4 Egg Replacements For Vegan Baking

Tue, Oct 20th 2015

Debolina Raja Gupta

3 mins read

We’ve shared dozens of recipes with you that prove that being vegan does not and should not keep you from enjoying your favorite food, desserts included. While it is true that a vegan diet does not permit the use of certain ingredients, you can always find a perfect substitute that will do the trick just as well.

Today, let’s check out some substitutes for egg in baking and learn how to use them.

  1. Bananas

A banana can be a great substitute for an egg when you want to use it for baking. A banana will help to hold the air bubbles and also add that thickness and binding to the recipe, while adding a rich and delicious flavor.

To Use: Blend or mash half of a banana to get the equivalent of one egg. Use it in your recipes for cakes, muffins, pancakes or breads.

  1. Flaxseeds

When using flaxseeds as a substitute, try and use the golden variety, as it will be lighter in color and will be closer to the color that using an egg in the recipe will impart. To make it come to the consistency of a beaten egg, grind the flaxseeds and add some water to make a paste that will have the texture of a beaten egg.

To Use: Grind one tbsp flaxseeds with three tbsp water to get the consistency of one egg. Use it in your recipes for muffins, pancakes or cookies.

  1. Silken Tofu

Using silken tofu in your baking will not add any taste, so you can easily use it in cakes and add it only for the binding. If you are using it for your cookies, add a teaspoon of starch to avoid it from making the batter too fluffy.

To Use: Blend 1/4th cup silken tofu to get the equivalent of one egg. Use it in your recipes for brownies, cookies and cakes.

  1. Soy Or Rice Yogurt

Using yogurt will add that binding and moistness to your recipes, and will give it a taste that depends on the flavor you are using, though it may be very light.

To Use: Using 1/4th cup yogurt will be equivalent to one egg. Use it in your recipes for cakes, muffins and breads.

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PS: Head to our Food section for healthy recipes and the latest food trends.
Here are some more recipes and tips for a Vegan Diet.

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About the Author
Debolina Raja Gupta

A pregnancy & babycare writer as well as wellness believer, Debolina is always trying to bring in health and wellness into her family’s, especially her kids’, lives. With a Master’s degree in English literature, she has worked with several mothercare and babycare brands. In her free time, she helps with campaigns that work towards promoting the health and well-being of women and babies. Her experiences as a mother help her talk about busy modern-day parenting and its changing trends.

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