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7 Best Egg Substitutes for Baking Recipes & How to Use Them

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Hi Bold Bakers!

Hands down, the most common request I get is, “What can I use as egg substitutes for baking?” I get that question on a daily basis now, so much so that it made me rethink if I catering to this audience enough. I try to make my baking and recipes accessible to everyone, but because there has been such a demand for vegetarian baking, egg substitutes for baking, and egg-free recipes that I want to give you the tools and information you need so you can bake happily without eggs and still get Big & Bold results.

Plus, I’ll even show you how and when to use them. Watch my new video below and get a FREE Downloadable Conversion Chart further below.

 

Many want to avoid eggs for a lot of reasons: health, culture/religion, dietary restrictions, etc. Although adding eggs makes for a different end product, it does not mean that we cannot do without. There might be a change in taste and texture, but for the most part, the end result is still pretty similar. Here is a list which comes in handy for me while I am making such a recipe.

Egg Substitutes for Baking

How Much Egg Substitute do I add to Replace an Egg?

1 egg is roughly 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons/60g/2oz) so you need to replace that volume in your recipe. Your egg substitute needs to equal the amount of egg you are leaving out.

Banana is a substitute for eggs in baking recipes Yogurt is a Substitute for Eggs in Baking Applesauce is a substitute for eggs in baking Tofu is a substitute for eggs in baking Flax is a substitute for eggs in bakingWater is a substitute for eggs in baking Sweetened Condensed Milk is a substitute for Eggs in baking Buttermilk is a good substitute for eggs in baking

Most Commonly Used Egg Substitutes for Baking

[If you’re looking to substitute sugar in your recipes be sure to head over to my post on How to Substitute Sugar.]

How to substitute eggs in cakes How to substitute eggs in cupcakes

Egg Substitutes for Cakes and Cupcakes

For each whole egg used you can substitute it with one of the following:
  • ½ a medium Banana, mashed
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) Apple sauce
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) Silken Tofu 
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) Buttermilk

How to Substitute Eggs in Cookies

Egg Substitutes for Cookies

For each whole egg used you can substitute it with one of the following:
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoon water
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) Sweetened Condensed Milk

How to Substitute Eggs in Brownies

Egg Substitutes for Brownies

For each whole egg used you can substitute it with one of the following:
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoon water
  • ½ a medium Banana, mashed
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) Apple sauce
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) Silken Tofu 
  • ¼ cups (4 tablespoons) Yogurt (vegan or regular)
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) Buttermilk

Flax Egg SubstituteFlax plus water is a good egg substitute

Notes About Using Flax Seed as an Egg Substitute

  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoon water = 1 egg

Grind the flaxseed in a coffee grinder and mix with water. Allow it to rest till it becomes gelatinous, then use.

Tofu as an egg substitute

Notes About Using Silken Tofu as an Egg Substitute

  • 1/4 cup blended Silken Tofu = 1 egg

Process in a blender until completely smooth and creamy, leaving no graininess or chunks. Now it is ready to use as an egg substitute in your recipes.

 

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Penny Chaike
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Penny Chaike
13 days ago

Hi Gemma, Love all the videos and recipes. I haven’t gotten the nerve to try Choux yet..but I’ll get there. My question is that I would like to add sour cream to a cake recipe. Could I replace an egg or oil for that? Thanks.

Smitha
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Smitha
26 days ago

Hi Jemma
How to replace egg nos in a Custard pudding cake
The recipe calls for 4 eggs..

Frances Stromdahl
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Frances Stromdahl
28 days ago

Hi I if I use buttermilk for egg substitutes do I still use milk? Thank you.

Nischay
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Nischay
1 month ago

Hi Gemma,
Love your recepies!
I was wondering can I add little more condensed milk to my cookie dough to replace eggs and white sugar?
So I’m saying, Sweetened condensed milk + brown sugar instead of Eggs + white sugar + brown sugar.

Also, can’t condensed milk be used in cake/cupcake batters?

Joe
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Joe
1 month ago

Hi Gemma,
Love your recipes.
I was curious ccx about what substitute I could use for your pecan pie filling instead of the egg yolk & how much should I add ?

abhita garg
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abhita garg
1 month ago

Hi Gemma,
What would be the best egg substitute for fudgy gooey brownies with that crackly top ?

Poorvaja
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Poorvaja
1 month ago

Which of these substitutes works best for a pudding? Say, a sticky date pudding?

Lavanya Siva
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Lavanya Siva
1 month ago

Hiii what can I use as a substitute for egg whites in Ur vanilla birthday cake????

Preeti Noronha
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Preeti Noronha
2 months ago

Hi Gemma,..
I’m planning on making your pizza cupcakes and would like to know which substitute works best for that dough.
I’d think buttermilk, same as cake batter egg substitute.

Frances Stromdahl
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Frances Stromdahl
2 months ago

Hi what is substitue for butter thank you.

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