Egg Allergy? How To Make a Gelatin Egg

Make an egg-free gelatin egg! #keto #lowcarb #highfat #gelatinMaking a gelatin egg is easy, only requires two ingredients, and replaces eggs in your favorite cookie, cake, or brownie recipes, one to one.

First off, I want to say over and over again that there’s NOTHING wrong with eating eggs. For those of you who are new to this blog, I’m a high-fat loving, yolk adoring lady who doesn’t want you leaving this blog thinking that eggs, or anything about them, is “bad”.

There are a lot of members of our community (myself included!) that are allergic or sensitive to eggs. Thankfully, my egg sensitivity isn’t as severe as my gluten intolerance, but more than an egg or two a week, and my insides go crazy.

And, there are some people (I am also one of them) who don’t like recipes that call for 2 or more eggs because free range, organic eggs are not cheap! But want to make said recipe because it looks yummy. Case in point, this No-Fuss Skillet Chocolate Cake. That recipe is so good but requires a total of 6 eggs. Not cool.

The general egg-free replacements are ground flax, ground chia, banana, or applesauce. But, have you ever replaced an egg in your favorite cake, cookie, or brownie recipe with… a gelatin egg? I’m showing you how to make it in today’s video!

Here are a few of my favorite keto recipes where I have removed the eggs and used gelatin eggs instead:

And, here are a couple of my recipes where I use gelatin eggs already:

The gelatin egg requires two things – water (which should be pretty easy for you to get your paws on, thank goodness), and gelatin. With gelatin gaining popularity as of late, I feel like the following is worth reiterating…

Just like anything, there is good gelatin and not-so-good gelatin. The not-so-good gelatin is likely the stuff they sell at your local grocery store (the same stuff they sell at the dollar store). And the good stuff is Vital Proteins.

I say Vital Proteins is good because I’ve tried almost every kind of gelatin – I’ve reviewed their packaging, contacted the company, tried their product, and all in all, Vital Proteins wins time and time again because of five things – it’s hormone-free, grass-fed, additive-free, unsweetened, and because the company is transparent. With Vital Proteins, I know where the product is from, and I’ve experienced its benefits first hand so now it’s really really hard for me to want to go to anything else.

So, if you’re trying to increase your intake of gelatin or reduce your egg intake, here’s the official gelatin egg recipe…

Make an egg-free gelatin egg! #keto #lowcarb #highfat #gelatin

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How To Make a Gelatin Egg
Recipe type: Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Egg-free, Low-Carb, Keto
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Serves: 1 egg
Prepare this egg-free replacement at the time of baking, and add to the recipe as you would an egg. I am unsure whether the gelatin egg can be prepared, chilled, and warmed again before use so would recommend that you prepare the eggs fresh and use right away.

Simply multiply the below recipe for how many eggs the original recipe calls for, and you’re set. This health-promoting egg replacement works best in cakes, cookies, and brownies.

Egg for egg, gelatin eggs costs $0.50 per egg and a free-range, organic egg is, on average $0.58 per egg. So not only are you benefiting your gut but your wallet as well!

Makes the equivalent of 1 egg
  1. Place the water in a small saucepan. Sprinkle with gelatin, sprinkling over the entire surface of the water. Let the saucepan sit untouched for 5 minutes.
  2. After the 5 minutes is up, turn the burner on low and whisk for 1 minute, or until texture is smooth.
  3. Use the mixture in the cake, the batch of cookies, or that you’re making today!

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I would love to know, what do you plan on making with gelatin eggs? Let’s chat about it in the comments!

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  1. I’m definitely going to have to try this. I have to start removing dairy from my diet, as well as reduce eggs due to sensitivity. It certainly makes low carb baking interesting, lol.

    Did you find that the extra tbsp of water helps out? I’ve seen different concoctions of this but some were like 3 tbsp water + 1 tbsp gelatin.

    • I find that extra tbsp really helps with the consistency, but it does depend on the recipe!

      • Thanks! I am experimenting with it so will see how it goes.

        At my first go, I made a terrible mistake. And for whatever I reason I measured two cups of water with 2 tbsp of gelatin. In my defense, I’m going to blame that it was 4 am and I had zero caffeine in my system. LOL.

  2. Thanks for the tip! I have an egg allergy and would love to try this as a replacement; however, when I used regular gelatin in the lava cake recipe linked in the post, it turned into pure liquid. Is there a big different between how the Vital Protein beef gelatin functions compared to regular gelatin?

    • Hey, Tina! Hmm, they should act the same. Were all of the other ingredients that you used the same?

  3. Hi there, how did you figure out you were sensitive to eggs Ana get to knowing that 1-2 a week was ok. I’m coming up on a 21 day elimination and would love to get eggs back but am suspicious…any tips are appreciated!!

    • I did an elimination as well! By reintroducing them after eliminating them and paying attention to your symptoms, you can determine whether eggs are safe for you to eat or not.

  4. Can a gelatin egg be used in a pancake recipe? I’ve recently developed an egg intolerance & am trying to figure out how to do breakfast without them.

  5. I’m wondering if this would work in an almond flour based keto bread recipe. My son has an egg sensitivity and I want to change our whole family’s diet to a more ketogenic diet. Right now I use a egg free gluten free bread for him (gluten is the other food he has to avoid) and it’s hard to eliminate all bread options for a 7 yr old! Any suggestions or tips, Leanne?

  6. This sounds like a wonderful alternative to eggs and I plan on trying it out, but how can a recipe made with a gelatin egg still be referred to as a vegan recipe? Gelatin is still made from beef!

    • Haha oh jeez, so sorry for that. I accidentally tagged it as vegan– thanks for bringing this to my attention!

  7. intersting, have you tried agar agar instead of gelatin? And if the application calls for whipping the eggs foamy, what then?

    • Hmm, I haven’t tried it with agar agar but I’m sure you could play around with it to make it work! Do you mean recipes that call for whipped egg whites? Like for meringue? Unfortunately, a gelatin egg wouldn’t work in this instance.

    • I believe it would work but you probably won’t need as much agar agar. You may need to do a little experimenting!