What Are the Best Egg Substitutes for Baking?

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READER QUESTION: What is a good egg substitute when baking? We have egg allergies in our home. 

Great question, and thanks for writing in! Sometimes big changes can be overwhelming, but luckily baking all your favorite treats without eggs isn’t too tough once you get into the swing of it!

There are a number of store bought egg substitutes that you could try. To be honest, I haven’t tried many of them, but I know friends who really like the one from Bob’s Red Mill.

But even easier, I think, is a hack that you can do at home by making a “flax egg.” I know, I know, it sounds a little out there. But it’s easy and it works! In short, you mix 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed with 2 1/2 tablespoons of water and let it sit for at least 10 minutes. This mixture then replaces one egg in most baking recipes.

You can find ground flaxseed at most well-stocked grocery stores or natural food markets. Or you can always grind whole flax seeds! Either way, I like to store my ground flaxseed in the refrigerator as it can go rancid. If you’re like me and hate buying an ingredient only to use it a few times, flax meal is a great way to work protein into your smoothies or morning oats!

~ Megan, Marketing Director, author of Whole Grain Mornings, and mother to a formerly egg-sensitive toddler


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Megan Gordon

Megan Gordon is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Simply Recipes. She's the author of Whole Grain Mornings and her blog, A Sweet Spoonful, focuses on healthy seasonal cooking and baking.

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  1. ab

    Applesauce, banana, and pumpkin are other ideas.

  2. jean

    My cousin is vegan and she says the best egg substitute is 1/4 cup applesauce for 1 egg.

  3. Judy

    A few weeks ago I made banana bread with the Bob’s Red Mill egg substitute and it worked well.

  4. Denise

    New to this vegan life. Thanks so much for the tip!

  5. Frances

    You can also use chia seed the same way as flax seeds for an egg substitute. Same recipe.

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What Are the Best Egg Substitutes for Baking?