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Egg Substitutes


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Suitable when-


1 egg

(white + yolk)

Pureed Fruit

1/4 cup +  increase Baking Soda / Powder each by 25-50%

(1 average banana = 1 egg)


Fruit flavor is compatible with overall dish. Ex: Banana bread, applesauce in spice cakes

Lightly baked cake. Cake MAY be a bit gummy

1 egg

(white + yolk)

Pureed Fruit

3 tablespoons

Also increase 1 – 2 tablespoons more liquid in the recipe (milk or water etc)


Recipe has only 1 egg, but more baking soda & powder

When fruit flavor is compatible with overall dish.

Soft and fruit flavored cakes

1 egg



1/4 cup of pureed tofu

(around 50 grams)


Recipe calls for many eggs (quiche, custard etc)

To note: Tofu doesn’t become fluffly like eggs when beaten, but the results are similar

- Rich, dense & moist cake

- eggy dishes like quiche, custard come out well

1 egg

Tofu, cornstarch

3 tablespoon pureed Tofu + 2 teaspoon Cornstarch


Good for quiche, custard, pie etc.

Similar to eggy custards!

1 egg

Flaxseed Powder

1 teaspoon flaxseed pwd + 1/4 cup (50ml) water


1 tablespoon  whole flaxseeds – blend to make a powder; add 50 ml water & blend for 2 minutes to have a thick egg-like consistency of mixture

Binding, Making the dish fluffy

Flaxseed has a nutty flavor and works best when making dark colored dishes like waffle, pancakes, BREADS, oatmeal cookies etc.


Dense & heavy breads

1 egg

Vinegar + Baking Soda

1 teaspoon baking soda + 1 tablespoon vinegar

(white vinegar or apple cider vinegar)

Binding, Light & Fluffy, Rising

Any soft cakes, cupcakes or quick breads (non yeasted)

Light & fluffy cakes. Can’t even tell there’s no egg!

1 egg

Vinegar + Baking Powder

1 tablespoon white Vinegar + 1 tbsp water + 1 teaspoon baking powder. Mix well

Binding, Leavening

Only when recipe calls for more than 1 egg

Light & fluffy

1 egg


1/2 cup (100ml) per egg

NOTE: Reduce amount of liquid suitably.


Substitite the liquid required in the recipe wholly by the buttermilk


When no other ingredients to make the cake rise

Very soft & tasty Cookies, Cakes, flatbreads

1 egg


Beat the yogurt and use the thinned yogurt (100 ml) instead of 1 egg


When no other ingredients to make the cake rise

Very soft & tasty Cookies, Cakes, flatbreads

1 egg

Oil + Baking Powder

1 tablespoon oil + 2 teaspoons baking powder + 2 tablespoons water


When Shortening is needed. Suitable for cakes, cupcakes, muffins etc.

Moist & Soft cales

1 egg

Mashed Potatoes

1/4 cup or 50-60 grams mashed potatoes


Savory dishes like kebabs

Thick & crispy dishes

1 egg

Pumpkin or Squash puree

`1/4 cup or 50-60 grams


Flavored breads & other baked goodies

Soft dish

1 egg

Gelatin or Agar Agar

Combine 1 tsp unflavored agar agar powder with 3 tblsp cold water and 2 tblsp plus 1 tsp boiling water.


Desserts that call for eggs

luscious desserts