With a little bit of effort, finding baking supplies while avoiding dairy and eggs in your diet, is a breeze! However, there are few things that are worse than getting excited for a day of baking in the kitchen, only to get back from the grocery store and realizing that one of the goodies you bought is not as dairy-free or egg-less as you had thought. This could mean eggs in your flour mix, milk in your frosting, or gelatin in your food coloring.
This situation leaves you with two options: trekking back to the store to replace your item or nixing the whole baking endeavor and leaving the hassle for another day. Neither of these options is very desirable. Luckily for you, you don’t have to choose between these two any longer! One Green Planet has compiled everything you need, from natural sweeteners and delicious flour mixes to the frosting and finishing touches like syrup and sprinkles. With this list of 15 vegan dessert essentials, you can buy online, you’ll never have to fuss over baking ever again!
1. Follow Your Heart Egg-Replacement
Considering eggs are pretty much ubiquitous in the baking world, we felt it was only appropriate for an egg replacement to be the first item on our dessert essentials list. Follow Your Heart’s Egg Replacer is a 100 percent plant-based, gluten soy free alternative, that scrambles, bakes, and binds just like traditional eggs. Win! You are no longer bound by egg requirements on the back of your favorite baking mixes!
2. Among Friends Devilishly Chocolate Baking Mix
Made with natural cocoa, Among Friends Devilishly Chocolate Baking Mix is the definition of a guilt-free indulgence. Plus, since it’s made from a mixture of brown rice, oat, and almond flour, this mix is healthy and gluten-free. It even has two grams of protein per slice! In the dessert world, that means a second slice is tooootally okay!
3. Date Lady Dates
With all of the sugars on the market, it can get a little difficult to decipher what’s good and bad. With Date Lady Dates, however, there is no question! Organic, kosher, G.M.O and gluten free, these California dates are a real game-changer! They are full of magnesium, potassium, antioxidants, and other minerals, and most importantly, are busting with caramel flavor! Talk about nature’s candy.
4. Dollop Frosting
Made by the woman who won Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, Dollop Gourmet Frosting is one amazing addition to any pantry. Whether you get Madagascar Vanilla, Hot Chocolate, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, or Sea Salted Caramel, this creamy frosting is bound to satisfy! Plus it’s gluten and soy free! So, pick some up and try not to eat it all while frosting your dessert!
5. Duncan Hines California Walnut Brownie Mix
Fudgy, decadent, and rich, Duncan Hines California Walnut Brownie Mix, is a must-have. Since the mix doesn’t contain any animal byproducts at the time of purchase, making delicious brownies becomes just a matter of substitution. Use your favorite non-dairy milk and egg replacement, mix, spread on oven tray, bake, and voila! Amazing brownies, no dairy required!
6. King David White Chocolate Chips
While many companies have dabbled in vegan milk chocolate and dark chocolate treats, not many have attempted the white chocolate variety. That is until King David White Chocolate Chips came into existence. These creamy and sweet chips are perfect for all of your baked goods! Bake them into melt-y Macadamia Nut cookies, melt a bunch for chocolate-covered strawberries, or simply keep them on hand for some seriously delicious snacking!
7. General Mills Pillsbury Puff Pastry Dough Sheets
Puff pastry dough sheets are so versatile. They can be used to create buttery and savory pockets or can be baked and sweetened to make flaky and sweet-filled turnovers. General Mills Pillsbury Puff Pastry Dough Sheets are great to have around for when that latter sweet craving strikes. Investing in 20 large sheets, with over a dozen treats made per sheet, may seem a bit excessive. But believe us, once you start using them, you’ll be addicted to their flaky ways!
8. Sweet Freedom Choc Shot Liquid Chocolate
While Hershey’s does have a dark chocolate liquid sauce, Sweet Freedom’s Choc Shot Liquid Chocolate offers something unique: nutritional value. Choc Shot is only sweetened with fruits, is 95 percent fat-free, only has 14 calories per teaspoon, and contains no additives, G.M.Os, preservatives, nuts, refined sugar, or soy. What else could ya want?! Drizzle on non-dairy ice cream, waffles, crepes, fruit, or pie.
9. Date Lady Caramel Sauce
Considering most caramel sauces include dairy in their recipes, Date Lady Caramel Sauce made from 99 percent organic dates is a real lifesaver! Gluten-free, made with just three ingredients, and void of cane sugar, oil, and G.M.Os this is a topping you can feel good about! Drizzle is on apple pies, sweet waffles, and non-dairy ice cream.
10. Ricemellow Marshmallow Creme
Marshmallows and marshmallow cream may not seem like the most natural treat, but Ricemellow Marshmallow Creme proves it can be done! It’s made from all-natural ingredients like brown rice syrup, soy protein, natural flavors, natural gum, and is gluten-free. Use it for gooey s’mores, rice krispies, or a marshmallow cream cakes or pies.
11. Jell-O Pie and Cheesecake Filling
Everyone has heard of Jell-O’s jiggly pudding desserts. But did you know that the company also makes deliciously creamy Jell-O Cheesecake and Pie Filling? Choose from a variety of flavors, like lemon, chocolate, vanilla, oreo, or cherry, and your baking just got ten times easier! Simply add some non-dairy milk and mix. And at a little over $5 for a pack of six, this product is a steal!
12. Sprinkelz Confetti Sprinkles
No matter how old of a baker you are, it’s hard not to smile when covering your creations with sprinkles! Sprinkelz Confetti Sprinkles bring all of the whimsy and fun of sprinkles without any dairy or non-vegan color additives. Instead, the sprinkles are colored using seeds, vegetables, and fruits, and are fat and gluten-free. For about $20, you get 12 1-ounce boxes!
13. Color Kitchen Color Packets
Food dyes and color powders, while seemingly vegan, oftentimes contain gelatin or non-vegan and artificial color extracts that are sometimes made from insects. Color Kitchen’s Color Packets, on the other hand, are vegan and gluten-free and use botanical colors made from plants to create 100 percent pure and natural color. The red is made from beets, the yellow from turmeric, and the blue from spirulina. Beautiful AND good for you!
14. Cappello’s Cookie Dough
Isn’t it a cruel joke how raw cookie is so delicious yet so unsafe to eat? Well, that was until Cappello’s Cookie Dough came around! This egg-less cookie dough not only creates tasty cookies but with no risk of salmonella, you can snack on it without fear! Additionally, it’s grain-free, gluten-free, paleo, and low glycemic. Mix it in non-dairy ice cream, savor it raw, or simply cut and bake! Also, don’t be too offended by the price, when broken down by cookie, this dough is actually a pretty good deal.
15. Vivian’s Whipped Cream
And of course, we could not possibly make this list without including whipped cream. After all, who doesn’t love creamy puffs of whipped cream goodness on their sundaes or a giant dollop next to a flaky piece of pie? Gluten, soy, nut, and dairy free, Vivian’s Creamy Whipped Topping is free of the top 8 allergens. Just add water and oil, then whip until desired fluffiness has been achieved. Yum!
With all of these vegan baking gems, there’s no stopping you in the kitchen! What will you create next? Tell us in the comments. And of course, if you ever change your mind, and want to make your dessert from scratch, you can check out one of One Green Planet’s delectable dessert section by clicking here.
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