Egg Substitute for Baking

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

If you buy unflavored gelatin in bulk, this is an inexpensive egg replacement for your baking needs. *Correction added Aug. 2005*


  1. Combine gelatin with cold water.
  2. Add hot water.
  3. Use in place of 1 egg.
  4. ***For baking*** reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe by 1/4 cup per egg replacement used.


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Thank-You! Thank-You! With this recipe I was able to build a recipe for eggless cupcakes (recipe #430885) that all the children in my school age program could enjoy! This also made the cupcakes low-fat! Can't wait to try this with other recipes, thanks again!

SoupCookie June 27, 2010

I am so grateful for you posting this, Kzim4. If it wasn't for this recipe, my midnight baking extravaganza would have been a disaster. I needed one more egg, but I just happened to have one packet of plain gelatin waiting around for such an occasion. I used this in a cookie recipe and I couldn't taste a difference. Thank you!

Mandanagans February 11, 2009

This worked terrific in a big batch of cookies where I needed 4 eggs and only had 2. It saved my rear big time! Plus, it made it healthier. I usually use 2 egg whites, so I figured this might just do the trick. Thank you for the wonderful trick!

SmoochTheCook January 06, 2009

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