Egg Replacements for Baking and Cooking

With so many egg replacements available for baking or preparing a dish that calls for eggs, there’s no reason to support the horrid egg industry. As the demand for compassionate, plant-based foods keeps growing, we’re seeing more products appear on the scene! Check out the following options:


Use ripe bananas to add moisture. One mashed banana can replace one egg in cakes and pancakes. Since it will add a bit of flavor, make sure that it’s compatible with the other ingredients of the recipe.

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Tofu is great for egg substitutions in recipes that call for a lot of eggs, such as quiches or custards. To replace one egg in a recipe, purée 1/4 cup of soft tofu. It’s important to keep in mind that although tofu doesn’t fluff up like eggs, it does create a texture that’s perfect for “eggy” dishes.

#VeganBreakfastSandwich from @onevegworld ? with #VeganSausage ? had to snap a pic of this treat that @wokwildside ordered ? when he’s not @veganmacgyver -ing crazy vegan delights in hotel rooms, he still has great taste ?

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This miracle bean juice is taking the cooking world by storm. With just the liquid from a can of beans, you can make homemade vegan cheese that slices and melts, eggless mayonnaise, an egg-free foam for a whiskey sour, and so much more. Behold, the magic:


Use flaxseed for binding. Combine 1 tablespoonful of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoonfuls of water to make a thick and gelatinous egg replacement. Bonus: Flaxseed is super-healthy.

Brownies, cuz Monday. These fudgy, 10-ingredient Brownies are on the blog! Naturally sweetened, rich, super chocolatey, and studded with chocolate chips + pecans! ???????????❤❤ (link to blog in profile) #vegan #glutenfree #chocolate #brownie // P.S. I guess we have a cookbook coming out tomorrow or something (?trying not to freak out)!!!

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Chia Seeds

Use the same ratio as the flaxseed mix, and enjoy all the health benefits of chia seeds, which are similar to flaxseed.


Use applesauce to add moisture. Replace one egg with 1/4 cup of applesauce in sweet desserts. If you want a lighter texture, add an extra 1/2 teaspoonful of baking powder, as fruit purées tend to make the final product denser than the original recipe. Applesauce will add some flavor, so make sure that it’s compatible with the other ingredients of the recipe.

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Diet Soda

Use diet soda as a leavening agent. One can of diet soda can be used to replace two eggs in many cake recipes.