If you are looking for the best vegan egg wash, you have come to the right place!
I have baked hundreds of recipes and tried countless egg wash substitutes to get a vegan version.
If you ask 30 people you will get 10 different answers to what the best vegan egg wash substitute is.
I am here to tell you that I think I have found the very best one. After trial and error for tons of recipes, I have found something that works the same, if not better, than using actual eggs.
My vegan egg wash is perfect for baking both sweet and savory goods. It has a neutral taste and I use it for everything.
I have tried using oil as a replacement for vegan egg wash and have found it to not brown enough and be a little icky.
I have tried Vegan Butter and that was even worse than brushing the baked goods with oil.
My alternative to egg wash blends aquafaba and non-dairy milk for the perfect brown crust!
I hope you enjoy using this substitute for egg wash as much as I do. It is truly the perfect alternative and the end result is so yummy.
What Is Aquafaba?
Aquafaba, the base of my egg wash substitute, is liquid from the chickpea can.
I know, super weird, right?! The liquid from the chickpea can has so many uses and it is the perfect egg wash.
You can also find aquafaba from white northern beans that works similarly to garbanzo beans for aquafaba.
I usually just open a can of beans, dip my pastry brush in, and use the aquafaba that way. Then, I reserve the beans for another use such as my Easy Vegan Chickpea Burgers.
How To Make Vegan Egg Wash Substitute
The key to making my egg wash substitute is to use both aquafaba and non-dairy milk.
I have tried everything under the sun. Maple syrup mixed with non-dairy milk (nope!), oil (nope!), vegan butter (nope!), non-dairy milk and agave (nope!)
I have found nothing that works better and is most similar to actual egg wash than the combination of aquafaba and non-dairy milk.
The key is to first brush your baked goods with aquafaba, and then go over it again with non-dairy milk.
You don’t need much.
I usually just dip my pastry brush straight in the aquafaba/liquid directly from the chickpea can and then brush over the whole thing. This usually takes about 2-3 tablespoons of liquid, If I had to guess.
Then, you go over the pastry again with the non-dairy milk. Since it is already wet, I would say that I use about 1-2 tablespoons of liquid at most.
You do not want the pastry to be sopping wet. This is an egg wash, not an egg bath! Just paint it on, a little bit goes a long way.
You may not even need 3 tablespoons, I just wanted to give you a ballpark number for the vegan egg wash recipe.
And that is it! Simply bake your goods according to the recipe and you will see the magic happen before your very eyes!
Recipes I Use Egg Wash Alternatives On
If you are looking for some suggested recipes for using this vegan egg wash replacement on, I want to share some ways in which I have used it!
I use the egg wash for both sweet and savory dishes and it works wonderfully.
As I said above, this is the best and closest sub I have found! Here are some of my favorite ways to use it.
There are so many ways! You can use this recipe the same way you would use any regular egg wash. It has so many uses!
Did You Try This Recipe?
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- 2-3 tablespons aquafaba (liquid from the chickpea can)
- 1-2 tablespoons non-dairy milk
- First, brush your unbaked goods with aquafaba and then brush them again with the non-dairy milk. I do recommend doing it in this order. You want 2/3 aquafaba and 1/3 non-dairy milk. You do not want your baked goods to be sopping wet, just coated lightly in the mixture. Then, bake according to the recipe and enjoy the delicious result.