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Our Top 5 Plant-Based Egg Swaps

Ready for a bit of magic? To help inspire you to welcome more plant-based meals to your table, we’ve compiled our top 5 FAVOURITE egg alternatives for you to try at home.

From sweet to savoury and everything in between, these plant-based swaps will have you turning on your ovens and creating delicious and oh so nutritious recipes in no time. Enjoy!

1. Aquafaba

Photo: @charleyshealth

 

Aquafaba’, super fun to say AND our new favourite baking companion! Aquafaba is the clear liquid found in a can of chickpeas, and the perfect plant-based egg alternative!While many may simply toss the liquid down the drain, minimize food-waste and save the liquid to create some of the most decadent desserts! 

Whip into meringues, mousse,  pavlova, and more. With Aquafaba, the possibilities are endless! ⠀⠀

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3 Tablespoons = 1 whole egg
2 Tablespoons = 1 egg white

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Note:  Aquafaba should be the same consistency as egg whites! To thicken, simply simmer on low in a saucepan until desired consistency is reached.

 

2. Chia Seeds

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Number 2 on our list are chia seeds! Packed full of nutrients, antioxidants, fibre AND protein, chia seeds definitely live up to their Superfood name! Boost your baking by simply mixing 1 tbsp with 3 tbsp water to create a ‘chia egg’.  Wait a few minutes until jelly-like, and then it's ready to go!

Chia eggs are great in cookies, quick-bake breads, and muffins. Or, if you don’t feel like baking — chia pudding!

Note: Chia can also be substituted for flaxseed to create more savoury dishes like this crunchy pizza crust. 


1 chia egg = 1 egg

 

3. Tofu

Photo: @itsallgoodvegan

 

Tofu is a great source of protein and ideal for recipes that call for a large number of eggs. Try adding to your vegan quiche and custard recipes, or simply fry up for some tasty plant-based scrambled ‘egg’ breakfast burritos. Yum!


1/4 cup of soft tofu purée = 1 egg

 

4. Banana

Photo: @itsallgoodvegan

 

Ripe bananas are perfect for adding moisture to cakes, brownies, and pancakes. Keep in mind that bananas will add a bit of flavor to your dish, so ingredients should be compatible. We love to use banana with chocolate, peanut butter, and cinnamon!


1 medium banana = 1 egg

 

5. Apple Sauce

Photo: @naturally.dan

 

Last but certainly not least, keep your baked goods ooey, gooey and moist with applesauce! Because applesauce will leave your baked goods nice and moist with a lovely apple taste, we love using it in cookies and other recipes that call for a more dense consistency. 


¼ cup applesauce = 1 egg



Be sure to share your plant-based baking adventures with us! Tag @veganbowls — we can’t wait to see. Happy baking!

 


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