Thanks for the recipe, SusieQ--I saved it to try later. Sounds good!
I have tried baking cakes over the past few vegan years using ground flax seed and the cakes seemed to usually be "weak" and crumbled. I tried using firm tofu once and it seemed much more like a normal cake consistency.
But (to me) the trouble with tofu is that it's a perishable item and we don't always have it "right on hand" in the fridge. So I was glad that Patti has told us about Chickpea flour as an egg replacer! I'm gonna have to try that! (Thanks, Patti!) It would be an item that could easily be on hand if we suddenly decided to bake something.
I've yet to try chia seeds for anything, but want to get some at my next trip to Whole Foods.
T E R R Y
***Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself! ***"I can do all things through Christ!" Phillipians 4:13
If you don't want to buy chickpea flour, you'll probably find another substitute on this list www.chooseveg.com/baking-without-egg s. asp I would probably go with tofu. Add a little bit of turmeric for coloring and a touch of black salt if you have it. That will add the eggy color and slight sulfur taste.
Edited by: PATTK1220 at: 4/9/2012 (16:10)
Patt in Minneapolis Leader, Forks Over Knives & Engine 2 Diet ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes ... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.- Eleanor Roosevelt
The food you eat can be either the safest & most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. ~Ann Wigmore
Pounds lost: 22.5
Fitness Minutes: (38,828) Posts: 46 4/9/12 3:29 P
Hi there! I found this recipe below for cheesy quinoa bites that you make in mini muffin tins. I think my toddler would totally get behind this, but I want to veganize them (i.e. take out the egg and the parmesan cheese).
This might be the wrong place to post this question, but I thought I'd try! Do any of you have suggestions for how to bind the quinoa together without egg? I am not sure that making a "flax egg" would really work in this instance....
http://www.soveryblessed.com/2012/01/che esy-quinoa-bites.html •2 cups cooked quinoa •2 large eggs •1 cup shredded carrot •2 stalks green onion, diced •2 cloves garlic, minced •1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro •1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese •2 Tbs all-purpose flour •1/2 tsp seasoning salt •1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Mix together quinoa, carrot, egg, green onion, garlic, cilantro, cheese, flour, salt and pepper. 3. Distribute mixture into a greased mini muffin tin, filling each cup to the top (1 heaping Tbs each). 4. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.