Mock Egg Yolk

It doesn’t taste like egg yolk, but if you miss runny egg yolk for breakfast, this will work. It’s kind of like a seasoned egg yolk or thickened chicken broth.

IMAG0084I used to like to dip my toast in egg yolk. I also liked over easy eggs on my home fries and pancakes. Sometimes I still crave it. This recipe will substitute for a seasoned egg yolk. I preferred my yolks with just salt, pepper, and syrup (when on potatoes and pancakes). But, because this uses chicken-style seasoning, you will have to acquire a taste for seasoned vegan egg yolk. You can also use this to make vegan birds’ nests or use it as a light chicken-style gravy over biscuits. I think it’s closer to yolk than gravy though.

Makes 3-4 cups.


  • 3-4 cups water
  • 3 Tbsp chicken-style seasoning (Look for vegan chicken-style seasoning or find a recipe for your own.)
  • 2-3 pinches of turmeric
  • 2-3 shakes of onion powder (or a few dashes)
  • just short of 1/3 cup of non-GMO cornstarch
  • salt

To Make:

  1. Combine all ingredients except for salt. Mix well so that the cornstarch is all mixed in and there are no (or as few as possible) lumps. I recommend using a blender to mix it all together and then pouring it into a small sauce pan, or mixing it with a whisk or fork.
  2. In a small sauce pan, bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. I recommend using a whisk or fork.
  3. Lower heat to medium and continue stirring until the mixture thickens.
  4. Remove from heat. It will thicken more as you let it set, but you can also use it while it’s still hot/warm.
  5. Taste and add salt (to taste).

Note: This is not for binding nor for making things like quiche, but to use as a sauce where you would typically have runny egg yolk if you/when you used to eat eggs. 

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