Vegan Substitutes

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Alternative Milk and Vegan SubstitutesThere are tons of vegan substitutes for common non-vegan baking and cooking products. Here is how to substitute some of the most popular ingredients used in baking and cooking, so that you don’t have to miss out on the foods you love!


Any of these can be used to substitute one egg in a recipe.
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds or ground chia seeds mixed with 3 tablespoons of water
  • ¼ cup blended tofu
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • Ener-G egg replacer


Any of these can be substituted in a 1:1 ratio for butter in baking and cooking.
  • Coconut oil
  • Margarine
  • Vegetable shortening


There are many vegan milk alternatives available that can be substituted in any recipe that calls for milk. These are some of my favorites:
  • Almond milk
  • Cashew milk
  • Oat milk
  • Rice milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Hemp milk
  • Soy milk


You can find chocolate for baking, chocolate bars, and chocolate chips that are all vegan and taste just like their non-vegan counterparts. Here are some of my favorites for baking (and eating when I need a chocolate fix!):
  • Lily’s chocolate baking bars
  • Lily’s chocolate chips
Enjoy life vegan chocolate chips


Many vegan cheeses exist that are sliceable and can be melted perfectly on a pizza or sprinkled over vegan tacos. You can find vegan cheddar, mozzarella, gouda, and even ricotta! Some common brands are:
  • Daiya
  • Tofutti
  • Follow Your Heart

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