If your vegan lifestyle is keeping you from eating baked goods, here’s good news – vegan eggs are now a thing! Yes, you can bake your own goodies and not have to worry about using eggs. Check out our list of vegan egg substitutes for binding, leavening, and other baking necessities!
Vegan Eggs | Egg Substitutes for the Vegan Baker
Flaxseed is a good binding agent to use in place of eggs. All you have to do is mix 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed into 3 tablespoons of water to substitute for one egg. Make sure to do the mixing of water and flaxseeds separately. Do not add flaxseed straight to your batter, it’s not going to work. It’s important to note flaxseed can’t trap air the way eggs can. This means you’d have to use a separate leavening agent.
2. Chia Seeds
Chia seeds work the same way as flaxseeds in vegan baking. Add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds to 3 tablespoons of hot water and you can leave the eggs out on the recipe. This is a great way to add some omega-3 and antioxidants to your baked goodies as well!
3. Soy Protein
One tablespoon of Soy Protein with 3 tablespoons of water and you won’t be needing eggs to bake those cookies! Just like eggs, Soy Protein has high protein content which makes it indeed a good substitute because you won’t miss out on the benefit. It also has essential amino acids which are good for your muscles.
Looking for an egg substitute for pancakes? Another vegan replacement for an egg for the purpose of moisture is banana. You can mash half or even an entire banana as the substitute for every egg the recipe calls for. Unlike silken tofu, however, bananas are sweet, so you’re going to have to make some adjustments in terms of sugar content. It’s best used in mixes that will complement the flavor such as cookies or pancakes.
A quarter cup of applesauce with a quarter cup of water and you won’t be needing eggs to add moisture to your baked goodies. Applesauce works pretty much like banana in terms of substituting eggs. If you don’t want to worry about adjusting other ingredients for sweetness, use unsweetened applesauce.
6. Peanut Butter
Looking for another easy way to get chemicals and preservatives out of your pantry? 1- Buy roasted, unsalted peanuts 2- Throw peanuts in your food processor for five minutes 3- Enjoy fresh peanut butter! (and store in your fridge when not being eaten) Sweet, right?! . . . #FromScratchFarm #PhotoOfTheDay #CookAndTell #PeanutButter #DIYPeanutButter #MakeYourOwnPeanutButter #HomemadePeanutButter #peanuts #FromScratch #IGBoerne
Just three tablespoons of Peanut Butter and you can chuck out an egg! It’s best to use on baked goodies that will be better with the flavor it gives such as pancakes or perhaps a Reese-type chocolate cake. Peanut butter is rich in monounsaturated fats and is good for the heart.
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7. Baking Soda and Vinegar
If eggs are added to the recipe to add fluffiness to your dish then you don’t really need them! Just grab your baking soda and vinegar and you should be good to go. A mixture of 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of white vinegar should give you the same result a single egg would.
8. Carbonated Water
Another leavening trick for baking without relying on eggs is using carbonated water. All you have to do is replace 1/4 cup of the liquid in the recipe with carbonated water and you’ll see your dough rise even without eggs. Just make sure not to overmix your batter in order to retain the carbonation.
9. Silken Tofu
If the eggs are included in the recipe only to add moisture, then you can easily substitute with silken tofu. One-fourth cup of silken tofu is enough to replace one egg. The good thing about silken tofu is it’s basically flavorless, so you won’t have to worry about a strange taste when your goodies come out of the oven.
10. Vegan Eggs
I’ve been using Vegan Egg in baking for awhile and really like the end result so this morning I tried scrambling them for my girls. My littlest really liked them and my bigger one, not so much. My husband put the leftovers in a corn tortilla with some salsa verde and avocado and said it was good. Anyone else tried this before? I used to make scrambled tofu but my youngest started having allergic reactions to the tofu so that’s been off the menu for awhile. #veganegg #vegan #plantbased #vegankids #poweredbyplants #breakfast #veganeats
If you’ve just turned vegan and can’t help but miss eggs not only for baking purposes, then here is some good news! Several companies have already produced plant-based eggs that are as good as the real thing. You can still live up to your organic eating lifestyle and not miss out on the benefits of eggs.
Watch this video and enjoy your favorite baked goodies with these vegan egg substitutes!
It can be a bit difficult to keep up a vegan lifestyle because not all recipes are vegan-friendly, but if you learn how to replace certain baking staples such as eggs, you won’t have to miss out on the sweet treats! So, don’t be sad if you can’t buy those delectable treats from the regular bakeries. You can bake them yourself using these amazing vegan egg substitutes!
What do you use in place of eggs when baking? Let us know in the comments section below!