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Chia Seed Substitute For Eggs

by Al Paterson


Substitute: mashed banana

Like applesauce, mashed banana easily replaces eggs in most baking recipes. Unsurprisingly, there’s definitely a banana flavor when baking with bananas in a regular vanilla muffin.

Is chia seed a good egg substitute?

Chia eggs are a great option if you’re also low on eggs, which many have been recently! With fewer trips to the grocery store, chia is a relatively stable alternative to eggs for cooking. We use it most often in whole grain muffins, quick breads, waffles and pancakes.

What is the closest substitute for eggs?

But there are many alternatives to eggs.
Applesauce. Applesauce is a puree made from cooked apples. .
Banana puree. Another popular egg substitute is mashed banana. .
Ground flax or chia seeds. .
Commercial egg substitute. .
Silken tofu. .
Vinegar and baking soda. .
Yogurt or buttermilk. .
Arrowroot Powder.

Are chia or flax better as an egg substitute?

Depending on how the recipe uses the egg, use chia egg when you need more binding and flax for most other needs. Flax seeds are brown and gold in color.

What are the 3 egg substitutes?

Egg substitutes
Vinegar and baking soda. Replace 1 egg with: 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 tablespoon vinegar. .
Applesauce without sugar. Replace 1 egg with: 1/4 cup applesauce. .
Plain yogurt with soy or vanilla. Replace 1 egg with: 1/4 cup yogurt. .
Silken tofu. .
Ripe banana. .
Ground flax seeds.

Can I use chia seeds instead of eggs for cooking?

It’s simple: just 1 tablespoon of chia seeds + 2.5 tablespoons of water = one chia egg. But then what? So many uses! You can use a chia egg (or a flax egg) as an egg substitute in many dishes, like quick breads, waffles, cookies and more!

How long do you soak chia seeds?

Soak the seeds in almond milk or water (1/4 cup seeds to 1 cup liquid) until they have a fluffy texture reminiscent of tapioca pudding, about 20 minutes. Soaked chia seeds can be refrigerated for up to 5 days, so you can make a large batch at the start of the week.

What can replace 2 eggs?

For each whole egg used, you can substitute one of the following:
1 tbsp ground flax seeds + 3 tbsp water.
½ medium banana, mashed.
¼ cup (4 tbsp ) applesauce.
¼ cup (4 tablespoons) silken tofu.
¼ cup (4 tbsp) yogurt (vegan or regular)
¼ cup (4 tbsp) buttermilk.

How to link foods without eggs?

16 egg substitutes
Banana puree. Banana puree can be used as a binder when cooking or preparing pancake batter. .
Applesauce. Applesauce can also act as a binding agent. .
Fruit puree. Fruit puree will help bind a recipe together in the same way as applesauce. .
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Gelatin. .
Xanthan Gum. .
Vegetable oil and baking powder. .

How do chia seeds affect baking?

Add them to baked goods

You can also use regular dried chia seeds to add a little extra crunch or thickness to your baked goods, but you can also use ground chia seeds to mix them into your flour to maintain a soft texture.



The reason applesauce works as an egg substitute is because of the pectin in the apples which acts as a binder. Since applesauce provides A LOT of moisture, I prefer to use it as an egg substitute in recipes that require a long baking time, like my Vegan Apple Cider Cake and Vegan Chocolate Cake.

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