Did you know that there are substitutes for eggs?!
As a general rule, the fewer eggs a recipe calls for, the easier they will be to substitute. So, if a recipe calls for one egg, using one of the egg substitutes will work much better than in a recipe that requires three or four eggs. Make sure you are aware that using bananas etc could change the taste a little depending on the recipe.
Our Favorite Egg Substitutes
1. Bananas or Applesauce as a sub~
Smash about a half a banana or 1/4 cup applesauce to use as an egg substitute in baked goods such as pancakes or yeast-free quick breads, such as pumpkin bread, and of course, banana bread.
Bananas and applesauce add the perfect amount of thick moisture, like eggs, but they won’t help your dishes rise or turn out light and fluffy, so be sure the recipe you are using includes a bit of baking powder or baking soda to help it rise if needed.
2. Commercial Egg Substitute~
Ener-G is an incredibly versatile and easy to use commercial egg replacer available in most health food stores and larger well-stocked grocery stores. It and other store-bought egg substitutes are relatively flavorless and work best in baked goods, such as cookies, muffins and cakes, and can also be used to bind ingredients together in a vegan casserole or loaf. Ener-G is vegan and certified kosher, but be sure to read the labels carefully on other brands, as some may contain egg whites.
Tofu is the best way to substitute eggs in dishes such as a quiche, frittatas or egg salads. The texture of silken tofu or crumbled regular tofu is surprisingly similar to boiled or cooked eggs when used in a similar recipe and, by adding a bit of mustard, turmeric or nutritional yeast to your dish to give it a yellow hue, your eyes will be tricked as well as your taste buds!