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Four common egg substitutes

You can buy commercial egg replacement products at health food shops but common household ingredients work just as well and are cheaper (Shutterstock)

Whether you are vegan, allergic or you’ve simply run out, cooking and baking without eggs can be tricky. You can buy commercial egg replacement products at health food shops but common household ingredients work just as well and are cheaper and readily available.

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1. Fruit and vegetable puree

Mashed bananas or pureed cooked apples make excellent egg substitutes as they add moisture. Mashed pumpkin or avocado can be used in savoury dishes.

2. Plain yogurt or buttermilk

These are best used in muffins and cakes and gives them a moist texture and richer taste than eggs.

3. Ground flax or chia seeds

Soaked in water, ground flaxseeds act as a binder, although they can leave your baking feeling dense and add a nutty flavour.

4. Baking soda and vinegar

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When mixed together, these produce carbon dioxide and water, which makes baked goods light and airy.

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