If you are making waffles and need a substitute for eggs, you will find all the best alternatives as well as how to use them right here.
Whether due to an allergy, diet restriction, or just because you are all out of eggs, there are a number of substitutes you can use for eggs when making waffles.
So what are the best substitutes for eggs when making waffles?
The top egg substitutes in waffles are bananas, avocado, applesauce, pumpkin puree, tofu, flaxseed, aquafaba, and Greek yogurt.
Make sure to read on for how to use each of these egg replacements to ensure your waffles turn out just right.
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Egg Alternatives for Waffles
Eggs add flavor, lift, as well as bind the other ingredients in your waffles. So when subbing for them, you need to use an ingredient that provides the same qualities.
All of the following egg alternatives will work wonderfully in waffles, but you may notice some difference in flavor and fluffiness. But, each of them will provide delicious waffles perfect for serving your family.
Related: Egg Substitute for Binding
Mashed bananas are an excellent substitute for eggs when making homemade waffles. They provide a wonderful texture and will bind the rest of your ingredients together.
Bananas will also give you an excellent flavor that works perfectly in waffles. I will use bananas in Belgian waffles and top them with fruit and cream or even just maple syrup.
Related: Maple Syrup Substitute
Equivalent1/2 cup of mashed bananas equals 1 large egg
Here is another kitchen staple you can mash and replace your eggs with. Avocado is one of my nutritious favorites for making delicious waffles.
Mashed or pureed avocado will provide structure, binding, and flavor for the perfect breakfast waffle. Add some fruit or maple syrup and your family won’t even realize you didn’t use eggs.
Related: Avocado Oil Substitute
Equivalent1/4 cup mashed avocado equals 1 large egg
Applesauce is an excellent all-around substitute for eggs, and it also works wonderfully when making homemade waffles.
Grab some unsweetened (natural if you have it) applesauce and it will bind your other ingredients perfectly while providing a light and fluffy finished waffle.
Equivalent1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce equals 1 large egg
If your family loves pumpkin as much as mine does, then substituting eggs with pumpkin puree is going to be a winner!
Pumpkin puree creates a wonderful tasting waffle while creating a good texture and color. Any time I have pumpkin puree in the pantry, I use some of it to make waffles. They are that good!
Related: Pumpkin Puree Substitute
Equivalent1/4 cup of pumpkin puree equals 1 large egg
If you are looking for a classic vegan substitute for eggs to make some waffles then tofu is a solid alternative.
Take plain, silken tofu and pop it in the blender and process until it is smooth. Then simply add it to your other waffle ingredients and cook them per your recipe.
Equivalent1/4 cup silken tofu equals 1 large egg
Another great option for those making vegan friendly waffles. Flaxseed may not be the first thing that comes to mind when looking for an egg substitute, but it works quite well.
Your waffles may be a bit flatter than those made with eggs, but the flavor and overall texture is great.
Make sure to soak your flaxseed in water for at least five minutes before adding it to your other ingredients.
Equivalent1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water equals 1 large egg
Aquafaba is the liquid that comes in canned chickpeas. And it is a popular vegan egg substitute that can be used for making waffles.
I have found aquafaba to result in thin, slightly crispy, waffles. It is not my first choice for an egg substitute when making waffles, but it will work in a pinch.
Equivalent3 tablespoons of aquafaba equals 1 large egg
Greek yogurt does contain dairy (so not for those in need of a dairy-free egg substitute). And it is an excellent egg replacement that results in tasty and fluffy waffles.
Make sure to use plain, unflavored Greek yogurt, but you can use regular yogurt in a pinch.
Related: Greek Yogurt Substitute
Equivalent1/4 cup of Greek yogurt equals 1 large egg
Egg Replacement in Waffles FAQ
Can you substitute mayo for egg when making waffles?
Yes, mayonnaise is an excellent substitute for eggs. In fact, mayo is just egg and oil combined. Read more about substituting eggs with mayo.
Can you use chickpea flour instead of eggs in waffles?
You can use chickpea flour in place of eggs when making waffles but I have found it produces quite thin waffles. For that reason I suggest using one of the substitutes listed above instead.
Related: Chickpea Flour Substitutes
Can you use buttermilk in place of eggs in homemade waffles?
You can use buttermilk as an egg sub in your waffles recipe. You will need to reduce the other liquids in your recipe by about 1/8 a cup to avoid overly thin waffles. Use 1/4 cup of buttermilk for each large egg called for.