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Vegan Egg Substitutes (US)

So, you’ve been coasting along on your vegan journey when a potentially less-obvious animal product throws a wrench in your plans… eggs. Don’t worry! From brunch to baking, we have you covered. New options for vegan egg substitutes are popping up more frequently than ever. Remember, if the first option you try isn’t your new favorite, there are plenty more out there!

Vegan egg substitutes FOR COOKING

JUST Egg

JUST Egg has become a game-changer in the vegan arena. The liquid option is excellent for scrambles or French toast, and the newer folded option will complete any breakfast sandwich. Their latest product, the JUST Egg Sous Vide, is even delicious all on its own.

Follow Your Heart’s VeganEgg

While Follow Your Heart’s VeganEgg can also be used for baking, we recommend trying it in a scramble, omelet, or frittata. Especially if JUST Egg wasn’t quite what you’re after, the VeganEgg might be the one for you!

Crafty Counter’s WunderEggs

WunderEggs are plant-based hard boiled eggs. Yes, you read that right – a vegan hard boiled egg! Top your avocado toast, salads, and ramen with this innovative new nut-based egg!

Simply Eggless

Simply Eggless products can be a bit harder to come by but don’t sleep on them if you can find them! The liquid form can be used for baking, frying and scrambling. They have also introduced vegan egg patties and sandwiches, along with plant-based egg, cheese, and sausage bites.

Hodo’s All-Day Egg Scramble

This vegan egg comes already scrambled! Add it to a breakfast burrito, throw it in your pad Thai or fried rice, or even make vegan egg salad with it. It doesn’t get any easier!

Extra Firm Tofu

Sometimes you just cannot beat a classic! Tofu is not only affordable but easy to find. Try pressing the extra firm tofu first to get rid of excess moisture, then scrambling it with your favorite spices, veggies, and vegan cheese.

Vegan egg substitutes for baking

Ener-G Egg Replacer

If you want an egg replacer to keep on hand to make vegan baking a breeze, you can’t go wrong with Ener-G Egg Replacer. It is a great binding agent, and one 16 oz box makes about 100 eggs!

The Neat Egg

The Neat Egg is another great store-bought egg replacer to be used as a binding agent in baked goods. Simply mix the powder with water and get baking!

Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer

Bob’s Red Mill is one of the easier brands to find and is as simple to use as the rest by just mixing it with water then letting it sit for a moment to get the right consistency.

Aquafaba (Chickpea brine)

If you’re new to vegan baking, you may be surprised that the brine in cans of chickpeas is something of a wonder ingredient! Aquafaba has similar properties to whipped egg whites. It’s ideal for making vegan meringues, macarons, buttercream, souffle, and much more. Although exact quantities may vary by recipe, here’s a general guideline for replacing eggs with aquafaba:

• 1 tablespoon aquafaba = 1 egg yolk
• 2 tablespoons aquafaba = 1 egg white
• 3 tablespoons aquafaba = 1 whole egg

Flax Eggs

If a recipe calls for a binding agent that doesn’t require rising, such as cookies, you can achieve the gooey consistency of eggs by making flax eggs. This failsafe technique has been a lifesaver for vegan bakers long before egg replacement products hit the supermarkets! Make a flax egg by mixing ground flaxseed with water, then allow it to sit for a few minutes. When the texture is thick and gloopy, it’s ready to go. One tablespoon of ground flaxseed and three tablespoons of water is equal to one egg.

Chia Eggs

Chia eggs are ideal for recipes that require the gel texture that eggs provide. You can make a chia egg by mixing water with chia seeds and allowing it to set until it has a gloopy consistency. Use this technique for recipes that don’t require a rising agent, such as cookies. One tablespoon of chia seeds plus three tablespoons of water equals about one egg.

Silken Tofu

For recipes that are dense, moist, or savory, silken tofu can work wonders as a vegan egg substitute. Try it in vegan cheesecakes, puddings and mousses. Generally speaking, one egg equals about 1/4 cup silken tofu.

Mashed Banana

Looking for an egg substitute for recipes like muffins or pancakes? Mashed banana is a great baking hack, as the sticky texture of mashed banana works as a binding agent. 1/2 mashed banana generally equals to about one egg.

Vegan Mayonnaise

Unfortunately, eggs are also a main ingredient of most mayonnaise. But lucky for vegans, more companies are making a vegan version every day! Here is a list of brands to look out for. But always be sure to check the labels, as some of these companies also offer products that contain animal ingredients.

Follow Your Heart

Hellmann’s*

Plant Perfect

Primal Kitchen*

Wicked Kitchen

Supermarket’s own brand*

*These companies are not fully vegan. Be sure to check item labels, as some may contain ingredients from animals.

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