What if we told you it’s possible to enjoy all your favourite dishes without eggs? Thanks to these vegan egg substitutes, you can!
Eggs have many properties in cooking and baking, from binding and thickening to rising and glazing. Mimicking the texture and taste of eggs with plant-based ingredients can require a little more effort, but it can be done.
By learning a few DIY baking hacks and exploring shop-bought vegan egg replacements, you can recreate your favourite scrambled egg recipe or substitute eggs in baking.
Here’s our ultimate guide to vegan egg substitutes for all your baking and cooking endeavours.
Vegan Egg Substitutes for Baking
The Egg Alternative Aquafaba from OGGS is a versatile product for your vegan baking endeavours.
It whips and whisks just like an egg, so you can create vegan desserts to your heart’s content. Check out this guide on how to use the OGGS aquafaba.
Available at Waitrose, Asda, Ocado and independent stockists.
Holland & Barrett Vegan Egg Replacer
Replacing egg whites in your vegan bakes can be a challenge, but thanks to Holland & Barrett’s plant-based egg mix, you can whip up creations like meringues with ease.
Orgran No Egg Replacer
This vegan egg replacer is perfect for baking cakes, meringues or just about anything you fancy. Each packet has the equivalent of 66 eggs!
Available at Holland & Barrett, Ocado, Asda and Amazon.
Free and Easy Egg Replacer
Free from most allergens, this vegan Egg Replacer is suitable for everything from meringue to pancakes. If you’re looking for a vegan egg that makes light, fluffy and spongy cakes to waffles, this is the one for you.
Available at Waitrose, Asda and Amazon.
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 is an excellent vegan egg substitute and 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
If a recipe calls for a binding agent, 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.
Flax eggs work best in recipes that don’t require rising, such as cookies.
Use this guideline as a rule of thumb when creating a flax egg: 1 egg = 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons of water.
Chia eggs are ideal for recipes that require the gel texture that eggs provide. Make a chia egg by mixing water with chia seeds and allow it to set until it has a gloopy consistency.
Use this technique for recipes that don’t require a rising agent, such as cookies.
Here’s a guideline for making chia eggs: 1 egg = 1 tablespoon of chia seeds + 3 tablespoons of water.
Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar
When you’re baking light and fluffy cupcakes and want the perfect texture, you can’t go wrong with the trusted baking soda and apple cider vinegar trick!
This method may require a bit of trial and error to get right, but ¼ teaspoon of baking soda for every 1 tablespoon of vinegar is a good rule of thumb.
For recipes that are dense, moist or savoury, silken tofu can work wonders as a vegan egg substitute. Try it in vegan cheesecakes, puddings and mousses.
Generally speaking, 1 egg = ¼ cup silken tofu.
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 egg = ½ mashed banana is a general rule of thumb to go by.
Vegan Egg Substitutes for Cooking
Crack’d The No-Egg Egg
The No-Egg Egg is here to change vegan cooking forever! This versatile egg replacer can be used for Yorkshire puddings, waffles, toasties, scrambles and just about any dish you can think of.
Available at Tesco and independent stockists.
Holland & Barrett Vegan Egg Mix
This plant-baed egg replacer by Holland & Barrett is ideal for whipping up your morning omelette or scrambled eggs. It’s gluten-free too!
The Vegg Vegan Egg Yolk
This vegan egg yolk substitute is a game-changer! You can use this in any dish that you’d normally make with eggs, such as soups, tofu scrambles, dressings, French toast and more.
Just mix the plant-based egg yolk with one litre of water and blend until smooth.
Available on Amazon.
Orgran Vegan Easy Egg Mix Pouch
Thanks to Orgran, scrambled eggs, quiche, frittata and omelettes are no longer off the menu!
Available at independent stockists.
Vegan Scrambled Eggs
There are several vegan scrambled egg options in UK supermarkets and independent stores and firm tofu makes a delicious scramble too.
As well as making the ultimate fluffy scrambled eggs in minutes, Scrambled OGGS can also be used for Yorkshire puddings, quiche, omelettes and more.
Available at Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.
Bonsan Organic Breakfast Scramble
Available at Abel & Cole and other independent stockists.
The Tofoo Co. Scrambled Tofoo
You can use any firm tofu and season with turmeric and black salt to make your own delicious scrambled egg alternative. However, The Tofoo Co. have made this even easier with their scrambled tofu. Perfectly seasoned and ready to go!
Available at Tesco, Waitrose, Ocado and Morrisons.
Hellmann’s Vegan Mayo
You’ll be amazed that the egg-free version of the classic Hellmann’s mayo tastes so good, you wouldn’t even notice the difference! It has the thick and creamy texture we all know and love so you don’t have to miss out on your favourite condiment.
Available at Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Asda and Morrisons.
Heinz Vegan Seriously Good Mayonnaise
This is the perfect rich, creamy and tasty addition to sandwiches, salads and fries. You can also find it in Chilli and Garlic Aioli flavours.
Available at Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Asda and Morrisons.
Rubies in the Rubble
This vegan mayo is made with food waste in mind, which is why it’s produced with aquafaba (chickpea water), which is usually thrown away. Find it in several flavours: Classic, Chilli and Garlic.
Available at Ocado, Waitrose, Morrisons, Amazon and independent stockists.
Here’s another aquafaba mayo that just so happens to be vegan. Leon’s range comes in an array of exciting flavours: Original, Korean Chilli, Garlic and Sundried Tomato and Harissa Aioli.
Available at Sainsbury’s. Stock varies from store to store.
Bonsan Organic Cocomayo
Made with a coconut oil base, this egg-free mayo is perfect for spreading on sandwiches, drizzling on salads or dipping.
Available at Ocado, Abel & Cole, Alternative Stores, Whole Foods Market and other independent stockists.
The Vurger Co.
Love the mayo at The Vurger Co. restaurants? Now you can enjoy it at home too. Their plant-based mayo range is available to buy in Original, Spicy Chilli and Smoky Bacon flavours.