Product Review: Beyond Eggs for Cookies and Just Mayo (and a recipe!)

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There are 2 new products from Hampton Creek Foods that are going to change the way we eat and cook: Beyond Eggs for Cookies and Just Mayo.

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If there was ever a vegan product that I have been waiting for, it’s one that replaces eggs. Usually, I use flaxseed to replace eggs in baking and cooking but sometimes I don’t want the flax taste and texture in whatever I’m making. I know there are already commercial egg replacers but they are filled with starch, usually potato starch and to me, they make the food I’m baking feel heavy. Eggs are usually added to lighten baked goods. So when Hampton Creek Foods sent me a sample of Beyond Eggs for Cookies, I was excited.

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But not just about making cookies. Oh, I did bake some cookies. I made Chocolate Chip Cookies which were delicious. They had the perfect texture, light, crunchy and chewy. Get the recipe below.

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Then I made Hazelnut Biscotti. YUM! They were so tasty, crunchy and perfect dunked in coffee. Oh, and did I mention gluten-free?

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You see, I’m not much of a baker. I used to say I hated baking but I’ve been doing it more and more. The more I practice, the better I get and the less frustrated I feel but gluten-free baking is tougher for me. I find it tougher to get the right texture so having an egg replacer that works like a dream is a gift to me.

I’m also a rule-breaker so I wanted to see if Beyond Eggs for Cookies could be used for other baking purposes. So I used it in my:

Vegan Challah

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Vegan, Gluten-Free Challah

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Gluten-Free Herbed Flatbread

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and even, Matzoh Balls!!

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Every recipe I used Beyond Eggs for Cookies in came out wonderfully! Light, airy and delicious! Beyond Eggs for Cookies contains whole sorghum flour, oat fiber, oat bran, xanthan gum and algin. It is cholesterol-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and of course, egg-free. It is vegan, non-GMO and kosher.

Hopefully, Beyond Eggs for Cookies will be available for purchase soon and even more, I hope Beyond Eggs will come out with a formula that can be used for making omelets and frittatas.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Makes about 30 cookies

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2 tsp. Beyond Eggs for Cookies + 6 Tbs. water

(OR 2 tsp. commercial egg replacer + 6 Tbs. water OR 2 Tbs. flaxseed + 6 Tbs. warm water)

2 ¼ cups whole wheat pastry flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. kosher salt

1 cup V-Butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar

¾ cup cane sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 cup vegan chocolate chips

 

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mix 2 tsp. Beyond Eggs for Cookies with 6 Tbs. of water and set aside.

In a bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix to combine. In a large bowl, add the softened butter, brown sugar, cane sugar and vanilla extract. Using a hand mixer, mix to combine all the ingredients.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and continue to mix until all the flour is incorporated. Using a spatula, fold in the chocolate chips.

Scoop the cookie dough in heaping tablespoons. Wet your hands and roll each scoop into a ball. Place the balls of cookie dough onto the baking sheet about 2 inches apart. You can eat one cookie dough ball. Just one. After all, you want to taste the dough to make sure it’s good.

Bake until golden, about 12 minutes for chewy cookies or 15 for crispy cookies. They will still feel very soft when they are done. Remove the baking pans from the oven and let sit for 2 minutes. The cookies will firm up. Use a spatula to transfer the cookies to a cooling rack. Let cool completely before eating (if you can).

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Hampton Creek Foods has also released a new mayo product called Just Mayo. Just Mayo is an egg-free mayo made with Beyond Eggs. I was lucky to get to try Just Mayo and the Chipotle-flavored Just Mayo. So good!

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Just Mayo is thick and creamy and tastes just like mayonnaise made with eggs. I used it on sandwiches, to coat tofu before frying and even in my challah as one of the egg replacers. Did you know that 3 Tbs. of mayo can replace one egg in baking?

We had the Chipotle Just Mayo on my TLTs – Tofu, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwiches. It’s spicy but not too spicy, just a great kick! I also used it as a base for salad dressings.

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Just Mayo is being used in Whole Foods prepared foods departments as their default mayo. This is big news! It means that when ANYONE goes to the prepared foods counter at a participating Whole Foods and orders a sandwich with mayo, they will get a vegan mayo! Even if they order the most meat-filled sandwich, they are getting a vegan mayo. Just think of all the eggs that replaces!!

Just Mayo is also being sold in Whole Foods. If your local Whole Foods isn’t using Just Mayo at their prepared foods counter yet, ask them to. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could get everyone who eats at Whole Foods consuming a vegan mayo??!!

Just Mayo is cholesterol-free, egg-free, dairy-free, soy-free, lactose-free, gluten-free, vegan, kosher and non-GMO.

I’m nowhere near a Whole Foods so I’m counting the days until Beyond Eggs for Cookies and Just Mayo (and Chipotle Just Mayo) is offered online for purchase. Until then, I have my memories of getting to try these two groundbreaking products from Hampton Creek Foods.

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For more information on Hampton Creek Foods:

Website: http://www.hamptoncreekfoods.com/

Address: 371 10th Street, 10th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone:(415) 374-7524

 

Note: The “V” Word receives samples of vegan products to test for taste and/or cooking purposes and then review here on the blog. The “V” Word has no business connection to any of the companies whose products are reviewed nor does The “V” Word know any more about the products than what is stated here. If you have any questions about any of the products reviewed, please contact the manufacturer for more information.

 

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19 Responses to Product Review: Beyond Eggs for Cookies and Just Mayo (and a recipe!)

  1. Yuka September 12, 2014 at 7:35 pm #

    What is the mayo comparable to? Miracle Whip, Hellman’s?

    • Rhea September 12, 2014 at 10:29 pm #

      Hi Yuka, Just Mayo is comparable to Hellman’s. Not Miracle Whip – in my opinion, Naysoya’s mayo tastes like Miracle Whip while Veganaise and Just Mayo are more like Hellman’s.

  2. Mar December 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    looks like any other eggless mayo – except it contains canola & corn(in the salt, white vinegar) & what is the modified food starch? Is this supposed to be healthy?

    • Rhea December 9, 2013 at 2:08 pm #

      You would have to ask Hampton Creek to explain their ingredients to you. I don’t work for the company. My concern is vegan.

  3. Amy December 8, 2013 at 11:52 pm #

    This is great! Have an egg allergic child and one that is gf, so if it works it would be awesome. Do you know what kosher symbol they use?

    • Rhea December 9, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

      Amy, the products and literature I have just says “Kosher” with no symbols but you could ask the company.

      Have you seen my recipes for egg-free, gluten-free meals? When I bake, I tend to use flaxseed and warm water to replace the eggs. When I want an “eggy” dish, I use chickpea flour. I have recipes for chickpea omelets and lots of tofu scrambles. I also have a tofu frittata and mini-quiches that use chickpea flour. You can also use the chickpea omelet recipe to make a scramble that is soy-free. If I can direct you to something specific, let me know.

      • Amy December 9, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

        I’ll have to look into the chickpea options. I’m not a huge fan of “flax eggs” b/c of the strong flavor. I love chia seeds and like the neutral flavor, but have not yet found the white chia seeds to grind for an egg sub.

        • Rhea December 10, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

          Why do the chia seeds have to be white, Amy? Does the taste differ? I’ve only had the black ones.

  4. adi November 24, 2013 at 7:46 am #

    It says its non GMO, but if you do a little research you can quickly prove that wrong. Also conola oil is a pesticide and is GMO specifically because it is not meant to be consumed. They have genetically modified it so that it has lower levels of the poison it contains so that it may be consumable. Make no mistake, though it is consumable, it is still far from good. It is highly cancerous and also contributes to a number of different health defects and what not. So while this is labeled non GMO, the canola oil in it most likely is GMO and is poisonous on its own. Thank you.

  5. adi November 24, 2013 at 7:38 am #

    While i commend you for taking a stand and choosing a lifestyle based on your beliefs and ethics, I am wondering why you do not also incorporate your health and the general well being of humanity also into your choices. The food you are raving about here is inhumane and is a crime committed against humanity, children, and worse, the American people. It has been made in a laboratory by scientists. It may be labeled plant based but it is made of gmo and is poisonous. I guess I am wondering why you would be more worried about animal safety rather than your own safety. I think you need to do a little more research before you review products and recommend them to the masses. Also there are plenty of rats that have been used in GMO studies that have ended up with tumors the size of golf balls growing all over their bodies. Buying these products is directly supporting the poisoning of the people and childhood disease and cancer. I hope you will do some follow up homework on this matter and reconsider your stance on this matter. Thank you.

    • Rhea November 24, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

      Adi, my stance on this matter is just as I stated: I will always promote products that do not contain animal parts or secretions as an alternative to those that do. People can decide for themselves what they want to eat or not for whatever reasons matter to them or for their reality. Not everyone can live a totally organic, non-GMO life. Besides, if you have an issue with the accuracy of the labeling of these products, you should take that up with the company, not with me. My first concern is the animals. But I have to say, I take offense to your implying that I don’t care about my own health or the “general well-being of humanity.” You don’t know me, you don’t know my health story (which you could since it’s here on the blog). And I care enough about other people that I would not criticize them in a public forum for promoting compassion. The mission statement of this web site is very clear: it’s about cruelty-free food to save animals. I appreciate your concern for health and safety. You keep fighting your battle and I’ll keep fighting mine but let’s fight with the appropriate people, ok? Thanks.

  6. corryne November 20, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    do you know the calories in the mayo?

    • Rhea November 23, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

      I don’t but I’m sure if you contact Hampton Creek, they can tell you.

  7. Emily Holmes October 24, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    Do you have the ingredients that are in Just Mayo?

    • Rhea October 26, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

      Hi Emily, The literature says the ingredients are: expeller-pressed canola oil, filtered water, lemon juice, white vinegar, 2% or less of the following: organic sugar, salt, apple cider vinegar, pea protein, garlic, spices, modified food starch, beta-carotene. It is non-GMO, soy-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan, cholesterol-free, egg-free, dairy-free, kosher and no artificial flavors or colors.

  8. Guy October 16, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    Hi, could you possibly recommend a shop that sells these products?
    they look really great

    • Rhea October 16, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

      Hi Guy, Just Mayo has just launched for retail sale at Whole Foods plus it’s being used as the default mayo at the prepared foods section of many Whole Foods. If your WF isn’t using it yet, ask for it. Beyond Eggs should be available soon.

  9. Kevin October 4, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    That was a great review! Hampton Creek emphatically said on Twitter that Beyond Eggs for Cookies is only for cookies, but I cannot believe that it is so specific. It is understandable that they need a seperate formula for risen products like cakes and muffins, but surely there are other recipes where eggs do exactly the same thing as they do in cookies. My guess is that the cookie formula is optimised for binding ingredients together, in which case it should work for some other things; pasta, maybe? They will be severely limiting their customer base if they do not mention on the package what else it is good for, or what its general properties are.

    • Rhea October 6, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

      They told me that their R&D wasn’t completely happy with it for uses other than cookies but it has worked for me in everything. I used it to make Knishes the other day. Dough comes out so smooth with it. I agree it would be better to have one egg replacer than have to buy lots of different specific ones. I’m going to try it on pasta next. Thanks Kevin.


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