We head into the kitchen to test out four different vegan egg substitutes and break down which one is the best!
Okay, I know this is titled a dairy free site, but most of you know, we are also plant based. That means, we also do not eat eggs. This vegan egg substitutes post is going to cover 4 different replacements that we tried.
*Scroll to the bottom for a video comparing the 4*
We also always share, when we can, allergen info for Top 8 free ideas for our posts, because we know those of you that are just dairy free, often have other allergens in play.
So this, really, is a post for everyone. No matter your preferences.
Surprisingly, there aren’t a ton of options for vegan egg substitutes. I know that, personally, when we first went vegan, egg products were something we really missed. Maybe even more than cheese.
Spoiler alert: Even with the four vegan egg replacements that we are showing you today, nothing really compares to actual eggs. It’s one of those things that you kind of just suck it up that it’s always just going to be real different. But there are definitely ones that can work.
What vegan egg substitutes did we try?
We tested four different vegan egg replacements. The four that we tried were:
- Just Egg
- Follow Your Heart VeganEgg
- Tofu Scramble from Simple Vegan Blog
- Chickpea Scramble from Sweet Simple Vegan
Just Egg and Follow Your Heart VeganEgg are two commercially available products. We found the Just Egg at Wegman’s and the Follow Your Heart VeganEgg at Mom’s Organic Market.
Tofu scramble is one that we see the recommended all the time. We have never had it, so we googled and selected the top one that came up that didn’t have a bunch of ingredients or specific flavor.
For the chickpea scramble, we also googled to find the most simple one. We wanted to provide an option that was soy free and all of the other vegan egg substitutes contain soy.
Just Egg is the newest vegan egg replacement product on the market. It’s also the first one we ever tried when we ourselves stopped consuming eggs.
It’s really easy to make. Just shake the bottle and pour into a heated, oiled skillet. Scramble like you would regular eggs and it’s done in just a few minutes.
The downsides to Just Egg is that the price is still relatively high at $7.99 a bottle on average. Also, the serving size is 3 tablespoons of product. Even my kids eat more than this amount, so for the price of a bottle to the size, it’s really hard to justify getting this often.
That being said, the taste and ease of this one made it the clear winner to us over the others. I would give this one a 4 out of 5.
Follow Your Heart VeganEgg
I reallllyyyy wanted to love this one when I saw how much it really resembled scrambled eggs. It looks just like I remember and we all know that we eat with our eyes first.
The Follow Your Heart VeganEgg did require some simple preparation in that you needed to whisk the powdered product into some cold water.
I had to give this one a 2.5 out of 5, which is the worst of the four we tried and that was for a few reasons.
The product had an overbearing smell which likely comes from the addition of kala namak (black salt) to the product already. We recommend below using black salt, however, this was too much.
Also, the taste was unbearable. I read mixed reviews before purchasing that people either love it or it has a rubbery taste. I couldn’t drill down why this happens, but we definitely tasted the later. The texture was like chewing little rubbery or squishy balls of mixture. I ended up spitting this out.
The price is also $7.99 where we found it, so comparable to the Just Egg and much higher than we would pay on a regular basis.
I was disappointed because this one looked the best and I absolutely love the other products we’ve tried from the brand.
I was most excited to try this chickpea scramble for a vegan egg replacement because it doesn’t contain soy and I love being able to recommend products for our audience that are Top 8 Allergen Free.
The one that we tried needed mixture together with the flour, garlic powder, vegetable broth, and turmeric for color. Whisk together until a pancake like consistency.
I loved the taste of these vegan eggs; however, the texture was more like a dough or pancake rather than light and fluffy like scrambled eggs.
You really have to work to move the mixture around when you put it into a heated, oiled skillet and break it apart to resemble scrambled vegan eggs.
The price is definitely good on this one. It costs under $3 for a bag of chickpea flour and you would get a ton of eggs from a bag.
The serving size recommended from the site we used (linked at the top above) was a bit on the smaller side, though not as small as the Just Egg serving.
I gave this one a 3 out of 5.
If you are on Instagram, you likely can’t search a hashtag for more than a few seconds before you see someone talking about their tofu scramble. It’s definitely the vegan egg replacement that you see the most recommended.
The price point on tofu compared to commercial vegan egg replacements is definitely better.
The tofu scramble was easy to make from the site we used (linked at the top above); however, I did think that after tasting the flavor would need a bit of work for me to love it.
I love the idea that I’ve seen on some other sites to use onions and garlic and other ingredients inside of the scramble and I think we will try those ways out.
It does look like really scrambled eggs and the texture is nice to eat.
I gave tofu scramble a 3.5 out of 5 overall.
Do I have to use firm tofu for tofu scramble?
We tried making a tofu scramble with silken tofu and firm tofu. The firm tofu gave the best texture out of the two. The silken tofu is too watery for the recipe that we tried. Therefore, we recommend using a firm tofu to make tofu scramble.
Which of the four is the best vegan egg substitutes?
Out of all the information we shared above, the Just Egg product is our favorite out of the four ways to tried. The tofu scramble would then be followed by the chickpea scramble. The Follow Your Heart VeganEgg was the least favorite out of the four.
What is kala namak / black salt powder?
Kala Namak, also known as black salt powder, is found in South Asia. It is mostly sodium chloride but has sulfur content which lends to a smell that is similar to what most people think eggs smell like.
We recommend adding black salt powder to all the the vegan egg substitutes except the Follow Your Heart VeganEgg as it is already added to their powder.
You just need a sprinkle, so a small amount would last you a long time. You can purchase Kala Namak on Amazon.