Replacing Eggs in Your Vegan Cooking and Baking

One of the most common questions I hear from new Vegans is how do I replace eggs in my cooking and baking?  Thankfully, there are a lot of different options out there, but Lindsay just posted an article on the subject:

How to Replace Eggs

(And What to Use as a Binder!)

If you’re replacing eggs in baked goods, these are my go-to options:

1/4 cup applesauce: add in with wet ingredients but avoid using more than 1 cup total. It works best in breads, muffins, and cakes

1/2 mashed banana: cream banana with sugar to add, although very ripe bananas will increase the sweetness and leave a little flavor. It works best in fat-free cookies, breads, muffins, and pancakes.

2 1/2 tbsp ground flax seeds mixed in 3 tbsp water: can be added as original egg in recipe but can add an earthy or nutty taste. Works great in chocolate recipes, granola bars and oatmeal cookies

Canned pumpkin works similarly to applesauce.

There is also vegan egg replacer available at Whole Foods and many health stores. You add water to the mixture and add it straight to your batters.

If you’re replacing eggs in a recipe that needs a binder (like in veggie burgers), try these options:

Oats: Add some oats to your batter until it thickens enough to form a patty

Potatoes: Smash potatoes and add to whatever you’re making, this works great in veggie burgers or loaf recipes, I like to use sweet potatoes this way as well. Don’t create a mash, leave them just a little chunky

Breadcrumbs: You can make your own by putting some bread into the oven and smashing it into pieces, or you can use store bought. This holds things like burgers and lentil loaves together

Flour: You can add whole wheat flour to many wet recipes to get them to thicken up and work better for shaping/forming. Be sure not to add too much or you’ll make your recipe very dense!


Some great tips!  We often use Egg Replacer in our baked goods — although I nearly double the recommended amount of replacer they suggest.

Are there other egg substitutes you have used with success that is not on this list from Lindsay?

If you are interested in trying Egg Replacer, click one of the link below:


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