Vegan baking is an exact science (don’t just sub one ingredient for another or you’ll likely be disappointed). However, it’s pretty easy to create cakes and bakes with plant-based ingredients once you know the rules. Here are some wonderful books to help you do just that!
Simply Vegan Baking is a fresh fun book by the first vegan contestant on Great British Bake-off. This Yorkshire lass is on a mission to show how familiar recipes can be made without eggs, dairy or butter. Use a silicone baking liner and vegan butters with no palm oil.
Most pastry contains palm oil, so make your own, which freezes well. Keep recipes from pets due to unsafe ingredients (chocolate, citrus, nutmeg, fresh dough etc). Read food safety for people and pets.
From simple cakes and traybakes and bread to desserts and showstopping cakes, the faff-free recipes include:
- Oat cookies
- Lemon meringue pie
- Carrot cake
- Salted caramel cupcakes
- Cinnamon rolls
- Banoffee pie slices
- Black forest gateau
- White chocolate raspberry blondies
- Triple chocolate cookies
Freya Cox is a psychology student, who took a year out to pursue baking, after becoming the first vegan contestant on the Great British Bake-Off. A breath of fresh air with her North Yorkshire accent, she has recently partnered with Castle Howard to offer seasonal vegan cakes.
affordable & simple vegan baking recipes
Vegan Baking Made Simple offers 50 recipes for incredible bakes and no-bakes that are all simple-to-make and use affordable ingredients. Learn to make:
- Banana streusel cake
- Earl Grey blackberry cupcakes
- Salted caramel & pear cake
- Almond raspberry thumbprint cookies
- Pumpkin caramel cupcakes
- Coconut pineapple layer cake
- Blueberry ‘cream cheese’ bread
- Almond chocolate cupcakes
vegan baking recipes by a Croatian chef
Vegan Baking is an updated version of a classic book by a Croatian vegan chef. Learn to make 50 recipes without dairy or eggs, with lovely nourishing bakes and cakes including:
- Muffins with summer berries
- Fruity oat bars
- Bean brownies
- Hazelnut bites
- Coffee-toffee cookies
- Pear strudel
- Herb Focaccia
- Jam Parcels
- Baked plum dumplings
a book of easy affordable vegan baking recipes
Vegan Baking Made Easy offers recipes that use everyday affordable ingredients. Learn to make family favourites and a few new discoveries. Nearly all recipes have 10 or less ingredients, take just one bowl and less than an hour to make. You can adapt the recipes to be free from gluten or nuts. Learn to make pumpkin bread, strawberry shortcake and chocolate chip cookies.
classic vegan recipes from an Aussie baker
Cake Boi Goes Vegan is an upcoming book from one of Australia’s top vegan bakers. In this book, Reece shares all his expert tips to bring bakery-quality vegan confections into kitchens around the world. From learning how to make a perfectly smooth buttercream to unlocking the keys to plant-based ice creams and custards with the right taste and texture. Novices and pros alike will be charmed by his advice and easy directions.
From scones for afternoon tea to savoury pies for lunch, there are even recipes for chocolate cheesecake for guests to enjoy after dinner. From traditional basics to memorable showstoppers, these recipes will bring people back for seconds on every occasion.
When Reece went vegan, he decided that nobody should be deprived of cake, just because of what they don’t eat. So this MasterChef-worthy baker made over all his childhood favourites. Recipes include:
- Cinnamon scrolls
- Vegan sausage rolls
- Vegan quiche
- Hummingbird layer cake
- Key lime pie
- Chocolately pancakes
Reece Hignell is founder of a massively succesful vegan bakery in Australia. He has appeared twice in Australia’s version of Masterchef where he became a firm fan favourite. His bakery is a nod to his grandmother (a fantastic baker who used to have a market stall selling her cakes). His success has led him from being a recruitment consultant who bakes to one of Australia’s top bakers!