Mmmmm, great blood cookies, mom. Yes, it’s true – blood can be used in times of crisis when eggs are nowhere to be found. Remember the night you cried yourself to sleep because an empty egg carton prevented you from making pineapple upside down cake? Who knew you had the answer within you the whole time!

According to Nordic Food Lab, blood and eggs have similar protein compositions that give them their coagulating properties. Nordic Food Lab has been studying blood as a potential substitute for egg due to the high number of egg-intolerance among European children. Just don’t tell the kids about the switch…

You know who’s NOT surprised by this little tidbit of information about blood? You guessed it – vampires have been on to the joys of using blood in recipes for centuries. Of course, I have to say that I bet if a vampire wrote this, the title would be “Blood can be used as a substitute for everything.” Know more.