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Vegan Baking Substitutes

The Martha Stewart Show

Erin McKenna, of New York City vegan bakery BabyCakes, shares these secret tips for using baking substitutes to make allergen-free baked goods.

  • Cow's milk can be substituted part-for-part by rice milk or soy milk
  • Instead of eggs, you can use 3 tablespoons of applesauce for each egg
  • You can substitute sugar with agave nectar, which comes from a cactus and can be found in your organic supermarket
  • Use 2/3 cup agave nectar per 1 cup of sugar

 

Comments (4)

  • SweetCare 21 Nov, 2013

    Thank you so much for this.....my 2 year old son is allergic to eggs and milk and I remember a while back watching your show and you saying we can use applesauce instead of eggs-searched it up now to get the measurement. I can actually make him a good cake for his birthday!!! Thank you!

  • vesdajan 25 Jan, 2011

    I mostly want to point out that agave nectar is a fructose sugar. If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, as I do, you need to avoid agave.

  • eeyorehrl 3 Mar, 2008

    I actually use applesauce all the time in place of oil! It works really well.

  • setzler 16 Feb, 2008

    these are good ideas for baking if you don't have something that it may call for.