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Welcome to our hen-cyclopedia of egg alternatives suitable for vegans!

Whether you want scrambled, fried, boiled, egg white replacers, omelette, runny yolks, entire egg replacers for baking, or even just egg-flavoured seasoning, vegans have cracked it.

Use the navigation panel on the left to skip to your desired section or keep scrolling for our list of favourite substitutes.

L-eggs go! Ok…that pun didn’t quite work 🐣

The Best Vegan Egg Alternatives

If you’re looking for a substitute for your favourite egg recipe and the humble tofu doesn’t quite cut it check out our top vegan egg alternatives.

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Photo credit: Crackd

Crackd

This vegan company launched their egg alternative back in 2020 and it caused quite the stir. Up until then, the most realistic vegan scrambled egg alternative was Just Egg (see below), which isn’t available in the UK (sad face). So we were particularly happy to see Crackd appear on the market.

It is very similar to Just Egg in that you can use it like scrambled eggs, or as an omelette. On top of this, you can use this for baking cakes, binding frittatas, and even roasting Yorkshire puddings! We’d say they’ve cracked it… 

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Photo credit: Oggs

Oggs

Oggs is an aquafaba egg product. If you haven’t heard about aquafaba yet, where have you been? And if you’re not a fan of chickpeas (weird) then you can now buy aquafaba separately with OGGS! 

We recommend checking out the OGGS website, they’ve got a really fun calculator that works out how many chickens have been given the day off thanks to your use of their product. 

If like me, you’re a fan of whisky sours, then this will help you create the perfect vegan alternative!

We’ve tried and tested it and can confirm that it also works perfectly when baking a vegan victoria sponge cake.

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Photo credit: Just Egg

Just Egg

Lucy and I tried this one in Hong Kong and America…IT IS AMAZING! 

It’s just like scrambled eggs. What’s more, because it’s legume-based, it’s rich in plant-based protein and other nutrients. They even make Folded Egg, which you can fry, microwave, or even pop in the toaster! We haven’t tried this one yet but, if the scramble is anything to go by, it would make an awesome vegan omelette.

Oh, and you can’t get Just Egg in England at the moment, although there are rumours it will arrive on UK and EU shelves soon. So to all you British folk…let’s petition them to bring it over!

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Photo credit: Follow Your Heart

Follow Your Heart's VeganEgg

The OG of vegan egg alternatives. Follow Your Heart have been selling this vegan egg product for as long as I can remember.

It is a solid choice, albeit more on the expensive side.

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Photo credit: Zero Egg

Zero Egg

A plant-based egg alternative that scrambles, bakes, and fluffs! What’s more, you can get it powdered, as a patty, or as liquid.

The downside? They are mostly aimed at selling to restaurants. But you will find it dotted around the US and the EU!

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Homemade vegan egg recipes

Mashed ripe bananas

1 medium banana to replace 1 egg

Here’s a recipe that uses mashed bananas as an egg replacement: American-style vegan pancakes? Gluten-free and full of plant-based protein.

Aquafaba (bean water)

3 tbsp of aquafaba to replace 1 whole egg

Chickpea water (or miracle water) is a gamechanger. Mousses, meringues, ice cream, mayonnaise, marshmallows, whisky sours, and more.

With similar protein and starch contents to eggs, aquafaba can be used as a direct vegan replacement in loads of recipes, including these mouthwatering vegan brownies…

Flax and chia egg

1 tbsp chia seeds/ground flax and 2 ½ tbsp water to replace 1 egg

Most vegans will have flax and chia in their cupboards, so these are a great make-at-home alternative to eggs.

Silken tofu

60g tofu (or ¼ cup) to replace 1 egg

Not the best plant-based alternative for baking, but if you’re at a push! Nevertheless, silken tofu is fantastic as a scrambled egg replacement, so stick it in your vegan pad thai, quiche, or breakfast scramble!

It also blends well to make the base for a vegan quiche.

Alice Johnson

Alice Johnson

The older and nerdier half of the Vegan Sisters. A plant-based microbiologist, fungi enthusiast & freelance writer at Alice's Cerebrum. Can currently be found lifting weights and walking dogs up north!

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