How to replace eggs in vegan recipes

Learn how to replace eggs in various vegan recipes

Stopping to eat eggs was one of the hardest things for me. I loved eggs in every shape and form.

I don’t eat eggs and like many of you, I need to replace them in many recipes that require it. Replacing eggs is not that easy, but it is also not too hard once you understand some basic things about how the whole thing functions when it comes to cooking.

Best egg replacements for cakes

Let’s face it, we all love our cake, vegan or not. However, a vegan cake rarely works without some kind of an egg substitute. Lucky for us, there are many different options to choose from. You can explore all options here but the truth is that whichever egg substitute works best for your cake will depend on the cake and the desired result. That is something you will have to decide on your work.

  1. Unsweetened applesauce
    1 egg:
     1/4 cup applesauce
  2. A ripe banana
    1 egg
    : 1/4 cup mashed banana
  3. Vinegar and baking soda
    1 egg: 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 tablespoon vinegar
    Note: This one I have honestly never tried, but seen many people try it so if you don’t have anything else, it is worth the experiment.
  4. Ground flax seed mixed with water
    1 egg: Stir together 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water until it looks “eggy”, wait around 15-20 mins while it is in the fridge.
    (also really great for pancakes)
  5. Silken Tofu
    1 egg: ΒΌ cup (4 tablespoons) Silken Tofu
vegan egg substitutes infographic

Best egg substitutes for cookies

  1. Ground flax seed mixed with water
    1 egg: Stir together 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water until it looks “eggy”, wait around 15-20 mins while it is in the fridge.
  2. A ripe banana
    1 egg
    : 1/4 cup mashed banana

Egg replacement for a morning scramble or omelette.

  1. This one is a bit tricky and it depends on taste but I love eating my chickpea scramble in the morning and it reminds me of the feeling of eating eggs in the morning. It is also budget-friendly and takes less than 10 minutes to make – win-win.
  2. Tofu Omelette
    – Now, I have never been a fan of tofu, which is why I have actually never tried this. However, you can check out this recipe by MinimalistBaker on how to make a vegan omelet using tofu and few other ingredients.

Why don’t vegans eat eggs?

As a vegan, there can be various reasons not to eat eggs. The biggest reason being is that the production of eggs most often involves horrible exploitation of hens and their reproductive system. The main for many farmers is to get as many eggs from a hen as possible even if that means suffering for the animal. As a soon as a hen does not lay enough eggs, its existence is terminated.

About Eggs

  • They are one of the a major causes of high cholesterol levels
  • ‘Cage-free’ Eggs May Come from Hens That Live in Cages
  • How Thick an Egg Shell is Depends on the Age of the Laying Hen (most store bought ones being with a very thin shell since almost all hens are killed at young age nowadays).
  • Free range eggs may come from chickens that never actually step foot outside.

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