Once upon a time, vegans had to make big adaptions to baking recipes in order to cut out the eggs and butter. The final result would inevitably suffer, since there’s little room for drastic changes where most baking recipes are concerned. Today, however, workarounds are much easier. Thanks to egg replacers, vegan milks, and margarine like Earth Balance, if there’s a non-vegan recipe you desperately want to adapt, you can often achieve impressive results.
That said, you have to know what you’re doing when modifying a cake, pastry, or bread recipe. If there’s one thing that separates baking from other forms of cooking, it’s that there’s practically no room to mess around with proportions, temperatures, preparation methods, and cooking times—alter just one variable imprudently and too often the entire recipe fails.
Vegan Baking Cookbooks
Even though you can certainly veganize non-vegan recipes, it’s often a hassle and you’re always courting failure since you’ll have to fiddle with key ingredients. So if you want to try your hand at making breads and baked desserts, what you really want are baking cookbooks written just for vegans. Fortunately there are now a large number of terrific titles on the market.
If you want to do some baking, you’ll find vegan cookbooks to cover your every need.
Vegan Bread Cookbooks
- The Homemade Vegan Pantry, by Miyoko Schinner
- Gluten-Free Vegan Bread, by Katzinger & Barnard
- Bread and Butter (Gluten Free), by Erin McKenna
Vegan Baked Dessert Cookbooks
- Modern Vegan Baking, by Gretchen Price
- Whole Grain Vegan Baking, by Steen and Noyes
- The Joy of Vegan Baking, by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
- Chloe’s Vegan Desserts, by Chloe Coscarelli
- Vegan Desserts, by Hannah Kaminsky
- Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, by Moskowitz & Romero
- Vegan Cooking Invade Your Cookie Jar, by Moskowitz & Romero
- Vegan Pie in the Sky, by Moskowitz & Romero
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