Egg Yolks Substitutes

This article provides an overview of egg yolks, what it tastes like, their availability, alternative names, and of course what other ingredients make egg yolks substitutes.

What are Egg Yolks?

Egg yolks are the nutrient-bearing section of the egg, they are rich in vitamins, minerals, lipids, and proteins. Chicken eggs, the most commonly ingested ones, contain all the egg’s fat and cholesterol and nearly half the protein. Yolks are usually a hue of color yellow, ranging from a dark orange hue to a light, pale yellow.

What do Egg Yolks taste like?

Egg yolk has a very different taste from its counterpart, the white. Depending on how it is cooked and served, yolks have a creamy, buttery, and smooth taste. They are mildly sweet and have earthy, savory undertones.

Are Egg Yolks readily available in Supermarkets?

Eggs themselves are readily available in supermarkets and local convenience stores or markets. If you want just the yolk, you can easily separate it from the white yourself.

What are some alternative names for Egg Yolks?

Egg yolks may simply be referred to as the yolk, or just an egg.

What is a good substitute for Egg Yolks in recipes?

Luckily, there are a number of great substitutes for egg yolks. These include:

  • As eggs are not vegan or if you are allergic, there are plenty of substitutes available for baking. The best include:
    • Silken tofu
    • Flax egg
    • Chia egg
  • A simple mixture of oil and water – ideally olive oil