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Substitute For Eggs In Brownies

Substitute For Eggs In Brownies

Are you making brownies but you’re all out of eggs? No need to worry! There are multiple ingredients you can use instead of eggs no matter what kind of brownie recipe you are making.

That means if you are making brownies from a mix or from scratch, you can use any of these substitutes to make a delicious batch of brownies.

So what are the best egg substitutes for baking brownies?

The top replacements for egg when making brownies are baking soda with vinegar, mashed banana, avocado, Greek yogurt, and buttermilk.

Each of these ingredients will allow you to make brownies with a great flavor and texture. They will work no matter if you are making a boxed mix like Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines or making them completely from scratch. But make sure you read on to learn how to use each of them in your recipe.

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Egg Alternative when Baking Brownies

closeup of chocolate pecan brownies

What you use instead of eggs is an important decision, because of the role eggs play in making brownies. Eggs are a leavening agent which gives your brownies height and along with their moisture a wonderful texture.

They also help bind the rest of your ingredients together. That means the substitute you use has to provide the same benefits if you want moist and flavorful brownies.

Each of the following options will do just that! And some will add flavor to your brownies along with providing the right amount of moisture and a great texture.

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Baking Soda with Vinegar

glass container of white distilled vinegar

One of the simplest egg substitutes you can use when baking brownies is combining baking soda and vinegar. This combo will give your brownies a great texture and the right amount of height.

I prefer to use white distilled vinegar but you can also use apple cider vinegar if that’s all you have on hand.

This combo works in any type of brownie and when making them from a boxed mix or completely from scratch.


1 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 tablespoon of vinegar equals 1 egg

Mashed Banana

three ripe bananas

Mashed banana is a popular vegan friendly substitute for egg, and it works well in brownies. As long as you like the flavor of banana, it pairs well with most types of brownies as well.

It does produce a denser texture but when it comes to brownies, that isn’t an issue at all. Make sure to use ripe bananas, as a slightly bitter flavor is produced when using unripe bananas.

I find banana a great choice for making fudge style brownies, but they will work in just about any brownie recipe out there.

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1/4 cup of mashed banana equals 1 egg


avocado sliced in half

Another popular, vegan friendly egg substitute, avocado can be mashed and used in any type of brownie. The flavor is subtle and goes well with most brownie recipes.

Make sure to use ripe avocado when replacing eggs. Peel and pit them, then simply mash them with a fork before adding it to the rest of your ingredients.


1/4 cup of mashed avocado equals 1 egg

Greek Yogurt

wooden bowl of Greek yogurt with wooden spoon

One of my favorite all around egg substitutes, Greek yogurt is a great choice for baking brownies. It provides the perfect amount of moisture for binding your other ingredients, and produces a slightly dense but moist batch.

While you can use regular yogurt, I find Greek provides the best results when it comes to flavor and texture. Go with unflavored yogurt unless you want to add some other flavor to your recipe.

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1/4 cup of Greek yogurt equals 1 egg


glass pitcher of buttermilk on tablecloth

Buttermilk is a great way to bind your brownie ingredients and introduce moisture without eggs. It will produce a flatter, more dense batch of brownies but the flavor is excellent.

Buttermilk does produce a slightly crumbly texture but that comes thanks to the high amount of moisture. Brownies made using buttermilk are great when topped with ice cream.

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1/4 cup of buttermilk equals 1 egg

Egg Replacement in Brownies FAQ

slices of chocolate brownies on a plate

What is a good substitute for two eggs when baking brownies?

You have multiple options for replacing two eggs in a brownie recipe. You can mix two teaspoons of baking soda and two tablespoons of white distilled vinegar. You can also use one fourth of a cup of Greek yogurt, mashed banana, or mashed avocado.

Can you use milk instead of eggs in brownies?

Yes, milk can be used instead of eggs when making brownies. It will produce a flatter, denser brownie but the flavor will be excellent. Use one quarter of a cup of milk for each egg you need to replace.

Can you use commercial egg replacer when making brownies?

Yes, commercial egg replacer can be used in place of eggs in any brownie mix. Follow the instructions on your container for the appropriate replacement ratio.