Whether you’re vegan, have an egg allergy, or are simply out of eggs, there are plenty of situations in which you might be looking to swap eggs for something else while baking. While sifting through the Internet (pun intended), we discovered a handy infographic worth bookmarking for those occasions.
On its health blog, Swanson Health Products shares a handy graphic for the top seven vegan egg replacers: ground flax, chia seeds, soy protein, agar agar, ripe bananas, applesauce and peanut butter. All perform a similar function to eggs in baking recipes, which is to serve as a binding and/or leavening agent. Note that all of these replacements can easily be double, tripled or even quadrupled for large-batch recipes.
Each has a different outcome, so it’s worth playing around with the different options to see what works best for your each recipe. For instance, sweeter substitutions, like fruit, aren’t ideal for savoury recipes. For more tips — including how to replace a recipe that calls for more than three eggs — check out the link below, which also includes a video that demonstrates how to make all the egg replacers.
Vegan Baking: Easily Replace Eggs in Your Favourite Recipes [Swanson Health Blog]