Thursday, November 3, 2011

Amazing Egg Substitute!

This is revolutionary!

Kai finally got to have pancakes that held together!

Kai has been allergic to eggs for years, even the yolks. We have tried many different things to mock an egg and nothing has worked as well as using the gelatinous liquid from soaking chia seeds.

This is what we did: Soaked 2 Tbs of chia seeds in water for 15 minutes or so. Threw a small sliced zucchini, 2 Tbs of almond butter, and the soaked chia seeds with gelatinous water in our blender. I used a little stevia to sweeten the batter. You could use a food processor as well. We pureed it and poured it in a pan with lots of coconut oil and ghee. We made them small so wewouldn't risk breaking them while flipping them. Wah-lah! Pancakes! It melted my heart to watch her enjoy them with some extra melted ghee and drizzled honey on top!
We had been making these pancakes for everyone else already. We used 3 eggs instead of the chia-goo. Now Kai can enjoy them with the rest of her siblings.

Another version of grain-free pancakes that my kids like are Peanut Butter Banana pancakes. I throw a banana, couple spoons of peanut butter (can sub. other nut butter), and 2 eggs (or wonderful chia seed sub.) in a blender. Puree and pour into pan with hot oil/ghee. These are actually their favorite and taste more like dessert!

If you are wanting to try the egg substitute in a different recipe, Sarah Smith from suggests using 1/4 cup water with 2 Tbs chia or flax seeds to substitute 2 eggs in a baked recipe. You would put the seeds in the water, warm it up gently for about 10-15 minutes and strain. (I didn't strain mine because I wanted the seeds in the pancakes.)

Now go get busy and eat some pancakes if you a haven't been able to due to an egg allergy!

1 comment:

  1. You're so amazing! I am always amazed at how resourceful you are in creating things for the kids and especially Kai! Keep up the great work!
    Love ya,