Here's what you need to know about vegan egg substitutes. Depending on what you are making, they will not act exactly like eggs, so you need to set your expectations when swapping out eggs. Eggs can alter the texture and weight of a dessert, so of course, you may not get the same effect when eggs are removed.
There is of course the traditional egg replacer, Energy-G Egg Replacer, which will mimic the role of eggs most closely, but if you're looking for a slightly more natural and less processed option, try one of these other easy healthy substitutes.
Flax meal is an excellent binder and will gelatinize after sitting in water for a few minutes. It does however have a slightly nutty flavour, so it is recommended to use this in recipes that are bit more flexible and filled with other flavours and ingredients that will mask or enhance this flavour. It is perfect for fruit and nut cookies, whole grain baked goods, granola bars, etc.
1 tbsp flax meal + 3 tbsp water = 1 egg
Chia seeds are also an excellent binder and will gelatinize after sitting in water for a few minutes. It will transform in liquid as it sits, turning thick and goopy after a few minutes. There is no flavour to chia seeds. You can purchase either black or white chia seeds, so keep in mind that you will be able to see the seeds in your product, so make sure choose the seed colour based on what you are making.
1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp water = 1 egg
This is my favourite egg substitute because not only does it act as a binder, but it also adds moisture and natural sweetness! Simply puree a banana in a food processor or blender, and you've got yourself an egg substitute. Depending on the size of a banana, you will need approximately 1/2 a banana to measure 1/4 cup pureed banana.
1/4 cup pureed banana = 1 egg