The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Egg Substitutes

What if we told you it’s possible to enjoy all your favourite dishes without eggs? Thanks to these vegan egg substitutes, you can!

Vegan Egg Substitutes

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

OGGS Aquafaba

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, Sainsbury’s, Whole Foods Market, The Vegan Kind and Planet Organic.

OGGS Aquafaba vegan egg substitute
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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, The Vegan Kind Supermarket, Ocado, Asda and Tesco.

Orgran Vegan Egg Replacer
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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, Morrisons, Ocado and The Vegan Kind Supermarket.

Free & Easy Egg Replacer
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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

Flax Eggs

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

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.

Silken Tofu

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.

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 egg = ½ mashed banana is a general rule of thumb to go by.

Vegan Egg Substitutes for Cooking

Follow Your Heart VeganEgg™

You can use the VeganEgg™ in any vegan dish you like, from breakfasts to desserts. Create main meals using lasagne and casserole, or even for dips and sauces.

Available at The Vegan Kind Supermarket, Amazon and other independent stockists.

Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg
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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 Marks and Spencer, Selfridges, The Vegan Kind Supermarket, Amazon and other independent stockists.

Crack'd No Egg Egg
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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.

The Vegg Vegan Egg Yolk
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Vegan Scrambled Eggs

There are several vegan scrambled egg options in UK supermarkets and independent stores and firm tofu makes a delicious scramble too.

Bonsan

• Organic Breakfast Scramble

Available at Abel & Cole, The Vegan Kind Supermarket, Alternative Stores, Whole Foods Market, Ocado and GreenBay.

Bonsan Organic Breakfast Scramble
Image Credit: Bonsan

Cauldron

• Organic Tofu Block (used to make tofu scramble)

Available at Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose, Ocado and Co-Op.

Cauldron Organic Tofu
Image Credit: Cauldron

The Tofoo Co.

• Naked Organic Tofu (used to make tofu scramble)
• Scrambled Tofoo

Available at Tesco, Co-Op, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado and Morrisons.

Tofoo Scrambled Egg Alternative
Image Credit: The Tofoo Co.

Vegan Mayonnaise

Hellmann’s

• Vegan Mayo
• Vegan Mayo Garlic
• Vegan Mayo Chipotle
• Vegan Mayo Baconnaise

Available at Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Asda and Morrisons.

Hellmann's Vegan Mayo
Image Credit: Hellmann’s

Heinz

• Vegan Mayo
• Vegan Chilli Mayo
• Vegan Garlic Aioli

Available at Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Asda and Morrisons.

Heinz Vegan Mayo
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Follow Your Heart

• Original Vegenaise
• Organic Vegenaise
• Sriracha Vegenaise
• Garlic Aioli

Available at Sainsbury’s, Ocado, GreenBay and The Vegan Kind Supermarket.

Follow Your Heart Vegenaise
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Rubies in the Rubble

• Plant Based Mayo
• Plant Based Chilli Mayo
• Plant Based Garlic Mayo

Available at Ocado and The Vegan Kind Supermarket.

Rubies in the Rubble Vegan Mayo
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Plamil

• Plain Egg Free Mayo
• Tarragon Egg Free Mayo
• Organic Plain Egg Free Mayo

Available from Plamil’s website, Holland & Barrett and The Vegan Kind Supermarket.

Plamil Egg-Free Mayo
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Leon

• The Original Mayo
• Aioli
• Korean Chilli Mayo
• Sundried Tomato & Harissa Aioli
• LOVe Burger Sauce

Available at Sainsbury’s. Stock varies from store to store.

Leon Vegan Mayo
Image Credit: Leon

Bonsan

• Organic Garlic Aioli
• Organic Cocomayo

Available at Abel & Cole, The Vegan Kind Supermarket, Alternative Stores, Whole Foods Market, Ocado and GreenBay.

Bonsan Mayo
Image Credit: Bonsan

The Vurger Co.

• Garlic & Herb Vegan Mayo
• Original Vegan Mayo
• Smoky “Bacon” Vegan Mayo
• Spicy Chilli Vegan Mayo

Available from their website.

The Vurger Co. Smoky Bacon Mayo
Image Credit: The Vurger Co.

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