The 10 Best Powdered Eggs
This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in December of 2017. While fresh eggs are always preferred, sometimes they just aren't an option. These powdered varieties make it possible to enjoy this energizing breakfast food anywhere you go, so long as you have water and a heating source. While they could be a part of your emergency supplies kit, they are also a favorite of bakers, because they stay fresh for a long time and mix into batters well. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
October 31, 2020:
When it comes to powdered eggs, there are a few things one must consider before making a purchase. Obviously, taste is important, but you should also think about things like the type of package it comes in; what other ingredients, if any, it contains; and your intended use and how well suited it is to it. For example, anyone looking to take their powdered eggs along on a sea-faring voyage will need something that comes in a package that is easy to reseal with little chance of leaving small openings where moisture could enter. With this use in mind, we recommend Hoosier Hill Farm Granules d'Ouefs, Arrowhead Bay Whole Crystals, and Augason Farms Dried Whole, all of which come in jars. While many of the other options on our list come in resealable baggies, these are often not as foolproof as jars.
For campers, small pouches are often the best choice, as they are easier to stuff inside a backpack. Some options ideal for campers include Nutriom OvaEasy, Judee's Gluten-Free Whole, Legacy Premium Long-Term, and Sonstegard Shelf-Stable Mix. That being said, if you stay out in the wilderness alone and won't be finishing a full pouch before moving on to your next campsite, you may want to steer clear of OvaEasy and Sonstegard Shelf-Stable Mix because they don't come in resealable bags.
While many of the options on this list are suitable for baking, Modernist Pantry AAA Grade Egg White stands out as being particularly suited to culinary uses. It makes preparing meringues or foams for drinks significantly easier, since you won't have to deal with all the whipping, and, because it is Kosher certified and doesn't contain any additional ingredients, it is well suited to most commercial uses.
Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with Bacon is one of the few that doesn't require cooking inside a pan or skillet. Instead, because it is pre-cooked, if you choose the option that comes in a pouch, you can simply pour some boiling water into it and your breakfast will be ready in about 10 minutes, making it very convenient for anyone who travels light when backpacking.
September 11, 2019:
Powdered eggs can come in handy in a variety of situations. Not only are they are great for camping and boating, but they are also a smart item to keep in the cabinet if you do a lot of baking, since they can be easily substituted in for the real thing in most recipes and no one will be any the wiser.
While many of these powdered options can taste very close to fresh eggs when scrambled, such as Hoosier Hill Farm Whole, Arrowhead Bay Whole Crystals, and Augason Farms, there is one particular product that is raved about on many camping and cruising forums for its authentic flavor and texture — Nutriom OvaEasy. Add to that the fact that it comes in handy 4.5-ounce packages, and it is a no-brainer that it claimed our top spot.
While on the topic of sailing, we'd like to take a minute to put the spotlight on Hoosier Hill Farm Whole and Arrowhead Bay Whole Crystals, which come in large plastic jars that are easy to reseal, so you won't have to worry about moisture getting into your eggs and causing them to go bad.
Though Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with Bacon is actually a freeze-dried product rather than a powdered one, it carries nearly all of the same benefits of the powdered varieties, but with the added bonus of being fully cooked, so all you have to do is add boiling water to it and it's ready to eat. Plus, we thought many users would find the addition of bacon makes it an appealing option.
For those with sensitivities, we have included Judee's Gluten-Free. Not only is it safe for people with celiac disease, but it is also packaged in a nut-free facility.
Emergency Essentials Whole Egg Powder With a 10-year shelf life and a whopping 72 servings per tin, this is a great option for doomsday preppers and anyone else who just wants to make sure they are ready to handle an unexpected emergency should one arise. It is also nut, lactose, and soy free. beprepared.com