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7 Egg-less Baking Alternatives

Did you know there are a large number of ways you can exclude eggs from your baking and cooking? Truly, there are so many options to creatively bind, leaven, and moisten up your recipes without participating in the cruel and noxious egg industry. So, where do you start?

Here are seven easy-to-find, easy-to-use egg-less choices to help you make mouthwatering, economical vegan desserts.

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1. Flax Meal

High in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and fiber, flax meal, made from flax seeds, is a great nutrient source and egg-less option. It is a versatile binder and is tasteless in desserts. There is no difference in the nutritious value of the golden and brown varieties.

2. Chia Seeds

Like flax, chia is an ancient crop with high nutrient content. Similarly high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, chia has a different, but equally impressive set of vitamins and minerals to flax. It is great for baking and savory dishes alike.

3. Unsweetened Applesauce

Whether store-bought or made from scratch, applesauce is a nice low fat addition to baked goods. It does have a high moisture content, so consider that when choosing it for your recipes. Applesauce is also tasty in breakfast meals like pancakes.

4. Bananas

Bananas are easy to find and easy to use. Just like applesauce, they add moisture to any dessert. However, bear in mind that they can leave a slight lingering flavor in lighter desserts.

5. Silken Tofu

Tofu is amazingly versatile. It is great as a dish on its own and takes on the flavor of any seasoning. Use it in your baking, smoothies and casserole recipes. Tofu is an excellent source of protein, calcium and iron. It's another product that has been used for thousands of years.

6. Aquafaba

The water from soaked dry beans or canned beans is not high in vitamins and minerals, nor does it have the proteins and fiber from the beans. It is great though for making quick and easy meringues and macaroons; just whip it with a little vegan powdered sugar!

7. Baking Soda and Vinegar

Ever heard the saying, "baking is all about chemistry"? This combination is a perfect example of that truth. It helps make fluffy, light cakes and cupcakes.

With so many alternatives to choose from, the world of baking is yours to explore. And, who knows, you just might find a new way to put a vegan spin on that old family recipe.

Take a look at our Go Egg-Less page for more sweet and savory options.

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