Egg Substitutes


If you're a vegan, chances are you've had to substitute an egg a time or two. And if you're looking to avoid eggs for other reasons, that's okay too! We've laid it all out for you. No pun intended.

Egg substitutions can and do vary, however, depending on what you are making. For instance, an egg substitute for a baking recipe might not work so well for your Country Scramble, and vise-versa.

So let's get down to it. Your recipe calls for an egg. What to do, what to do?

Brownies:

  • Applesauce: (1/3 cup applesauce = 1 egg or use ¼ cup applesauce + 1 tsp. baking powder). Applesauce is one of the best egg substitutes for your brownie mix, especially if you are using dark chocolate or fudge brownie mix.
  • Bananas (½ mashed banana, approximately 1/4 cup = 1 egg). Just mash it with a fork and use it!
  • Chia Seeds (1 Tablespoon ground Chia Seeds + 3 Tbsp. water = 1 egg). Grind the Chia seeds to a fine powder in a spice/coffee grinder. Remove the powder from the grinder, add water and stir until well blended. Allow the mixture to rest for 5 minutes before using.
  • Ener-G Egg Replacer Follow the manufacturer's directions for use.
  • Flax Seed (1 Tbsp. ground flax seeds + 3 Tbsp. water = 1 egg). Grind the flaxseeds to a fine powder in a spice/coffee grinder. Remove the powder from the grinder, add water and stir. Allow the mixture to rest for 10 - 15 minutes before using.
  • Silken Organic Tofu: ( 1/4 cup blended tofu = 1 egg). Process the tofu in a blender until it is completely smooth and creamy. Mix with the other wet ingredients before adding to the dry.
  • Soy Yogurt: ( ¼ cup soy yogurt = 1 egg). Just beat the yogurt well and add it to the brownie mix.

Cakes:

  • Applesauce (1/3 cup applesauce = 1 egg or use ¼ cup applesauce + 1 tsp. baking powder = 1 egg).
  • Arrowroot Powder (2 rounded Tbsp. arrowroot powder = 1 egg).
  • Bananas (½ mashed banana, approximately 1/4 cup = 1 egg). Just mash it with a fork and use it!
  • Chia Seeds (1 Tablespoon ground Chia Seeds + 3 Tbsp. water = 1 egg). Grind the Chia seeds to a fine powder in a spice/coffee grinder. Remove the powder from the grinder, add water and stir until well blended. Allow the mixture to rest for 5 minutes before using.
  • Flax Seed (1 Tbsp. ground flax seeds + 3 Tbsp. water = 1 egg). Grind the flaxseeds to a fine powder in a spice/coffee grinder. Remove the powder from the grinder, add water and stir. Allow the mixture to rest for 10 - 15 minutes before using.
  • Potato Starch (2 heaping Tbsp. = 1 egg).
  • Soda Pop (1 12-ounce can of soda-pop, such as cream soda or ginger ale can be used as a substitution in place of 3 eggs in your baking recipes).
  • Sour Milk (1 Tbsp. vinegar or lemon juice + 1 cup (minus 1 Tbsp.). any non-dairy milk). Mix and let stand 10 minutes prior to using.
  • Soy Flour (1 rounded Tbsp. soy flour = 1 egg).
  • Soy Yogurt ( ¼ cup soy yogurt = 1 egg). Just beat the yogurt well and add it in.
  • Vegetable Oil (¼ cup = 1 egg).
  • Vinegar, Water, and Baking Powder (1 Tbsp. vinegar + 1 Tbsp. water + 1 tsp. baking powder = 2 large eggs). Add the vinegar and water to a medium bowl, then stir in the baking powder until completely dissolved.

Cookies

  • Chia Seeds (1 Tablespoon ground Chia Seeds + 3 Tbsp. water = 1 egg). Grind the Chia seeds to a fine powder in a spice/coffee grinder. Remove the powder from the grinder, add water and stir until well blended. Allow the mixture to rest for 5 minutes before using.
  • Cornstarch (1 Tbsp. of cornstarch + 2 Tbsp. of water = 1 egg). Stir until combined.
  • Ener-G Follow the manufacturer's directions for use.
  • Soy Flour (1 rounded Tbsp. of soy flour + 2 Tbsp. water = 1 egg).
  • Vegetable Oil (¼ cup = 1 egg).

Muffins:

  • Applesauce (1/3 cup applesauce = 1 egg or ¼ cup applesauce + 1 tsp. baking powder = 1 egg).
  • Banana (½ mashed banana, approximately 1/4 cup = 1 egg). Just mash it with a fork prior to using.
  • Chia Seeds (1 Tablespoon ground Chia Seeds + 3 Tbsp. water = 1 egg). Grind the Chia seeds to a fine powder in a spice/coffee grinder. Remove the powder from the grinder, add water and stir until well blended. Allow the mixture to rest for 5 minutes before using.
  • Ener-G Follow the manufacturer's directions for use.
  • Flax Seed (1 Tbsp. ground flax seeds + 3 Tbsp. water = 1 egg). Grind the flaxseeds to a fine powder in a spice/coffee grinder. Remove the powder from the grinder, add water and stir. Allow the mixture to rest for 10 - 15 minutes before using.
  • Pumpkin Puree (1/3 cup of pumpkin puree = 1 egg)
  • Soy Flour (1 heaping Tbsp. of soy flour + 2 Tbsp. water = 1 egg) Stir until combined prior to using.
  • Soy Yogurt ( ¼ cup soy yogurt = 1 egg). Just beat the yogurt well and add it in.
  • Vegetable Oil (1/4 cup = 1 egg)

Pancakes

  • Banana (½ mashed banana, approximately 1/4 cup = 1 egg). Just mash it with a fork prior to using.
  • Chia Seeds (1 Tablespoon ground Chia Seeds + 3 Tbsp. water = 1 egg). Grind the Chia seeds to a fine powder in a spice/coffee grinder. Remove the powder from the grinder, add water and stir until well blended. Allow the mixture to rest for 5 minutes before using.
  • Flax Seed (1 Tbsp. ground flax seeds + 3 Tbsp. water = 1 egg). Grind the flaxseeds to a fine powder in a coffee grinder. Remove the powder from the grinder, add water and stir. Allow the mixture to rest for 10 - 15 minutes before using.
  • Sour Milk (1 Tbsp. vinegar or lemon juice + 1 cup (minus 1 Tbsp.). any non-dairy milk). Mix and let stand 10 minutes prior to using.

Vegan Egg White Substitute

    If a baking recipe calls for an egg white only, the following may be used in its place:
  • Agar (1 Tbsp. plain agar powder + 1 Tbsp. water = 1 egg). Stir the agar powder and water together. Whip the mixture, chill, then whip again.
  • Aquafaba Be sure to check out Aquafaba; the liquid in a can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans); a revolutionary new vegan egg replacer.

New Products

  • There is a fairly new product on the market called VeganEgg from Follow Your Heart and it's getting some rave reviews. Personally, we love it!
  • Click on the image below to find out more and order yours today!

JUST egg, by JUST for all is another new product on the market. Although, it might be a little more difficult to find (it's that new!) But keep looking! Request it from your local grocer! It's an amazing product for omelets, breakfast sandwiches, French toast, and scrambles alike!

More good tips

  • When a savory recipe calls for eggs as a binding agent, such as in veggie loaves or burgers, use any of the following depending on the flavor you desire: Mashed Potato; Bread Crumbs; Quick Oats; Cooked Whole Oats; or Cooked Rice.
  • When a recipe calls for an egg to use as a coating ingredient, use any of the following depending on the taste and texture you desire: Blended silken tofu; Flour and water mixture, Flour and non-dairy milk mixture.
  • And if scrambled eggs are what you had in mind, grab a block of firm, or extra firm organic tofu, and try our delicious Tofu Scramble, or our Tofu Scramble with Spinach and Yellow Peppers. For extra "egg" flavor in these recipes, try replacing 1/2 of your regular salt with Black Salt - (also known as kala namak).