Egg replacement: 10 vegan alternatives for eggs


Eggs are used in many recipes as a binder, but make vegans a problem. We present you with ten ideas for vegetable egg substitutes that you can use to cook and bake just as well.

Due to questionable housing conditions, the problem of chick shredding and the short life span of laying hens, more and more people are choosing to abstain from eggs in their diet. Herbal alternatives abound – we introduce you to the 10 best!

1. Applesauce

Applesauce you can use for example for muffins and batter as an egg substitute. The practical: The apple flavor is almost completely lost during baking. Three tablespoons of applesauce replace an egg.

2. Bananas

Bananas work well as a substitute for egg in cake , but keep in mind that their own taste can stand out – not everyone likes that. Half a banana replaces an egg, simply crush a ripe fruit with a fork and stir into the dough.

3. Chia seeds

Chia seeds are a fabulous egg alternative for cookie dough. When you touch a tablespoon with three tablespoons of water , the seeds become gelatinous and can be lifted under the dough.

4. Egg replacement powder

Egg replacement powder is available in health food shops, health food stores or well-stocked supermarkets. The finished binder consists mainly of corn and lupine flour and is suitable for light pastries , cakes or patties.

5. Locust bean gum

Another vegan thickener is locust bean gum, a heaped teaspoon and 40 milliliters of water substitute an egg. The advantage: The flour and the liquid must not be mixed beforehand , but can go directly into the dough with the other ingredients.

6. Chickpea water

Chickpea water sounds strangely at first, but is an excellent alternative for egg whites. Simply collect the liquid from the can, whip with a hand mixer for a few minutes and you can use the so-called Aquafaba as an egg substitute.

7. Linseed

Flax seeds are a practical egg substitute, especially for wholegrain fans. For example, two tablespoons of ground flaxseed mixed with three tablespoons of water replace an egg in wholegrain biscuits.

8. Silk tofu

Pureed silk tofu has a creamy consistency and is therefore very good for quiches , as it also stagnates . The tofu is also perfect for desserts like chocolate creams or an alternative for eggsticks .

9. Soymeal

Soya meal (or alternatively starch or chickpea flour) can replace eggs in cakes or pastries. However, especially soybean leaves an unfamiliar taste . A tablespoon of flour stirred in a little water replaces an egg.

10. Tomato paste

In patties or burger patties, you can use two tablespoons of tomato paste as an egg substitute . However, it is not a universal egg substitute, but due to its color and taste, it goes well with savory dishes.