 1 egg with a mixture of 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of vinegar. For baked goods like loaves and cakes, try this idea.
If you’re curious whether or not cake mix + zero sugar Sprite works, it does! Mix together, bake it per the box directions, let cool and top with your favorite frosting. Super easy cake! There are no eggs involved, and it’s delicious.
For whatever reason you’re not purchasing eggs, there are cheaper alternatives that work like a charm!