Top 5 Egg Replacements

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Hi. Dr. Josh Axe here, doctor of natural medicine,
founder of In this video, I’ll be training on natural
egg replacements and if you’re a person out there that may have a sensitivity to eggs
or it’s not the right food for you, the good news is there are all-natural vegan, vegetarian,
and natural options that can help replace eggs. And I’m going to go through my top five in
this video that you can use in baking, cooking, making smoothies and a whole lot more. So let’s dive right in. And first, I want to talk about some of the
issues that people can have with eggs. Now listen, for some people, consuming eggs
. . . eggs can be a great health food if it’s free range pastured eggs. When you’re buying eggs to begin with, if
you crack them open, you want to see a dark orange yoke, not a pale yellow yoke. So that’s one of the first things. If you are going to use eggs, you want to
make sure it’s free range, organic, and it comes from a very healthy chicken because
in that case, it’s going to be filled with a lot more nutrients like omega-3s and vitamin
E and choline or a whole lot more. But one of the biggest reasons why a lot of
people, and as I’m going to teach you in this video, are switching from eggs to all-natural
alternatives is because a lot of people have food sensitivities, food intolerances, and
food allergies to eggs. One of the ways you can tell if you’re sensitive
to eggs is if you have any type of skin reaction. If you consume eggs and you get even just
a little bit of redness around your neck area or even on your skin, that’s a big warning
sign that you have a sensitivity, a food sensitivity to eggs. And it’s kind of like you hear Superman has
an intolerance to kryptonite. Everybody is different. Everybody has different food allergies and
sensitivities but your body will typically tell you if you’re not responding well. Another one is difficulty breathing. If you notice you get just slightly congested
after you consume eggs or any type of food, if you start getting slightly congested, that’s
a big warning sign that you have a food sensitivity to something like eggs. Another warning sign is a runny nose. Now, that runny nose can happen anywhere to
seconds to an hour or two after you consume a certain food. And similarly with difficulty breathing, if
you consume eggs and you’re feeling congested anywhere within that three or four hour time
period, that’s a warning sign or if your nose starts to run typically within an hour or
two, that’s a warning sign that you have a sensitivity to eggs. Now, the compound in eggs people are most
sensitive to is the protein called albumen. And this is actually one of the most widely
consumed proteins out there but a lot of people do have a sensitivity to that protein and
these reactions are telling you, “Stay away.” Stomach pain. If you consume eggs and you just get an upset
stomach or you have gas or bloating or diarrhea or constipation, any type of digestive response,
but especially stomach pain or bloating or gas, that’s a warning sign. You’re not handling dairy well. Of course, nausea, you eat it, you just kind
of don’t feel the best afterwards. You may even feel lethargic. Those are warning signs that you need to start
using egg replacements and here’s the good news. We’re going to cover those right now. So number one egg replacement, now this one
is for moisture in baking. There are many different reasons to use eggs
in baking. One is taste, one is texture, and another
one is binding, and then along with texture can go moisture. If you are using eggs in a recipe specifically
for the moisture, now an example of this would be in pancakes. Now if you’re making homemade pancakes, you’d
often times need an egg to do two things, bind as well as add that moisture, because
if you don’t have something moistening up those pancakes, they tend to be very dry if
you’re using more of a straight flour. So again, applesauce is a direct replacement
to eggs, can be very good for moisture. So if you’re just looking for something that’s
not a binder but just to moisten that, that recipe, applesauce is a perfect and great
replacement. So again, for every one egg, a fourth a cup
of apple sauce would be that direct replacement ratio. All right. Number two here, baking soda and vinegar. Now if you’re using eggs for more of that
taste in general, baking soda and vinegar are actually very, very good. They could also add a little bit of that texture,
of that fluffiness or rising, add some of that rising to eggs. So if you’re doing it more for the texture
it creates, then baking soda and vinegar are a great combo. So again, if you’re trying to bake something
and have it fluff up a little bit, then you ought to use baking soda and vinegar. For every one egg, you’d use one teaspoon
of baking soda mixed with one tablespoon of white vinegar and one tablespoon of water. That ratio equals to one egg in terms of creating
that specific texture and fluffiness that you’re looking for in an egg. Now another thing you can do is banana. You know, banana specifically is a good egg
replacement. You’re going to do a fourth a cup of mashed
banana for one egg and this is going to be very similar to the applesauce. Now bananas, more than applesauce, act a little
bit as a combination of a binder as well as improve the moisture there. So it adds some moisture there to that recipe. It also acts as a mild binder. Now, my favorite solution for an egg replacement
is Chia seeds. Chia seeds, specifically grinding up Chia
and you can do it in a powder, I’m telling you, this is by far the greatest binder out
there. So if you’re using eggs in order to cause
the recipe to stick and bind together, again, Chia seeds, hands-down, not even close, the
best egg replacement out there. You’re going to want to do one tablespoon
of ground seeds for every three tablespoons of water. But again, Chia seeds is the best egg replacement
out there in terms of a binder in recipes and probably the one you’ll want to use the
most. So I also like doing a mixture of Chia seeds
and banana. Both work very, very well. By the way, if you’ve gotten digestive issues,
Chia and banana together are great for having healthy bowel movements and a healthy stool
as well as a side note for just your overall colon health. All right. Last one here, using a powdered egg replacer. Here, one egg for every half tablespoon of
powdered egg replacer plus a tablespoon of water. So you’re going to use an egg replacer and
one of my favorite egg replacers to also use is arrowroot powder. Arrowroot powder actually causes things to
bind as well. That works as well. So Chia works probably the best, followed
by arrowroot powder. If you decide to do an arrowroot powder, you’ll
do one-half tablespoon of arrowroot powder and two tablespoons of water. You’ll mix those up before you bake and then
add them in just like you would an egg in a recipe. So remember these natural egg replacements. Applesauce, one of the best for improving
moisture, baking soda and vinegar, great for causing that expansion in a little bit of
moisture, banana is great both for mild binding and for moisture, Chia seeds is the best binder
out there and it’s a general binder that’s more of a moderate binder. Using something like an arrowroot powder and
water can be a great mixture there as well. So again, hey, listen to your body. If you have sensitivities to eggs, get them
out of your diet and start using these natural egg replacements. And by the way, I hope you’ve enjoyed this
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69 thoughts on “Top 5 Egg Replacements

  1. Thanks so much, yep that's me never knew I had allergic reaction to eggs! all these years, never paid attention until recently!, and with milk too, so Thank you so much for informing us of these replacements! Just AWESOME!

  2. First of all thank you so much for all of your videos!! They have helped change my lifestyle and get me into a healthier routine ! And I love all your bone Broth Proteins!! 🙂 I have a question about high cholesterol… My husband has high LDL and it looks like he has heart problems that run in the family… Should he not be eating eggs?

  3. Dr. Axe love the video. Thanks
    I have so much problem eating eggs in the past. I eliminated it a long time ago in my life.
    This video helps 💚👍

  4. We were just talking about what we could eat besides eggs in the morning today! Thanks for uploading this video. We always use banana for our daughters pancakes, or flax seed, or both! Thanks again for the great content Dr. Axe!

  5. I just started a 3 week detox that requires eliminating eggs. I needed this today! Thanks for more helpful info, Dr Axe!

  6. Eggs are one of the world's greatest super foods and you called them unnatural. Common sense tells us you are either biased or have an agenda here.

  7. Hello Dr.Axe , one of my favourite egg replacement is a substance called aquafaba the liquid found from cooking legumes , predominately chickpeas. Google it , it has no added taste , and works just like eggs.

  8. Regarding the chia egg replacement, make sure you let the 1T ground chia (or flax seeds) and 3T of water sit awhile so that it thickens up and gets kind of gluey before you add it to whatever you are making.

  9. Eggs all of a sudden make me vomit. Just when I try to increase my protein foods for health. But chicken and fish is fine… so it can't be the protein, can it. Do these replacements have the nutrients that come with egg? This sucks :/

  10. The egg yolk color is determined by the breed of chicken not necessarily by their diet. Although their diet does have a big impact on their nutritional value.

  11. A great big thank you from a newly turned vegan!!!!!!! Please show more vegan alternatives in your videos 🙂

  12. I never had a problem with eggs until I took glutathione powder orally for too long. Now, I'm extremely intolerant to sulfur/thiol containing foods. I think I moved metals around because Andy Cutler warns of this exact mistake. WORST mistake EVER.

  13. GREAT Info, I ate my last unborn chicken embryo about a year ago, Eggs used to give me heartburn and I know a few Folks that still get it from eating Flesh Meats. I try to tell them thats where the issue starts. We were Not designed by the Creator to eat Dead Animals. Please watch "Clean and Unclean" playlist on the Amazing Discoveries" channel.
    Could You Please do a video on Alternatives to over the counter Antacids and perhaps point out the Dangers of eating Tums like candy, Also what do you think about Moringa Oleifera.
    HalleluYah & God Bless..

  14. Seems Youtube is Not letting me download this for my library. I suspect the Industrial Egg Complex has something to do with it.

  15. I wanted to make egg muffin's as I wanted to start off on my weight loss programme… would using chia seeds and water change the flavour? would they also change colour?

  16. I made homemade mayo using free-ranged egg and I seem to be breaking out because of it 🙁 I used organic coconut oil.
    I have no problem eating cooked free-ranged egg, but now I'm wondering if it's different if consumed raw?
    I have 2 big pimples now, 1 smaller one, and it's taking days to calm them down! I can't think of any other food that may have caused it because I used the mayo to my sushi burrito which only consisted of chopped romaine, shredded carrot, cucumber, and some lentils. :((

  17. There is absolutely nothing wrong consuming eggs — there are winter and summer foods eggs are a winter food.

  18. Yaa this is wht i needed. being a vegan its difficult to get healthy cholestrol, fats nd protein in our diet. well it would be Gr8 if u share some healthy replacements or alternatives for other non-vegan foods…

  19. Someone tried to use one of these ingredients to make a cake? I need to know if it works before doing a mess in the kitchen.

  20. Yes indeed, great to see a video like this one I love vegan friendly vids. I used 3 of the egg replacements he mentioned. Thanks Doc👍🏾

  21. Hold On!
    I thought Allergies and sensitivities to certain foods are related to a sick digestive system such as Leaky Gut.
    I believe the reason why people are having allergies in food today is due to the chemicals that are added to things like farm animals & their feed, Not to mention the ground on which they graze from which in most cases are sprayed. Chemicals used in fruit and veggies etc.

  22. Eggs have made my stomach hurt off and on over the years. One week I can eat eggs with no symptoms at all but not today. Stomach pain with gas and bloating since early this morning. I ate two whole, cage free (from a co-worker who has 8 to 10 chickens) eggs as an omelet fried in GMO free butter with half a slice of cheese. I have done this many times. I don't understand why this has been so off and on. I almost feel like my stomach is out of whack when I have symptoms. Perhaps it is not acidic enough? If this had not been so extremely off and on I wouldn't think that.

  23. Remember, you can also use just the egg white if the yolk is intolerable for
    You can also boil flax seeds and only use the gluey by- product.

  24. Hi Dr Axe…I'm so delighted to learn from you.. Can Avocado be eaten at its full state,before it's ripe??

  25. I get sticky spit after I eat a hamburger from A&W 🙁 Not sure which food is causing a reaction… A&W says they use steroid free beef but what about their vegetables? Are the vegetables GMO? How do I find out?

  26. Yes I want to make sure my eggs came from a healthy chicken. So I guess I'll find a way the to the farm and get myself intoduced to the chicken

  27. hey guys if you are out there looking for a healthy product to reduce raising age, so i have got something to tell you here,here is it i can help you with ,Just try it out.

  28. You know you talk about this thing about the eggs I wish I had something with you I love to watch your videos because a lot of stuff makes sense for healthy reasons it doesn't matter what I eat my nose does run and I got a constantly blow my nose while I meeting so you can I just finger one thing there's numerous things out there that myself I don't know about because I not a doctor like you can give that kind of information now but I'll share we do a body I live in Honolulu I am 178 years old I am It took me 2 years and 8 months to lose all my way I was 289 pounds I just change my way of eating and learn how to take care of myself I live alone I cause A lot of Ginger and to garlic But I like to eat it raw You have a great day and thank you for that information And God-bless you and your family always amen

  29. I need an egg replacement for my hair mask that would have the same nutrients as eggs and would give the same effect to my hair.

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