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Mar 10, 2009 07:24 PM

Need suggestions for waffles or pancakes with NO egg

My 2 kiddos are allergic to eggs and, for the most part, it hasn't been too challenging to deal with, except that my 4 year old wants waffles or pancakes like she sees her friends eating at school. I have tried an egg replacer I got at Whole Foods for waffles once, but they didn't turn out very well (maybe I didn't use it correctly?) I have heard that you can use bananas to replace eggs and I think a banana taste in a waffle or pancake would be pretty tasty, but I'm not sure how much to use. I know I can probably figure it out with trial and error, but before I do that, I thought I would check here to see if anyone has any experience with using banana to replace eggs or has any other suggestions.


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  1. My daughter is allergic also and I make fabulous pancakes from Vegan with a Vengeance. I make them at least one a week and save the extras in the fridge.

    1-1/4 c flour
    2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 tsp cinnamon
    2 Tbsp canola oil
    1/3 c water
    1 to 1-1/4 c plain rice or soy milk
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    2 Tbsp pure maple syrup

    Sift or stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix the remaining ingredients in another bowl. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix just until combined, like muffins (a couple of lumps are fine-overmixing results in tough pancakes and tough muffins).

    Add oil to a large skillet and heat the skillet over medium-high heat for a couple of minutes. Add batter and cook until the pancake has some bubbles on top and is browned on the bottom. Turn pancakes and finish (until bottoms are browned). Repeat until batter is used up. Oil skillet between pancakes or as needed. I use a non-stick pan and no oil and they are perfect.

    Sometimes we add chocolate chips or blueberries, but they really are excellent just plain.

    I also highly recommend her other cookbook - Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World - for the egg-allergic. It has about 75 cupcake recipes. I always keep at least a dozen on hand in the freezer for last-minute parties or school events.

    I am still looking for a good egg-less waffle recipe and have been failing miserably with that. There happened to be a new one in a recent Bon Appetit or Gourmet, but I can't find it. It had some type of cherry sauce with it....

    Good luck!

    4 Replies
    1. re: janehathaway

      a quick search on Epicurious turned up an egg-free recipe for Buttermilk Waffles with Cherry-Almond Sauce from the March issue of Bon App├ętit...

      unfortunately the reviews aren't very positive.

      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        I made these today when I was out of eggs - they are really good. I added 1tsp vanilla and some cinnamon - this might be my new go-to recipe

      2. re: janehathaway

        I made these same pancakes and they failed miserably. Hubby was NOT impressed. I really need to perfect vegan pancakes & waffles to make hubby a believer but so far I've been failing and this recipe didn't help. He likes FLUFFY pancakes and waffles. His mother uses bisquick mix for the pancakes.

        1. re: janehathaway

          Thank you sooo much for this! These made the greatest waffles, with a few additions by me. I added probably about a half cup of sugar, a tiny amount of chocolate syrup & doubled the baking powder! They were so super light and fluffy.

        2. I didn't pursue this link to its final destination but if you want to it may help:

          1. Not having any egg allergy, I haven't tried this myself, but my understanding is that 1/2 of a banana (mashed of course) plus an additional 1/4 tsp. baking powder (over and above whatever the recipe already calls for) is replacement for one egg.

            An older substitute without using bananas, useful in most quick breads, cookies and cakes, is 1 tablespoon of vinegar + 1 teaspoon of baking soda = leavening power of 1 egg.

            If your waffles stick to the grid, you might need to add a little more oil to make up for the missing fat from the egg -- waffles are tricky beasties, and waffle irons temperamental little buggers. :)

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            1. re: mcsheridan

              I've made cakes (not waffles or pancakes) for kids with egg allergy.

              1 egg = 1/2 or 1 (depending on the size) of banana + 1 tsp oil + 1/4 tsp baking powder, all mashed together. If substituting more than 2 to 3 eggs, you can cut down the baking powder a little.

            2. Thank you all for your suggestions, links and recipe! This is exactly the info I was hoping for...I will plan to try the vegan recipe on Saturday and hope to have many pancake weekends in my future!

              Thanks again!

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              1. re: mln1968

                I've had success using Ener-G Egg Replacer (available in health food stores) as a replacement for eggs in standard pancake recipes. Follow the instructions for amt of replacer equivalent to # of eggs.
                I have not had any luck with egg-free waffle recipes.

              2. has a recipe for yeasted waffles that does not use eggs.

                4 Replies
                1. re: Father Kitchen

                  I can't find the recipe at - yeasted and egg-free sounds so great... would you be able to supply a link or paraphrase the recipe? much thanks, father kitchen.

                  1. re: lodgegirl

                    lodgegirl, i did a thorough search of allrecipes (i also checked recipezaar & myrecipes just in case he was mistaken), and i didn't find it either.