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No Eggs, No Problem: 12 Eggless “Egg” Recipes

An increase in baking has led to an egg shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic. But from baking to breakfast, this is the perfect time to permanently replace eggs in your favorite recipes with these healthful alternatives.

Swapping out eggs not only reduces your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers, it can boost your immunity by increasing your intake of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.

Alternative (equal to 1 egg)

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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

mashed

Baked goods

Use in sweet dishes in place of eggs or oil. This will add moisture to the dish.

1/4 cup applesauce or fruit

Baked goods

Use in sweet dishes in place of eggs or oil. This will add moisture to the dish.

1/2 cup silken tofu

Baked goods, creamy sauces, pie fillings

Be sure to differentiate between soft and firm tofu.

1/2 cup firm tofu

Patties, scrambles, sandwiches, fried rice/stir-fries 

Firm tofu has a texture similar to a scrambled egg.

2 tablespoons corn starch/corn flour/wheat flour

Gravy, sauces, soups, stews, puddings

Good 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, puddings

Dissolves easily and is good for thickening.

Commercial egg replacer

Baked goods

Follow instructions on the package.

Vegan Egg

Baked goods, scrambles

Available at most health food stores and packaged in a small “egg carton.” Follow instructions on the package.

Black Salt or “Kala Namak”

Scrambles

Contributes a sulfur/egg flavor to scrambles or other dishes.

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