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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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Falguni Y Parekh
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Falguni Y Parekh
2 months ago

Hi Gemma,

I am from India and just found your recepies through Facebook love them because they are simple and easy. In chocolate chip cookies what ingredients is best useto substitute egg please advise.
Thanks and regards Falguni

Olivia Daly
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Olivia Daly
29 days ago

With the flax eggs, I’ve always used chia seeds instead of flax, becuase I’ve felt like there’s no taste with chia whereas I find with flax seeds theres a bit more of a taste. Do you find that too, Gemma, or is that just me?
By the way I love your Irish accent. Ireland is totally on my bucket list (plus I feel like I should, since it turns out I have more Irish/Scottish heritage than expected. I was expecting Irish heritage, since my last name is Irish, but wasn’t expecting almost 40% Iro-Scottish)

Parvathi
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Parvathi
1 month ago

How do I replace eggs in steamed fruit cakes. Can I use the items in your chart for cakes.

Karen Schanding
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Karen Schanding
1 month ago

Due to allergies and the need to strictly follow FODMAPS, apple and banana are not options for us, could I substitute the same amount of pumpkin purée or carrot purée?

Rashmi
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Rashmi
1 month ago

While substituting an egg with condensed milk, do we reduce sugar in the recipe?

Jenny
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Jenny
1 month ago

What about best egg substitute to go in my grandmothers chocolate pie? I cook the chocolate on a double boiler. Should I go with xanthum gum or actual egg replacer or a better option?

Julee phillips
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Julee phillips
1 month ago

Will applesauce change the taste of my ooey gooey butter cake?

Mscook
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Mscook
1 month ago

How/where can I get the measuring spoons that you use in your videos?

Penny Chaike
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Penny Chaike
2 months 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
3 months ago

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

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