5 Best Egg White Substitutes

Cooking with an empty fridge or trying to avoid animal products? These vegan egg white substitutes don’t just fill the void, they’ll elevate baked goods and savory dishes to the next level.

The best egg white substitute is aquafaba. Not only is this substitute vegan, but it comes free with every can of chickpeas! 2 tbsp aquafaba = 1 egg white 3 tbsp aquafaba = 1 whole egg

1. Aquafaba

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Flax seeds are rich in omega fatty acids as well as B vitamins, iron, and magnesium. For best results, use fresh ground seed. ½ tbsp of ground flaxseed + 1 ½ tbsp water = 1 egg white

2. Flax Seeds

Agar, also called agar-agar, is harvested from certain kinds of red seaweed. It’s high in calcium, iron, and folate. 1 tbsp agar + 1 tbsp water = 1 egg white

3. Agar Powder

Xanthan gum is used in many commercial food products as a thickening agent. It’s best used for baking and making ice cream. ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum + ¼ teaspoon water = 1 egg white

4. Xanthan Gum

Chia seeds have many health benefits. They're high in omegas, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus. 1 tsp ground chia seeds + 2 tbsp water = 1 egg white

5. Chia Seeds

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