How to replace eggs?


No, replacing eggs in cooking is not that complicated. It is also easy to find recipes that do not contain it, thanks in particular to many alternatives.

How to replace eggs in your diet?

To be healthy, an adult should consume 0.8 g of protein per day. The egg is an excellent source of protein, but there are other vegetable proteins that can completely replace it. Legumes (lentils, peas, beans, etc.), cereals (quinoa, seitan, soy and its derivatives such as tofu) and oilseeds for example (almonds, walnuts, etc.) are particularly rich in protein. Vegan people must therefore eat it in large quantities, while trying to vary their protein sources as much as possible. For this, there are excellent vegan recipes that put down all the misconceptions that it is not possible to eat properly with such a lifestyle.

What can I replace the egg with to bind?

Agar-agar is an excellent binder. It is therefore a wonderful replacement for egg white in a recipe. Otherwise, it is possible to mix 2 tablespoons of flax seeds (previously passed through the coffee grinder) and 3 tablespoons of water. An effective binder is thus obtained.

What can you replace eggs with in creams and quiches?

To thicken a cream, it is recommended to mix coconut, chickpea or rice flour with a little water. There is 1 tablespoon of flour for 2 tablespoons of water.

Whipped egg whites: what to replace them with?

This trick may surprise many, but it turns out that the water for preserving chickpeas turns to snow when you beat it. 60 grams of chickpea juice replaces 1 egg white. Although it sometimes tends to be salty, chickpea juice can be used in sweet recipes without any problem. On the other hand, it is advisable to favor canned or jars of organic chickpeas.

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What can replace the egg in a cake?

Some supermarkets offer a special “allergic people” section and you can find egg substitutes there. It is in fact a powder composed mainly of corn starch and potato starch. All you have to do is mix this composition into the cake batter and you’re done. If you don’t have a substitute on hand, it is quite possible to replace the egg in the recipe with one of the following foods:

  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon almond powder, diluted in a little vegetable milk
  • 1 small banana (about 50g), mashed
  • 2 tablespoons of applesauce (in this case, reduce the amount of sugar provided in the recipe)
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch + 1 tablespoon of milk powder (of animal or vegetable origin depending on the diet practiced) + 2 tablespoons of water
  • 50 grams of silken tofu

However, having recourse to a substitute, whatever it is, is not necessarily necessary. There are indeed recipes for cakes without milk or eggs, which are quite delicious.

What are the alternatives to egg breading?

To make breadcrumbs, the food concerned is simultaneously dipped in a bath of egg yolk and in breadcrumbs. It is possible to replace the egg with yogurt or cream. For people who are also lactose intolerant or vegan, it is possible to mix flour with salt, pepper and a little water. This preparation is a perfect substitute for egg breadcrumbs.

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