Powdered Eggs in Baking
I’ve been using Whole Egg Powder in my baking for years! It works perfectly in my cookies, yeast breads, and cakes. Whole powdered eggs cost just over $1 dozen so I actually use them exclusively in baking as they save me money over using fresh eggs from the grocery store.
For those of you scared to try them, I would highly suggest that you give it a shot in your baking! I really think you will be pleasantly surprised! I actually owned whole powdered eggs for about 2 years before I got up the courage to try them. They just sat in my freezer (they keep longer there) staring at me each and every day. Finally, one day I was out of eggs and had to make a dessert for a church function: a cake actually. I had 3 kids 2 yrs old and under at the time and they were all sleeping. I did not want to wake everyone to head to the grocery store. So, I decided to be brave, say a little prayer and use my powdered eggs. The cake turned out great! I thought: “Well, maybe that is just because it was for a church function and God needed them to turn out. I’m sure powdered eggs would ruin my favorite cookie recipe!” So, I made a batch of cookies with them the next day and they were perfect! And the best party: I could eat the cookie dough b/c there were no raw eggs!
One quick tip:
Make sure that if a recipe calls for 1 large egg, that you use 1 large powdered egg. For example, with the THRIVE Whole Egg Powder, 1 T powder + 2 T water = 1 medium egg. If you use just one T. powder, you won’t have enough egg! So, use a heaping T. instead. Other brands may be similar.
Unfortunately, as much as I loved whole powdered eggs in baking, I could never honestly say that whole powdered eggs made great scrambled eggs. People would ask me all the time and I had to respond: “Well, they are edible. Better than other brands I’ve tried and are a bit better when you add some milk.” But I just couldn’t give them a full-fledged thumbs up!
Enter THRIVE Scrambled Egg Mix! This is a new product that THRIVE Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) introduced at the convention and I was intrigued. Could powdered eggs really taste good when used to make scrambled eggs? Really? I decided to give them a shot.
I made four batches of scrambled eggs with the scrambled egg mix, whole powdered eggs, and instant milk. I know that I like to add milk to my fresh scrambled eggs and that always improved the taste of scrambled eggs made with the whole egg powder in the past so I thought I’d give it a try. So, 2 T. of each type of egg on the left and 2 T of the egg plus 1 T. milk on the right. As you can see, the scrambled egg mix is much darker in color. The Whole Eggs were a much finer powder:
Mixing them up:
I added 4 T. water to each one and whisked them up. It took quite a while to really “whisk” the whole powdered eggs, but the scrambled eggs mix dissolved almost instantly!
Then I cooked them up. The only difference here was that the Whole eggs were a bit more difficult to keep from sticking to the pan. But you can hopefully also notice a difference in color and texture once cooked. The whole eggs were more of an “off” color, a bit more “crumbly” and not nearly as fluffy as the scrambled egg mix.
The Taste Test:
And the final test was the taste test! I ate some of each and had my kids try some of each. Hands down, the Thrive Scrambled Egg mix won! And it was better without the milk! The eggs were the right texture and taste for scrambled eggs! Amazing!
One very important thing you should know about THRIVE’s Scrambled Egg mix:
It contains no ingredients other than eggs!
Seriously! No preservatives, no additives at all!
Here is a list of ingredients I found in some other scrambled eggs mixes available on the market:
- soybean oil
- modified food starch
- xanthan gum
- citric acid
- butter flavor
- vegetable oil
- corn oil
Here is the ingredient list on from the THRIVE Scrambled Egg Mix label:
- Whole Eggs
- Dried Egg Whites
Incredible! You can find THRIVE Scrambled Eggs here. And to be completely transparent, yes, I earn a small commission if you purchase them through that link, but that did not affect my review here at all. As is always true on this site, I won’t recommend something I would use myself! Read more about that here: Disclosure.
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Becky is a wildlife enthusiast and pet and livestock care expert with a diploma in canine nutrition. With over a decade of experience in animal welfare, Becky lends her expertise to Simple Family Preparedness through insightful info about pets, livestock, bee keeping, and the practicalities of homesteading.