One of the major hurdles to becoming vegan is replacing common food groups in baking. The vegan replacements below are for eggs, milk, cream and other common baking ingredients. I hope you find it helpful.
1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp water
1/4 cup pureed tofu
1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp water
1/4 cup avocado
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup pumpkin
1 mashed banana
3 tbsp aquafaba
1 tsp baking soda mixed with 1 tbsp white vinegar
Almond, soy, cashew or coconut Milk – Equal parts
1 cup = 1 cup nut milk + 2 tbsp lemon juice
Agave Syrup, Maple Syrup or Rice syrup to taste
3/4 cup soy milk + 1/4 cup vegan margarine
soy, coconut, almond or cashew yogourt (equal parts)
Vegetable stock is super easy to make and can be used in many recipes. The recipe is great to use up vegetables before they go bad or for when you want that extra special stock for your favourite recipe.
At the end of the week there always seems to be one or two bananas that need to be used. A great way to use them is in Pecan Banana bread. It’s sweet and crunchy and can be eaten for breakfast or a sweet treat. Spread with your favourite fruit jam for added flavour.
My favourite apples are Spies. I like them in pies, crisp and just on their own. Occasionally, when I want to sweeten up the fruit I make this recipe of baked apples. Their sweet but tangy at the same time. Serve with coconut cream or whipped cream for an extra special treat.
At Christmas my family celebrates with food and family. One cookie which turns up again and again is the recipe for peanut butter bites. The chocolate and peanut butter are a great combination for any celebration or for when you just want a decadent treat. Enjoy!
1 cup chunky peanut butter
3/4 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup white chocolate
1/2 cup milk chocolate
Mix peanut butter and icing sugar together in a small bowl until mixture is well incorporated.
At this time of year I start baking Christmas cookies and I often make Almond Spritz Cookies. These cookies are bite sized and flavourful. They are perfect when you want a small sweet treat. Enjoy with hot cocoa or eggnog.
Fresh tomatillo salsa is great on corn chips, baked potatoes or other vegetables. It whips up in less than 20 minutes and is better than the store bought versions. Adjust the sugar to the level of acidity you prefer.
I don’t often eat cereal for breakfast but when I do I tend to eat granola. This granola recipe includes coconut oil, honey and dried apricots. For a surprise cocoa nibs are added for a chocolatey kick. Enjoy morning granola for breakfast or on top of your favourite crumble.