13 Best Vegan Egg Substitutes For Baking (That Actually Work!)


There are many reasons why someone might want to bake without using eggs.

Maybe you’re vegan, maybe you have an egg allergy, or maybe you just don’t have any eggs on hand.

Whatever the reason, there are plenty of vegan egg substitutes for baking that will get the job done.

Here are the 13 best options out there.

13 Vegan Egg Substitutes For Baking

Here are my top picks for substituting Vegan eggs for baking. 

1. Mashed Banana

Great for baking bread

Mashed fruits like Bananas are the perfect alternative to eggs in your home-baked bread, brownies, muffins, and pancakes with their sweetness, moist texture, and dense flavors. 

However, do remember that when using mashed fruits, a pleasant and flavorful essence of the fruit remains even after the pancakes are served and eaten.

How to substitute

One regular-sized banana is often ideal to substitute one egg for baking a small batch of goodies at home.

Try these delicious and light desserts with mashed bananas.

2. Silken Tofu

Great for savory dishes

Silken Tofu is simply a semi-solid form of firm tofu with more moisture content that allows it to be used for vegan meatballs, savory pies, and even cheesecake. 

It is important to add a pinch of baking powder or baking soda to the ingredients when using this alternative.

Silken tofu also works best for dishes with a moist end result. 

How to substitute

½ a cup of silken tofu is often used to substitute for one whole egg for most savory dishes.

Savory vegan dishes with silken tofu.

3. Applesauce

A fat-free alternative

Applesauce is a well-known sweetened apple puree used for desserts like cookies and cakes.

It is often commercially sold but can easily be made at home to replace eggs. 

It is important to remember that store-bought Applesauce is often highly sweetened and has additional cinnamon and nutmeg flavors.

Unsweetened applesauce is suggested for use.

How to substitute

1/4th cup of unsweetened Applesauce can sufficiently substitute for a whole regular-sized egg with subsequent adjustments in other sweeteners.

Soft applesauce bread.

4. Flaxseed/ Chia Seed Egg

Flaxseed and Chia seed are the most frequently used vegan substitute for eggs for baking.

Ground flaxseeds or chia seeds, when soaked in water, can effectively be used to bake bread, cookies, cookies, and more. 

It is important to let the mixture of ground flaxseed/ chia seeds stay in the water aside to create the required consistency. 

How to substitute

One tablespoon of Flaxseed/ Chia seed is to be combined with 3 tablespoons of water to replace one egg for baking both sweet and savory dishes.

Simple flaxseed cookies.

5. Aquafaba

Aquafaba or Chickpea brine is the slimy liquid residue seen in a can of chickpeas or white beans.

Its texture is much like regular egg white and can be used for macrons and meringue.

It is recommended to use Aquafaba for light baking purposes only, as it replicates whipped egg whites and not the whole egg, including the egg yolk. 

How to substitute

2 tablespoons of Aquafaba can be used to substitute one egg white, and 3 tablespoons can be used to substitute a whole egg for light baking.

Vanilla sponge cake with Aquafaba.

6. Plant-based Yogurt

Plant-based yogurt is a by-product of plant-based milk such as almond milk, soy milk, and such and can be efficiently used to bake quick bread, muffins, and cakes.

It is essential to remember to measure the appropriate quantity of yogurt used as it often releases moisture once mixed with other ingredients.

How to substitute

One whole egg can easily be substituted by 1/4th cup of unsweetened or vanilla-flavored plant-based yogurt.

Vegan yogurt sponge cake.

7. Baking Soda And Apple Cider Vinegar

A combination of apple cider vinegar and baking soda results in the chemical formation of carbon dioxide and water, which help to give baked goods a light and fluffy texture.

Do note that the vinegar is to be mixed with all other wet ingredients before the baking soda is added to the dry ingredients just before baking the batter. 

How to substitute

One tablespoon of vinegar should be mixed with 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda to create the correct solution to replace one egg in the cupcake batter.

Learn more about baking with baking soda and baking powder.

8. Pumpkin Puree

Canned Pumpkin puree or homemade Pumpkin puree is another unique way to replace eggs in your cakes, pancakes, and cinnamon rolls with its orange hue and dense yet airy texture.

When using Pumpkin puree to substitute eggs in the cake batter, do remember that the resulting pancakes will have a slightly pumpkin-like flavor and color. 

How to substitute

For every egg, 1/4th cup of strained Pumpkin puree should be the ideal measurement to get a dense batter. The puree must be strained to avoid excess moisture content.

Try these tasty and soft pumpkin muffins.

9. Chickpea Flour

Chickpea flour is one of the easiest and most helpful egg substitutes for its rising, leavening, and binding properties and acts best with cookies, biscotti, and scones. 

A small yet noticeable issue with using chickpea flour is that the resulting texture is firmer than the soft and fluffy egg.

Additional liquid ingredients are needed. 

How to substitute

To replace one egg, combine 3 tablespoons of Chickpea flour with equal amounts of warm water to get the consistency required for the batter.

Try these vegan and gluten-free desserts with chickpea flour.

10. Cornstarch

Cornstarch, Potato starch, and Arrowroot powder are all great vegan substitutes for eggs for baking for their adaptive ability once mixed with water for cookies, bread, and more. 

Stay cautioned that corn starch and every other starch have a bland taste and colorless appearance; therefore, additional sweeteners, flavorants, and color are suggested. 

How to substitute

To replace one egg, mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of warm water. The thickness can be increased by adding more starch and decreased with more water.

Delicious chocolate dessert with cornstarch.

11. Egg Substitute Powder

Commercial egg substitutes are pre-packed and processed substitutes for regular eggs prepared using tapioca starch, potato starch, and other leavening agents.

Do note that nearly all brands of commercial egg replacers are bland in nature and need additional sweeteners for baking muffins, cakes, and cookies. 

How to substitute

To replace one egg with an egg powder, 1.5 tablespoons of the egg replacer powder should be mixed with three tablespoons of warm water for the desired consistency.

Here’s how egg replacers help in baking vegan cakes.

12. Nut Butter

Any form of nut butter, such as peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, and even sunflower seed butter, are efficient substitute for eggs in pancakes and cookies. 

However, when using nut butter or seed butter, do remember that they have a much thicker texture and a strong nutty flavor, especially peanut butter. 

How to substitute

Two tablespoons of nut butter or seed butter can substitute for an entire egg and more. Small amounts of water or plant-based milk can be added for more moisture. 

Easy and delicious peanut butter cookies.

13. Oats

Ground oats or instant oats can be used to replace eggs in waffles, cakes, muffins, and cookies by soaking them in boiling water till they are soaked and semi-solid. 

It is important to grind the oats to a fine powder and combine them well with other ingredients to avoid lumps in the end result.

The mix should be allowed to rest before baking. 

How to substitute

2 tablespoons of fine Oats should be combined with 3 tablespoons of boiling water to effectively substitute one egg.

Try these nine delicious baked oats desserts.


What Is The Best Vegan Egg Substitute For Baking?

The best vegan alternatives to eggs when baking both sweet and savory dishes are mashed bananas, applesauce, silken tofu, and flax seed eggs. These substitutes can be incorporated into most dishes to perform the same as eggs. 

Some substitutes may work better for sweet baked goods such as cakes, muffins, and bread, while others may act better for savory pies, pizzas, and puffs.

What Is The Best Egg Substitute For Cookies?

For baking cookies, most experienced vegan bakers have suggested that Applesauce and Flax seed eggs are the closest choices after regular eggs that will give the perfect batch of cookies with both crunch and moisture. 

The key to substituting eggs for vegan cookies is to not add any extra moisture to the existing ingredients.

How To Bake With Egg Substitute Powder?

For baking, one tablespoon of egg replacer should be combined with 2 tablespoons of water. The mix should be allowed to rest and thicken. Once set, it can be added to baking recipes as eggs would be. 

Egg replacer powders can easily be found in most stores and used in both sweet and savory dishes to seamlessly substitute eggs in vegan and gluten-free recipes.

Can I Make Silken Tofu At Home? 

Silken Tofu can easily be made at home with the simple ingredients of soy milk and lemon juice. For every cup of soy milk, one tablespoon of lemon juice is all you would need to make a cup of silken tofu. 

Silken tofu, unlike regular tofu, has a higher concentration of moisture produced from the curdling process which gets strained when making firm tofu.

Bottom Line

I hope you enjoyed this blog post on vegan egg substitutes for baking.

I would love to hear from you in the comments below if you have tried any of these substitutes and what your thoughts are.

Do you have any other egg substitutes that you love to use?

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About Tammy J

Tammy is currently studying in college. While attending, she has broadened her horizons by experimenting with food from all over the world, but she has a special love for Mexican and Indian cuisine. She loves traveling with her friends, and enjoys nothing more than packing up a few backpacks and hitting the open road to explore natural beauty.