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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Eleven Egg Substitutes For Baking & More

          These egg substitutes are great for vegans or when you simply have no eggs in the house.

  How many times have you started a recipe only to find out that you are out of eggs? This has happened to me many times and I have had to knock on neighbor's doors asking to borrow an egg. Sometimes even they are even out of eggs, so that means I have to get dressed and run to the store to buy eggs. Ok, I admit, I live in my pajamas or workout clothes on most days. My teen has been eating a lot of eggs lately in his quest to build up his muscles so every time I want to bake, there are no eggs in the fridge. I also have been using vegan egg replacers in my baking as I have been trying to make my baked goods healthier. When I searched for egg substitutes the other day, I was surprised at how different recipes there were. I was also surprised that I had most of the ingredients in my pantry to make these egg replacers. I finally have a use for that Psyllium Husk that has been in my pantry for quite some time. When I tried these egg replacement recipes in my cookies, black bean brownies, and Chocolate PB Cup pancakes, I could not taste a difference. So now I stock up on the ingredients that I need to make these awesome egg replacers and no longer worry about the teen eating all the eggs.

Each of these recipes will replace one egg. Add the replacer to the recipe in the same order as noted for the egg in the recipe. These recipes can be double.

1. Chia Egg
       1 tablespoon chia seeds + 3 tablespoons water = 1 egg (stir and let sit for 2 minutes)

2. Flax egg
      1 tablespoon ground flax meal + 3 tablespoons water = 1 egg (stir and let sit for 2 minutes)

3. Psyllium Husk
     1 tablespoon psyllium husk + 3 tablespoons water = 1 egg (stir and let sit for 2 minutes)

4. Oil & baking powder
       2 tablespoons water + 1 tablespoon oil + 2 tablespoons baking powder = 1 egg

5. Baking powder
      2 tablespoons water + 2 tablespoons baking powder = 1 egg

6. Tofu
      1/4 cup of soft tofu = 1 egg

7. Applesauce
    1/2 cup applesauce = 1 egg

8. Banana
      1/2 mashed banana = 1 egg (will make recipe taste like banana)

9. Homemade Egg Replacer mix (Bulk Recipe)
    2 cups tapioca starch or arrowroot starch
   1/3 cup gluten-free baking powder
   2 1/2 tablespoons baking soda
Mix 1/2 tablespoon egg replacer with 2 tablespoons water to make one egg

10. Baking Soda and Vinegar (for fluffier baked goods)
         1 teaspoon of baking soda mixed with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar = 1 egg
         I don't recommend using this for more than one egg in a recipe

The hot new egg replacement is bean juice — specifically the liquid that comes in your can of chickpeas. It may not work for everything, but if your recipe calls for egg whites, whip up some aquafaba instead (about 3 tablespoons per replaced egg). For best results, use an unsalted variety of beans.

So next time you are out of eggs or just want to use a vegan version, this is a great list to post on the fridge so you don't have to go knocking on your neighbors' door or get dressed to run to the store.


  1. Nice list. I am looking forward to playing around with aquafaba. :)

  2. I've always heard of using apple sauce to replace the canola or vegetable oil in recipes. But this is genius! Thank you so much!

  3. There have been so many times that I have not had eggs and wanted to make goodies!! I am using this post as reference.

  4. Great list! I never would have known these alternatives!

  5. This is a fabulous list!! I had no idea that there were so many great options as egg substitutes! Very helpful! Daisy

  6. Some great ideas here to substitute eggs! I often use flax seeds, but will try these others out for sure!

  7. This is an awesome list. I would have never known about many of these. I'm going to have to save this so I can use the list later.

  8. This is good to know. I had no idea on some of these. I do have chickens but f they ever stop laying I'll refer to this list LOL

  9. I've tried a lot of these and they're good for those who really cannot do eggs - however, eggs, yeahhhhhh they work the best for sure LOL!

  10. I've used applesauce in place of eggs for years. I can't tell you how many times I would be in the middle of cooking and realize I was out of eggs.

  11. I had no idea there were so many subs for eggs! I'm saving this list, SO handy!

  12. Wow!! So many egg substitutes!! This is awesome!!

  13. This is a great list! Very helpful when avoiding eggs.

  14. This is good to know. I didn't realize there were so many different things you can use to substitute for eggs. Keeping this handy.

  15. Omg needed this post. Sometimes I want to replace eggs. I need to get back to baking.


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