5 Healthy Egg Substitutes for Baking
Whether you have run out of eggs and forgot to buy them at the grocery store (guilty!) or you want to save money since eggs are more expensive at the moment, the following are delicious and easy ways to substitute an egg to save the day. Happy baking!
1. Flax egg
The flax egg is created by combining 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal with 2.5 Tbsp water. I have personally substituted a flax egg for a chicken egg many times in my baked goods, and it turns out well! It can be easily used in pancakes, brownies, muffins, and quick breads.
A substitute for an egg in the vegan world is called aquafaba. It is the liquid from a can of chickpeas. It is created by draining the liquid from a chickpea can, measuring out 3 Tbsp of liquid for each egg in the recipe, and whipping the liquid until peaks form. It is like egg whites being beaten to make whipped cream.
3. Mashed bananas
Using 1 ripe, mashed banana for 1 egg in pancake and cake recipes is super easy and delicious. I have personally made this substitution and my baked goods turn out well.
4. Apple sauce
You can replace one egg with 1/4 cup applesauce in sweet treats. I have also done this in many baked good recipes and they turn out super moist.
5. Chia seeds
Chia seeds congeal and make a gel when wet, so it makes sense that they could be an egg substitute. Whether using whole or ground chia seeds, combine 1 Tbsp chia seeds to 3 Tbsp water to equal 1 egg. Let sit until a gel forms and then incorporate into your baked good.
There are other ways to substitute for eggs, of course. Let me know in the comments if you have used a different way to substitute an egg or if you try any of the above ideas!