All you need to know about egg substitutes to make Vegan Cookies.
After all my research I thought we should start with the basics and the first question that came to mind was: "Can I make them without egg?"
Well, the answer is obviously yes! And I am gonna tell you how to make it so the cookies get as fluffy inside and crunchy outside as the ones that do have egg and butter.
I've been working on a lot of recipes to bring you a ton of ideas on how to create your perfect Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie at home! I tried a ton of different ingredients and options such as healthy options, gluten free options and I even tried the Levain Bakery style cookies, and all of them completely VEGAN!
To start with the egg substitutions I tried, bananas, apple puree (apple sauce), coconut oil and a mix of oil and water. Eggs are basically fat and water, so that's why something as simple as oil and water can do the same function.
In my opinion, the apple ones turned out the best! Even though all the others were nice too! You can check the video for my full review on which ones were the best in texture and flavor, but now let's move on to the ingredients.
Common Ingredients: (4 cookies of each type)
Use this ingredients and then pick the egg substitute you want to use down below to complement them. It can be Oil, Banana, Apple or Coconut.
50g Brown Sugar
1tsp Baking Powder
1tsp Vanilla Extract
Pinch of Salt
Dark Chocolate Chunks
· Oil and Water
50g Mashed banana
50g Soya Butter
50g Apple puree
50g Soya Butter
60g Coconut Oil
30ml Oat Milk
LET'S GET STARTED.
In a mixing bowl, add both types of sugar and the egg substitute of choice, for example, the apple sauce. Mix everything together for about 5 minutes, until it gets completely combined (yes, it can take a while for the ingredients to blend together).
Add the vanilla and the salt and continue with the flour and the baking powder and mix until it gets combined. Now it is time to add the dark chocolate, the pieces do not need to be exactly the same size, so if you are cutting them with a knife it is absolutely fine!
The most important part now is to let them rest in the fridge, if you can it is better to leave them overnight and bake them the day after, if not, let them rest at least 4 hours.
Make huge balls, the dough should be enough to make at least 4 cookies, and bake them in the oven for 12-15min at 200º, we want them to get crunchy outside but tender and kind of raw inside.
Let them cool down and they are ready to enjoy! Remember to check out the Levain Style Cookies, also vegan and with walnuts, most delicious cookies I've ever made!