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10 Egg Replacement Tips and 12 Eggless Recipes

With the nation's largest egg producer experiencing a bird flu outbreak, along with the health risks associated with eating eggs, it’s a good time to permanently eliminate eggs from your diet—if you haven’t already. From quiche to cookies, try these egg replacement suggestions and recipes.

Egg Replacements

Try these egg replacements to avoid the health concerns with eggs.

Alternative (equal to 1 egg)Best In … Tips
1 tablespoon chia seed or ground flaxseed

Whole-grain baked goods


Mix 1 tablespoon chia or ground flax with 3 tablespoons water and use as you would an egg.

These are great sources of omega-3 fats.

1/2 banana, ripe and


Baked goodsUse in sweet dishes in place of eggs or oil. This will add moisture to the dish.
1/4 cup applesauce or fruitBaked goodsUse in sweet dishes in place of eggs or oil. This will add moisture to the dish.
1/2 cup silken tofuBaked goods, creamy sauces, pie fillingsBe sure to differentiate between soft and firm tofu.
1/2 cup firm tofuPatties, scrambles, sandwiches, fried rice/stir-fries Firm tofu has a texture similar to a scrambled egg.
2 tablespoons corn starch/corn flour/wheat flourGravy, sauces, soups, stews, puddingsGood for thickening. To avoid lumps, mix with a small amount of cool water before adding to a hot liquid.
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder Gravy, sauces, soups, stews, puddingsDissolves easily and is good for thickening.
Commercial egg replacerBaked goodsFollow instructions on the package.
Vegan EggBaked goods, scramblesAvailable at most health food stores and packaged in a small “egg carton.” Follow instructions on the package.
Black Salt or “Kala Namak”ScramblesContributes a sulfur/egg flavor to scrambles or other dishes.

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