October 1st isn’t just Vegans, Baby founder Diana Edelman’s birthday, it’s also Vegan Baking Day and wow, have we come a long way. Vegan-friendly baking substitutes such as dairy-free milks, creams, and butters are now more accessible than ever. No need to hit up a specialty bakery, plant-based breads and sweets can easily be made in our own homes.
We’ve put together five of our favorite vegan baking recipes from popular recipe bloggers and cookbook authors to share with you on this special day. Whether you’re looking for something a little different for breakfast or a decadent dessert, we’ve got something for you. Now, who is up for a special Vegan Baking Day potluck?
Vegan Chocolate Layer Cake with Vanilla Mousse by Vegan Yack Attack
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This impressive chocolate cake by Vegan Yack Attack is beautifully fluffy with its rich layers of sponge (fancy for cake) and vanilla mousse with strawberries. Top it off with chocolate ganache and even more mousse. How can you go wrong?
Vegan Date Sweetened Banana Bread by Sweet Simple Vegan
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We love that Sweet Simple Vegan’s recipe is gluten-, oil-, and refined sugar-free, yet packed with flavor. This guiltless recipe is naturally sweetened with bananas and medjool dates.
Vegan Cinnamon Rolls by Oh She Glows
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Who doesn’t love to wake up to a good cinnamon roll? Make your morning even easier by using the make-ahead option Oh She Glows provides in the notes.
The Best Damn Biscuits by Minimalist Baker
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It’s in the title. (Mic drop)
Perfect Vegan Carrot Cake by Straight Up Foods as seen on ForksOverKnives.com
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Vegan carrot cake minus the refined sugar. Surprise your family and friends with your new found baking skills when you recreate Straight Up Foods’ tasty dessert.
Kathryn Hartwig is a senior writer for Vegans, Baby. She decided to go vegan almost eight years ago while searching for the perfect diet to compliment her role as a professional dancer. After experimenting with multitudes of fads, she finally found a lifestyle that turned out to be so much more than just a diet. She settled in Vegas with her husband/photographer Daniel, and puppy, Layla, after traveling the world on cruise ships and living in New York City. The family recently welcomed the birth of their first child, a true vegan baby.