Brownies are a favorite dessert for special occasions like holidays or birthdays, or just as a tasty treat. Brownies, like most other pastries, usually have eggs. Some people have egg allergies and cannot eat brownies; others follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. Finding professionally made eggless brownies can be very difficult. Fortunately, you can easily substitute eggs and make egg-free brownies at home without taking a lot of time and effort.

Things You'll Need

Pour an entire package of your favorite brownie mix and ¼ cup of milk in a bowl. Use soy milk if you are lactose intolerant or if you don’t want to use dairy. Add ½ cup of mashed bananas or applesauce to the mixture. The mashed fruit will help improve bonding strength and moisture. Stir the mixture until well blended.

Pour the mixture into a 9-by-9-inch nonstick glass or metal pan. If your baking pan isn’t a non-stick pan, grease it with a small amount of oil, cooking spray or butter to prevent sticking.

Preheat your oven to a 350 degrees F and let the brownies bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Insert a wooden toothpick or an uncooked spaghetti noodle into the brownies after 25 minutes to see if they’re cooked. The brownies are cooked if the toothpick comes out almost clean.

Let the brownies cool for 10 to 15 minutes.


  • For cakelike brownies use 1 cup of mashed bananas or applesauce instead of ½ cup.

References and Resources

Eggless Cooking: Egg Substitutes