Baking Hacks every vegan should know

Going plant-based does not have to mean missing out on your favourite baked goods.

Here are some baking hacks that EVERY vegan needs to know about. 

Aquafaba is your new best friend

What is Aquafaba I hear you ask? Well, you know that gross liquid that is left over in your canned chickpeasYeah, that

When whipped up, this brine acts as a replacement for meringue or a whipped, buttercream frosting. It might not have the same colour, but aquafaba makes for a delicious alternative. 

Whip up a coconut cream topping (you can make your own using canned coconut milk), and you won’t even know the difference! 

Top Tip: You can also use chia seeds and nut milk/water as an egg alternative – not just good for chia pudding. 

Any milk can become buttermilk 

Take your favourite plant-based milk alternative and add a splash of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. 

Whisk it up and let it sit for 10 minutes and you have got yourself a buttermilk substitute that can be used in your morning pancakes

Go Bananas 

Bananas are a great way to add a bit of sweetness to your bakes without having to reach for artificial sugar. 

They can also be used as an alternative to eggs. 

Just use one ripe banana for every egg the recipe calls for, and you’ve got yourself a plant-based treat in no time. 

Stock up on Tofu and Avocados 

Using tofu or avocado in your baking might not sound the most appealing, but if you fancy yourself a creamy ganache or a melt in the mouth mousse,these ingredients could be your saving graces. 

Just throw them into a food processor with some vegan dark chocolate or some fruit, and you have got yourself a plant-based pud. 

What are your top vegan baking tips? Share them in the comments below. 

Happy baking! 

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