Need some help with baking WITHOUT eggs? Well, we got you a cheat sheet to egg-free baking right here!
Learning to bake without eggs can seem daunting especially because there are so many reasons for WHY an egg is used in a recipe! Is it for binding? Rising? Moisture? This is when the replacer you choose is so important! Check out our Instagram stories @theheartfeltway for some more info on that!
In general, I have decided to put a cheat sheet together with the four egg replacers I use THE MOST 👏🏼
My favorite all-around egg replacer has definitely been Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer. This has worked in every recipe thus far I’ve needed an egg for and it’s extremely easy to use. No matter the reasoning of needing an egg, this has worked beautifully! It also comes with a breakdown for how to use it has an egg white or just a yolk, so it truly works for all egg needs!
2/3. Chia and Flax Eggs
Chia and flax eggs are SUPER common in the vegan and eggless baking world. They are great binders and hold ingredients together very well. I usually recommend flax over chia, as chia is more easily noticed in baked goods, but both add tons of nutrients into whatever you are baking which is an added plus!
4. Baking Soda and Apple Cider or White Vinegar
Baking soda and ACV/vinegar is a great substitute when you need an egg for rising. Breads, cupcakes, cookies… this is another easy substitute that is almost guaranteed to be in your household already! I tend to use ACV more often the white vinegar, but either work just fine!
Other common substitutes you may have heard of, like bananas or applesauce, are great when you are lacking moisture in your baked goods, however they will NOT help your ingredients rise. I tend to think of these substitutes as oil or water. If your recipe is too dry or is crumbling, these may be the best subs to throw in.
Egg-free baking is becoming more common due to allergies and vegan/plant-based living and is nothing to be scared of! Go try some of these and let me know what works for you! have any questions? Throw us a message and I’ll help in any way I can!