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Best egg substitutions

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Whether you’re running low or just have dietary restrictions, discover the best egg substitutions. Find egg replacements for vegan diets and baking.

In need of a last minute swap for eggs? See our egg replacement ideas that work in sweet and savoury dishes. 


Discover more tips with our guide to common ingredient substitutions.

Best egg substitutions

Vegan brownies with coffee in mug

As any vegan will tell you, you don’t need eggs to bake. If you have a tin of chickpeas then you have aquafaba (the water from a can of chickpeas) which is a substitute for egg white. It can used to make vegan meringues, mousses and lots of bakes like macarons, sponges and brownies.

You can also use 1 tbsp ground flax seeds or chia seeds mixed with 3 tbsp water per egg. Try this simple egg swap in our squidgy vegan brownies or our vegan banana bread

You can even make a batch of our easy vegan pancakes without any eggs at all. Try adding fruit or chocolate chips for an indulgent breakfast treat. If it’s breakfast eggs or an egg sandwich you’re after, then tofu will do the trick. Try a simple tofu scramble or this colourful vegan fry-up with all the trimmings.

For even more egg-free sweet treats, check out our best ever vegan baking recipes.

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