Egg Substitutes

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 baking recipes.  Plus, a homemade substitute recipe that is less expensive, has fewer calories and is just as satisfactory.

What is a good substitute for eggs?

Try any of the following:

  • Ener-G Egg Replacer – follow directions on box.
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch = 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon arrowroot flour = 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon potato starch = 1 egg
  • 1 heaping tablespoon soy powder + 2 tbsp water = 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon soy milk powder + 1 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water = 1 egg.
  • 1 banana = 1 egg in cakes.
  • 1 tablespoon milled flax seed and 3 tbsp water = 1 egg. Light, fluffy cakes!
  • 3 tablespoon peanut butter = 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon agar agar = 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds + 1/3 cup water = 1 egg. Mix it up then let sit for 15 minutes before using. (thickens)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce = 1 egg

Make your own low cholesterol 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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25 COMMENTS

  1. 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!

  2. 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??

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

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

    • 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.

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

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

  6. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 🙂

  7. 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.

  8. 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 ?

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