6 of the Best Keto Egg Substitutes
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Trying to find the best egg substitute?
Eggs are used in lots of recipes as a binding or leavening agent when cooking and baking. They play a role in the overall texture and taste of what we cook and bake. But what happens if you have an egg allergy or eat vegan? Well, the good news is that eggs are often fine to omit or easy to substitute in case you and your family are looking to avoid them.
What can I substitute for the egg in a recipe?
This is a question we get asked a lot at Hip2Keto when sharing keto recipes that contain eggs. And guess what?! There are quite a few ways to substitute eggs.
I’m sharing the BEST keto-friendly egg substitutes! Even better, you may already have these ingredients in your pantry.
Note: These methods are best used for recipes that call for 3 or fewer eggs.
1.) Flax Seed Meal
For each egg needed, simply substitute with 1 tablespoon flax seed meal + 3 tablespoons water. Allow the mixture to thicken for a few minutes and then add to your dishes.
Hip Tip: This is a very common method for baking and cooking because the texture really does mimic an egg! Also, this works great as a binder for making keto meatballs.
2.) Chia Seeds
Using the same method with chia seeds also works! Simply mix 1 tablespoon chia seeds + 3 tablespoons water to substitute 1 egg. Let the mixture thicken for a few minutes before adding to your recipe.
Hip Tip: The texture gets nice and gooey using chia seeds making it great for baking, such as in keto cookies, waffles, and bread.
3.) Vinegar and Baking Soda
Mixing 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 tablespoon of vinegar can replace one egg in some recipes. These two ingredients produce a reaction that makes carbon dioxide and water, which can make baked goods light and airy.
4.) Greek Yogurt
You can use 1/4 cup of unsweetened greek yogurt for each egg that needs to be replaced.
Hip Tip: This is another substitute that behaves great for baked goods! Make sure to use a keto-friendly brand such as Two Good, which has just 1g net carb per 1/4 cup. Try this in our keto sugar cookie recipe!
5.) Keto-Friendly Creamy Nut Butter
To replace one egg, use 3 tablespoons of your favorite keto nut butter such as low sugar creamy almond butter or peanut butter.
Hip Tip: This may affect the flavor of your finished product so it’s best used in baking items like brownies, pancakes, or chocolate chip cookies.
6.) Carbonated Water
A 1/4 cup carbonated water can be used instead of 1 egg for leavening as it adds moisture and air from the bubbles.
Hip Tip: This method would be best in cakes and quick breads. Try it in the Swerve brand boxed cake mix cupcakes we recently reviewed!
You may need to do a bit more experimenting when using egg substitutes, but it definitely can be done. Don’t let an egg allergy discourage baking and cooking keto recipes!
Let us know in the comments what egg substitutes your family loves.
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