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Nine of the best egg substitutes for all your egg-free baking and cooking needs. Here's where to start for your best egg-free recipes.
Do you need to substitute eggs in recipes but don't know where to start? Many people suffer from an egg allergy. Others follow a vegan diet, and sometimes you just don't have any eggs on hand. Whatever the reason, check out this list of the best egg substitutes. I'll help you achieve your best egg-free recipes in no time.
Before we get into the egg substitutes, let's quickly discuss the main purposes of eggs in baking.
Here are the best egg substitutes for baking I have found. I have tried several of these egg substitutes. I have not used all of these due to other allergies. Find the one that works best for you and your family, and keep practicing. You will achieve your best egg-free recipes. I promise.
In a small bowl combine 1 tablespoon of chia seeds or ground flax seeds with 3 tablespoons of lukewarm water. Let the mixture stand and thicken into a gel until you are ready to use it in your recipe. Good for brownies, cookies, pancakes, and waffles.
Use 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce per egg in your recipe. Good for brownies, cakes, cupcakes, and muffins.
Add 1/4 cup mashed bananas per egg in the recipe. This is also a good egg substitute for brownie, cake, cupcake, and muffin recipes.
So what is aquafaba? It’s a term used in vegan cooking and refers to the liquid in which chickpeas are cooked. Aquafaba is used as a substitution for egg whites in vegan cooking. It’s what gives the recipe a light, fluffy consistency.
To make aquafaba simply drain the liquid from a can of chickpeas or save the liquid after cooking them.
In your recipe 1 egg = 3 tablespoons of Aquafaba. 1 egg white = 2 tablespoons of aquafaba.
Best for cake and meringue recipes. I use aquafaba in my Dairy-Free Whipped Cream Recipe.
Use 1/4 cup per egg in your recipe. Best for cookie recipes.
If you need a dairy-free option, try my Dairy-Free Condensed Milk Recipe.
Substitute 1/4 cup plain yogurt per egg in your recipe. Use for brownie recipes.
Puree tofu in a blender, then add 1/4 cup per egg to your recipe. Tofu is great for recipes that call for a lot of eggs such as quiches and custards. Tofu is also a great substitute for scrambled eggs and omelets.
Mixing 1 1/2 tablespoons of vegetable oil with 1 1/2 tablespoons of water and 1 teaspoon of baking powder is another egg substitute. This is best for pancakes and cinnamon rolls or dinner rolls.
Store-bought egg substitutes or replacers are an easy and convenient way to substitute eggs in a recipe. Here are some common brands I have found (paid Amazon links).
DID YOU TRY THESE EGG SUBSTITUTES? Let me know how your recipes turned out with a comment below! I love to hear from you.
Blessings, Laura xo