Best Egg Substitutes

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Best Egg Substitutes

Whether u do not have an egg for a recipe or just want to go vegan and not use any egg then replacing egg in your recipes can be tricky. But here are a variety of options u can use in place of egg in your baking or certain foods.

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Egg Substitution

There are a few ways you can substitute eggs in baking and maybe bananas can work sometimes but not all the time. There are lots of options available as far as egg substitutes are concerned, and the key is knowing which choice to make in what circumstance.

It’s a learning experience. After a while you develop a feel for things, but there are certainly some guidelines that can be of help.

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egg bowl

The measurements is based on 1 egg

1/4 cup overripe banana

1/4 cup silken tofu

1/4 cup vegan or Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon flaxseed + 3 tablespoons water

1/4 cup applesauce or veggie puree like pumpkin

1/4 cup chickpea brine

2 tablespoons cornstarch+ 3 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon chia seeds + 3 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon chickpea flour + 3 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon agar gum + 1 tablespoon water

3 tablespoons peanut butter

1 teaspoon baking powder + 1 tablespoon vinegar

egg replacer product: 1 tablespoon + 2 tablespoons water

There are so many out there but these ones I have tried and worked well in various recipes I have done.

Egg Wash Substitutes

Vegan substitutes for egg washes (for glazing things like pastries and breads before baking) are one of the trickier things to get right. Usually, egg wash provides 3 things: stickiness (to adhere seeds or seal pastry), sheen and a golden-brown hue. There are a few different types of vegan egg washes that I like to use depending on the situation & what I have to hand.

1 tbsp maple syrup + 1 tbsp soy milk

This egg wash does provide a slight sheen & darkening but not super effectively (although will do in a pinch)

1 tbsp maple syrup + 1 tbsp non-dairy milk + pinch of bicarbonate of soda + pinch of xanthan gum

Whisk together until combined.

This one is my favourite. Thanks to the xanthan gum, this is thicker than just maple syrup + soy milk alone so it adheres to the dough a lot better. The bicarbonate of soda aids in browning.

1 tbsp maple syrup + 3 tbsp non-dairy milk + 1 tbsp corn flour

The corn flour here helps to thicken up the glaze so it adheres but can make the glaze appear more matte.

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