If you are looking for the perfect recipe to make some delicious eggless brownies, you came to the right place.
Now, there could be a number of reasons why you can’t use eggs in your brownies; you could be a vegetarian, a vegan, or simply someone who just ran out of eggs. But fear not, there are quite a lot of substitutes for eggs that will help your brownie-making process easy and enjoyable!
In this article, we are going to tell you how to use the perfect egg substitute in cake mixes and how to make brownies without eggs.
Let’s get started.
How to Make Brownies without Eggs?
Here, we have some amazing substitutes for eggs. We will start with healthier options.
1. Flax Seeds
While flax seeds are mostly used in healthy foods like salads and smoothies, they can also be used as a replacement for eggs while baking. All you have to do is ground the seeds and mix them with water, and you will get a thick egg-like mixture.
You can easily substitute eggs with this mixture. For one egg, use a mixture of one tablespoon grounded seed and three tablespoons lukewarm water, and let it thicken before you use it.
2. Nut Puree
Nut puree, much like eggs, contains healthy fats. It binds all the ingredients very well, but it does add a nutty flavor. So, if you are not into that, try some other substitute. But if you are, you can use cashew nuts, peanuts, or any nut if your choice.
Now, you have to mix the nuts with butter to create a healthy substitute for eggs. For one egg, take 3 tablespoons of a mixture of nut and butter. However, do avoid crispy mixtures.
3. Fruit Puree
Fruit Puree works as a leavening agent. By adding moisture to the brownie, it makes a delicious dessert.
Now, you can use different kinds of fruit purees, starting from typically used apple and banana purees to eccentric ones like pumpkin puree. As fruit purees add flavors to your brownies, go for one of the sweeter options.
The replacement process is quite simple. For one egg, use a quarter cup of sweet puree and about half a teaspoon of baking powder.
As tofu is much denser, it creates great texture and makes the perfect replacement for baking brownies. Unlike most other substitutes, tofu works great for recipes that require many eggs.
Even if you don’t generally like tofu, you will love it in brownies. You can mash it or whip it till it becomes a soft creamy texture.
For one egg, take a quarter cup of tofu.
5. Vinegar and Baking Soda
You can also just use a mixture of vinegar and baking soda. As the mixture causes a carbonated reaction, it works as a leavening agent while baking brownies.
For one egg, use a mixture of a tablespoon of vinegar and a teaspoon of baking soda.
Lastly, we have Aquafaba. It is a relatively new substitute for egg whites, but it provides an amazing result. Basically, it is the leftover you get from a can of beans. You can whip this leftover substance and create meringues for your brownies.
For one egg, take three tablespoons of the leftover substance from the can of beans.
However, you need to use it with some other substitute to bake the brownie itself.
How You Can Make Brownies without Eggs?
Now that you know all of the substitutes with which you can bake your brownies at home, we will show you an easy brownie making process that will take less than an hour.
Which Ingredients You Need to Make Eggless Brownies
Firstly, and most importantly, you will need an oven to bake your brownies. Here’s a list of all the pieces of equipment you will need to prepare the brownie.
- An oven
- A serving dish
- A big bowl
- A medium-sized bowl
- An 8×8 inch baking pan
- Different sized measuring cups
- Some teaspoons and tablespoons
- A butter knife
- Parchment paper (or aluminum foil)
As long as you have all that gathered, you are almost ready to bake. All you need now are a few ingredients, most of which you must already have at home.
Now, these are the ingredients you need to accumulate to make the best chocolate flavored fudge brownies without eggs.
- Melted chocolate – 1 cup
- All-purpose flour – 3/4 cup
- Sugar – 3/4 cup
- Yogurt – 3/4 cup
- Melted butter – 1/2 cup
- Cocoa powder – 1/3 cup
- Walnuts (optional) – 1/4 cup
- Baking powder – 2 teaspoons
- Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon
- Salt – 1/4 teaspoon
If you don’t have any of these ingredients, you can find them in your closest grocery store. And if you have any kind of allergies to nuts, make sure to eliminate that part.
Here’s a step by step guide that will assist you in making the most delicious homemade brownie you have ever tried, and believe me, you will not even remember that it’s missing eggs.
Step 1: Preheat the Oven
The first step is the same for most baked goods. You have to preheat the oven.
Set the temperature at 350 degrees F (or 180 degrees C) and let it heat up for 10 minutes. You can use that time to arrange your main ingredients.
Step 2: Mix All the Dry Ingredients
Now, take the all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt and pour them into the medium-sized bowl. Basically, pour all the dry ingredients in a bowl, except sugar, and mix them together.
Step 3: Mix All the Wet Ingredients
After that, pour the chocolate and the butter into the big bowl. If they are not already melted, microwave them together till they melt and form a thick liquid mixture.
Now, add the rest of the wet ingredients, the yogurt, and the vanilla extract, and the remaining dry ingredient, the sugar, and stir them till they create a uniform mixture.
You should be done with that in a couple of minutes.
Step 4: Pour the Dry Mixture in the Bigger Bowl
By now, you already have two bowls with different ingredients in them. Now, take the dry ingredients from the smaller bowl and pour it into the other one.
As all the ingredients in the same bowl now, you can mix it for the last time.
Step 5: Prepare the Baking Pan
Step 6: Pour the Mixture in the Baking Pan
You are almost done with the preparation. Pour the final mixture from the big bowl into the baking pan.
Step 7 (Optional): Add Toppings
This is an optional step. If you like walnuts, sprinkle them over the mixture for a nutty aftertaste. If you don’t, you can sprinkle any other toppings of your liking.
Step 8: Place It in the Oven & Let It Bake
Now, place the baking pan in the oven and let it bake. It takes about 40 minutes for the brownie to be done.
But at the 35-minute mark, check if the brownies are ready. You can use a fork or a knife to dig into the mixture. If it comes out dry, it is done. And if it’s still sticky, give it a few more minutes.
Step 9: Take It Out & Let It Cool
It should be ready within 40 minutes. So, take the pan out of the oven, and let it cool for a while.
Step 10: Move It to a Dish & Cut into Slices
After it has cooled down, move it out of the baking pan and into the serving dish, where you can slice it into pieces and serve it to everyone.
And with just 10 easy steps, you are done!
Now that we have explained all about egg substitutes in brownies and shown you the perfect recipe on how to make brownies without eggs, you are good to go.
Just gather the proper ingredients and follow the step-by-step guide, and you will be able to surprise everyone with some delicious baked goods!