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Complete Egg Replacement Guide for Baking and Cooking

Don’t know how to replace eggs? Here’s a guide to Egg Substitutes in Baking and Cooking: when to use what egg substitute and how much to use! The perfect guide for vegans, those with an egg allergy, or if you just ran out of eggs and need a quick replacement.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Rachel

Ingredients

For baking:

  • ground flax seeds
  • ground chia seeds
  • unsweetened applesauce, mashed banana, pumpkin puree or mashed avocado
  • silken tofu or non-dairy yogurt + baking powder
  • vinegar + baking soda white or apple cider vinegar
  • aquafaba liquid from canned chickpeas
  • carbonated water
  • baking powder + water + oil

For cooking:

  • firm tofu
  • chickpea flour
  • arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • unsweetened non-dairy milk

Instructions

Ground Flax (Flax Egg)

  • 1 tablespoon ground flax meal + 2.5 tablespoons water = 1 egg. Combine and allow to thicken for 10 minutes before adding.
  • Best used in cookies, brownies, quick breads or as a binder in veggie burgers/meatloaf.

Ground Chia Seeds (Chia Egg)

  • 1 tablespoon ground chia seeds + 2.5 tablespoons water = 1 egg. Combine and allow to thicken for 10 minutes before adding.
  • Best used in cookies, brownies, quick breads or as a binder in veggie burgers/meatloaf.

Applesauce, Mashed Banana, Pumpkin Puree or Mashed Avocado

  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce, mashed banana, pumpkin puree or mashed avocado + ½ teaspoon baking powder = 1 egg
  • Best used in cookies, brownies, muffins, pancakes, and quick breads.

Silken tofu or Non-Dairy Yogurt + Baking Powder

  • ¼ cup silken tofu blended until smooth or non-dairy yogurt + ½ teaspoon baking powder = 1 egg
  • Best used in cakes and brownies.

Vinegar + Baking Soda

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar + 1 teaspoon baking soda = 1 egg
  • Best used in cakes and quick breads.

Aquafaba

  • 3 tablespoons aquafaba (liquid from canned chickpeas) whisked until foamy = 1 egg
  • Best used in cookies, burgers/meatballs/meatloaf
  • 2 tablespoons aquafaba whipped with an electric mixer until peaks form = 1 whipped egg white Add ⅛ teaspoon cream of tartar per ½ cup aquafaba to stabilize the foam. See above post for more details.
  • Best used in meringues.

Carbonated Water

  • ¼ cup carbonated water (club soda) = 1 egg
  • Best used in layer cakes.

Baking Powder + Water + Oil

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder + 2 tablespoon water + 1 tablespoon oil = 1 egg
  • Best used in cakes and muffins.

Unsweetened Non-Dairy Milk

  • 3 tablespoons non-dairy milk = 1 egg
  • Best used for breadings.

Arrowroot Powder or Cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder or cornstarch + 3 tablespoons water = 1 egg
  • Best used in burgers/meatballs/meatloaf.

Firm Tofu

  • Crumbled, seasoned, and scrambled in a skillet.
  • Best used for vegan egg scrambles, frittatas, quiches.

Chickpea Flour

  • Mixed into a batter with seasonings.
  • Best used for vegan egg scrambles, frittatas, and quiches.