Vegan Baking Basics: Common Vegan Egg Substitutes

Vegan Baking Basics: Common Vegan Egg Substitutes

From breads to cakes, make sure you are using the best vegan egg substitute in your favorite recipes. Here are 3 easy swaps you can use in any recipe!

I’m back with more vegan baking basics! It’s been a while since I’ve done a post and I’ve gotten a few questions about vegan egg substitutes. While it seems easy enough to replace eggs with powdered substitutes like Ener-G, I wanted to highlight the more whole foods replacers I’ve been using lately. I also wanted to feature replacements that would be accessible to everyone  (Ener-G can be hard to find/expensive/a pain to order). Along with the vegan egg substitutes, I’ll go into a little bit about the type of baked goods the replacements do best in and how. This will be a bit shorter than the other baking basics posts, but I hope it’s helpful! (more…)

How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade vanilla extract is so easy to make at home and is a budget-friendly gift idea during the holidays. Use it in cakes, cookies, brownies, and more!

jar and vanilla beans on a blue backgroundWhen it comes to DIYs, the kitchen is really my jam over house projects and crafts. Sure, I like a good Pinterest-worthy kitchen decorations project, but as my fiancé can attest to, sometimes my crafts aren’t the greatest when they involve creating things from scratch. Except when it comes to kitchen DIYs, now there is something I can totally get behind! I have a fascination with trying to make most kitchen staples from scratch, or at least give it a good shot. Sometimes, making staples from scratch is (more…)

How to Make Coconut Whipped Cream

How to Make Coconut Whipped Cream

Looking for the absolute EASIEST way for how to make coconut whipped cream?! This is IT! Get perfect results each and every time, ready to top your next batch of brownies or a bowl of beautiful summer berries. 

coconut cream on a spoon

Coconut whipped cream = LIFE.

Okay, maybe this is old news/a very bold statement, but have you jumped on the vegan coconut whipped cream bandwagon?! Ever since I read about it being a pretty much perfect stand-in for the old faithful whipped cream, I’ve been OBSESSED. (more…)

The Best Vegan Pie Crust Recipe

The Best Vegan Pie Crust Recipe

Wondering how to make the best vegan pie crust? This is the easiest vegan coconut oil pie crust recipe that is perfect for your next party!

vegan pie crust with rolling pin

The time is here! Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and out of all the desserts on the table, pies always take the cake at this particular holiday. I know that making pies and the fillings are actually pretty easy, but you know what makes a great pie even better? A perfect vegan pie crust!

I’ve spent my fair share of time making and trying out different vegan pie crusts over the last few years. (more…)

Vegan Baking Basics: Baking with Dates

 

Date paste is a vegan lifesaver when it comes to baking. From making your own to buying ready-made, it's easier than you might think to bake with dates!

After I started the transition into vegan baking, I primarily started with substituting pureed bananas in for eggs or butter. Almost every article on vegan baking pointed to the banana as a suitable substitute, but I wasn’t quite buying it. Depending on the recipe, the hint of banana was left behind and if I want a chocolate chip cookie, I want a straight up cookie. Before eating primarily vegan, I had never even touched a date in my life. (more…)

Vegan Baking Basics: Baking with Coconut Oil vs Olive Oil

Vegan Baking Basics: Baking with Coconut Oil vs Olive Oil

This is the ultimate guide to vegan baking with coconut oil vs olive oil to make the fluffiest biscuits and best cookies you’ve ever tasted!

Heyyyy ohh! Here we go into another Vegan Baking Basics post! It’s been a while since I’ve rambled on in too much detail about things that have to do with the ins and outs of vegan baking, so I figured it was time for another post. In the past, I’ve covered baking with cashews, how to use a flax egg, and how to make the absolute best vegan cookies, but I figured it was time to talk about one of the biggest components of vegan baking: baking with coconut oil vs olive oil! (more…)