Egg Substitute For Stuffing: What Choices Do You Have?

Eggs are a key ingredient in most traditional stuffing recipes, but they aren’t the only option.

There are many substitutes for eggs that can be used in your stuffing recipe to make it vegan or gluten-free.

Learn how to substitute eggs for other ingredients and what you need to know about each one before making your decision.

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What’s the best egg substitute for stuffing?

egg substitute for stuffing

In my experience, the best egg substitute for stuffing is flax egg.

If you don’t want to have real eggs, you can make flax eggs. All you need is ground-up flaxseed and water. You can also use chia seeds as an egg substitute. If you are vegan or have an allergy to eggs, then this technique will be familiar to you.

You will need one tablespoon of the seeds mixed with three tablespoons of water. You can do this and it will act as an egg in a recipe with almost the same texture.

Flax eggs are good when you use them in baking with just a small amount.

They are similar to egg whites and help the dough stick together. Flax eggs also contain some fat, which you won’t find in real eggs. You can also get fiber from flax eggs, which is something you won’t find in regular eggs.

Flax eggs cannot be as good as real eggs, though. They will not work as well in recipes where there are a lot of real eggs needed.

Are eggs necessary in stuffing?

Eggs are not always necessary in the stuffing. They can be used for a fluffy filling that will hold the other ingredients together, though.

What do vegans use to bind instead of eggs?

They often use flaxseed. Mix a tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water and let it stand for a few minutes.

Ground flaxseed has the same binding qualities as eggs in bread, cakes, muffins, cookies, burgers, and vegan meatballs.

How can I replace eggs?

How can I replace eggs? You can use other things instead of eggs. You can use vinegar and baking soda, unsweetened applesauce, plain or vanilla soy yogurt, silken tofu, ripe banana, or ground flaxseed.

How do you fix mushy stuffing?

Here is a great tutorial that can show you how to do that.

How do you stop stuffing sticking to dishes?

You can add different ingredients.

But you need to have a “binder” that will keep it all together. Bread is often the best option as it has a natural substance that does this.

You just need a little water or other liquid to help the bread work its magic.

What kind of bread is best for stuffing?

It can be hard to decide, but it’s usually a bread that has a neutral flavor and that is not too sour. Some good choices are white bread, challah, or brioche.

Do you use chicken stock or broth for stuffing?

Water does not have as much flavor as broth. If you make your own, homemade stock is best. But if you don’t have time to make it, store-bought stocks will work too.

You should buy a low-sodium one from the store though.

How much liquid do you put in stuffing?

Add just a little of the liquid at a time–1/2 cup to 1 cup depending on how much stuffing you are making–and wait for the bread to absorb it.

When the bread is moist but not sitting in a pool of liquid, it’s ready. (recipe)

How much water do I add to stuffing?

You need to add 215 milliliters of boiling water to the sachet. If you want, you can put in a large knob of butter. Let it stand for 5 minutes then bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

How do you bind meat without eggs?

You can use bread crumbs and milk to make them stick together.

Milk and bread crumbs will help cook the meatballs better. It keeps them from becoming tough.

How much applesauce do I substitute for an egg?

For desserts like pie or cake, make sure to add applesauce and not eggs. This will add moisture and make the dessert sweeter.

You can use 1/4 cup of applesauce instead of 1 egg. If you want a lighter texture, add an extra 1/2 teaspoonful of baking powder like for regular recipes. (source)

Can chia seeds replace eggs?

Chia seeds can take the place of eggs.

Mix together 1 Tbsp of chia seeds and 2.5 Tbsp water to make a chia egg. You can use a chia egg in many dishes, like quick bread, waffles, cookies, and more!

Can I use oil instead of eggs?

Mix water, baking powder, and vegetable oil.

This is a good substitute if you need to replace many eggs in a recipe as it won’t make the baked goods too greasy or change their flavor profile.

A simple combination of water, baking powder, and vegetable oil mimic an egg almost exactly.


After trying out a number of different substitutes for eggs, I have found that the best egg substitute for stuffing is flax seeds.

Flaxseed has many benefits including being vegan-friendly and nut-free.

It also contains Omega 3’s which are good for your heart health.

So if you want to make some delicious stuffing this Thanksgiving without worrying about food allergies or dietary restrictions, try using flax as an egg substitute in your recipe.

Let me know how it goes.

Mariana Rouco

Mariana Rouco is the editor-in-chief of She loves traveling and writing about foods and cooking in general. She has a degree from the New England Culinary Institute and enjoys Mexican, Italian, and Chinese cuisines the most.

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