Tasty Vegan Egg Alternatives

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Due to their binding properties, eggs are a common ingredient in so many dishes, from baking to sauces. Although you can buy pre-made egg alternatives, it's really easy to make your own vegan egg, and there's an abundance of different ingredients you can use to get different flavors and textures.

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11 Best Vegan Egg Substitutes for Cooking and Baking

Flaxseed (Aka Linseed)

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Recipe: 1 tablespoon of flaxseed + 3 tablespoons of warm water = 1 egg

After mixing flaxseed with water, you get a dense, thick mixture. Also, flaxseed adds a nutty flavor to many finished dishes such as muffins, pancakes, and brownies. Moreover, a flaxseed mixture is an excellent choice for savory vegan recipes. 

Chia Seed

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Recipe: 1 tablespoon of chia seed + 3 tablespoons of water = 1 egg

The well-combined mixture of chia seed and water is gelatinous like eggs. Similar to flaxseed, it goes well with any baking recipes such as cookies, muffins, and bread.

Chickpea Flour

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Recipe: 3 tablespoons of chickpea flour + 3 tablespoons of water = 1 egg

It’s easy to find chickpea flour in well-stocked grocery stores nowadays. It is an ideal egg replacement in many baking recipes, such as scones, cookies, and biscotti. Also, in terms of nutrition, chickpea flour is healthy and rich in protein.

Black Salt (Kala Namak)

Recipe: Adjust the amount for each recipe.

Black salt is a traditional cooking ingredient in Asian cuisine. It’s volcanic salt that has both rich sulfur content and flavor. It’s a big helper in many savory vegan recipes such as frittatas, quiches, tofu scrambles, vegan egg salads, and vegan French toast. You can currently buy black salt from many online stores, specialty grocery stores, and supermarkets. 

Aquafaba

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Recipe: 3 tablespoons of starchy bean liquid = 1 egg

Recently, aquafaba has become a popular vegan egg substitute for many bakers and cooks as it works well with both sweet and savory recipes. Also, it might be the most convenient ingredient that you already have on hand. It’s the leftover liquid from beans, mostly garbanzo beans (chickpeas), but black beans are also ok. The residual bean flavor will disappear after cooking, so don’t let that thought bother you. Furthermore, you can use aquafaba to make vegan mayonnaise, bake meringues, or macaroons. 

Baking Soda and Vinegar

Recipe: 1 tablespoon of baking soda + 1 tablespoon of white vinegar = 1 egg

The mixture of baking soda and vinegar goes well with any fluffy baking recipes. For the best results, use white vinegar or apple cider. 

Applesauce

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Recipe: ¼ cup of applesauce = 1 egg

Applesauce is the best moist liquid that makes your cakes, quick bread, or bars just perfect. To increase the leavening, mix 50% baking soda and powder per 50% fruit purée. However, it would be best if you extended the baking time after mixing. 

Silken Tofu

Recipe: ¼ cup of silken tofu = 1 egg

Silken tofu is a must-try vegan egg alternative as it gives your baking goods heavier and more moisturized textures. Blended silken tofu is your best friend in some egg-free baking goods such as vegan cheesecakes, brownies, and creamy tarts. 

Banana

Recipe: ¼ cup of mashed banana = 1 egg

Mashed bananas are fantastic egg replacements. Besides the moist texture, bananas also offer your foods a great smell. It’s a good idea to use mashed bananas in some fruit-based desserts such as vegan pumpkin or apple pie.

Tapioca Starch

Recipe: 1 tablespoon of tapioca starch + 3 tablespoons of water = 1 egg

Tapioca starch is a very convenient baking ingredient that is available in every large grocery store. It makes your sauces or puddings more bound and thick. Also, when making vegan mayonnaise, add tapioca starch mixture to make it smooth and creamy. 

Veggie Purée

Recipe: 3 tablespoons of purée + ⅛ tablespoon of baking soda (for leavening) = 1 egg

Veggie purée works well as a binder and thickener in baking bread, doughnuts, and muffins. They make your baking goods moist and dense. Some of the most popular veggie purées are potato and pumpkin.

There are undoubtedly many more vegan egg alternatives that can be discovered. Don’t be afraid to try and experience something new!

Visit veganrecipes.com for many fantastic baking and cooking recipes that you can try with those vegan egg replacements. 

Have you tried any of these vegan egg substitutes? Which one of these do you prefer? Share your experience in the comment section below. Don’t forget to sign up for more interesting upcoming blogs.

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