We recently had to cut eggs out of our diet…along with wheat, dairy, watermelon, yeast, olives, coconut, and many other things. Since I often bake and cook (and now I have to do so more thanks to food allergies and sensitivities), I am trying new ways of getting to the same foods we love (with slightly different consistencies and flavors). So, if you are looking for substitutes for eggs in your recipes, here are some.
Note: if you are using some of these for leavening, add them at the very end and cook as soon as possible.
Applesauce and Baking Powder
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce + 1/2 teaspoon baking powder= 1 egg
These make it moist and creamy but don’t add volume.
1/4 cup mashed bananas (approximately 1/2 a banana)= 1 egg
1/4 cup = 1 egg
Flax seed and Water
1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds + 3 Tablespoons water= 1 egg. Let sit for 5 minutes before adding.
1 Tablespoon whole chia seeds + 3 Tablespoons water= 1 egg. Let sit for 30 minutes.
1/4 cup=1 egg.
This is the water off of chickpeas in a can or you can make it yourself. Whip it if you are using it as a binding agent.
3 Tablespoons=1 egg.
Cooking Oil, Baking Powder, and Water
1 teaspoon cooking oil + 2 teaspoons baking powder + 1 Tablespoon of tap water= 1 egg.
1/4 cup = 1 egg. NOTE: only use this for one egg per recipe. Otherwise it will be a very oily dish.
Vegan Egg Replacement Powder
Make the powder by adding all these ingredients into a jar, whisking, and shaking vigorously.
- 2 ½ cups arrowroot powder or tapioca starch
- ½ cup non-aluminum baking powder
- 1 Tablespoon guar gum powder or xanthan gum powder
1 1/2 teaspoons + 3 Tablespoons water= 1 egg
Thank you Veganbaking.net!
Egg Replacement Powder (Compare to Ener-G®)
Make the powder by adding all these ingredients to a jar, whisking, and shaking vigorously.
- 1 1/4 cups potato starch
- 3/4 cups tapioca starch (or arrowroot powder or cornstarch)
- 1/3 cup baking powder
- 2 2/3 Tablespoons baking soda
Thanks to wholenewmom, you can use this powder as follows:
- 1 rounded 1/2 Tablespoon powder + 2 Tablespoons water = 1 egg
- 1 rounded 1/2 Tablespoon powder + 1 Tablespoon water= 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 Tablespoon powder + 2 Tablespoons water = 1 egg white
This works for making things creamy, but not for leavening.
¼ cup silken tofu + ⅛ teaspoon baking soda= 1 egg
This works to replace scrambled eggs.
Add tofu to seasonings and onion in pan. Scramble for 5 minutes until water has evaporated.
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