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Egg Replacements For Vegan Diets

There are plenty of egg replacements but first you have to examine your recipe to find out what you want the egg to do.

Eggs have many different uses.  Sometimes they are used for binding ingredients, sometimes for making a recipe lighter and fluffier, ) and sometimes just for the taste of the egg itself. 

Unfortunately, eggs are a no-no in a vegan diet.

I find it relatively easy to adapt most baked goods for vegans, but what about those that contain eggs?  Keep reading to find out how to substitute other ingredients for the eggs.

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What are Good Egg Replacements for Vegans?

Do you want to replace a whole egg, or just the yolk or just the white?  

If it is the taste of the egg, it can be a tall order to find good egg replacements.  There are a number of vegan friendly egg replacements in baked goods.  Here are some of them:


This is an excellent replacement for eggs.  You can use applesauce, bananas or any other fruit that has a high pectin content.  A rule of thumb is 1/4 cup of fruit puree = one egg

Silken Tofu 

This bland tasting protein makes a great egg replacement, since it takes on the flavor of whatever you cook it with. 

Once again 1/4 cup tofu = 1 egg.  Whip it or beat it before adding to the recipe.

Soy yoghurt

This one is easy – just replace one egg with 1/4 cup of soy yoghurt.

Ener – G egg replacer

Where there is a need, some retailer will come up with the answer! To use this commercial product  place  1  and a half teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons of water and mix to equal one egg

Ground Flax seeds

Grind 1 tablespoon whole flax seeds with 3 tablespoons of water to replace one egg.

Baking powder

Combine 2 tablespoons water and 1 tablespoon oil with 2 tablespoons baking powder to replace one egg.

Are there any egg substitutes that I have missed? What have you used for egg replacements in recipes?  Please leave your comments below.

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