Egg Substitute – What To Use

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Are you stuck looking for an alternative to eggs in your recipes? If so, what is a good substitute for eggs in recipes. The list below will provide alternatives that work in most recipes.  Plus, a homemade egg substitute recipe that is less expensive, has fewer calories and is just as satisfactory.

What is a good substitute for eggs?

Ener-G Egg Replacer – follow directions on box.

2 tbsp cornstarch = 1 egg

2 tbsp arrowroot flour = 1 egg

2 tbsp potato starch = 1 egg

1 heaping tbsp soy powder + 2 tbsp water = 1 egg

1 tbsp soy milk powder + 1 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water = 1 egg.

1 banana = 1 egg in cakes.

1 tbsp milled flax seed and 3 tbsp water = 1 egg. Light, fluffy cakes!


Make Your Own low cholesterol egg substitute.

1 tablespoon of nonfat dry milk powder

2 egg whites from large eggs

4 drops of yellow food color (optional)

Sprinkle powdered milk over egg whites, then beat them with fork until smooth. Add food color, and beat until blended. This makes 1/4 cup, which is equal to 1 large egg. If you use this homemade substitute for scrambled eggs, cook it in vegetable oil or margarine so the eggs won’t be too dry.


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19 Responses to Egg Substitute – What To Use

  1. J. Keeler says:

    I just wanted an egg substitute for scrambled eggs. Eggs make me sick to the point of throwing up; if I can’t smell or taste them I’m okay. Last night I had pizza, it smelled like egg so I only ate the pepperoni.

    • Elizabeth says:

      2tbls.h20 . 2tbls baking powder 1tbls veg oil whisked together in any recipe equals 1 egg. I cant stomach eggs either but can make convert all my fave foods by this substitution.

  2. Emma Henry says:

    I have 250 gr egg product. How many whole large eggs can be substituted?

  3. Make a cake no,egg,milk,or butter. Take 2cps flour,2/3 cup coco, 2tbsp vinegar,,water. Mix in same backing pan.Bakeat 350 for35to45min. Or till toothpick comes out clean. Manga

  4. Terry says:

    The cornstarch worked very well with my oatmeal cookies. I couldn’t tell the difference. Thanks for the info.

  5. Janet says:

    Does anyone know what a good substitute for eggs would be in making waffles?

  6. Michele says:

    I used THEVEGG and applesauce for a boxed brownie mix. Was delicious! TheVegg replaced the yolk and the applesauce replaced the whites. :)

  7. belinda Carter says:

    What about banana for an egg substitute? Sounds so easy. Has anyone tried it?

  8. katie guerrero says:

    I made brownies and tried using milled flax seed-it worked terribly! They were flat and stuck to the pan! Yuck!! Worst substitute ever :(

  9. Jay says:

    I used 2 tbsp cornstarch to replace the egg in my bread recipe and it worked perfectly.. Thanks

  10. Judith Harp says:

    This is a lifesaver! But I thought I remembered hearing that you could also use applesauce of stewed prunes? Or was that just my imagination??

    • Sabre Atchley says:

      Most moist fruits will work. Athough remember each fruit contains a different moisture level and a flavor all it’s own.

  11. Alexa Smith says:

    A really good egg substitute for eggs is milled flax seed.

    1 Tbsp milled flax seed and 3 Tbsp water = 1 egg.

    Light, fluffy cakes!

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