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Dehydrated Eggs and Stuff in a Jar

I’ve discovered a series of books themed on “Gifts in a Jar”. The concept is to put an entire meal in a jar. In most cases you just add water and maybe a few other ingredients and instant meal. Well I have been saving jars for reuse and decided to try my hand at making my own stuff in a jar.

The first recipe I wanted to try was a small batch of cookies and most recipes call for an egg. Instead of needing to add an egg I thought I’d try dehydrating eggs first.

I started with 5 dozen eggs. One dozen at a time I scrambled them.


Then cooked them.


Next I put them on a tray to cool a bit while I worked on the next dozen.


I loaded them in my dehydrator and ran at 145 for 12 hours.


When finished the chunks were hard like rocks. I ran them through a food processor until they were ground into mostly powder.


At this point I had powdered eggs which measure out to about 2 teaspoons per original egg. Next up, pick a recipe. I researched a few options an finally settled on one which I then adjusted and tweaked until I was satisfied with it. I made a large bowl full which I then would be able to put into the jars.


  • 6 cups of oats
  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 3 teaspoons of salt
  • 12 teaspoons of egg powder
  • 9 teaspoons of baking powder

Thoroughly mix all ingredients and put about 2/3rds of a cup into a 1 cup capacity jar. Top off the jar with sugar.


Obviously you can adjust the batch size and jar sizes accordingly. Based on the 1 cup jar, when ready to make the cookies you add 2 tablespoons of butter and 2-3 tablespoons of water. Mix and press into cookie shapes. Yields about 6 large or a dozen small. Cook them in a 325 oven for about 10-12 minutes.


My batch made 10 jars plus enough left over in the bowl for one immediate batch.

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