Homemade Egg Substitute

"If you use egg substitutes on a regular basis, then here is a great alternative to the store-bought brands, this freezes well so make lots and freeze :)"
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Ready In:
1 cup


  • 6 egg whites
  • 14 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 6 drops yellow food coloring (optional)


  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl; whisk until smooth.
  • Store in a glass container or jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 week and also freezes well.
  • To make scrambled eggs; fry slowly over low heat in a nonstick frypan.
  • Note: one serving is 1/4 cup (1 egg equivalent).

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  1. Great recipe! I have been looking for a good egg substitute. Instead of using the yellow food coloring in the recipe, I add two teaspoons of the yolk to give it a slightly yellow color and a little added protein.
  2. I have been making this for years. The other day I made a creme brulee that called for 6 egg yolks. I saved the whites, mixed up the egg substitute the next a.m. for breakfast. Easy, quick and economical. This does produce a lighter egg product than the store bought. Thanks for posting.
  3. I gave this recipe 4 stars. This worked very nice mixed up nicely. My only problem was the dry milk didn't completely mix up, but that didn't matter because I used this recipe in Recipe #310433 so it didn't matter. Overall I'll make this recipe again for sure! Thanks for posting! Christine (internetnut)
  4. I lost this recipe or at least one very similar to it about two years ago. Why is it you always find something that earlier you spent hours searching, you forget about...and then it's found without any effort? It must be a Friday miracle.
  5. I'm sorry but this isn't an egg substitute. The recipe clearly calls for eggs, more specifically egg whites. An egg substitute would normally be something that is used to replace eggs as a binding agent in a recipe. The purpose of this recipe is to mimic the yellow color that the yolks give eggs, and fails to function as a proper egg substitute. My rating is based on the discrepancy between the title and the ingredients called for in the recipe.



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