Best Egg substitutes and how to use them

Whether u do not have an egg for a recipe or just want to go vegan and not use any egg then replacing egg in your recipes can be tricky. But here are a variety of options u can use in place of egg in your baking.

Best Egg substitutes and how to use them

Chia egg –

You will need –

  • 1 tbsp Chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp Water

Add chia seeds in water and mix them together really well. Set aside for 15 mins for the chai seeds to form a gel-like consistency. Use it in place of 1 egg in your vegan recipe. If the recipe calls for 2 eggs then just double the chia egg recipe. Do not use chia eggs in recipes more than 2 eggs. Works well for pancakes.

Chickpea – Chickpea flour is a great protein source and the perfect replacement for an egg in your recipe. It is also known as gram flour or garbanzo bean flour, acts as a leavening agent. It can help make the texture of your baked item very sift and moist.

To replace 1 egg, simply mix 3 tbsp of chickpea flour with 3 tbsp of water. Mix it well until you have a nice creamy and thick mixture.

Apple sauce – Apple sauce makes for great egg replacements in sweet desserts. It is often used in place of bananas (instead of eggs), but again just like bananas, they can make a baked item dense and not give it an airy texture. But with applesauce, you will definitely get better and more moist baked goods than using mashed bananas. Replace 1 egg with 1/4 cup of unsweetened apple sauce. Best for cakes, brownies, and bars.

Here’s a tip: Use an extra ½ teaspoon of baking powder when using applesauce in replacement for eggs. This will benefit your recipe if you want a lighter texture of your baked items.

Nut butter – Nut butters like peanut, cashew or almond butter make an excellent egg replacement. Use 3 tbsp of nut butter in place of 1 egg in your recipe. Works best in pancake, cookies and brownie recipes.

Flaxegg – Flax seeds act as a good binding agent and can add a very chewy type of texture to any batter or dough.

You will need –

  • Flax seeds
  • Water

Grind the flaxseeds to a powder,  mix 1 tbsp of ground flaxseed meal with 3 tbsp of water. Mix until well combined, and let sit in your fridge for 15 mins to thicken. Best used for brownies, cakes, and bread.

Banana – Ripe bananas are not just a good replacement for eggs, but can also partially replace sugar in your baked goods. Adding banana to baked goods can make it dense, if that’s something you like, but if you are looking for a light consistency, then this isn’t the right substitute to eggs in a recipe. To replace a whole egg in a recipe using 1 ripe banana. Mash banana well and use in place of an egg in your healthy brownie recipes. Use in your bread or muffins recipe.

Yogurt – Yogurt is a great substitute for egg, use 1/4 cup of yogurt for every egg in a recipe. It is best for eggless sponge cakes.

Aquafaba – Egg replacers such as aquafaba are also a popular substitute with 3 tablespoons becoming the perfect replacement for 1 egg or egg white.