We simply love the convenience of kitchen appliances like our Optimum multicookers, blenders, and juicers not only because they make regular cooking so much easier but because they make creating special recipes effortlessly, as well. If you are looking to improve your diet by adding healthier options and eliminating animal products, if you are vegan, or if you are allergic to things like regular milk or eggs, you’ll be happy to learn that you won’t have to give up any of your favourite foods. All you need is to get a little creative and a little help from your favourite kitchen appliances and you will be well on your way to better health without compromising in terms of flavour and taste.Keep reading to learn more about what convenient and healthy alternatives you can use if you cannot or don’t want to incorporate eggs into your next delicious recipe. They are all-natural, easy to find in any grocery store or make at home, and cruelty-free.
Can You Substitute Eggs?
In most recipes, eggs are used for binding together ingredients. They are also used to help baked goods like souffles rise, maintain a fluffy and airy consistency, and keep moisture in. On top of this, eggs are good flavour carriers, helping to make the taste of other ingredients stand out. With so many roles to fill, it may sound tricky to find convenient alternatives for eggs. However, we assure you there are plenty of options you can try out that will make this task a breeze. We have a list of egg substitutes that will make going eggless easy and smooth. You can use them to make omelettes, bind ingredients, and make baked goods taste just as good if not better than if you were using eggs.
8 Convenient and Healthy Egg Substitutes
Here are our top 8 choices for convenient and healthy egg substitutes you can start using today:
1. Ripe Banana
To make eggless muffins, brownies, or any kind of cake you can imagine, replace eggs with a ripe banana. 1/4 cup of mashed banana will equal one egg. Best of all, when using ripe bananas as an egg substitute, you won’t have to use as much sugar as bananas are naturally sweet and will enhance the sweetness of your recipes. The only downside to using ripe bananas as an alternative is that they are not ideal for recipes that normally contain lots of eggs.
2. Baking Soda and Vinegar
It may sound strange but using a mixture of baking soda and vinegar is an easy way to replace eggs. Simply mix one teaspoon of baking soda with one tablespoon of vinegar and you have yourself an egg substitute that you can use to make fluffy muffins, cakes, brownies, and other baked goods.
3. Silken Tofu
Silken tofu works as a great egg substitute for pies, quiche, muffins, and, in general, for denser baked goods. To replace one egg, puree ¼ cup of silken tofu in your Optimum blender and add it to your recipes.
4. Plain Yoghurt or Soy Yoghurt
You can also use plain or non-dairy yoghurt like soy yoghurt to replace eggs. This egg substitute works best if you beat the yoghurt before incorporating it into your cake or muffin recipes. ¼ cup of yoghurt equals one egg.
5. Chia Seeds or Flaxseeds (Ground)
Ground chia seeds or flaxseeds can be combined with water to create a thick, gelatinous mixture that is great for bread, brownie, or cookie recipes. Combine one tablespoon of ground seeds with three tablespoons of water and blend them for about 10 minutes to replace one egg.
6. Chickpea Brine
Chickpea brine or aquafaba can also be used to replace eggs in marshmallows, macaron, or even meringue recipes. One egg equals about ¼ cup of chickpea brine.
7. Nut Butter
One of the most convenient and healthiest egg substitutes you can choose for cookies and brownies is nut butter. Make your own creamy nut butter that’s perfect for baking from peanuts, almonds, or cashews using your Optimum blender. The equivalent of one egg is about 60 grams or 3 tablespoons of nut butter.
8. Apple Sauce
Unsweetened applesauce is another great substitute for eggs. Use apple purée or, better yet, make your own by blending cooked apples. You will need about 65 grams or ¼ cup to replace one egg. For all your healthy lifestyle, plant-based diet, and vegan recipe enthusiasts, this was our list of egg substitutes. We hope you find it useful and look forward to hearing what other great alternatives to eggs you use in your recipes. So, don’t hesitate to share them in the comments below or on our social media channels. We love hearing from you!