There may be a number of reasons why you choose to exclude eggs from your cooking. Today we share with you egg substitutes for baking and you will be thrilled with the options.
Whether you have an allergy or don’t like the taste, your recipes don’t need to suffer. Whilst applesauce is a popular substitute, you will be amazed at the many other alternatives.
Egg Substitutes For Baking
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This infographic features 5 egg substitutions for baking including banana, applesauce, flax seeds, vegetable oil, and baking powder.
You can also use other pureed fruit (pumpkin and zucchini for example) for incredibly moist results.
1. Applesauce Substitute
Applesauce is well used in many recipes. You can use 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce to one egg in most baking recipes.
Some suggest that you mix the applesauce with 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. If you are going to replace only with Applesauce, consider reducing the overall sugar in the recipe.
You can also substitute Applesauce for Oil. It’s a very healthy and popular alternative and you can use it creatively in most baked recipes.
2. Mashed Banana Substitute
Banana is another healthy and delicious alternative. 1/4 of mashed banana is equivalent to half a banana.
Mash it up and it replaces one egg in your baking. You need to remember that this could give your recipe a mild banana flavor which provided it is bread, for example, is ideal.
Use your discretion and apply it to the right recipes.
3. Vegetable Oil Substitute
In most instances, one egg can be replaced by 1/4 cup vegetable oil when baking. Bear in mind it is not suggested that you use more than this amount of oil in a recipe as it will make it too oily.
It is also widely accepted that Vegetable Oil and Canola Oil can be swapped out with Olive Oil in recipes. A slight flavour may be noticeable.
4. Flax Seeds Substitute
Flax seeds are another alternative for substituting eggs. You will need to mix one tablespoon of ground flax seeds with 3 tablespoons of water.
It is ready to use when the water is fully absorbed and has a thick, sticky consistency that is between solid and liquid. This mixture will replace one egg. Pre-ground Flax Seeds are fine, or you can grind them yourself.
5. Water, Oil, and Baking Powder
Here’s another popular substitute. Whisk together two tablespoons of water, one teaspoon of oil (use corn or veg oil), and two teaspoons of baking powder (baking soda).
This mixture equals one egg. This is particularly good for your cookies and baked goods. It is pretty much undetectable and flavorless.
Egg Substitution Guide
Here’s a great chart from Swanson that makes things very clear when it comes to substituting eggs in cooking.
You can use chia seeds, agar-agar, peanut butter, and the correct measurements are outlined too. Be sure that you Pin this helpful chart for future reference.
Vegan Baking Egg Substitutes
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This vegan egg baking substitutions chart will also come in handy. As you can see vegetable puree works great in bread, muffins, and cookies.
Yogurt is another excellent option as is Silken Tofu which is particularly good in Pound Cakes.
Healthy Ingredient Swaps
Here are some further healthy swap ideas from Ziploc. As you can see one banana is equivalent to 2 eggs.