Vegan Egg Delight: 10 Egg Recipes Without the Egg


Hands up if you were ever one of those poor souls that opened up their lunch box only to unleash a deadly egg stench? I feel you. What were our parents thinking when they made us smelly egg sandwiches?

Eggs are ubiquitous. They’re the star of the show when it comes down to dishes like Eggs Benedict and omelettes; they feel essential in cookies and cakes, and of course don’t forget the aforementioned egg salad. In fact, it can seem a challenge in itself just to think up recipes that don’t call for egg. Well, listen up. You can leave eggs well enough alone. You simply don’t need them. Here are ten re-makes of some of your favorite egg-based recipes minus the egg.

1. Vegan Tofu Scramble

How do you like your eggs in the morning? I like mine á la tofu! Lots of people like to start their day off with some eggs, so if you’re looking to cut out eggs from your diet then you may find this recipe a good replacement.

Get the recipe here.

2. Vegan Eggs Benedict

I used to love having eggs Benedict for brunch. It felt like such a sophisticated and posh way of enjoying eggs. Since giving up all forms of dairy, I made peace with the fact I would never again enjoy this dish. Until now, when all my hopes and dreams have been answered and I present to you . . . egg-less EGGS Benedict!

Get the recipe here.

3. Pesto Ricotta Omelets with Cherry Tomatoes

This recipe not only shows you how to make a scrumptious omelet without eggs, it also shows you the way to make ricotta cheese, without dairy. Cashews and tofu combine to make an incredibly rich and cheesy mixture that will truly delight you. The secret to giving vegan recipes that ‘cheese’ flavor? Nutritional yeast.

Get the recipe here.

4. Almond-Crusted Vegan French Toast with Sour Cherries

Who doesn’t enjoy a stack of french toast (or eggy bread as some know it) in the morning? You can have lots of fun playing around with your toppings, but in my opinion maple syrup and fruit is always a winner. The combination of sweet maple syrup and sour cherries in this recipe works so well as the different flavors really compliment one another. Plus it looks pretty fancy if you’re looking to impress someone with your culinary skills.

Get the recipe here.

5. Herbed Black Quinoa Muffins

Who doesn’t love unwrapping a tasty muffin? Whereas most muffins are sweet, these little herb and quinoa muffins are savory and bursting with flavor. Plus, they’re filling due to the protein-rich quinoa.

Get the recipe here.

6. Vegan Egg Salad Sandwich

Here it is . . . an egg sandwich that won’t clear the room with its odor. Tofu makes a great egg alternative and if you even miss the eggy taste you could add in some black salt as the sulfur gives it an egg-like taste. Serve with crisp lettuce on chunky slices of bread and everyone will be envious of your sammy.

Get the recipe here.

7. Scotch Eggs- Vegan Style

My childhood was never complete without a scotch egg being present at a picnic. So when I ditched the dairy and eggs, I was kind of bummed to say goodbye to them. Alas, my scotch egg-shaped void has been fixed – I can now make them, and take them along for me and my family to share. And using avocado instead of egg makes them super creamy!

Get the recipe here.

8. Frittata Puttanesca

A frittata is a thick, cake-like omelette, that is nearly entirely eggs. They’re perfect for whipping up for brunch or dinner. This dish relies on tofu and nutritional yeast, as well as key puttanesca ingredients like tomatoes, olives and capers, to create a delish meal you can dive right into, or you could serve it up with a crisp, delicious salad.

Get the recipe here.

9. Vegan Egg-Fried Rice

I used to devour a bowl of egg-fried rice. It was just so tasty with the mixture of textures and flavors. Well, this vegan dish brings all of that together without the meat or eggs. Chunks of tempeh mimic meat and chickpea “eggs” lend it the traditional look and flavor of your favorite egg-fried rice.

Get the recipe here.

10. Miso Noodles with Vegan Fried Egg

This Asian inspired dish pairs a vegan fried egg with noodles and mushrooms and is so damn good. The best part is that you could use the vegan fried egg and in a host of other dishes. I’m thinking it would go perfectly with a buddha bowl or even just on a bed of cauliflower rice. Yum.

Get the recipe here.

Lora O'Brien

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