Eggs are often a vital ingredient for cooking because of their binding and foaming capabilities. We are used to seeing eggs be regular essentials in baking, desserts as well as sauces. But with eggs not being part of a vegan diet, you may be feeling like those sorts of recipes are out of reach.
However, this is where you are wrong. There are plenty of vegan alternatives to eggs that you can try. Here are some of the options to consider.
You may only be associating with bananas with eating as they are or baked in banana bread, but bananas are a great addition and replacement for the egg when cooking other delights such as brownies, biscuits, and cakes.
One banana can be the equivalent of one egg in cake and pancake recipes.
Using oil as an alternative to eggs when making your mayonnaise is a great way to go. The combination of oil, soya milk, mustard, and cider vinegar makes a great mayonnaise perfectly vegan friendly.
When eggs are whisked they create a great foaming texture which is used in many ways. However, fizzy drinks like sparkling water are a great vegan alternative for the eggs used in pancake mixes and also batter.
You can create an excellent batter with sparkling water to use on vegetables and other ingredients.
Cakes are often the thing that you may miss when following a vegan lifestyle. Eggs are usually a vital ingredient when it comes to the rise of cakes such as a victoria sponge.
However, using two teaspoons of baking powder, one tablespoon of oil, and two tablespoons of water as a vegan alternative to one egg can help your cakes to rise to perfection and taste amazing.
Just like mashed banana, apple sauce can be a great alternative for eggs when used in brownie, biscuit, and cake recipes. Replacing one egg with a quarter cup of apple sauce is a great way to get a balance. You may even find that added acidity and apple flavour very tasty.
Another recipe and dessert you may feel like you can’t have is mousse and the egg whites especially play a vital role in the texture.
However, chia seeds can be a great way to create a fantastic mousse. Chia seeds are also a great source of protein and omega-3, so are great additions to smoothies as well.
An excellent way to get essential omega-3 fatty acids and also have a great binding agent for a cake recipe is to use ground flaxseed.
You can replace one egg with one tablespoon of flaxseed and two and a half tablespoons of water to recreate the texture you are needing.
Gram flour and chickpeas
A popular breakfast recipe and quick lunches are omelettes, but with the main ingredient being egg, you might think that this sort of option is out of the question. However, gram flour is a great way to recreate an omelette.
Gram flour is ground chickpeas. There are also other ways to use chickpeas and one of them is the chickpea water that you get in the tin. Whisking this up gives you the texture and appearance of whisked eggs whites and can be used in a variety of ways.
Let’s hope this has given you plenty of vegan alternatives for eggs.
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