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“Veganizing” Your Favorite Baked Goods

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“Veganizing” Your Favorite Baked Goods

Anyone with access to a good health food store knows it’s not difficult to find vegan baked goods. From brownies to cheesecakes, cupcakes to Twinkies (yes, it’s true), it seems as though the movement to produce vegan baked goods has taken on a life of its own.

One of the great things about this evolution in vegan taste treats is that it’s easier than ever to find top quality alternatives to share with people who don’t yet know the many joys of being vegan (desserts included).

Of course, these items can be expensive and, in some areas, difficult to find. For some, it’s preferable to satisfy one’s sweet tooth with a treat made from more wholesome ingredients (such as organic oils, whole-grain flour and unrefined sweetener). As an added bonus, home-made vegan baked goods allow you to enjoy a healthy sweet treat, while not being concerned about the ecological implications of pre-packaged ‘convenience’ foods.

Many of your favorite recipes for non-vegan baked goods can easily be “veganized” using these simple techniques.*

* NB: “Veganizing” traditional recipes for cookies, muffins and brownies tends to work really well. Cake recipes, however, are a bit more sensitive to adjustments. I would not suggest trying to “veganize” a cake recipe unless you are already a confident baker and experienced with vegan baking techniques. There are, however, plenty of reliable vegan recipes available for cakes and cupcakes. Here’s one for chocolate cake that is fantastic.

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Angel Flinn

Angel Flinn is Director of Outreach for Gentle World a non-profit educational organization whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making the transition.

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10:52PM PST on Dec 3, 2014

I continuously continue coming to your website once more simply in case you have posted new contents.Gourmet Paleo

2:10AM PDT on Mar 28, 2014

Thank you.

9:08PM PDT on Mar 15, 2014

Thanks for the helpful tips :)

11:21AM PDT on Sep 7, 2013

Thanks. I had no idea they did that with maple syrup.

11:17AM PDT on Sep 7, 2013

Thanks. I had no idea they did that to the maple syrup.

10:41PM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

Hope Australia hurries up to get on the bandwagon to provide staples for Aussie Vegans; we're lagging a bit I feel...!

5:06AM PDT on Oct 14, 2012

thanks for the alternatives!

11:37AM PST on Feb 27, 2012

Thanks for these recipes. You make practicing vegan easy. I'm introducing myself to more healthier foods and a lot more conscience of what I put in my mouth.

6:33AM PST on Dec 27, 2011

i am so glad for these hints ! thank you, angel..

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