Bananas or apples make perfect replacements for egg in sweet baked goods — simply stir through half a mashed banana, or a 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce to replace each egg and this will act as a binding agent with a nutritious bonus. Or add 1 tablespoon of white or apple cider vinegar along with your liquid ingredients, and sift 1 teaspoon of baking soda into the dry mixture – these two react to help create super fluffy muffins and cupcakes! Another option you might have in the fridge already: a 1/4 cup dairy-free soy or coconut yoghurt adds a delicious tang and airiness to baked goods.
For wholesome, nutrition-rich muffins, cookies, slices and cakes, try ground flax/linseed or chia seeds – soaked in 3 tablespoons of water per 1 tablespoon of seeds, the resulting mix will thicken to a gelantinous consistency, which will bind your other ingredients when stirred through.
And most magical of all, you can use aquafaba to make many things, including fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth meringues!
Enjoying learning about egg-free eating? This is just the tip of the iceberg! It’s easier than ever to eat animal-friendly food, and there are heaps of resources out there to help you do so. You may like to start by ordering your free Veg Starter Kit – it’s packed with handy tips, inspiration, and recipes to guide you through the world of animal-friendly food choices.