There are plenty of reasons you might be considering using an egg replacement, like following a plant-based or vegan diet, reducing the amount of fat and cholesterol you eat, or if you have an egg allergy. These days, there are plenty of high-quality options available that make it easy to avoid eggs. From the basic flax egg (recipe below) to done-for-you replacements you can pick up from ThriveMarket.com, you’ll be ready for vegan baking in no time.
How to Make a Flax Egg
Vegan bakers know the secret to making tender and moist breads, muffins, and cakes: the flax egg! This egg replacement is made from only two ingredients: ground flaxseed and water. It only takes a few minutes to mix, and it’ll thicken to a similar consistency as a regular egg.
Flax Egg Recipe
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
2 tablespoons + 1 ½ teaspoons water
Combine flaxseed and water in a small bowl; stir. Let rest five minutes to thicken, then add to recipes in place of one egg.
Top Egg Replacement Brands
Follow Your Heart and Bob’s Red Mill both share a passion for quality. Learn more about what makes these brands stand out.
Follow Your Heart
Plant-based brand Follow Your Heart started in 1970 as a soup and sandwich counter in the back of a natural foods store. Word quickly spread that it was the best place to find vegan mayo and customers asked for the recipe. Today, you can find the brand’s products in 25 countries, including on ThriveMarket.com.
Bob’s Red Mill
Bob’s Red Mill is obsessed with grains. After founder Bob Moore retired, he and his wife found an old mill for sale in Oregon and found a new calling: creating nutritious food staples. Today, it produces one of the largest lines of organic, whole-grain products in the country, and offers everything from steel-cut oats to paleo baking flour.
Best Egg Replacements
Keep it simple with these two egg replacements that make it easy to whip up your favorite recipes while keeping them plant-based.
Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Vegan Egg Replacer
Here’s an easy-to-use vegan baking staple you can swap into cake, cookie, and muffin recipes. To replace one whole egg, combine one tablespoon of the mix with two tablespoons of water. After a few minutes, it’ll be thick enough to use. Marisa from Massachusetts says, “I made vegan French toast with this and it worked so well!”
Follow Your Heart VeganEgg
For omelettes, quiche, and baking recipes, Follow Your Heart’s egg replacement is all you need—just whisk it with ice water and it’s ready to go. Each serving offers 3g of protein and member Jessica from Ohio says she adds turmeric and nutritional yeast for a “pretty convincing scramble.”
Healthy Vegan Recipes From Thrive Market
Whether you’re committed to a vegan lifestyle or just trying to eat less meat a few times per week, we have recipes for the whole family.
Easy Vegan Recipes
From breakfast to dinner, this post has everything you need to plan a five-star vegan menu all week long. Try Vegan Spring Rolls, Mushroom Bolognese (a member favorite!), or Jackfruit Hawaiian BBQ bowls.
How to Make Vegan Pancakes
Recipes for vegan pancakes make use of pantry staples like apple sauce, bananas, almond milk, or other substitutes to stand in for eggs and buttermilk. This post goes over the basics and shares some favorite recipes, too.
3 Vegan Protein Powder Recipes
Protein powder isn’t just for smoothies, and these three vegan recipes prove it. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls, Overnight Blackberry Pudding with Hemp, Chia, and Oats, and yes, a chai-spiced smoothie show how versatile plant-based ingredients can be.