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How to make cookies without eggs and butter

One of the most common questions I get asked as a vegan baker is hands down “how do you bake without eggs?”. My answer is always the same: “Baking is science. If you replace the egg with something that causes the same reaction, it doesn't matter that there are no eggs in the recipe.” Finding that replacement then becomes the task at hand. And there are A TON of options out there. If you Google “egg replacements for vegan baking” you'll get all sorts of charts and lists and I would guess most of them are created by either: a) non-vegans who haven't actually tried them b) vegans who have forgotten what real cake and cookies are supposed to taste...

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Making Disney Inspired Desserts

It's no secret that I'm a Harry Potter dork but what I'm an even bigger dork over is Disney. Main Street USA is my happy place. If I'm having a down day, you bet I'm watching some kind of Disney classic as a pick me up and if you see me singing along with a big stupid smile on my face while I drive, it's probably to some Disney tunes. Yep, that kind of level of dork. I just love it. So I couldn't help but get inspired by some of my favorite Disney movies and make some desserts. Snow White Anyone else getting major Snow White vibes here? Apples, witchy set up, dreamy flowers🍎🔮🌾 and the phillo crust in...

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Veganizing Candace Nelson's Skillet Cookie

Have you ever craved something after seeing it somewhere? That's what happened to me recently after I saw 2 of my favorite people to follow online — Candace Nelson and Reese Whiterspoon — making a skillet cookie. Sidebar: when I say these are 2 of my favorites, I'm not lying. Candace's podcast Live To Eat is in my ears as I bake every single week and Reese, well, I'll watch anything she makes whether it's a YouTube video, TikTok or series on Hulu. But I digress... That skillet cookie looked SO GOOD and I just needed to have it but it had butter and 2 eggs in it so I had to figure out a way to veganize it. I...

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What are the basics of vegan baking?

So maybe you’re vegan and craving some cookies. Maybe your friend or co-worker who’s vegan just asked you to make them a birthday cake. Maybe you’re new to this whole vegan thing altogether. Either way you’re looking online scratching your head and wondering what the heck vegan baking is, what ingredients you can use and why anyone would do that anyway. So today on Ask a Vegan Baker we’re taking it back to basics and going over what vegan baking is, what ingredients you can and cannot use and how it’s different from other diets like gluten free and keto.   What Vegan Baking Is Vegan baking means you're not using any animal products in your recipes. So while traditionally most...

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What vegan milk is best for baking?

With so many options out there when it comes to plant based milks, it can be hard to decide which one you should use when baking. Different vegan milks have different textures, taste and nutritional content and those are all going to play a part in how your recipe comes out in the end. Almond Milk/Oat Milk/ Soy Milk Almond, oat or soy milk will be your best bet as a one-size-fits-all ingredient. They have the closest texture to cow's milk and can be subbed out 1-for-1 in most recipes. Rice Milk/Hemp Milk Rice or hemp milk on the other hand are more diluted and have a more watery texture so they're not ideal as a replacement. Coconut Milk Coconut...

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