Few foods are quite as loaded with cultural significance as the humble egg. Whether we’re talking about philosophy (did the chicken or the egg come first?) or superstition (get a double yolk and get ready to have twins), the unfertilized chicken ovum is as meaningful as any random object can be. They take on a different sort of implication for vegans, of course, skewing largely negative.
Are Vegan Eggs Possible?
Plant-based eggs have evolved alongside the massive wave of alternatives to conventional animal products. For decades, creative bakers have sought substitutes using just about anything you could pull out of the pantry, such as:
- Ground flaxseeds or chia seeds
- Mashed bananas
- Blended tofu
While that works for muffins and cakes, you’d never mistake these mixtures for eggs on the breakfast table. For that, we turn to:
- Tofu scrambles and frittatas
- Chickpea scrambles and quiches
- Lentil liquid eggs
- Deviled potatoes and tomatoes
Vegan Egg Brands Are Keeping Pace
With increased demand comes more ready-made solutions that become even better with every fresh formulation.
- JUST Egg has held the lion’s share of the market with their pioneering liquid egg, followed by folded patties, and sous vide egg bites.
- Competition is finally growing with Simply Eggless‘ liquid scramble made from lupin protein.
- Spero Foods plant-based pepita eggs add diversity to the category.
Still, a large swath of egg-based foods remained untouched… Until now.
Vegan Hard Boiled Eggs Are Here
A new era of plant-based eggs has dawned. Sorry to bury the lede on this stunning breakthrough in food technology, but it’s impossible to emphasize just how far we’ve come to reach this point without a bit of history. WunderEggs, sold exclusively in Whole Foods Markets, right alongside cartons of conventional, free range, and organic chicken eggs offer a truly better alternative.
What Are WunderEggs Made of?
Almonds, cashews, and coconuts sound like a dubious combination on paper. Somehow, once sprinkled with the sachet of sulfurous black salt included in each package, this unlikely trio is transformed into the eggiest experience you can get outside of a hatchery. Rich, creamy yolks add decadence to smooth, bouncy whites, working together and separately to play a pitch-perfect role in the act.
What’s The Best Way To Serve Plant-Based Hard Boiled Eggs?
Given their current scarcity and expense, WunderEggs are a bit too precious to sacrifice for a mundane egg salad sandwich. Hopefully those factors will improve with increased production and distribution, but to maximize your investment, they’re best featured as toppers for:
There’s Always Deviled Eggs
Conserve your supply using this simple shortcut for making a single serving of vegan deviled eggs, or scale up to throw a lavish Easter brunch that will impress all your friends and family. We’ve arrived at the final frontier of eggless alternatives, and it’s a truly delicious place to be.