my son is allergic to eggs! what can i substitude eggs in pancakes and meatloafs?

Wendy - posted on 09/19/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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my 15 mo. old son is allergic to eggs, garlic, and nuts. but he loves pancakes and meatloafs. what can i substitute eggs with to bind all the ingredients in these dishes?

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Quoting Shannon:

Homemade egg substitute recipe



this would only work if your son is only allergic to PART of the egg!  be very certain that he's not entirely allergic to the white and yolk before using this!  (otherwise it's a fine substitute!)

Shannon - posted on 09/22/2009

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What is a good substitute for eggs?

* Ener-G Egg Replacer - follow directions on box.
* 2 tbsp cornstarch = 1 egg
* 2 tbsp arrowroot flour = 1 egg
* 2 tbsp potato starch = 1 egg
* 1 heaping tbsp soy powder + 2 tbsp water = 1 egg
* 1 tbsp soy milk powder + 1 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water = 1 egg.
* 1 banana = 1 egg in cakes.
* 1 tbsp milled flax seed and 3 tbsp water = 1 egg. Light, fluffy cakes!
My daughter was allergic to eggs, she couldn't have chicken or the flu shot(it contains eggs). Good news she grew out of it in 2 years though.

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Kasey - posted on 09/24/2009

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My son had an egg allergy and there are some pancakes out there that you just add water to that are egg free. I just cook as I would and just did not add the eggs tastes a little different but still good.

Amanda - posted on 09/22/2009

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I am actually alergic to eggs also and I am able to still use the egg whites just not the yolk. Also make sure he doesnt get a Flu vaccine the are incubated in eggs!

Shannon - posted on 09/22/2009

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Homemade egg substitute recipe

Homemade egg substitutes are less expensive and just as satisfactory. They also have few calories. Here's a low cholesterol egg substitute recipe:

1 tablespoon of nonfat dry milk powder
2 egg whites from large eggs
4 drops of yellow food color

Sprinkle powdered milk over egg whites, then beat them with fork until smooth. Add food color, and beat until blended. This makes 1/4 cup, which is equal to 1 large egg. If you use this homemade substitute for scrambled eggs, cook it in vegetable oil or margarine so the eggs won't be too dry.
Hope this helps!

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another possible substitute for eggs is ground flax seed. it makes a gelatinous (gooey) binding agent when mixed with warm water. if he is not allergic to flax, that might make a handy replacement in a lot of recipes. (for more details, such as recipes using flax etc, i'd simply use a search engine to find out more) also, your local health food shop is bound to be a wealth of knowlege... i know mine is! the people that work there will have lots of information, and will know what egg replacers they have in the store that you might be able to use.

of course, as always, when in doubt, talk to your doctor/dietician/health nurse!

Dyanne - posted on 09/20/2009

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There are lots of egg substitutes in the store, but ask your doctor just to be sure.

Wendy - posted on 09/20/2009

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hey nashota, when kayden was around 9 mo. i had given him some scrambled eggs. and around his mouth and on his hands (where ever the eggs touched) had these red patches. and he was looking a little uncomfortable and scratching his face. so i took him to the allergist when he turned one and had a skin test. we found out that hes allergic to egg yolk, egg white, garlic, and cashews. it really suck because we always eat eggs for breakfast and i put garlic in everything. so now i have to find new receipes that incorporate iron into his diet. and theres eggs in mayo. so can't use that.

Krista - posted on 09/20/2009

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Quoting Nashota:

Hey! How did you find that out? I'm always worried about the kids being allergic to something. Have you tried maybe using mayo in place of eggs in the meatloaf? It might help bind it together. I'll have to think about the pancakes. I know there are some gluten and casein free pancake mixes out there and they are meant to be egg free. I'll have to check and see what I have. :)


Not sure if you know, but the main ingredient in mayo is eggs, so it can't be used a substitute.

Demetria - posted on 09/20/2009

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I had my son tested for environmental and food allergies this past Wednesday at his 2 year check up...He is allergic to egg whites.  I will keep an eye out for responses on your post. Thank you.


 

Dana - posted on 09/20/2009

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www.pkuperspectives.com sells mock "scrambled egg" mix. it is for people who cannot have protein (eggs) but it is the closest you will come to scrambled eggs unless you just scramble up egg yolks mixed with milk for the scrambled eggs. you can also buy egg replacer there for baked goods

Demetria - posted on 09/20/2009

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I had my son tested for environmental and food allergies this past Wednesday at his 2 year check up...He is allergic to egg whites. Any suggetions?

Dana - posted on 09/20/2009

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You can buy egg replacer at places like Ener-G Foods online or other places like that. Do a search for low protein foods and it will bring up food companies and most of them sell egg replacer.

Jocelyn - posted on 09/19/2009

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i use an egg replacer in my pancakes, basically it is just a mixture of corn starch, potato starch, baking power (things like that). you can buy it at health food stores. i'm not too sure what to use for a meatloaf tho (as i've never made meatloaf lol) but i think maybe applesauce or vegetable oil would work

Andrea - posted on 09/19/2009

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I am interested In knowing if its the egg white or yoke I have a girlfriend who is allergic to the yoke so she can eat the white but as for your Q- you don't need egg BBQ/TOM sause will do the job or just dont use anything. as for pancakes you can bye a great gultin free packit mix. :)

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1/2 a smashed up banana or 1/4 cup of applesauce can be used as a substitute for eggs in pancakes...for meatloaf you can use applesauce, water, just omit the egg all together, or bread crumbs instead of eggs. those are just a few ideas, i am sure there are a lot more.

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Hey! How did you find that out? I'm always worried about the kids being allergic to something. Have you tried maybe using mayo in place of eggs in the meatloaf? It might help bind it together. I'll have to think about the pancakes. I know there are some gluten and casein free pancake mixes out there and they are meant to be egg free. I'll have to check and see what I have. :)

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