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)
vegan butter – equal parts
coconut oil – equal parts
olive oil – 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp per cup of butter
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Apple crumble muffins are tart and sweet at the same time. They have the best ingredients of the old fashioned apple crumble assembled in a muffin that can be taken anywhere. Enjoy with milk, coffee or tea.
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/8 cup flour
1/8 cup butter
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
2/3 cup almond milk
1/4 cup safflower oil
3/4 cup grated Granny Smith apples
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Carrot cake is a great dessert for festive occasions. The cake takes a bit of work but is sure to please even the most finicky person. For a change try Chocolate Carrot Cake.
2 1/1 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup canola oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups grated carrot
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 drained 8 oz tin pineapple
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Cranberry Maple Bread Machine buns are easy to make and tasty. Just throw the ingredients in your bread machine and follow a few simple steps and you have flavourful buns for your table. Enjoy with coffee or tea.
1 cup almond milk
1 egg or 1 vegan egg
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup melted butter or melted vegan butter
3 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/4 tsp yeast (Bread machine or high activating)
1 cup dried cranberries
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Lemon Easter cookies are a lemon sugar cookie decorated for the Easter holiday. Choose your favourite colour for the cookie dough.
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter
1 tsp lemon extract
1 tbsp lemon juice
3/4 cup sugar
gel food colouring – your choice of colour
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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.
2 onions cut in half
3 large carrots
1 head garlic
5 celery stalks
5 or 6 stems of parsley
16 cups water
salt and pepper to taste (if desired) see note
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Old fashioned bagels take some time to make but they’re worth the effort. They’re light and chewy and they’re wonderful with jam or your favourite buttery spread. Make a double batch and freeze some for when you need a quick snack.
1 tsp sugar
3/4 cup warm water
7 1/2 tsp regular yeast
Dissolve sugar in water in a large bowl. Place yeast on top of the water and let stand for 10 minutes. Stir.
2 tbsp oil
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
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Peanut butter and cereal create a sweet treat for those times when you have a snack attack. Make a double batch and store the extra in the freezer for when you have the munchies.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup peanut butter
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This recipe takes more time than many of the icebox cookies but the results are worth the effort. The designs are pretty and the cookie is delicious. You’ll need an afternoon to bake these cookies so make an extra batch while you are baking and freeze the leftovers.
1 cup soft butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
Mix first butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Add flour and salt to the mixture. Blend until just combined. Do not overwork dough.
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Chocolate raspberry hand pies are a different take on the hand pie. Chocolate pie dough encapsulates a sweet raspberry filling for a decadent treat. They’re great to take for a mid afternoon snack or a small dessert.
1/2 lb of vegetable shortening
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tbsp white vinegar
Beat one egg in a measuring cup and add 1 tbsp white vinegar. Fill with cold water to 1/2 cup.
Blend flour, vegetable shortening and salt.
Gradually add liquid to dry ingredients and blend until well incorporated.
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