Easy Egg Replacers for Cooking and Baking

If you’re making pancakes, cookies or even tempura base, we’ve got several suggestions for easy egg replacers.

1) Ener-G egg replacer:
You can buy this product at most stores or online.  Their website also gives you specific instructions for how to replace eggs in cooking and baking to make super yummy vegan treats.

1 egg = 1 ½  teaspoon dry Egg Replacer plus 2 tablespoons water
1 egg white = 1 ½  teaspoon dry Egg Replacer plus 2 tablespoons water
1 egg yolk = 1 ½  teaspoon dry Egg Replacer plus 1 tablespoon water

2) Flax seeds:
If you’d like to eliminate eggs and add some extra Omega 3s to your recipe, flax seeds can be a great egg replacement option. Flax seeds can add a slightly nutty undertone to your baked goods. (It should be very slight or even undetectable for most baked goods).  However, if you’re making a very lightly flavored cake or cookie, and you’re concerned about adding a nutty flavor into the mix, you might want to use the Ener-G egg replacer.

To use flax seeds as an egg replacer, use 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds plus 3 tablespoons of water to replace 1 egg.  The key is to make sure that that flax seeds are finely ground.  A coffee or spice grinder will work very well.  Grind the flax seeds as you need them and store any extra ground flax seeds in the freezer.  The oils become unstable once ground and they will turn rancid quickly.

3) If you want to try making a homemade version of the Ener-G egg replacer, mix the following ingredients to replace 1 egg:

½ Tablespoon of corn starch or tapioca
½ Tablespoon of potato starch
⅛ teaspoon of baking powder
⅛ teaspoon of arrowroot powder

If you have a favorite egg replacer, please let us know!

2 Responses to “Easy Egg Replacers for Cooking and Baking”

  1. [...] vegan egg substitute binders include: Apple cider vinegar plus water, applesauce, bananas, ground flax seed plus water or Ener-G [...]

  2. Megaera says:

    Pureed fruit or applesauce is a good egg replacement for baked goods.

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