The joy of eggless baking – 5 perfect egg substitutes

by Sanjeev Kapoor

There are several reasons for you to ‘go eggless’ in your bakes - a religious fast, a vegan lifestyle or just because you don’t like the smell of eggs in your baked goodies. That’s when these simple vegetarian and vegan substitutes come in handy when you want to make a batch of eggless cakes, bread, muffins and the likes. Take a look.

Mashed Bananas

Mashed bananas are a great vegan substitute for eggs when you are baking things like muffins, breads and brownies. The final product might be slighter denser than one made with eggs, but taste equally good. You can replace 1 ripe banana for each eggs called for in the recipe.

Flaxseeds

Using flaxseeds in your baked good instead of eggs not only gives you a final product that tastes good, but also adds plenty of nutrition. All you need to do is powder a big table spoon of flaxseeds and mix it with 2 tablespoons of water till the mixture resembles

Yogurt

If you have run out of eggs or just don’t feel like using them in your baking you can easily substitute it with ¼ cup of yogurt for every egg the recipe requires. Using yogurt – plain or greek in your baking ensures that the product remains moist and full of flavour.

Aquafaba

It seems hard to believe at first, but once you use aquafaba, which is nothing but the liquid left from boiled chickepas and other legumes as a replacement for eggs in desserts it will feel like a dream come true. The trick is to whip the aquafaba with an electric mixer or hand blender till it is light and forms peaks like eggs whites would. Use as required.

Avocado

It is no secret that avocado is loaded with omega 3 and a bunch of antioxidants that are great for your system, but did you know that you can use this wonder fruit as a replacement for eggs in your baking too. ¼ cup of mashed avocados .

Take a look at some delicious eggless recipes here!

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.