Egg Substitutes

Healthy Egg Substitutes

Can’t do eggs? Forget the fake egg substitutes made from soy protein and chemicals. Instead opt for natural substitutes, like the ones we’ve suggested below. Keep in mind, anytime a recipe calls for more than two eggs, replacing them with egg equivalents may not produce the same results.

Whole Egg Substitutes

  • ⅓ cup applesauce = 1 egg
  • ¼ cup applesauce + 1 tsp baking powder = 1 egg
  • ½ pureed banana (¼ cup) = 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flax seeds +3 Tbsp. water (sit for 5 minutes) =1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds + 3 Tbsp. water (sit for 5 minutes) = 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. gelatin + 3 tablespoons lukewarm water = 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. of flaxseed oil+ 3 tablespoons water = 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp. of pureed fruit = 1 egg
  • ½ cup buttermilk = 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup cooked pumpkin = 1 egg
  • 2 – 4 oz of yogurt + ½ tsp. of oil  = 1 egg

Egg White Substitute

For each egg white, dissolve 1 Tbsp. plain agar powder in 1 Tbsp. water. Whip, chill and whip again.

Egg Yolk Substitute

Soak raw cashews, and grind to a smooth cream using a high-powered blender. Use 1.5 Tbsp. cashew cream for each egg yolk to replace.