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6 of the Best Keto Egg Substitutes

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chia seed egg substitute

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.

keto egg substitutes on the counter

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

making a flax egg

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

chia seed egg

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

vinegar and baking soda egg substitute

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.

Hip Tip: I’ve used this method when baking cakes and pancakes instead of eggs—it works great!


4.) Greek Yogurt

tablespoon of 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!

We’ve got the rundown on the best keto yogurts to buy here.


5.) Keto-Friendly Creamy Nut Butter

spoonful of keto 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

sparkling 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!


spoonful of ground flax seed

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.


Print our FREE keto sugar substitute conversion chart for recipes!

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Comments 4

  1. Christi

    The Swerve Cake mix calls for 3 eggs, would you use just 3/4 cup of carbonated water to replace the eggs? Or a combination of egg replacements? I can tolerate egg yolks but not egg whites. Thanks!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! It looks like 3/4 cup would work in place of 3 eggs, as a 1/4 cup carbonated water can be used instead of 1 egg. Hope this helps!

  2. Meg

    Hi, have you tried using the soda water to substitute multiple eggs? One quick bread recipe called for six eggs. Do I just use 1 1/2 c. Of the Soda water or will it just be watery? Thank you!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Meg! We haven’t tried it for that many eggs. We would suggest using that substitute for 1-2 eggs maximum. Hope this helps!

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