While the price of eggs is slowly going down, they’re still not where they used to be. And in this day and age, it’s helpful to cut costs wherever you can to save a little bit of money.

If you’re craving a nice plate of sausage, toast and sunny-side-up eggs, nothing is going to hit the spot like a classic egg from the carton.

But when baking, there are plenty of more affordable swaps you can make without totally altering the taste or texture of your recipe.

Related: How to Save Money at Home

In this blog, I’ll share a few of those egg substitutions with you. Because not only are they helpful when trying to save money, they’re great for people who can’t eat eggs (whether that’s because of an allergy or personal preference).

Find my top swaps below along with some recipes that are already egg-free!

Egg Substitutions to Consider

You may be aware of some of these egg substitutions, but I thought I’d share some for those of you that don’t know!

Mashed Banana1/4 cup = 1 egg
Nut Butter3 Tablespoons = 1 egg
Applesauce1/4 cup = 1 egg
Buttermilk1/4 cup = 1 egg
Plain Greek Yogurt1/4 cup = 1 egg
Ground Flax Seed1 Tablespoon seeds, 3 Tablespoons water = 1 egg
Oil and Baking Powder2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, 2 Tablespoons water = 1 egg
Carbonated Water1/4 cup = 1 egg
Sweetened Condensed Milk1/4 cup = 1 egg
Silken Tofu4 Tablespoons = 1 egg
Pumpkin Puree1/4 cup = 1 egg

Not all of these substitutions will result in the same texture or flavor. That’s why they’re each recommended in these popular baking items:

  • Cookies: Flax seed, sweetened condensed milk, buttermilk.
  • Brownies: Applesauce, banana, flax seed, buttermilk, greek yogurt, silken tofu, pumpkin puree.
  • Cakes/muffins/cupcakes: Applesauce, banana, buttermilk, greek yogurt, silken tofu, oil and baking powder, carbonated water, pumpkin puree.
  • Breads: Banana, flax seed, greek yogurt, carbonated water, silken tofu, pumpkin puree.

My Egg-Free Baked Goods

Don’t want to risk altering the flavor or texture of your baked goods? Here are a few of my egg-free recipes that don’t require egg substitutions.

5-Ingredient Cherry Pie Dump Cake

Just dump. Bake. And eat! As simple as that!

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Find the dump cake recipe HERE.

Sweet and Simple Monkey Bread

Each sticky, sweet bite will have you coming back for more!

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Find the money bread recipe HERE.

4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

I’m a peanut butter girl through and through. And if you’re the same way, this fudge is a must-make!

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Find the fudge recipe HERE.

Lemonade Chiffon Dessert

This is one of my most popular recipes. And if you haven’t tried it, now’s your time to figure out why!

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Find the dessert HERE.

German Chocolate Caramel Cake

The rich flavor of this cake is delectable. Each bite is ooey, gooey, chocolatey and filled with swirls of caramel!

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Find the cake recipe HERE.

Did you know all of these egg substitutions existed? Because I sure didn’t!

I still have to experiment with a few of them (like carbonated water!), but I’m looking forward to giving these swaps a try!

From my kitchen to yours,


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