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.
Here’s a list of our favourite substitutes:
#1 Best Vegan Alternative: Just Egg
Lucy and I tried this one in Hong Kong.
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.
The only problem is that it comes in plastic packaging…
Oh, and you can’t get Just Egg in England at the moment. So to all you British folk…let’s petition them to bring it over and to improve their packaging!
The market’s first whole egg alternative! You can cook the vegan egg yolk and white together or separately.
This vegan company has just launched its egg alternative in Marks and Spencers (Dec 2020). You can use this for baking cakes, binding frittatas, and even roasting Yorkshire puddings! Apparently, they’ve cracked it…let us know if you try it in the comments below!
#4 Zero Egg
A plant-based powdered egg alternative that scrambles, bakes, and fluffs! What’s more, because it’s powdered, you get way more egg for your money and it uses less packaging than some of the other vegan alternatives.
An egg white replacer made from natural microorganisms? Sounds interesting…if you try it before us, let us know what you think in the comments below!
According to Fumi Ingredients, their vegan alternative to animal proteins can be used as a foaming agent, heat-set gel, and emulsifier.
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!
Fancy making your own vegan egg alternative?
1. Mashed ripe bananas
1 medium banana to replace 1 egg
2. Aquafaba (chickpea 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…
3. Flax and chia eggs
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.
4. Silken tofu (scrambled egg alternative)
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!