How to Bake Without Eggs: Egg Replacer 101

There was a time when thinking about cooking without eggs seemed crazy and almost impossible. But now eggless cooking is here, and here to stay! And for good reason: eggs are extremely high in cholesterol and horribly cruel to animals.

We have so many egg replacer ideas and products it makes it so easy!

It is an adjustment if you’ve been relying on eggs to make your cakes and muffins fluffy all your life. Or if you’re a big fan of your morning omelet. But friends, with some simple swaps you’ll be egg-free in no time. 

Worry no more and take notes because we have all the details on how to rock your recipes with these foolproof egg replacers.

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Ground Flaxseeds or Chia Seeds:

Ground flaxseeds and chia seeds are a great way to skip the egg when baking. When soaked in water they become gelatinous and runny and it works like a charm. It’s important to note that you have to mix the water and seeds before and let them soak for a few minutes. Do not add them separately to your preparation! They also add a good amount of healthy fats to your final product. Win-win!

  • Flax Egg Ratio: 2.5 tbsp of ground flaxseeds + 3 tbsp of water = 1 Egg
  • Chia Egg Ratio: 1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp of water = 1 Egg

Apple Sauce or Banana Puree:

This is one is as easy as it gets! You can buy some apple sauce in the store in a jar (in places like Costco you might find a good deal!) Or you can make it yourself and store it in a tight glass container. End of Summer or beginning of Autumn is perfect to buy fresh apples on sale and make a big batch. Banana puree is the ultimate easy egg replacer, peel, mash and go! 

These fruity substitutes have the extra point of adding a bit of sweetness to your recipes! 

  • Apple Sauce Egg Ratio: 1/4 Cup Apple Sauce per Egg
  • Banana Egg Ratio: 1/2 Banana, mashed = 1 Egg

Peanut Butter: 

Another amazing use for the queen of nut butters! P.B adds elasticity to your recipes and obviously, an amazing flavor. It’s possible to use any nut butter if you are allergic to peanuts or do not like the flavor. 

Tip: Making your own peanut butter is so easy! Just get some roasted unsalted peanuts in bulk and process them in your food processor for as long as it takes to get creamy. Don’t forget to scrap the sides in between!

  • Peanut Butter Egg Ratio: 3 Tbsp Smooth Peanut Butter = 1 Egg

Store-Bought Egg Replacers:

If you want to be on the safe side and always have a ready to use alternative egg replacer you can try Ener-G egg replacer! Ener-G is the most common commercial egg replacer, but these days you can find egg replacer powders from many other companies as well, such as Bob’s Red Mill. 

Scrambled Eggs Made Vegan:

Okay, so now you know how to replace eggs in your baking. But what about your morning scramble? Well, hun, we’ve got plenty of options for that as well.

My personal favorite is tofu. Tofu scramble takes eggs out of the equation completely and instead brings in one of my favorite foods! You can find tons of tofu scramble recipes online. It’s typically made by crumbling extra-firm tofu into a pan with some oil, spices, and your favorite veggies, and using the healthful spice turmeric to turn it yellow just like eggs. 

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But, since you’re lucky enough to live in this decade, you’ve also got a growing selection of veganized egg scramble products to choose from. Some of the most popular include the Vegan Egg from Follow Your Heart and the Just Egg from Just (watch it scramble here). “The Vegg” was the first of these options to hit the market, but it’s less popular than these newer options. 

Awesome Vegan Recipes Without Egg:

Want to know more about vegan egg alternatives and why eggs are not a good idea? Check these out!

Remember! Skipping eggs is easy, kind and way healthier. Cheers to that!

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