You have tried it before. You see an awesome recipe online. Your mom asks you to make a family recipe. But the recipes are not vegan. That is until you have waved the magic-wand on them! Here are five of our favorite hacks to veganize a recipe.
I've added an infographic at the end of this post.
1. Binding. One of the complicated things in vegan cooking is, to replace eggs. But fear not, we have you covered, with 4 different ways to replace eggs:
- Mix 1 tablespoon of flaxseeds in 3 tablespoon warm water and stir until it takes on a thick, gelatinous quality. This amount equals 1 egg. This is also our #1 method.
- Applesauce: 1/4 cup / 60 ml of applesauce has the binding power of one egg.
- Tofu: Use 1/4 cup / 60 ml for one egg in baked goods.
- Banana: Use one banana per egg, mash it to an almost liquid texture.
2. Dairies: Replace cow's milk with hemp or soy milk, rice milk is good too. Butter can be replaced with nut or seed butter. Yoghurt, you can buy vegan coconut or soy yoghurts.
3. Gelatin: Use agar flakes or powder. It will thicken as it is heated.
4. Honey and Sugar: This one is the easiest, use date syrup – DIY in 5 minutes recipe click here
5. Chocolate: There are vegan chocolate chips, cocoa powders, and chocolate bars that are easily found in the health food store. You can also use carob in recipes that call for chocolate.
This post wouldn't be complete without a few recipes that have been veganized. Just click on the recipe you want.
A great vegan cooking class can be found at Online Vegan Vegetarian Cooking School