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Ener-G Egg Replacer Worth the $$?

For those of you who have the Ener-G Egg Replacer, do you find it beneficial despite its high price?  It costs about $5.29 and I am a little timid to buy this since I don't bake that often and wuld hate to go to no use, but I always have a difficult time trying to find egg replacers around the house other than a banana - not to mention that I don't want all of my products tasting like a banana.  My biggest concern is this: can this be used in place of eggs for all of my baking and cooking needs?

I use it every once in a while, I usually make flax eggs, though.  If you don't bake often, I wouldn't bother with it.

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Actually, I picked it up because at my nearest health food store it was considerably cheaper than the other 2 egg replacers that they stocked.  It was also the only one that was fat free.

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The way I see it is, there are many ways to substitute eggs in baking, but I've found that EnerG is pretty easy and has never disappointed me. It is a little pricey for one box but you have to remember that there is the equivalent of 114 eggs in that one box. 114 real eggs would cost a lot more than $5.29.  Also, EnerG never goes bad.

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The way I see it is, there are many ways to substitute eggs in baking, but I've found that EnerG is pretty easy and has never disappointed me. It is a little pricey for one box but you have to remember that there is the equivalent of 114 eggs in that one box. 114 real eggs would cost a lot more than $5.29.  Also, EnerG never goes bad.

i agree with this. is it the best egg replacer? i don't know i am still experimenting.

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it does last a long time, as was mentioned. but sometimes you really want to use a replacer like it because of the nature of the dish. i usually use flax seeds, but sometimes when i don't want that "eathyness" or it is a really light dish Enger-g works well. i am on my first box still and i got it 3 years ago.

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It does last a long time, but I don't find it that useful. I usually use cornstarch mixed with water for things that shouldn't be sweet or banana-tasting, and it works fine (esp. in cookies). The main ingredient (I think) in Ener-G is potato starch. You can buy this cheaper too.

I noticed Ener-G itself has a bitter taste; I don't remember if there are leavenings listed in the ingredients, but that's probably why. So, if I don't mix thoroughly enough... it's like running into a patch of baking soda  :P

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It does last a long time, but I don't find it that useful. I usually use cornstarch mixed with water for things that shouldn't be sweet or banana-tasting, and it works fine (esp. in cookies). The main ingredient (I think) in Ener-G is potato starch. You can buy this cheaper too.

I noticed Ener-G itself has a bitter taste; I don't remember if there are leavenings listed in the ingredients, but that's probably why. So, if I don't mix thoroughly enough... it's like running into a patch of baking soda  :P

The taste!  I forgot about that.  And I mix it up well, too.  I can tell when I use it because most of the foods taste sort of swimming pool water-ish to me.  It's worked out a couple of times, but usually I regret it.  And I wouldn't use it when cooking for anyone else.

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You can use plain old soy flour, one tablespoon = one egg. 

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I like to use pureed tofu.

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If you bake a lot, I think it's worth the money. It's easy to use(just mix with warm water), you get a lot of "eggs," and it lasts a long time.

I've never had a problem with the taste, and I've baked lots of cookies, muffins, etc.  with Ener-G that have been popular with my non-vegan friends.

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I agree if you bake alot and you like the taste.

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I used to use EnerG frequently for baking.  But now I mostly use a teaspoon of baking powder (which I can buy in bulk at the HFS) with a spoonful of plain soy yogurt.  I keep soy yogurt around most of the time anyway.  It works well if you are veganizing a recipe that contains eggs, because you get the leavening from the baking powder along with the protein and liquid from the soy yogurt.

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I use whatever the recipe calls for--but I have Bob's Red Mill Egg Replacer rather than Ener-G. I made my first cookies using flax "egg" recently (because that's what the recipe called for) and I was no more impressed with it than with the powdered egg replacer. One bag lasted me about a year--and I like to bake, too.  ::)

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