Egg Substitutes In Baking Recipes

Learn how to substitute eggs in baking with these easy kitchen hacks. We have 5 of the best alternatives that use simple Pantry ingredients.
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There may be a number of reasons why you choose to exclude eggs from your cooking. Today we share with you egg substitutes in baking recipes and you will be thrilled with the many options.

Whether you have an allergy or the taste is simply not to your liking, now your recipes don’t need to suffer. Whilst applesauce is a popular substitute for eggs in cakes, you will be amazed at the many other alternatives. The great news is your taste won’t be affected, if anything, it may be improved.

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Egg Substitutions In Baking Recipes

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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) and end up with incredibly moist results. 

1. Applesauce – Egg Baking Substitute

Applesauce is well used in many recipes. You can use 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce to one egg in most baking recipes.

Some of the recipes that we have seen 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 – Egg Baking Substitute

Banana is another healthy and delicious alternative that you are going to love. 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, will add a delicious touch. Use your discretion and apply it to the right recipes. 

3. Vegetable Oil – Egg Baking 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. The last thing you want is grease in your baking. 

4. Flax Seeds – Egg Baking Substitute

Who would have thought that you could substitute flax seeds for eggs? That was certainly a new one in our books! You will need to mix one tablespoon of ground flax seeds with 3 tablespoons.

It is ready to use when the water is fully absorbed and has a thick, sticky consistency that is between solid and liquid.

You can use this mixture to replace one egg. Pre-ground Flax Seeds are fine, or you can grind them yourself. 

5. Water, Oil, and Baking Powder

Here’s another very popular egg substitute. You simply whisk together two tablespoons of water, one teaspoon of oil (use corn or vegetable 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 Substitutions

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Egg Substitution Guide

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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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Vegan Baking Egg Substitutions

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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 Swapsvia ziploc

Healthy Ingredient Swaps

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Here are some further healthy swap ideas from Ziploc. As you can see one banana is equivalent to 2 eggs.

1 cup of greek yogurt will replace sour cream and you can even sub out crushed nuts for breadcrumbs. Avocado is a great alternative to Mayonnaise too.

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