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Recipes For Egg Substitutes & Replacers

There are quite a few folks who are looking for ways to substitute eggs or even remove them altogether from their favorite dishes. The reasons vary: they may have allergies, are vegan, trying to lower their cholesterol or just don’t have any in the fridge and they need to keep moving things along…the batter won’t wait and there’s no time to go for a grocery run.

Here is a Master List of ingredients you can try. They can be used in a pinch since they aren’t complicated to whip up and chances are you have at least a few of the items below on hand in the pantry. Many are also suitable if you’re making a cake for someone who is vegan or has allergies.

*Note: If this is something you look for on a regular basis, you may want to bookmark this page for future use since I’ll be updating the collection as I come across new substitutes that work well.

Keep in mind: When you replace an egg with something else, the taste or texture of the final product may be altered or affected somewhat.

Each of the line items below is equivalent to one egg. For best results it’s recommended not to replace more than 2 per recipe (so that will disqualify things like angel food cake which need quite a few).

Master List

Flax Seed Mixture:
*equivalent for 1

1 TBS flax seed (ground)
3 TBS water

Recipe for Homemade Substitute (*1/4 cup = 1 large)

6 whites
1/4 cup dry milk powder (non-fat)
1 TBS vegetable oil

Tip: Some low fat or low cholesterol recipes call for a commercial product. If you don’t have any on hand or wish to cook with fresh instead, 1 fresh egg = 1/4 cup of commercial substitute.

If you’re needing something to replace a white wash/glaze for baked goods, try brushing the top with melted margarine instead.

I have a running list of substitutions you can use for assorted pantry staples on this page [1] but decided to make a separate post here just for eggs since I have so many and the list keeps growing. I hope this helps!