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Vegan Baking Substitute Ingredients – 3 Ingredients To Make Your Vegan Baking Delicious

If you’re looking for a vegan baking substitute for your favorite recipes, you need to know about the 3 ingredients you can easily substitute to start baking as a vegan. It’s just as easy as using animal products once you know the secrets, and it tastes even better. If you’ve been craving those chocolate chip cookies your grandma or mom used to make, read on…

Knowing what to use as a vegan baking substitute is a lot simpler than most people realize. There are only 3 main ingredients that need to be substituted, and I’m going to share with you the perfect vegan options.

As a nutritionist, I always consider health, too, so these substitute ideas are the healthiest choices out there for vegan baking, in addition to being delicious.

Here are the 3 ingredients you need to substitute in vegan baking:

Vegan Baking Substitute #1: What Should You Use Instead Of Butter?

Use virgin (unrefined) coconut oil. Unlike saturated animal fat, it does not increase cholesterol. When unrefined, coconut oil has Vitamin E, tocotrienols, and carotenes.

It also has antibacterial and antiviral properties, and helps in the absorption of other nutrients, particularly omega-3 fatty acids. It is a perfect vegan substitute for butter, especially in baking cookies when you want to cream the fat with the sugar.

Although unrefined coconut oil is my favorite, in muffins and cakes, where the buttery texture isn’t crucial, you can use olive oil or untoasted sesame oil. These are a great substitute for vegan baking that has spices in it, like cinnamon and cloves, so that the oil’s flavor doesn’t come through.

Vegan Baking Substitute #2: What Should You Use Instead Of Eggs?

The purpose of eggs in baking can be to a) add moisture or b) bind things together. Moisture is covered easily with fruit/vegetable puree, or nut/grain milk.

My favorite substitutes for binding are psyllium husks, ground flax seeds or mashed banana. Mix 1 teaspoon of psyllium or ground flax with a couple tablespoons of water, let it sit to gel, and this will replace 1 egg. Banana works well to bind muffins or pancakes, adds sweetness and lovely flavor, and helps brown your baking.

Vegan Baking Substitute #3: What Should You Use Instead Of Milk?

Milk is the simplest ingredient to replace, with a wide selection of nut and grain milks available now. The function of milk in baking is to add moisture, so just about any wet ingredient can substitute for it in vegan recipes.

Try rice milk, almond milk, apple juice or whatever you have on hand. Be sure that its flavor jives with the rest of the ingredients, though.

The easiest way to start having success with your baking experiments is by using these 3 simple vegan baking substitute tips in cookies. If you want to make the best vegan cookies, check out this amazing resource that shows you how to make healthy vegan cookies, available at http://www.healthyveganrecipes.net/healthy-vegan-products/healthy-vegan-cookies

Heather Nauta is a registered holistic nutritionist who teaches you how to live a healthy vegan/vegetarian lifestyle, including how to get proper nutrition, enough protein, vitamin b12 and other minerals, and how to make an amazing variety of simple, fast healthy recipes that taste incredible for you and your family.


Vegan Cake Baking

Why allow professional cake decorators to have all the fun? Anyone can learn how to decorate a cake and with practice learn to decorate a cake that rivals that of professionals, even learn the use of cake decorating roses. No matter for what occasion, you can decorate your cake to fit it. A hand decorated cake makes such an impact and is instantly more personal and heart-felt than a cake you simply purchased. Also the real fun is personalizing a cake and making it your own, being creative and seeing what you can create.

 

The first cake I baked and decorated myself was for Valentine’s Day. Normally I would have decided on a few gifts and of course some candy. However, my wife and I are vegan. We can no longer simply buy candy and baked goods in celebration of this holiday because we can no longer eat it. This left me with the option of not gifting anything edible or creating it myself. I decided to bake my wife a Valentine’s Day themed cake.

I have learned to become a pretty good cook and baker since going vegan because with many food items if we do not make it ourselves we simply cannot have it. So of course I have been trying out cake recipes till I found one that would triumph over non-vegan cakes on any taste contest. With this recipe in my arsenal, I decided to bake and decorate a Valentine’s Day themed cake for my wife using cake decorating roses.

I wanted to do something special and unique. I decided on a two layered cake with pink and red frosting swirled in between the two layers, pink frosting as the color for exterior, and then decorate with cake decorating flowers and the words “Happy Valentine’s Day.” I also decided to add cupid figurines to the cake also. She loved the cake, more so than any other gift I gave to her. She couldn’t believe I had made it and that I had taken the time to bake and decorate a cake for her. She can’t wait till her birthday now.

No matter what you decide to create and what it ends up looking like, decorating your own cake is fun.  Have fun with it and be creative.

Hi, my name is Richard ‘Cool Cakes’ Wells and I’ve been working with cakes for a long time.  If you would like to read my article “History Of Cake Decorating”, then click here; http://www.coolcakedecorating.com/the-history-of-cake-decorating/.  And for more great articles on cake decorating, visit my website at http://www.coolcakedecorating.com/. Have a great time!

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