Egg Replacements


Egg AlternativesSo, perhaps you are recently vegan or are just wanting to find some egg replacements or alternatives for your diet – whatever the reason, it’s a good reason to not want to use eggs given a large egg contains about 185 mg of cholesterol and our recommended daily in take is 300mg per day.

The awful conditions and treatments that chickens are put through in factory farms is another key reason. Whether it’s caged, free range or organic eggs, none of them are cruelty free unfortunately.

But luckily, there’s an almost unbelievable amount of egg alternatives!

Check out the amazing amount of dairy alternatives too!

Egg Alternatives For Desserts, Sweets & Baked Goods

Egg Replacer 1 Egg Information / Perfect For
Silken Tofu 1/4 cup blended Pies, quick breeds, muffins, dense cakes
Apple Sauce 1/3 cup, or,
1/4 cup + 1 tsp baking powder
Muffins, brownies, cakes, bars
Soy Yoghurt 1/4 cup Muffins, cakes, bars
Ground Flax Seed 1 tbsp + 3 tbsp water Brownies, cookies, breads
Chia Seed 3 tbsp + 1 tbsp water Soak for 10 minutes
Bananas 1/4 cup (usually 1/2 banana) Quick breeds, muffins, cakes
Water 1/4 cup
Vegetable Oil 1/4 cup
Pureed Fruits 3 tbps Cakes, muffins
Vinegar & Baking Powder Mix 1 tbps each of white vinegar & water in a glass, add 1 tps baking powder, stir well until mixture blends Use in cakes, only when you require more than one egg for baking
Potato Starch 2 heaped tbps V-burgers
Arrowroot Powder 2 heaped tbps
Soy Flour 1 heaped tbps + 2 tbsp water Muffins, cookies, cakes
Pumpkin 1/3 cup cooked Quick breeds, muffins, cakes

Egg Alternatives For Savoury Dishes

Egg Replacer 1 Egg
Flaxseed meal Soak 2 tbps ground flaxseed in 4 tbps water 10-15 mins
Mashed Potato 1/4 cup
Pumpkin or Squash 1/4 cup cooked
Puréed Prunes 1/4 cup
Baking Powder 2 tbps water + 1 tbps oil + 2 tsp baking powder
Potato Starch 2 tbps
Agar Powder Dissolved in 1 tbps water, whipped, chilled & whipped again

When a recipe in any savoury dish like Vegetable Loaves or Burgers calls for eggs as a binding agent, then bread crumbs, cooked oatmeal, cooked rice or even tomato paste will work as an substitute for eggs. When used for Frying (as a coating of eggs and flour), you can use a mix of all purpose flour + water to form into a paste and apply that as coating instead of beaten eggs.

Egg Alternative Tips

  • If a recipe calls for 3 or more eggs, it is important to choose an alternative that will perform the same function (i.e., binding or leavening).
  • Trying to replicate airy baked goods that call for a lot of eggs, such as angel food cake, can be very difficult. Instead, look for a recipe with a similar taste but fewer eggs, which will be easier to replicate.
  • When adding tofu to a recipe as an egg alternative, be sure to purée it first to avoid chunks in the finished product.
  • Be sure to use plain tofu, not seasoned or baked, as an alternative.
  • Powdered egg replacers cannot be used to create egg recipes such as scrambles or omelets. Tofu is the perfect substitute for eggs in these applications.
  • If you want a lighter texture and you’re using fruit purées as an egg substitute, add an extra 1/2 tsp. baking powder. Fruit purées tend to make the final product denser than the original recipe.

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