20 Vegan Baking Recipes: Plant-Based Desserts & More
20 VEGAN BAKING RECIPES: PLANT-BASED DESSERTS & MORE
Free from dairy and eggs, vegan baking recipes are becoming more mainstream as more bakers seek out alternatives to classic desserts and recipes. When baking without dairy and eggs, you don’t have to sacrifice taste to make delicious, homemade vegan-friendly baked goods for home or to give as gifts.
Check out some vegan baking ideas to get started, determine which KitchenAid® countertop appliances will help you get the best results and learn more about the most useful vegan ingredients to have on hand.
Vegan baking eliminates animal products like eggs, dairy, honey and meat from a recipe’s ingredients list, and substitutes them with plant-based ingredients. Vegan baked goods often include ingredients that mirror the texture, taste and flavors of animal-based ingredients and provide the same satisfying flavors and textures.
20 VEGAN BAKING RECIPES
Use this guide to help you create creative and delicious vegan desserts and baked goods that will rival or even surpass their traditional counterparts.
1. Gluten Free Vegan Magic Maple Cornbread
Easily prepped with your KitchenAid® stand mixer, this gluten free and vegan recipe for cornbread is moist and delicious and the perfect pairing for your favorite chili or soup.
Sweetened with pure maple syrup and coconut sugar, these cookies combine the earthy flavor of tahini with decadent chocolate. Plus, the complementary flavor pairing is accompanied by a soft, chewy texture bound to be a crowd-pleaser.
Enjoy this indulgent combination of zesty and nutty flavors delivered in a moist and tender package. This recipe uses almond extract and almond milk to ensure a proper balance of flavors in every bite.
Use this versatile vegan treat to complement a lunchtime sandwich or slice it up to serve on a cheese charcuterie board. Garnished with fennel and caraway seeds, the crusty exterior and chewy crumb offers a hearty addition to snacks and mealtime alike.
Create this rustic, artisanal bread with only a handful of ingredients. Use the KitchenAid® Sifter + Scale attachment with a KitchenAid® stand mixer1 to accurately measure, sift and add flour in one step.
Enjoy the unique flavor profile of this traditional French vegan recipe that uses chickpea flour, fresh rosemary and pitted olives. The nutty and tangy undertones make socca a fantastic appetizer to a variety of meals.
Packed with wholesome ingredients, these puffed quinoa granola bars make a great vegan snack when you’re on the go. Combine quinoa, sunflower seeds, dried cherries, roasted almonds and an assortment of warm spices using a KitchenAid® stand mixer to whip up this balanced snack.
This sweet and savory artisanal bread pairs an airy texture with the crunch of pine nuts with chewy roasted grapes. Seamlessly knead the dough using a KitchenAid® food processor equipped with the steel blade attachment.
Beyond these substitutes for your favorite sweets, there are also many great alternatives for pastas, meats and other foods. Keep in mind that vegan baking and cooking doesn’t have to be limiting, rather it can open up new culinary possibilities – such as these vegan grilling ideas. Consider the vegan substitutes below and get creative experimenting with making your favorite recipes vegan-friendly.
Essential Vegan Baking Substitutes and Ingredients
Many recipes for baked goods can be turned into vegan recipes by swapping eggs and dairy ingredients for some of these common substitutions.
Plant-based yogurt such as coconut yogurt can be used as an egg substitute in cakes, loaves and quick breads, or anything that is similar to a cake and needs a creamy foundation. Make sure the yogurt you choose is unsweetened and unflavored.
Apple sauce and other fruit PURÉES
Fruit purées such as apple or banana are great for adding moisture to quick breads and brownies and serve as a great vegan substitute for eggs or butter.
Starches (tapioca, corn, arrowroot)
These starches add fluff to a cake and are great for making custards, curds, or puddings that rely on eggs for thickening.
Another name for chickpea brine is aquafaba, and it can be used to make vegan meringue.
Silken tofu can be used to craft your own lower-fat vegan version of sour cream. You can easily whip up your own vegan sour cream silken tofu with lemon juice, vinegar and salt.
Many vegan butter substitutes exist that you can use in your baking. They are a mixture of water and plant-based oil such as coconut, avocado and olive. Learn more about baking with butter substitutes.
Vegan Baking Tips
Double check labels to ensure ingredients are vegan
Choose recipes that are tested from trustworthy sources
Test in small batches
Learn and understand egg substitutes
Taste-test different vegan butters
Tackle simpler recipes when you’re just starting out
Choose the right plant-based milk for the taste you are looking for
Understand that vegan baking is a learning process
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