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BetterButter Secrets |10 Substitutes to Help You Bake Eggless

Bindiya Sharma | November 20, 2015

By Bindiya Sharma

There’s something about eggs – you either love them or hate them. Yet while baking, you just cannot ignore them. Oh, but can you? We at BetterButter list out various substitutes for eggs that can help you bake up a storm. And you’re going to love this simple cheat sheet.


Substitutions are per egg in a recipe   eggless

  1. Bananas: ¼ cup, mashed
    Try and use specifically for banana breads and muffins because of their typical flavour.
  1. Flaxseeds: 1 tbsp ground +3 tbsp warm water, set aside for 5 minutes
    Grind and store these seeds. Soak in water and then use. Use in chocolate cakes to bring out their nuttiness. These are also great for the heart and digestive system.
  1. Chia seeds: 1 tbsp ground + 3 tbsp warm water, set aside for 5 minutes
    Excellent when used with yeast, have unique gelling properties that mimics eggs along with the added benefit of Omega 3 and fiber.
  1. Buttermilk: ¼ cup
    Great with vanilla tea cakes and the like, makes baked goods moist and tender, also lends a delicious tang to them.
  1. Eggless mayonnaise: 1/4 cup
    Gives a richness to baked goods, do not however add any extra salt when using mayonnaise.
  1. Pumpkin puree: 1/4 cup
    Lends a unique silkiness and richness to bakes.
  1. Dates: ¼ cup, pureed
    Makes baked goods moist and delicious, however they have a characteristic taste and colour.
  1. Silken tofu: ¼ cup, blended
    Makes the baked goods richer. Don’t use too much as it also tends to make them dense.
  1. Psyllium husk (brand such as Isabgol): 1 tbsp +3 tbsp warm water, set aside for 5 minutes.
    Swells up and gives you the added benefit of fiber along with lower calories, great for yeasted breads.
  1. Yogurt/curd/Condensed Milk: 1/4 cup
    Another favourite because we in India love our dairy, you just cannot go wrong with this. However with condensed milk be careful of total sugar content as it is already quite sweet.

egg sub box


We’ve also made your lives easier by putting together this simple collection of Eggless Cakes and Bakes. Click here to view.

Bindiya Sharma




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  1. so many options….. awesome !!
    Although I enjoy using eggs in baking but these substitutes sure make me wanna explore 🙂
    Amazing post, gonna pin it on my refrigerator ?