Eggs substitutes are lifesavers when you realize halfway through the recipe that you’ve run out of eggs. Try these healthy ingredients instead of a commercial egg replacer.
If you love baking and don’t like to buy fake eggs, there are so many egg substitutes options available for baking, including:
- Apple sauce
- Mashed banana
- Flax meal
- Chia Seeds
How much Applesauce do I add to replace an egg
It is better to use unsweetened applesauce for baked goods. If you are using sweetened applesauce, you may want to lower the amount of sugar.
1 egg = 1/4 cup applesauce
Best substitutes for cakes, muffins, brownies, and dessert bars
Notes: It is best to avoid using more than 1 cup in any recipe as it can create a rubbery texture that is not appetizing.
How much Mashed Banana do I add to replace an egg?
1 egg = ½ medium banana mashed
This is one of the best egg substitutes for cakes and cupcakes.
How much Ground Flaxseed do I add to replace an egg?
1 egg = 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water until a thick and gelatinous is formed.
Best in loaves of bread, brownies, and cookies.
Notes: Grind the flaxseed in a coffee grinder if not ground. Allow it to rest till it becomes gelatinous, then use. The mixture will add a nutty taste and create a chewy texture for hearty baked goods.
How much Ground Chia Seed do I add to replace an egg?
1 egg = 1 tablespoon chia seeds mixed with 3 tablespoons water
Notes: In a small bowl, combine the chia seeds and water and let the mixture sit for 10 – 15 minutes until the mixture becomes gelatinous.
Keep this list handy, and remember that you don’t always need eggs to bake. You can use your pantry staples as eggs substitutes.