The Best Vegan Alternatives for Every Type of Recipe

Looking to recreate your favorite childhood meal in an animal-friendly and health-conscious way? Here are our favorite vegan alternatives for baking and cooking.

Applesauce add a touch of sweetness to many baked goods, and works beautifully as an egg substitute in many dishes. As a bonus, applesauce is fat and cholesterol-free.


Another great way to replace eggs in your dessert dishes is by making your own homemade flax eggs. Simply mix 1 tbsp of ground flaxseed with 3 tbsp of cold water to replace 1 egg.

Homemade Flax Egg

Aquafaba is the thick liquid that comes in cans of chickpeas. This viscous water has all the right properties to mimic egg whites in baking and will even stand up like meringue when beaten. 


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Nutritional yeast is made of deactivated Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the same strain of yeast used to brew beer and make bread. It has a cheesy flavor and is often used to create cheese sauces.

Nutritional Yeast

Silken tofu is one of the best egg replacements for savory dishes, but it also makes a great meat replacer in many dishes as well. It works best in dishes that center around veggies, noodles, or carbs.


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