Egg Substitute – What To Use

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.

 

Author: PioneerThinking - Ingredient for a Simple Life

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25 Responses

  1. In reply to J. Keeler.

    Scrambled tofu does an awesome job at substituting scrambled eggs, look online for a recipe but it’s not very technical. I just drain the tofu then chop it up, heat some oil in a pan, add the tofu and treat it like eggs from thereon in. You can add a touch of tumeric for colour and extra taste if you wish but don’t go overboard, salt, pepper, some herbs or whatever. Make sure to whisk it well so it resembles scrambled eggs. Doesn’t take very long and is very nutritious and delicious ?

  2. In reply to katie guerrero.

    Did you mix the flaxseed with the water then set aside for 5mins before using? It needs this in order to thicken, then it works better.

  3. Janet C Fowler

    Would you think that using a 1-1 ration of cashew cream to eggs would work as a substitute?

  4. J. Keeler

    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

      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.

      • This totally works

    • Esme

      Scrambled tofu does an awesome job at substituting scrambled eggs, look online for a recipe but it’s not very technical. I just drain the tofu then chop it up, heat some oil in a pan, add the tofu and treat it like eggs from thereon in. You can add a touch of tumeric for colour and extra taste if you wish but don’t go overboard, salt, pepper, some herbs or whatever. Make sure to whisk it well so it resembles scrambled eggs. Doesn’t take very long and is very nutritious and delicious 🙂

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

  6. 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

  7. Terry

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

  8. Janet

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

  9. Michele

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

  10. belinda Carter

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

    • rudy

      I’m gonna make Peanut butter Oatmeal cookies tomorrow & Ill find out about banana in them.

    • Sabre Atchley

      It works although it is sweet so not good for every recipe where a banana flavor isn’t desirable.

    • christine

      I’ve used mashed banana’s many times comes out perfect !

  11. katie guerrero

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

    • Esme

      Did you mix the flaxseed with the water then set aside for 5mins before using? It needs this in order to thicken, then it works better.

  12. Jay

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

  13. Judith Harp

    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

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

  14. Alexa Smith

    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!

    • What's a Name?

      Don’t forget to let it thicken for five minutes. Otherwise it’s not much good.

      • sarthak katiyar

        i like egg

    • Marni

      This is a great substitute for eggs in both baking and cooking. Beat with a fork for best consistency. It’s ready to use when the mixture turns gelatinous.

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