March 9, 2008

Egg substitutes

In baking:

  • Egg substitute/replacer - such as Orgran's No Egg substitute mix or Ener-G Egg Replacer.
  • Flax seed - egg replacer: 2 Tablespoons flax seed powder + 3 Tablespoons water = 1 egg (let sit a few minutes before adding to baking)
  • Psyllium - egg replacer: 1 Tablespoon Psyllium seed husks + 2 Tablespoons water = 1 egg (the longer they sit in water the "eggier" they become)
  • Applesauce - egg replacer: 3 Tablespoons applesauce = 1 egg (when a fruit flavor is acceptable)
  • Banana - egg replacer: 1/2 banana blended or mashed well = 1 egg (when a fruit flavor is acceptable)
  • Tofu - 1/4 cup blended soft or silken tofu = 1 egg
  • Tahini - thicker when raw, more egg like when diluted with water and stirred vociferously
  • Whole peanut butter see Tahini
  • Eggless Binder Powder: In most cases, this mixture should be whisked with a water-based wet ingredient like plant milk prior to going into the main recipe. This is important so the Eggless Binder incorporates into the recipe mixture as much as possible. Dough made with Eggless Binder should not sit any longer than is absolutely necessary before going into the oven for baking. The recipe below is for a large batch that can be used for many recipes.
    2 ½ cups arrowroot powder or tapioca starch
    ½ cup non-aluminum baking powder
    1 Tablespoon guar gum powder or xanthan gum powder
    Whisk together the arrowroot powder or tapioca starch, baking powder and guar gum powder or xanthan gum powder in a large mixing bowl. Transfer this mixture to a glass jar and shake vigorously so it's thoroughly mixed. Label the jar accordingly.

    1 ½ Tablespoons of Eggless Binder whisked in 3 Tablespoons of soy milk equals 1 egg.[source]
  • For egg whites: 1 tablespoon of milled flax seed with 3 tablespoons of water for each egg white you need, mix well, let sit for 1 to 2 minute.
More on egg substitutes
Baking without eggs, milk and buttah
Replacing Eggs

In cooking:
  • Tofu - can be used to make scrambled 'eggs', benedicts, omelets, boiled 'eggs', 'egg' drop soup, 'egg' salad, deviled 'eggs', poached 'eggs', etc when cooked accordingly.
  • Chickpeas - can be used to resemble scrambled 'eggs'.
  • Potatoes - can be used to resemble scrambled 'eggs' and such.
Tofu Scramble and "Egg"-type Recipes
More vegan egg recipes
Vegan Egg Replacer Substitute Recipe
Vegan recipes (search and browse through categories)

  • For egg nog, you can search for recipes to make your own, as well Silk has an egg nog flavored milk that is delicious, called Silk Nog.
Vegan Eggnog recipe
More vegan egg nog recipes