For vegans to boldly go where only dairy-lovers have gone before!

What Is Vegan Baking?

It’s a natural question to ask. Lots of baked goods like cakes, muffins, pastries, and cookies contain non-vegan animal products like eggs, cream, and butter. Well, vegan baking is baking but without all that stuff! The result: vegan baked goods. 

Vegan Baked Goods: Some Nutritional Facts 

Vegan baked goods aren’t just great options for vegans looking for a sweet baked treat! They can also provide great, healthier alternatives for non-vegans. For instance, by substituting recipes containing eggs and butter for lower-fat vegan alternatives, you can enjoy delicious baked goods with considerably less cholesterol. 

Vegan baking also often goes hand-in-hand with the world of gluten-free baked goods. So for those looking to reduce their gluten intake, the world of vegan and gluten-free baking can provide a window into a world of tasty treats that will go easy on your digestion too. 

Are Vegan Baked Goods Healthy?

Listen, we’re not going to wave a magic wand and wake up in a world where you can replace your celery sticks with cupcakes. The whole point of baked goods, both vegan and non-vegan, is to enjoy a little treat! Having said this, many vegan baked goods are lower in “bad” fats and lower in calories than their non-vegan counterparts. So vegan baked goods can provide a healthier alternative for the health-conscious among us. 

Top Vegan Baked Goods To Try

We don’t want to toot our own cream horn, but here on PlantX, we have a great selection of scrumptious vegan and gluten-free baked goods that you can order straight to your door! So if you’re a vegan with a sweet tooth, why not try some of the following?

Turn that frown upside-downies with some vegan chocolate fudge brownies! The all-time classic baked indulgence. The world would be a sadder place without the gooey, chocolatey joy that comes from tucking into a delicious brownie. Thanks to Abe's - Vegan Chocolate Fudge Brownies, you can enjoy a rich, fudge-filled treat that’s not only impossibly delicious, but also 100% vegan, as well as being non-GMO certified. If you’re looking to order vegan baked goods online, you can’t do much better than these indulgent, plant-based snacks. And the packaging’s recyclable too!

Unleash your inner (gluten-free) cookie monster! It’s all well and good finding great dairy-free treats, but with many of us looking to reduce our gluten intake, it’s great to know where to find the best vegan gluten-free baked goods on the market. Partake Foods - Vegan & Gluten-Free Cookies have got it all going on: vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, and free from the top 9 allergens! Available in both soft baked and crunchy varieties, these yummy little guys will have something to satisfy cookie monsters of all persuasions. 

Cheezy does it now…Cheese? Cake? Two words you might never have expected to see in a vegan dictionary! But Oatzarella - Original Cheesecake is here to change all that! With this 100% dairy-free, gluten-free, velvet-textured creamy cheesecake, you can enjoy a truly luxurious organic dessert.

You might also try any of the following for a delicious vegan baked treat! 

Vegan Baking Recipes: Why not do it yourself?

It’s all well and good being able to order baked goods online, but what if you want to try making your own vegan and gluten-free baked goods? First of all, you’ll need some great vegan recipes. And you’ll never believe it, but we’ve got our own recipes here on PlantX. You’ll find a selection of simple, easy-to-follow, and delicious vegan and gluten-free baking recipes, such as Gooey Chocolate Banana Bread and The Best Vegan Carrot Cake.

But it’s no good having a recipe without having great ingredients. Here at PlantX, you can find a whole host of vegan and gluten-free baking ingredients, such as Melt's Organic Salted Butter Sticks, Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Blanched Almond Flour, Oatly's The Original Oatly Oat Milk, and many more! So why not clear the decks, throw on an apron and try making your own vegan baked goods?

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when you cook a cake for too long?

A dark exterior and dry interior are two classic signs of an over-baked cake. When following recipes it’s important to remember that the baking times are not always exact as individual ovens may vary. So be sure to check on your cake intermittently while it’s baking. Remember, if you stick a knife in it and the blade comes out dry/without any wet cake mix on it, it’s ready to come out of the oven. Also, remember that your cake will keep baking while it cools down. 

How do I add moisture to vegan baked goods?

One of the biggest challenges for vegan bakers is finding alternatives for eggs to provide moisture and structure to their baked goods. However, there are numerous vegan-friendly alternatives to eggs that do much the same job: chia seed, aquafaba, baking soda, silken tofu, and mashed banana (among others) all provide effective and tasty options for bakers who want to avoid eggs. You can even do vegan meringues these days!

Can I eat vegan cake if I have high cholesterol?

The short answer is it may be. But be careful! By using alternatives to eggs and butter, vegan baked goods often avoid some of the high cholesterol ingredients often found in traditional baking. However, always be sure to check the ingredients and nutritional information of your vegan cakes, as sometimes the alternatives can be equally high in fat!

Do baked goods contain preservatives?

Baked goods can contain a whole host of preservatives to ensure longer shelf life and to prevent them from spoiling. Here at PlantX, we like to stock products that use as many natural preservatives as possible, avoiding the use of artificial colors and flavors. There are many plant-based, organic preservatives used in baking, such as vinegar, fruit concentrates, tea extracts, and plant extracts, all of which help our vegan baked goods last longer, without introducing anything nasty into the equation!