Try egg-free

Not keen on anything you've just read or seen in the videos? Luckily there's plenty of egg substitutes you can use in your everyday cooking and baking!

Banana

Use ripe bananas to add moisture. One mashed banana can replace one egg in cakes and pancakes. Since it will add a bit of flavor, make sure that it’s compatible with the other ingredients in the recipe.

Flaxseed

Use flaxseed for binding. Combine 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water to make a thick and gelatinous egg replacement. Bonus: Flaxseed is super-healthy.

Chia Seeds

You can make a Chia Egg using similar ratios to the flaxseed mix, and enjoy all the health benefits of chia seeds, which are like flaxseeds.

Applesauce

Use applesauce to add moisture. Replace one egg with 1/4 cup of applesauce in desserts. If you want a lighter texture, add an extra 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, as fruit purées tend to make the final product denser than the original recipe. Applesauce will add some flavour, so make sure that it’s compatible with the other ingredients in the recipe.

Egg Replacer

Egg replacers like Orgran's 'No Egg' or 'Easy Egg' are reliable egg substitutes that can be used in baking and other types of cooking. Available from all supermarkets.

Aquafaba

This miracle liquid is taking the cooking world by storm. With just the liquid from a can of chickpeas, you can replace egg whites in almost any recipe. Welcome to the world of eggless mayonnaise, egg-free meringues, marshmallows and macarons, and so much more. 

Tofu

Tofu is great for egg substitutions in recipes that call for a lot of eggs, such as quiches, scrambles or custards. To replace one egg in a recipe, purée 1/4 cup of soft tofu. It’s important to keep in mind that although tofu doesn’t fluff up like eggs, it does create a texture that’s perfect for “eggy” dishes. Firm tofu is also a great substitute for eggs in eggless egg salad and breakfast scrambles.

All footage of egg farming practices filmed by Direct Animal Action in New Zealand.

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