10 Vegan Recipes to Bake Right Now
While countless baked goods include ingredients like eggs and butter, it’s easy to make delicious vegan baked goods, too. Applesauce and canola oil add moisture to vegan banana-walnut muffins; in a vegan pesto babka, almond milk helps give richness. We also have vegan recipes for a pineapple and lime tart, and chocolate cupcakes, too. Read on for even more vegan baked goods recipes.
Note: When possible, feel free to use vegan sugar in recipes where regular sugar is called for.
Vegan Banana-Walnut Muffins
These simple vegan muffins are moist, with irresistibly crispy edges.
These wheat-free, butterless brownies are decadent and dense. "It's really, really hard to make a good vegan brownie," says chef Erin McKenna. Her first efforts using applesauce and vegetable oil were cakey or fluffy. It took her six months of making small adjustments to perfect them.
Maple Coconut-Chia Scones
A generous amount of maple syrup and shredded coconut in these chia-studded scones make each bite taste like a stack of pancakes. They're vegan friendly, too.
Pineapple and Lime Tart
Fresh lime emphasizes pineapple’s tropical flavor and contrasts nicely with the mild and flaky crust in this gluten-free and vegan tart.
Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
One of Sera Pelle’s tricks for making these deep-chocolate vegan cupcakes so moist and rich: she mixes avocado and coconut oil into the batter in place of butter.
Layered Parsnip Cake with Candied Kumquats
This cake is both vegan and gluten-free, made with nutrient-rich buckwheat and millet flours, and topped with candied kumquats.
Cocoa Nib-Almond Lace Cookies
Coconut oil, cocoa nibs and sliced almonds combine together to make these lace cookies extra crispy. They're rich and buttery (yet butterless) and full of almond flavor. Try them crumbled into a bowl of vanilla ice cream or even topping a slice of cheesecake.
Chewy Cinnamon-Spelt Cookies with Sea Salt
A vegan twist on the classic snickerdoodle, these cookies are super fun to eat, thanks to their ultra chewy texture and crinkly sugary tops.
Vegan Pesto Babka
This completely vegan savory babka relies on almond milk and vegetable oil for richness, while the pesto that's braided into it leans on fresh herbs, peppery arugula, and plenty of garlic for flavor. The babka dough is well hydrated, resulting in a moist loaf with a well-developed crumb. Trust us, you won’t miss the butter.
Coconut Milk Cake with Pistachios, Whipped Coconut Cream and Strawberry Glaze
Chef Angela Garbacz’s Coconut Milk Cake has crunchy edges, a gooey, thick crumb and it just happens to be vegan. Topped with pillowy whipped coconut cream and a gorgeous bright pink strawberry glaze, this cake is a showstopper.