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 & Mayo Alternatives

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.

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Substitutes for Baking

Substitutes for Cooking

Scrambled Egg Alternatives

Vegan Mayo Alternatives

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, Ocado, Holland & Barrett and independent stockists.

OGGS Aquafaba vegan egg substitute
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Orgran No Egg Replacer

This vegan egg replacer is perfect for making cakes, meringues, pancakes or just about anything you fancy. Each packet has the equivalent of 66 eggs!

Available at Holland & Barrett, Sainsbury’s, Amazon and independent stockists.

Orgran 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 bakes, this is the one for you.

Available at Ocado, Asda, Amazon and independent stockists.

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

Crack’d The No-Egg Egg

The No-Egg Egg is here to make sure nobody misses out on their favourite egg-based dishes. 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, Ocado, Asda and independent stockists.

Crack'd No Egg Egg
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Orgran Vegan Easy Egg Mix Pouch

Thanks to Orgran, scrambled eggs, quiche, frittata and omelettes are no longer off the menu!

Available at Ocado and independent stockists.

Orgran Easy No Egg
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Sinless Food Ready To Cook Vegan Fried Eggs

If fried eggs are one of your go-to breakfast foods, try this realistic vegan alternative to help you make the switch. Ideal for enjoying with a full cooked breakfast or on toast.

Available at

Sinless Foods Vegan Fried Egg
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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.

OGGS Whole Egg Alternative

As well as making the ultimate fluffy scrambled eggs in minutes, OGGS Whole Egg Alternative can also be used for Yorkshire puddings, quiche, omelettes, carbonara and more.

Available at Sainsbury’s and Ocado.

OGGS Whole Egg Alternative
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Bonsan Organic Breakfast Scramble

Available at Abel & Cole and other independent stockists.

Bonsan scrambled egg alternative
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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. has made this even easier with this scrambled tofu. Perfectly seasoned and ready to go!

Available at Tesco and Ocado.

Tofoo Scrambled Tofu
Image Credit: The Tofoo Co.

Vegan Mayonnaise

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.

Hellmann's Vegan Mayo
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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.

Heinz Vegan Mayo
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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 and independent stockists.

Rubies in the Rubble mayo
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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 independent stockists.

Bonsan Mayo
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