As social distancing becomes the new normal, quarantine baking is reaching new heights with search terms like ‘banana bread’ and ‘sourdough’ trending on Google. If you’ve been in the kitchen too, whipping up dalgona coffee and souffle pancakes, you’ll know it’s all fun and games until you run out of ingredients. What do you do when you absolute need to bake but your pantry is empty? We’ve done the hard work for you and compiled the internet’s best baking recipes that don’t require flour, eggs or butter.
It may be the case that you have no flour on hand, especially with supermarkets out of stock for the past few weeks. But, a quick search on Google will show you endless pages of recipes for flourless cakes and bars. Craving something decadent? Try your hand at the classic flourless chocolate cake.
No eggs, no problem, according to vegan bakers. Eggs can be easily substituted by mixing one tablespoon of flaxseed with three tablespoons of water, which works as a direct swap in. For a recipe that requires whipped eggs, try aquafaba, the thick liquid that you find when you open a can of chickpeas. Or simply try your hand at one of these eggless recipes.
Butter can be replaced with olive oil, coconut oil, nut butters, greek yoghurt, avocado or even black beans, depending on what you’re baking up. One of the most popular butterless recipes on the internet is Maialino’s olive oil cake, which is served at acclaimed Italian trattoria Maialino Restaurant in New York City.