Baby Hints & Tips

Egg replacers

Allerchic-Egg-Replacer-2014by Stephanie Holdsworth, owner of Allerchic

There are many reasons to choose an egg replacer in recipes, whether you are avoiding eggs due to anaphylaxis or allergy, trying to lower cholesterol or adopting a vegan diet with the following egg replacer options you will not even miss eggs in your cooking.

When choosing an Egg Replacer you must consider what is the “role” of Eggs in the recipe? Are the eggs there as a binder, Rising Agent, Leavening Agent or for added moisture?

Following is a list of egg replacers that I have tried & tested, measurements are for 1 egg. 


1/3 Cup of Finely Mashed Banana
¼ Cup of Yoghurt (Soy Yoghurt works well too)
1 Tablespoon of ground Chia or Flaxseeds combined with 3 Tablespoons of water to form a gel.

Savoury Dishes such as Rissoles, Meatballs & Sausage rolls:

¼ Cup of Mashed Potato
¼ Cup of Fresh Bread Crumbs with 1Tablespoon of water
2 Tablespoons of Oats (I shred them down to a fine powder)
1 Tablespoon of Oat Bran mixed with 2Tablespoons of water
1 Tablespoon of tomato paste or Tomato Sauce.
¼ Cup of Pureed Silken Tofu

Cookies & Biscuits:

¼ Cup of Vegetable Oil
1 Tablespoon of Corn-starch + 2 Tablespoons of Water
1 Tablespoon of Golden Syrup


¼ Cup of Apple Sauce + 1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
3 Tablespoons of any Pureed Fruit (pear, banana, berries etc) + 1 Teaspoon on Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon of Water + 1 Tablespoon of White Vinegar + 1 Teaspoon of baking powder Mix well.

Muffins & Brownies:

1/3 Cup of Cooked Mashed Pumpkin
1/3 Cup of Apple Sauce
¼ Cup of Vegetable Oil.

The following are great standard egg replacers & can be used in both sweet & savoury dishes:

Commercial Egg Replacer (which is just Tapioca Starch). Use as directed.
NOTE: When using the commercial egg replacer or Tapioca Starch, it’s very important to Wisk the starch & water until they form a light frothy mixture (See Picture). The egg replacer is not as effective if you don’t follow these steps.
¼ Cup Silken Tofu pureed
1/3 cup Mashed Pumpkin
2 Tablespoons of Water + 1 Teaspoon of Vegetable oil + 2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
1 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds + 3 Tablespoons of Water, Mix to form a gel

It’s important to note that all of the above will take some time to refine with each recipe. Not all egg replacers will have the same effect as using eggs, for example most cakes will not rise as well as those that use egg.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can help you with anything else in regards to Eczema, Asthma or Allergies.

Stephanie has almost 20yrs experience as a nurse including time in Children’s Ward and working with Infection Control where she was first exposed to caring for patients with Eczema, Asthma and Allergies. As a mother with a child who suffers anaphylaxis and eczema she became frustrated in not being able to source appropriate products for her daughter. So Stephanie started Allerchic, The online Eczema, Asthma and Allergy support community and Shop. You can also find them on FacebookPinterest,and Twitter.



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