A childhood favourite, the perfect snack - but what if you don't have eggs!? Or you don't eat eggs!? This recipe is the closest I've ever got to eggy bread - without any eggs. The recipe is based in lentils so is still high in protein, and no eggs means it is suitable for vegetarians and vegans too. Check out the secret "eggy" ingredient below, and give it a try! 


  • 1 cup yellow lentils (soaked for 2 hours or overnight)
  • 6-8 slices of bread
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 tomato 
  • pinch of pepper
  • butter or margarine spread
  • pinch of Kala Namak - also known as black salt, this is the secret eggy ingredient! It works as normal salt in the recipe but also has a sulfur, eggy smell to it. You'll get it when you smell it!

(optional) any other seasonings you like! I usually use Indian flavours, so:

  • handful of coriander
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder or cumin/coriander powder
  • pinch of garlic powder


  1. Take your soaked lentils, and blend them with the water, to create a paste (think of this as your whisked eggs, but it will be a lot thicker!).
  2. Chop your tomato and onion into very small chunks, and mix in.
  3. Mix in all your seasonings as well.
  4. Heat up a blob of butter in the pan.
  5. Spread 2 tbsp of the mix one side of your bread, covering it all over, and place it batter-side down on the pan. 
  6. As it's cooking, spread 2 tbsp of the mix on the other side as well 
  7. after 2-3 minutes, check it's nicely golden brown underneath and then flip your bread to cook the batter on the second side. 
  8. Wait another 2-3 minutes and when both sides are golden brown, it's ready!
  9. Repeat to coat and cook all your bread slices. 

Did you know you can get egg-free mayonnaise now as well!? It really does taste similar (to me). You might be able to find it in the allergy free-from section of your supermarket, I use Hellman's vegan mayo or Vegannaise, and it's great for dipping no-eggy bread in!

Hungry for more? 

Check out our egg free chocolate mousse recipe - it has another secret ingredient!