Easy vegan baking and cooking (part 1)

No need for eggs. You don’t need eggs, milk and butter for baking. That’s not only practical, it’s also good for our animal friends. In our series ,,Easy vegan baking and cooking (part1)” we present you the best vegan alternatives to conventional baking ingredients. In the first part we show you all the various egg replacing possibilities, which makes vegan baking and cooking very easy.

Baking without eggs

Eggs are supposed to be useful for many things when baking: It’s good for thickening, making the cake more fluffy or simply to keep it moist. For every function, there is a possibility to replace it with a vegan option, and it’s very simple. Dare to try them out, you will be surprised about the outcome.

 The 12 best egg replacements
Egg substituteThese thickeners are mostly made of corn starch and lupin flour and can easily be prepared with water. A teaspoon powdered egg replacer mixed with 40 ml water is the perfect substitute for one egg.
▪ Orgran No Egg Replacer
This natural egg substitute is made of potato starch, tapioca starch and a raising agent. It’s an easy way to replace eggs in sauces, cookies, biscuits and pies. Even a vegan meringue becomes super creamy!
▪ Terra Vegane Omlett MixOmlettWow! The Egg-Free Omelett Mix from Terra Vegane allows you to create delicious and very convincing vegan omelettes. In equal parts mix the powdered egg substitute and water, then just prepare it like a regular omelette. Top it with the veggies of your choice, maybe even some vegan cheese and enjoy!
▪ My Ey Volley Egg Replacer
MyEy VollEy is a plant-based egg replacer for the vegan kitchen! Just add some water, stir it a little and you are ready to go! It´s a very versatile replacer, perfect for egg free backing! Sauces, creams, cakes and pies or crusts – nothing is impossible!
Flaxseed, chia and flea seeds
One or two tablespoons of seeds, mixed with three tablespoons water, are a wonderful natural replacer for one egg. The seeds are perfect for binding and can be used in sweet goods or savory recipes, like burgers.
Silken Tofu
Tofu is great for savory and sweet dishes. Be sure to use plain tofu, not seasoned or baked, as a replacer. When adding tofu to a recipe as substitute, be sure to purée it first to avoid chunks in the finished product. Circa 60 g of silken tofu replace one egg.
Soy flour
Soy flour is simply mixed with water and serves as a great replacement for eggs in cakes and pastries. One tablespoon each of soy flour and water, replace one egg.
Ripe banana
Half of a ripe banana, mashed and mixed into the dough, replaces one egg. Who could have thought that vegan baking is so easy!?
Applesauce is a great substitute for eggs in muffin recipes and moist doughs. 80 g applesauce replace one egg. Applesauce, like bananas, will add some flavor to the recipe, so make sure bananas or apples are compatible with the other flavors in the dessert.
Plant-based milk and baking soda
The combination of a pinch of baking soda and a little plant-based milk, oat or almond milk for example, plus a little bit mineral water, makes cake and muffin doughs perfectly fluffy. This combination serves as replacer for one egg.
Soy yogurt & baking soda or baking soda & vinegar
Or try the baking soda and vinegar combination: Mix one tablespoon each of white vinegar and water in a glass. To this, add one teaspoon of baking powder and stir well. Use this egg substitute in cake, when you require more than one egg for baking.
Locust bean gum

Locust bean gum is a natural thickener and binding agent. It is used in sweet cream, pudding and ice cream, but also for savory sauces and soups. Locust bean gum is recommended as an egg substitute in dishes, that aren´t heated during preparation.
Tomato sauceTomatenmarkOne tablespoon tomato sauce replaces one egg, too. A great way to create vegan burgers, since the sauce adds a little taste to the patties.
Kala Namak
For the lovers of the original egg taste, here is something special for you: The black salt Kala Namak gives dishes the typical sulphurous taste of eggs and is great for scrambled tofu, vegan omelettes and “egg” salad.
This spice is a great natural colorant and gives any dish the yellow color we know from original egg dishes. Use it for omelettes and scrambled tofu. Just add it right before frying and be surprised by the result!