Plant-based Egg Baking Substitutions

Ever try altering a recipe because of an allergy, a friend, maybe a preference? I have to do a lot of recipe substitution because I suffer from so many allergies and food intolerances. I have a lot of friends too who are wanting to incorporate a more plant based lifestyle. I get a lot of questions on how to modify recipes. Here I have listed some of my own go to egg and milk replacements! I also explain why. If you like to bake and are looking for ways to experiment with a more plant based technique then this post is for you!

Let's get baking!

1 tbsp of ground flax seed + 3 tbsp of water = 1 egg

WHEN? Use in brownies, cakes, muffins, and breads!

HOW? Grind flax seed in a coffee grinder and mix with water. Allow it to sit until it becomes gelatinous (usually about 10 minutes)

WHY? This is helpful as a binding agent.

1 tbsp of chia seed + 3 tbsp of water = 1 egg

WHEN? Use in brownies, cakes, muffins, and breads!

HOW? Mix together chia seeds and water and allow to sit until it becomes gelatinous (usually about 10 minutes)

WHY? This is helpful as a binding agent.

1/4 cup of applesauce + 1 tsp baking powder = 1 egg

WHEN? Use in brownies (one of the best replacements in my opinion), cakes, and muffins!

HOW? Mix applesauce and baking powder into recipe. Do not necessarily have to be mixed together beforehand.

WHY? Serves as a leavening agent to help make the final product fluffy!

1/4 cup blended organic silken tofu = 1 egg

WHEN? Use in brownies, quiches, puddings, and recipes that call for a lot of egg!

HOW? Process in a blender until completely smooth. You will want to mix with other wet ingredients in order to blend properly.

WHY? Organic tofu is an excellent source of plant protein. Great to use when wanting to try something new. Make sure you purchase organic tofu since soy is one of the largest genetically modified foods out there (usually runs for about $3 a package at Whole Foods).

1/4 cup pureed banana = 1 egg

WHEN? Use in brownies, breads, and muffins! Note that it will likely change the flavour

HOW? Mash it in or process in a blender until smooth.

WHY? Serves as a leavening agent to help make the final product fluffy!

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