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Try Something New: October 1st is Vegan Baking Day

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Elder Care in Cinco Ranch TXYou and your loved one don’t have to follow a strict vegan diet in order to enjoy some healthy vegan baked goods. In order to be completely vegan, a baked good must not contain any animal products such as dairy, like milk and butter, eggs, and honey. While these ingredients are often considered staples for bakers, there are many wonderful vegan recipes out there that use substitutes for these ingredients. October 1st is celebrated as Vegan Baking Day to spread the word about vegan baking and how it can be a part of anyone’s healthy lifestyle. The truth is that many vegan baking recipes use plant-based products such as vegetables, beans, and fruits to add texture and sweetness. But, using these ingredients can also cut down on fat and increase the nutrient content. Read on for some healthy vegan ingredients that you can use in your baked goods on Vegan Baking Day and all throughout the year!

Black Beans

Black beans are used in many vegan baked good recipes because their texture adds a richness that closely mirrors that of a traditional baked good. With black bean brownies, for example, you often do not need to add flour and you can use less oil. This lowers the calorie content of this tasty dessert and it adds the protein and fiber of black beans. Baking with black beans is a great way to get more nutrients into your loved one’s dessert.

Banana

Banana (especially overripe ones) are very sweet and they can be a perfect ingredient to use in vegan baked goods. Mashed bananas can actually be used to replace eggs in traditional baking recipes by swapping 1 egg for 1 mashed banana. Using bananas in your baked goods will add potassium and fiber.

Flaxseed

Flaxseed is rich in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, 2 essential nutrients for adults of all ages. Ground flaxseed is often used in vegan baking recipes because it can replace eggs. Simply use 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water to replace an egg. Flaxseed does have a nutty flavor, so it goes great in pancakes and whole grain muffins.

Applesauce

Applesauce is another great egg replacement that can add moisture and sweetness. It is a great ingredient for those who don’t like the taste of banana in baked goods. Try adding it to muffins, zucchini bread, and more.

Source: http://www.thekitchn.com/5-vegan-substitutes-for-eggs-in-baking-tips-from-the-kitchn-136591

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Donna Wrabel, LMSW

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