Let's Bake!

Baking as a vegan can feel a little different at first as you can’t be using dairy butter or eggs in your recipes. But not to worry! Vegan butter is easy to find in the shops (Flora plant based, vitalite, stork are great) and by substituting the egg for one of the options below, you can easily adapt your favourite recipes. Or you can find a whole new recipe from my personal favourites below! Enjoy!

For the equivalent of 1 egg:

  • 1 tablespoon of flaxseed and 3 tablespoons of water
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and 3 tablespoons of water
  • approx 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 ripe, mashed banana 
  • 3 tablespoons of aquafaba (this is just the liquid in tins of chickpeas/beans)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder with 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
  • egg replacement products such as Crack’d no egg or Oggs 

Raspberry & white choc cake bars

I made this by modifying my favourite sponge recipe by Jane’s Patisserie (recipe found here). I reduced the amount of liquid to compensate for the extra liquid from the tub of raspberries. I added free from white chocolate buttons and Vego white chocolate bar pieces on top.

Chocolate chip cookies

This is the best cookie recipe I have ever followed…they’re crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. It wasn’t created as a vegan recipe; you can find it here but I always switch out the milk chocolate for dark (check it doesn’t have milk in though), the egg for a flax egg or approx 2tbsp of oil and it works amazingly well! Check out these extra toppings I loveee to put on these cookies on my Instagram post here!

Blueberry and lemon loaf

Blueberry muffins are a childhood favourite and I love lemon cake so why not combine them both! I always use this recipe for lemon cake so I just reduced the liquid slightly to compensate for the blueberries I added. And for the blueberry muffin nostalgia I added some oats and sugar on top of the loaf!

Rainbow tiffin squares

These are so moreish because they are so creamy and crunchy at the same time. They’re really quick and can be topped with different decorations at different times of the year (here we have Doisy and Dam mini Easter eggs). To make the base you should melt dark chocolate and crumble in Weetabix, broken digestives (own brands are often vegan…just check the label) and your chosen chocolates (like dairy free buttons, oreos, Doisy and Dam drops etc). Then melt some more dark cholate on and spread this on top of the base mixture. Decorate as you wish and put in the fridge until set!

Bournville brownie

Brownies can be tricky because it is very easy to misjudge when they’re done for the texture you want. I personally like brownies to be on the fudgier, gooier side otherwise they end up just like cake. This is the recipe we use and it works amazingly! I just sub out the eggs for either aquafaba or oil and ofc use vegan chocolate! 

Rhubarb muffins

We grow rhubarb in our garden so these are perfect to make for a change from crumble! I use this recipe here and the combination with the spices is so summery! When you check they’re cooked before you take them out, remember that the gooey rhubarb might make you think the batter is still soggy but once its cooled its fine!  

Gooey brookie

To make this I use the brownie and cookie recipes above. Just cook the brownie batter in the tray for about 15 mins before you add the cookie dough. Cook again for about 10mins. Honestly Delicious!

Jammy dodger blondies

Jammy Dodgers are vegan! Blondies have a similar texture to brownies but taste fruity and delicious with jam. I used a Jane’s Patisserie recipe found here but substituted the eggs for aquafaba and used vegan white chocolate! 

Victoria sponge

My favourite sponge recipe is Jane’s Patisserie recipe found here. It works every time and is so golden and light. 100% recommend. 

I’m always posting the baking creations I’m making on Instagram so give me a follow for many more recipes!

But if you’re not a big baker you can find vegan packet mixes easily in shops now. But if you don’t enjoy baking at all you can support some of the vegan baking businesses, many of which have postal services. I follow loads of vegan baking businesses on Instagram and they always look amazing! This might be a good place to start if you want some homemade vegan treats without baking them yourself.