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Lesson 04. Egg-replacers

Who Says Eggs Aren't Healthy or Safe?

Plant Based News Compilation of Facts About Eggs from Physicians Committee's Nutrition Conference

Vegan Baking without eggs: Our guide to simple egg replacers for baking

HOW TO MAKE VEGAN EGG SUBSTITUTES | a beginner's guide to vegan baking

Aquafaba as egg replacer in cake mix?? (Baking, vegan, Duncan Hines)

YouTube Video

How To Make Egg Replacer Four ways

Vegetarian Flax Seed Egg Replacer

Non dairy whip cream from Chickpea beans juice

How to make Aquafaba at HOME + Vegan Whipped Cream Recipe

This lesson will introduce you to ingredients that can be used as egg-replacers(From page 42 in eBooklet.)

Look below for the various ways to get the effects of the use of eggs without using eggs. Most ideas have come straight from other organizations' websites.  The web is full of egg-replacer products you can buy. I don’t use those. I make my own concoctions – the web is full of those as well. Here are some ideas to get you off the ground. 

This one shared with us by Cecilia Di Prima. Thank you Cecilia! The hens really appreciate this. <3

From Kids With Food Allergies*

Eggs as a Binder* substitutions for one egg include:
1/2 of a medium banana, mashed
1/4 cup of applesauce (or other pureed fruit)
1 tablespoon ground flax seed mixed with 3 tablespoons warm water; let stand 1 minute before using

Eggs as a Leavening Agent
1-1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil mixed with 1-1/2 tablespoons water and 1 teaspoon baking POWDER (not soda) per egg.

Peta's excellent suggestions**

1 egg = 2 Tbsp. potato starch
1 egg = 1/4 cup mashed potatoes
1 egg = 1/4 cup canned pumpkin or squash
1 egg = 1/4 cup puréed prunes
1 egg = 2 Tbsp. water + 1 Tbsp. oil + 2 tsp. baking powder
1 egg = 1 Tbsp. ground flax seed simmered in 3 Tbsp. water
1 egg white = 1 Tbsp. plain agar powder dissolved in 1 Tbsp. water, whipped, chilled, and whipped again


Substitute for eggs to use in an omelette type of dish
Urad dal flour, besan flour, tofu mashed up, 

Hard boiled egg substitute
Butternut squash cut up in large chunks and boiled until a fork can go through with some resistance. 

As a binder in vegan loafs and cookies, I use ground flaxseed

The binding effect of egg in baking can be substituted by using ground flaxseed. Ground flaxseed can be found at most supermarkets. Ask you grocer to stock it. Here's a picture of ground flaxseed from WholeFoods. You can also find it at many pharmacies and at Walmart. It's sold in the vitamin department. Ask for ground flaxseeds. Flaxseed is often sold organic and that is about 3 times more expensive than non-organic. I use non-organic 

1 egg = 1 tb ground flaxseed with 3 tb warm water.

    2 tb gives 3 grams of protein -->     

Here is a link to other kinds of vegan egg replacers.

Other vegan egg-replacers are: Applesauce, tofu, mashed up bananas, soy yogurt, soy protein powder, canned pumpkin or pumpkin puree. 

Updated November 2018

This lesson is done.