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Egg Substitutions

There are many fresh or frozen store-bought egg substitute options, but make sure to read your labels!

Replacing Egg in Breakfast Burritos or Fried Rice

If you want to replace egg in meals such as breakfast burritos or fried rice, you can use tofu (soy) or seitan (wheat)*

*Just don’t replace one allergen for another!

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Eggs for Baking

For cookies or bars

Make a “flax egg”
Mix 1 Tbsp of ground flax seeds with 3 Tbsp of water.

For cakes

Make a leavening powder
Mix any acid (like lemon juice) with baking powder. Science!

For other baked goods

Replace 1 egg with:
1/4 cup mashed banana OR 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce and 1/2 tsp baking powder.

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Replacing egg whites in meringues, foams or soups

Use aquafaba

2 Tbsps of water from a can of chickpeas is equivalent to one egg white. It can be whipped into a foam!

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Common allergens

Need substitutions for other ingredients?

Visit our substitutions hub for other common ingredients and their substitution options.

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