Eggs are an essential ingredient in a well-rounded food storage.  They provide the least expensive source of high quality protein.  To store eggs long-term, they need to be in powdered form.  Stored in a cool room of your home, powdered eggs in unopened cans will store for up to 10 years.  Even after they are opened, they will last for 12 months on your pantry shelf. 

If you make any baked goods from a mix, you are likely already using powdered eggs.   Once you try using them, you’ll find they aren’t just for emergencies.  They are less messy and more economical than fresh eggs and very convenient.  Commercial bakers use them to get consistent results from their baked goods.  To use them in your favorite recipes, just add the appropriate amount of egg powder to the dry ingredients, and then add the additional water to your liquid ingredients. (1 Tbsp. egg powder + 2 Tbsp. water = 1 fresh egg) Since powdered eggs are pasteurized, I like to use them to make my own mixes without worrying about spoilage.    Powdered eggs are perfect for camping too.  Mixed with water, they whip up scrambled eggs in a snap.  You can even buy powdered egg whites and completely avoid the whole mess of separating whites from yolks to make meringue.

Here are some conversions for using powdered eggs:

1 egg  = 1 T. whole egg powder + 2 T. water

2 eggs = 2 T. whole egg powder + 1/4 c. water

3 eggs = 3 T. whole egg powder + 1/3 c. water

4 eggs = 1/4 c. whole egg powder + 1/2 C. water

6 eggs = 1/3 c. whole egg powder + 2/3 c. water

8 eggs = 1/2 c. whole egg powder + 1 c. water

And, here’s a fun recipe for a homemade pancake mix using several food storage items:


8 cups flour (can use half whole wheat)

3/4 c. powdered shortening

3/4 c. nonfat dry milk

3/4 c. sugar

2/3 c. powdered whole eggs

1/3 c. baking powder

2 1/2 tsp. salt

Combine all ingredients and stir well.

To cook, mix:

1 c. Pancake Mix

1 c. water

Blend well and cook on hot griddle.

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10 Comments to “Eggs-cellent Powdered Eggs”

  1. Brittney says:

    That is great info!! Where do you buy your powdered eggs?

  2. Wow! I want to start storing powedered eggs. Where can I buy them? Don’t think I have ever seen them before here in Las Vegas at the local Wal-Mart store.

    Any tips on where I can buy them would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Kim says:

    If you have an Alison’s Pantry distributor in your area, their catalog offers powdered eggs at a good price. You can check to find a distributor. If you can’t find an AP distributor, try They sell bulk foods. If you’re in LV, it might be worth the trip to St . George, Utah where there are several places to buy food storage foods at good prices, including powdered eggs.

  4. I never thought of going to St. George before, but now I have an excuse to make a trip down there! Do you know where exactly or name of store where I can buy the food storage at a good deal? I keep hearing everyone raving about a Macy’s Grocery store. Is that one of them?

  5. Kim says:

    Because of the local interest in food storage, the Walmart at the Bloomington exit has a nice selection of food storage and canning items between the school supplies and garden center. Sorry, there is no Macy’s in St. George. The COSTCO has been stocking buckets of wheat, and food storage cookbooks, too. Another store more that specializes in food storage supplies in Your Family Matters. It is located off of Bluff St. in the Holiday Square behind Pizza Hut and Jimmy Johns. They have a large variety of products and offer discounts for group orders.

  6. […] egg powder with your dry ingredients and the required water with your liquid ingredients.  Click here for my post on using powdered eggs. It includes a handy conversion […]

  7. Beth says:

    Hi. If anyone has made this recipe before I am curious as to how many pancakes or waffels will the one cup mixture with one cup water make? thanks.

  8. J'Marinde Shephard says:

    Does anyone know of a source in Minnesota – – preferably Saint Paul, ot Twin Cities?
    I was told Walmsrt had them, but they laughed and shook their heads. FOudn similar t Byerly’s for $18.58!!!! Same thing I paid less than $3.00 for severl years ago. I think t’s the egg scare being profiteered.

    I kow has them. That’s where I read that Walmart had them.

  9. Cheryl says:

    How do you make powered eggs? I tried it in my dehydrator fot 10 hours, let cool for 2 hours,I put them in the blender. I then used 1 Tbs egg power and 2 Tbs of water and let sit for 10 minutes then tried to scramble, it didn’t work. What did I do wrong? Thanks for any help you can give me.

  10. Kim says:

    I’m sorry, I’ve never tried dehydrating eggs at home. I understand eggs are put through quite a process to make the powder for long-term storage, so I’m not sure how this is accomplished in a home kitchen.

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