Ever since I was a little girl, I turned to baking as a stress reliever, an anxiety crusher a form of therapy. There is something so calming to me about the whole process not to mention the END product always, okay maybe 90 % of the time turned out delicious!
LATELY, I noticed on Instagram I am seemingly not the only one who may bake during times of anxiety, stress, or the unknown. It also may be the idea of having the time to try something new and even though Neil and I have been eating mostly plant-based for a couple of years now, plant-based baking is something I have recently started to really understand and enjoy. After many trials and errors, endless notetaking, researching different recipes, measurements, etc. I have found some of my favorite alternatives for eggs while baking! I hope you enjoy it along with the many recipes you can make with these substitutions!

Substitute For Eggs 

Flaxseed :  

Did you know that finely ground flaxseed makes an excellent binder that in things like baking can make a great substitute for eggs! The basic ratio to equal one egg is 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed to about 3 tablespoons. Let the mixture sit for 20 minutes before adding.

Cooking note: Flaxseeds have a nutty flavor. 

Baking Soda & Vinegar 

I like to use this one when I am making a cake, cupcakes, pancakes, etc. The basic ratio to equal one egg is  1 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar.


I love using bananas in my pancakes instead of eggs, every time I make I think I can’t wait to make these for our kids one day, God willing.  Back to the point! Bananas are a great substitute for eggs in things like pancakes, muffins, etc.  They add a lot of moisture to batter and are naturally sweet though so keep that in mind when you are using sugar. One medium banana, mashed, can replace one egg.

Cooking note:  A banana isn’t a leavening agent like an egg. 

Creamy Peanut Butter:

Peanut Butter is a great binder when it comes to baked goods like cookies, it will however drastically change the flavor of anything you are baking! I usually use the ratio of  1 tbsp peanut butter to equal one egg.


The applesauce is very similar to the banana, it brings a lot of moisture to the batter. You will want to go with the unsweetened kind. You will want to use 1/4 cup for every egg.

Cooking note:  Applesauce isn’t a leavening agent like an egg. 

Actual Egg Replacer:

One of my favorites is Bob’s Red Mill Egg replacer.


If you are making something savor like a burger, meatballs, etc try using roughly about 2 tbsp instant mash potatoes to equal one egg!