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How to replace an egg in plant-based baking and cooking


Eggs are one of the easiest animal products to swap out. Use these egg replacements and enjoy more plant-based meals and desserts into your diet.

For baking:

1 egg = ½ avocado  

1 egg = ½ ripe banana  

1 egg = 3 tablespoons aquafaba (the water that chickpeas is cooked in, or what you drain out of a can of chickpeas)  

1 egg = 3 tablespoons peanut butter  

1 egg = 1 teaspoon baking powder + 1 tablespoon vinegar  

1 egg = ¼ cup apple puree 

1 egg = 1 tablespoon ground linseed + 3 tablespoons water 


Cooking swaps: 

  • Make a breakfast scramble with crumbled tofu or tempeh. 
  • Swap hard-boiled eggs with white beans in salads.
  • Make an omelette with chickpea flour and a pinch of turmeric for colour.

Making small changes to what you eat will have a huge positive impact on your health, the planet and for animals. 

Image: Dirk Ribbler