Egg-Free Substitutes

Eggs are what hold all the ingredients together when cooking and baking so it can be tricky finding an egg substitute. But, have no fear – you can find tasty egg replacers in the form of chickpea flour, mashed bananas, arrowroot powder, flax meal, chia seeds and silken tofu.

Egg Replacements in Recipes

1 Large Egg Equals:

  • 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseeds mixed with 3 Tbsp. warm water. Let stand for 1 minute.
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 medium banana, mashed
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp. gelatin blend (To Make Gelatin: Dissolve 2 tsp. gelatin in 1 cup of boiling water). Use 3 1/2 Tbsp. of this mixture for each egg the recipe calls for.
  • 1/4 cup yogurt (for muffins, eggs and bars)
  • 4 oz. baby food (pureed fruit or vegetable)
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin (for muffins, eggs and brownies)
  • 1/4 cup silken tofu
  • 1 Tbsp. arrowroot powder mixed with 3 Tbsp. water
  • 1/4 cup chickpea flour mixed with 1/4 cup water or dairy-free milk
  • 1 Tbsp. white chia seeds mixed with 3 Tbsp. warm water. Mix and let stand for 10-15 minutes.

What do you use to replace eggs in your recipes?

It is essential to work with a nutritionist and an Integrative M.D. because I am sharing general information that is not intended to be medical advice. This information is only given for informational purposes.

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Jennifer July 10, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Hi question, Im making one of your recipes (cinnamon sweet potatoe bread) but in muffins it call for 3 eggs. Would you suggest doing a combination of these replacers like doing the flax/water & applesauce? Or just sticking to one to replace all 3 eggs.

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Amie July 10, 2013 at 5:42 pm

I haven’t tried this with the flax for 3 eggs so try one at first!

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Jennifer July 11, 2013 at 4:44 am

Lol…ok sorry to bug you again…did you mean just do one of these items to.replace all 3 eggs? Like for example : 3/4 applesauce to replace 3 eggs or 3Tbs. flaxseed mixed with 9Tbs. water to replace all 3 eggs.
Is there a replacment you would suggest?? Im making this recipe into muffins.

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Amie July 11, 2013 at 9:42 am

You can replace all 3 with the chia/water or the flax/oil but I just haven’t yet done that yet for this particular recipe. I like using the chia/water combination. Enjoy! xoox

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marlies January 23, 2014 at 2:30 pm

I’ve recently stopped being able to stomach the idea of eating eggs (they have started to taste weird to me, and I just generally feel less comfortable eating them), so this is so helpful! I knew about chia and flax, but sometimes it seems like they aren’t quite the right fit. This extensive list is perfect!

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marlies January 23, 2014 at 2:30 pm

I’ve recently stopped being able to stomach the idea of eating eggs (they have started to taste weird to me, and I just generally feel less comfortable eating them), so this is so helpful! I knew about chia and flax, but sometimes it seems like they aren’t quite the right fit. This extensive list is perfect!

PS – here’s hoping for a blendtec :)

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marlies January 23, 2014 at 9:41 pm

oops – sorry for the double post!

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