A month or so ago, my youngest daughter was diagnosed with allergies to peanuts, walnuts, pecans, cashews, and egg whites. Since then, nuts have been completely eliminated for her — and our — diets. It’s just easier that way.
Egg whites, on the other hand, is a more complicated food allergy to deal with. Interestingly enough, when the lab saw her test results showing a sensitivity to egg whites, they immediately ran a test for flax allergy. As it turns out, flax seed is a common replacement for egg!
Just mix 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed meal with 3 Tablespoons water. Set for two minutes and then use as you would an egg.
I’ve been amazed at how well this works for most of the things that I’ve tried. Muffins turn out great, as do pancakes and biscuits. Yeast breads haven’t worked out so well, but that could be user error. One night I forgot to add the yeast!
So, barring unusual circumstances — or a really dumb chef — I think flax seed meal is a great replacement for eggs in your regular recipes. You can even order Organic Flaxseed Meal for a great price through Amazon.