How to Make Your Own Vegan Egg Substitute: Tips & Tricks

You can use vegan friendly egg substitutes to these eggs

Basket of eggs (Photo credit: wattpublishing)

Eggs are ubiquitous in cooking. Countless recipes call for an egg in some way, shape, or form. However, eggs are perishable and can sometimes go bad on you before¬† you have a chance to use them. But if you wind up with rotten, unusable eggs, or just plain run out, there are some alternatives out there. Additionally, these egg substitutes are vegan-friendly, so if you don’t eat eggs as a dietary restriction, then these substitutions will work for you.

If you have eggs that have been in the refrigerator for an extended period, it is important to test them for freshness before using them. If the egg stands on it’s end, then it is still okay for baking or using in recipes. If it floats, throw it out and try this egg substitute instead.

Baking Soda Egg Substitute

This egg substitute uses water, vegetable oil, and baking soda.¬† It has the advantage of being ingredients that are typically on hand in any kitchen. It doesn’t provide much flavor, but will provide the thickening power of a real egg.

1 egg = 2 Tbsp. water + 1 Tbsp. oil + 2 tsp. baking powder.

Baking Soda & Vegetable Oil Egg Substitute
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 TBSP water
  • 1 TBSP vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp baking soda
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Flax Seed Egg Substitute

Flax seeds are the only plant-based foods with significant amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3′s are essential to brain function but are typically only found in seafood products. Use this flax seed mixture as an egg substitute if you don’t eat seafood regularly (or at all).

1 egg = 1 tbsp ground up flax seeds + 3 tbsp water

Flax Seed Egg Substitute
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 TBSP ground flax seed
  • 3 TBSP water
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients and mix thoroughly

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