Let's get baked... Easy Vegan Hacks 🧑‍🍳

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If you’re trying out Veganuary for the first time, you're #VeganCurious or simply looking to eat more plant-based food in 2021 – these handy hacks will help save you time & energy!

 

What about baking? Banana bread or carrot cake won’t taste the same without eggs! Fear not – these hacks will resolve all your baking woes:

 

  • Aquafaba – empty a can of chickpeas, reserving the liquid. This is called Aquafaba and it’s a vegan dream. Whisk it up & use it as you would egg whites. You can make meringues, chocolate mousse, pavlova and even cheesecake. 
  • Flax – flaxseeds make a great egg substitute as they help bind cake ingredients. Use 1 tbsp ground flaxseed (makes equivalent of 1 x egg) and mix with 1 tbsp water, leave to sit for around 15 minutes – it should be a sticky and gluey texture. Add to your cake mixture and hey presto! 
  • Apple Sauce – if you’re planning on making a fruit cake of some sort – or carrot cake, apple sauce is a great egg alternative and just adds a slightly sweet/fruity flavour. Try to stick with organic apple sauce as it tends to not include any other spices or flavours. 
  • Egg Replacer – if you’re feeling super lazy, you can now buy egg replacer powders in most large supermarkets. Just follow the instructions on the back of pack!

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