This Cheat Sheet Shows The Best Egg Substitutes For Baking

This Cheat Sheet Shows The Best Egg Substitutes For Baking

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]


  • And remember – unless you are specifically asked to use free range, always use cage eggs when cooking for vegetarians.

    Just because they’re anti-death doesn’t necessarily mean they’re anti-suffering. That particular high moral ground is for vegans.

  • Besan flour is an excellent substitute for eggs. It is high protein, and has more flavour than most of the options in this article.
    It can be found in most Asian grocery stores, particularly Indian.

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