World Egg Day is on October 13th – but as eggs are produced by chickens and are often loaded with the steroids, cholesterol, and hormones, many people are opting to leave eggs off their plate. Most caged battery hens have smaller space than one A4 sized piece of paper to house them for the duration of their lives.

However, people who choose to not consume eggs for whichever reason/s, or those who opt for a vegan diet do not have to miss out on any of their favorite egg-based dishes.

A not-so-secret ingredient, beloved by those ‘in the know’ is Kala Namak; also known as Himalayan Black Salt (although it is pink-colored and yet different to Himalayan Pink Salt). It is a sulfurous salt which delivers a distinctly ‘eggy’ taste. This magic ingredient can usually be found at Indian supermarkets or online.

For more tips and substitutes – a la all things delicious vegan baking, see our easy swaps guide.

12 Ways to Still Eat Eggs as a Vegan

1. The Vegg

This product is a 100% plant-based replacement for egg yolk that uses only natural ingredients to create a product that replicates the taste and texture of egg yolks. Perfect for use in your favorite egg dishes.

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2. Scrambled ‘Eggs’

Lazy Sundays are for sleeping in and brunching on scrambled eggs on toast with hash browns and grilled tomatoes. However, eating vegan doesn’t mean giving up scrambled eggs – this recipe can even be enjoyed on its own and boasts a familiar flavor.

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3. VeganEgg by Follow Your Heart

“Delight in the taste and texture of eggs with this incredible new whole egg replacer! Enjoy the versatility you expect from eggs while positively impacting your health, the environment, and creating a more humane world. Bake cookies, muffins, cakes, and even cook up fluffy scrambled eggs and omelets!”

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4. ‘Poached Eggs’

Missing a hearty breakfast of poached eggs on toast? This recipe shows you how to make a veganized version which is rather indistinguishable from the real deal.

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5. Vegan Easy Egg by Orgran

This revolutionary product is not only vegan but gluten-free, yeast-free, nut-free and GMO-free too. There’s also zero cholesterol, heaps of fiber, high amounts of protein and low amounts of fat. The perfect egg replacer for any classic recipes.

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6. Healthy Eggless Besan Omelette

This omelette-style recipe has fewer calories and no cholesterol and possibly a better flavor – when compared to that of a traditional egg omelette. Why not try it for your next healthy breakfast?

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7. Ener-G Egg Replacer

This gluten-free, vegan egg substitute product makes egg-free baking extremely simple. Get (un)cracking with your next cake!

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8. Egg-Free Egg Salad

Has there ever been a picnic, holiday or social where Granny doesn’t bring egg salad? This recipe is perfect for summer or as a high-protein and delicious food option without the sat-fat!

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9. Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer

Make the perfect pancakes, gooey brownie, bread and much more with this versatile vegan-friendly and gluten-free egg replacement.

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10. Gourmet Vegan Quiche

The Vegan Household have aptly named this recipe as ‘The Gourmet Vegan “Can’t tell the difference” Quiche’ – serve to guests and you won’t be the only one fooled it’s not made from traditional eggs.

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11. The Neat Egg

This could well become your new household go-to in the egg department. The Neat Egg proudly uses simple, natural ingredients – none of which contain animal products, gluten, soy or GMOs.

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12. French Toast

This recipe makes French Toast which is so soft, warm and ‘eggy’ flavored – you won’t be able to tell it uses chickpeas flour in place of an egg. Especially when drowned in maple syrup and garnished with strawberries and powdered sugar!

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