Miss Eggs? Here Are Some Vegan Egg Substitutes

Vegan Eggs: Too Good To Be True?

Be it sunny side up, over easy, or hard boiled — most of us grew up eating eggs in the morning. A breakfast, baking, and binding staple, it seems like eggs are EVERYWHERE. Unfortunately, eggs are bad for human health; inhumane for hens and chicks; detrimental for the environment; and in increasingly short supply.

Luckily, if you’re a lover of all things egg, you don’t have to abandon the idea of eating them entirely. Egg substitute options get more impressive every day. There are plenty of ways to recreate your favorite flavors, cruelty-free.

Here are some awesome vegan egg alternatives that are making morning meals a lot easier:

JUST Egg
JUST Egg is free of cholesterol, requires less water and fewer carbon emissions. And yes, it tastes like an egg, but it’s more than that,” according to JUST, Inc. You can find this popular egg substitute at most groceries stores and even at Walmart.

VeganEgg
Follow Your Heart introduced their VeganEgg and became the first mass-produced scrambled egg substitute to ever hit store shelves. It’s made using black salt, which offers a sulfur-like flavor that’s extremely similar to that of real eggs. It also includes two new ingredients: whole algal flour and whole algal protein, both derived from natural micro-algae containing essential amino acids, dietary fiber, and high levels of lipids, carbohydrates and micronutrients. This egg sub can be scrambled, cooked into frittatas and quiches, and used in baked goods. Check out their video to learn more. You can buy this in most grocers and on Amazon.

The Vegg Scramble
The company that created one of the most popular egg yolk substitutes — The Vegg — also offers The Vegg Scramble, designed to be scrambled and eaten like the ever-popular breakfast dish. The first-ever scramble product to hit the market, The Vegg Scramble can be mixed with high protein soy milk to create a morning meal that’ll quash that egg craving once and for all. Made with soy protein, nutritional yeast and a few other ingredients, it also incorporates the flavor of black salt for that familiar eggy taste.

Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer
This gluten-free vegan egg replacer is a simple, clean, and easy-to-use vegan baking essential. Great for muffins, cakes, cookies, quick breads and more.

Tofu Scramble
Ok, so it’s not an identical replica of the eggs your mother made, but a tofu scramble can be surprisingly similar to the real thing. Use firm tofu, crumble it into pieces, and sautée it with nutritional yeast, diced veggies, turmeric (for color and nutrients) and anything else that pleases your palate. It offers an excellent protein profile and similar mouthfeel to the breakfast dish you remember.

Baking?
There are so many egg substitute options available for baking, including:

    • Apple sauce
    • Smashed banana
    • Chia seeds
    • Flax meal

So there you have it: plenty of delicious vegan egg options that are easier on the environment, your health and the totally adorable chickens of the world. Want to know more about Animal Outlook’s mission to change the world for animals? Click here.

29 Comments on “Miss Eggs? Here Are Some Vegan Egg Substitutes”

  1. I was told by my doctor that soy is not very good for most women due the fact it contians high levels of estragen, also not good for children, as we don’t have generation of comsumption. As in most asian culture. So side effects can be seen especially on our male population who comsumes soy, via milk beans tofu and other products. My son recently turn vegan and I want to learn how to cook for in a healthy way. Thank you

    1. Your doctor needs to reeducate himself. This is from a U.S. Department of Health & Human Services National Institute of Health study.

      “Concerns that the estrogen-like properties of isoflavones produce untoward effects in some subpopulations, such as postmenopausal women, are not supported by the clinical and epidemiologic research. Evidence indicates soyfoods can be safely consumed by all individuals except those who are allergic to soy protein, which is relatively uncommon in comparison to the number of individuals allergic to many other commonly-consumed foods”.

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5188409/

      1. Tofu is an acidic lifestyle. Do the homework yourself that way you don’t have to rely on what a doctor says all the time. You can YouTube how to check the PH of foods to make sure you putting the right stuff in your body. Tofu is really bad for you

    2. Rebecca, you need to understand that all though your Dr. means well, he’s uneducated in nutrition.

    3. This is incorrect information about soy. The estriols in soy actually prevent women from getting too much estrogen. There is real science on this. Go to Nutritionfacts.org and look it up. Soy is also good for men, too. Huge myth about making men’s grow breast, etc.

    4. Not true about soy. Read about it at Nutrition facts.org – up to date studies. Start with Soy Milk. unless you doctor is a nutritionist is might have read some random article. I know more about nutrition than all my regular medical doctors. I use them for surgery, scans & tests, prescription drugs if necessary but not day to day healthy eating.

  2. Eggs are NOT bad for you! You should do better research. You’re passing along the WRONG information. Eggs are great for you.

    And since you have no clue, GOD gave us chickens to eat along with their eggs. Been around for decades.

    Saying they are in short supply just means you have no clue what you are talking about. You should be ashamed of yourself for lying to your readers. Which I am NOT one but your article is horrible.

    1. My (vegan) food bill is always lower than my friends’ and family’s. To find reasonably priced vegan foods — all you have to do is google it.

      Chickpea omelette “eggs” are vegan, soy-free, and cheaper than real eggs. Crescentia posted a similar solution below using corn starch. Thanks for the idea Crescentia!

      1. Indeed! Not to mention that one can stockpile and store canned or dried beans, grains, some veggies & some fruits for years. Not so for meats.

    2. Rosie, do a little research. It’s much cheaper to be vegan, even if the government doesn’t subsidize vegetables. Rice, beans, fresh veggies and fruits. Viola!

    3. new to market is Simply Eggless. 16 oz should retail for $5.99. You can fry, scramble and get this bake with it! It’s gluten free, Tree Nut Free. Peanut free, dairy free, non-GMO and Pareve.

  3. Just played around in my kitchen this morning, craving “dippy” (over-easy) eggs. Here’s a delicious recipe I came up with that has a taste and mouth-feel as close to egg-yolk as you can get!

    1 tbsp of your favorite “butter”
    1/2 c water
    2 tsp corn starch
    1/4 tsp salt (black salt is best for this, but any will work. Can skip if you just want to salt at the end)
    1/4 tsp lemon juice
    Dash turmeric

    Heat on low, whisking frequently, until corn starch clears and thickens.
    Serve warm. Sprinkle with salt & pepper as desired.
    Let sit for a few minutes if you want a nice “skin.”

    1. Can you use this recipe to make a frittata? I’m desperate to find an egg substitute that can be tolerated by people with IBS.

  4. The (bad for human health link) is a little flawed, not all cholesterol is created equal. Technically eggs raise your HDL (good cholesterol) which lowers your LDL (bad cholesterol). Humans need good fats and cholesterols! Cholesterol is only a bad thing when it’s LDL. From a Nutritional Science point of view unless you’re allergic or vegan try local free-ranged (support a local business instead of comercialization). Backyard chicken eggs, are far superior than store bought. Compare the yolks to a conventionally store bought egg, free ranged would be a richer yolk. You have to watch the labeling of eggs, (cage free doesn’t always mean more humane, they could still be locked in a barn on concrete floors). Free Range Organic allows chickens to get sunshine, nutrients and minerals from the plants and bugs, instead of grain. I stumbled across this article for a meal plan that involving noting the necessary substitutes for allergies.

  5. I been on this page searching for natural or organic eggs/egg substitutions for a food item I’m going start giving out sometimes. I’m in the process of making it and marketing it. I saw great egg substitute names,found out good information about hadn’t been known before,and my food item creation is not going to be baked or need scrambled eggs. Do you all have suggestions for any other egg substitutions and ones that can help with fried food?

  6. I have raised chickens for decades. It’s not cruel to hens or chicks to eat eggs. There is no chick in an egg that hasn’t been both fertilized AND incubated.
    Hens only care about eggs when they are broody, which usually only happens once or twice a year. The rest of the time they walk away and leave them, and never look back. If nobody eats them, they rot.

  7. Soy is bad for endometriosis and pcos because it creates excess estrogen that fuels these diseases!!!!! So avoid it if you have these diseases

  8. Thank you for this. My hubby and I are trying to eat animal products a lot less and since a lot of hispanic/mexican recipes we both cook have some form of eggs or meat so I honestly appreciate this!

  9. I’m trying to go vegan & there are several things working against me.
    1.) Covid. I can only shop once a month because so many people in my area are refusing to wear masks which makes me feel exposed.
    2.) Budget. Everything I know of to replace the last few animal products I have left are SO MUCH more expensive. I’m already doing without other things I need just so I can afford $300 for groceries because everything is so expensive & I still feel like I’m going to run out of food. I’m hypoglycemic, so I’m in danger if that happens.
    3.) Availability. My area stores just aren’t vegan-friendly at all. No soy flour, no nutritional yeast, etc. I managed to find tofu… for $6 per pound. Turkey burger is $2 per pound.

  10. Hi, maybe this will help you out. You can order your groceries on line from almost any grocery store. They will deliver them to your home for free. Give it a shot it would be very
    convenient for you.

    Maria

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