How To Make Vegan Egg Substitute For Baking – the complete guide! You may be wondering “what is a vegan egg substitute for baking?” In this article, we will explain exactly what we use to substitute eggs for vegan baking.
We have been baking a lot of vegan cookies recently and thought it might be really helpful if we made a guide on How To Make Vegan Egg Substitute For Baking.
Just because you are vegan, doesn’t mean you can’t bake, or make delicious cookies, you can, and you can make them just as good without the animal products.
But, we all know eggs play a huge part in every successful bake, so, let’s have a look at a couple of vegan egg substitutes for baking:
1. Flax Egg
What is a flax egg?
So, to make a flax egg, you will need a flaxseed meal. Then, you will need to add water to it and let it sit for 5 minutes. This will help the mixture to gel, which will make it act and even look like a gooey egg.
It acts as a binding agent to your bakes – just like the hen’s egg.
The proposition is – 1 tbsp of flaxseed + 3 tbsp of water is what you will need to make 1 flax egg. If you need 2 eggs, use 2 tbsp of flaxseed meal and 6 tbsp of water. Mix, and let it sit for 5 minutes, you will notice how it will thicken and it will look like jelly almost.
2. Chia Egg
You may think that this is a bit strange, but let us explain.
What the hen’s egg does essentially, is it creates bulk. So, the same system applies to applesauce, – it’s soft, wet, runny, and it will help create bulk to your baking just like the hen’s egg.
We like to make our own homemade applesauce because we tend to only use a touch of sugar, and like 98% apples. Most shop-bought applesauce is full of sugar and other nasty stuff.
4. Mashed Banana
Same as the applesauce, banana helps create bulk in your bakes. However, the banana flavor does come through quite strongly, so if you don’t like bananas, we suggest that you avoid this particular option.
5. Boiled Mashed Sweet Potato/Pumpkin Puree
And again, very similar to the applesauce and banana, sweet potato or pumpkin puree will act as a binding/bulking agent in your vegan bakes. Their flavor won’t come as strongly to your bakes compared to the banana, but it may change the color of your bakes.
We tend to use flax egg generally when we make vegan recipes. It has always been our number 1 choice when it comes to vegan eggs in baking.
However, there have been occasions where we either don’t have a flaxseed meal at home or just have a ripe banana to use up.
Either way, we have tried all of these vegan egg substitutes, and they all work great, depending on the recipe and the flavor.
Flax egg and chia egg are quite neutral in flavor, which makes them much preferable and can suit any type of baking recipe.
We hope you found this guide on How To Make Vegan Egg Substitute For Baking helpful! 🙂