Easy Vegan Baking Substitutes

One of the things that people who are new to veganisim struggle with is substitutes. Especially with baking. You’re used to grabbing your eggs, butter and milk from the shops to make Nan’s famous muffins.

Leading up to Christmas, you may want to share this Vegan Baking Substitutes list with caring family members who want to alter their recipes.

Next time you are planning on whipping up a storm, here are some easy vegan baking substitutes.



There are almost too many egg substitutes to list. In fact, the below diagram only includes the most common replacements. If you do a lot of baking you will likely have some of these ingredients in the pantry already. If you haven’t heard of aquafaba, it is the liquid from a tin of chickpeas.

Vegan Baking Substitutes


One of the easiest ingredients to replace is cows milk. With so many different kinds of milk available on the shelves and at the coffee counter these days. Full fat soy milk is the closest to whole milk, but you can use any of the below when baking.

  • Soy
  • Rice
  • Hemp
  • Oat
  • Almond
  • Coconut
  • Cashew
  • Macadamia



Just as plant milks are becoming readily available,  the range of butter and margarine alternatives is increasing in the fridge. For a closer consistency and taste of the butter you used to know and love, we would suggest the next 2 products. But you can still use your other non-dairy spreads in baking and won’t notice the difference.

  • Nutruli 100% Plant-Based Organic Spread
  • Nuttlex Buttery
  • Coconut oil



  • Nuttlex olive or original
  • Community Co Dairy Free Olive Oil Spread



Honey is usually added as a natural sweetener. You may or may not have some of the below already, but maple is usually the easiest swap out for the sweet stuff.

  • Agave nectar
  • Maple syrup
  • Brown rice syrup
  • Barley malt syrup
  • Hemp honey
  • Bee Free Honey
  • Blackstrap Molasses



You can replace dairy cream with coconut cream which is rich and often has the subtle taste of coconut. If you want something with a little less flavour, blend one-part cashews and one part water until smooth.

  • Coconut cream
  • Cashew cream


Good luck, we hope these baking substitutes prove to be useful for you or a family member.

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