Plant-based Baking Tips + Recipes


Natasha Krachak

Vanilla cake recipe

Onnie Jordan and Moranda Sangare

Vegan eggs with shells. (Charlotte Pointing)
Signature chocolate chip cookies (Evan Sung)

  When baking some of the main ingredients are eggs, milk, and butter. But if you’re vegan or just want a healthier way of baking those things aren’t an option for you. Luckily there are many replacements for those ingredients that are plant-based friendly. Here are some: 

Egg Replacements: 

     Silken tofu (1/4 cup = 1 egg) 

     1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp water (1 egg) 

     1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp water (1 egg) 

     Applesauce (1/4 cup = 1 egg) 

      Mashed banana (1/2 cup = 1egg) 

There are also products you can buy that are also great egg replacements! 

Milk Replacements: 

     Oat Milk 

     Almond Milk 

     Coconut Milk 

      Rice Milk 

Butter Replacements: 

     Vegan Butter 

     Dairy Free Yogurt 

     Apple Sauce 

    Coconut Oil 

    Avocado Oil 

Here are some easy plant-based recipes: 

“Blow Ya Mind” Plant based cookies by Ambitious Kitchen 

Prep Time: 15mins Cook Time: 10mins Total: 25mins 

Everything you need: 

  • ¾ cup Brown sugar 
  • 3 tbsp Almond Milk 
  • 1/3cup Coconut Oil 
  • 1 tbsp Flaxseed Meal 
  • 1cup Oat Flour 
  • 1cup Almond Flour (packed fine) 
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda 
  • ¼ tsp Salt 
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract 
  • ½ cup Vegan Chocolate Chips 
  • Makes 15 Cookies 


  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper 2.
  2. Whisk together the brown sugar, vanilla, flaxseed meal, and almond milk until smooth. Then whisk in the cooled melted coconut oil. 
  3. Stir in the almond and oat flour, baking soda, and salt until well combined. Then add your chocolate chips. 
  4. Place about 2 tbsp of cookie dough in a circle for each cookie 
  5. Cool cookies for 10mins and enjoy! 

Vegan Cake by Chocolate Covered Katie 

Cook Time: 30mins Prep Time: 10mins Total: 40mins 


  • 1 ¼ cup any non-dairy milk 
  • 1 ½ tbsp vinegar 
  • ¼ cup any oil 
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract 
  • 2 cups oat flour 
  • 1 tbsp baking powder 
  • ½ tsp salt 
  • 1 cup sugar 

-Makes 2 8inch cakes or 3 6inch cakes 


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F 
  2. Whisk liquid ingredients in a large bowl and let sit for 10mins 
  3. Add remaining ingredients to form batter 
  4. Grease pans and smooth batter into pans 
  5. Bake for 30mins, or until cake is risen and cooked through 
  6. Decorate to your liking and enjoy!! 


Here are the links for the recipes: 

The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies | Ambitious Kitchen 

Vegan Cake – 5 Easy Flavors! {and NO flax eggs!} (