The 5 best things about vegan baking mixes…

Vegan baking mixes are amazing life hacks that make vegans' lives a heck of a lot easier… and more delicious. There are so many reasons that vegan bake mix is great, it’s hard to pick just 5, but here’s our best try…

  • They’re vegan

DURR! We know, this one’s pretty obvious, but, it doesn’t make it any less great! There’s no better feeling than discovering a new delicious vegan product on the market, and the world of vegan bake mix is no exception. When it can be hard to find a shop-bought vegan cake, and vegan baking is (let's be honest) a little more faff, vegan baking mixes truly are revolutionary and there is no cruelty-free, planet-conscious cake we would rather be eating! 

  • They’re easy (anyone can do it)

When we say that vegan baking mixes are fit for idiots, we mean it in the best possible way. One of the favourite things about baking mixes is that most of the work is already done for you. All you need to do is follow one or two simple steps to mix together a mouthwatering homemade cake, hassle-free! You don’t need Mary Berry skills for vegan bake mix, so anyone can get baking! 

  • They’re quick

That’s right, not only are vegan baking mixes easy to whack together, but they are also the speedier option two. These simple, easy-to-follow recipes normally take no more than 10 minutes to put together, then all you need to do is sit back while your homemade cake blossoms in the oven. That means an after-work baking session is no longer out of the question. Pretty cool, right? Thanks, vegan baking mixes. 

  • They can be natural and organic 

That’s right! While your average baking mixes can be packed with additives or artificial ingredients, the great thing about vegan baking mixes is that they are often made by health-conscious brands who really care about the food they make. This means that organic baking mixes and natural baking mixes are common in the vegan bake mix world. Take the Free & Easy Gluten & Dairy-Free Brownie Mix, for example, this natural baking mix is made with teff flour and absolutely zero refined sugar!

  • Your guests will love them!

Worried vegan baking mixes won’t taste as good as a homemade cake? Don’t be. The amazing thing about these vegan wonders is their epic homemade flavour. Specially designed to taste just as good (if not better) than your average cake, vegan baking mixes hit all the right spots. Trust us, your guests will never know they took half the time and half the effort! If you really want to impress them, try the innovative Just Wholefoods - Organic & Vegan Matcha Pancake Mix and serve eye catching green pancakes for your Sunday brunch. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do vegan baking mixes work?

Baking mixes are cooking mixes which are specially designed to have already done half of the work for us. They typically contain the dry ingredients of a recipe, pre measured and pre mixed, so all you need to do is mix them with a few wet ingredients to the mix and stick it in the oven! 

For example, in a typical cake vegan baking mix, your flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, and sugar is pre-mixed, so all you have to do is add an egg substitute. After the right amount of time in the oven, you will have a cake that tastes homemade, but only took half the effort! Pretty neat, right? 

Are vegan baking mixes always sweet? 

A big fat no! While the most common vegan baking mixes are usually sweet - for example baking mixes for cakes, brownies, or muffins fly off the shelves - baking mixes that help you make delicious savoury classics are also out there to make our lives easier. 

Take the Orgran - Gluten-Free Falafel Mix for example. With all the ingredients pre-mixed, all you need to get the mix ready and fry. The result? Delicious savoury falafel, fried to perfection in no time! Serve with fresh veggies and a plant-based yoghurt sauce with tahini in a pita bread and you have a real crowd pleaser. 

What are vegan baking mixes made from? 

As you can probably guess, every vegan baking mix is different. A Yorkshire Pudding baking mix will contain very different ingredients to a vegan brownie mix, and even two different brownie mixes are not likely to be the same! 

Every brand will opt for different ingredients to make their baking mix special. Take this Free & Easy Brownie Mix for example. They have used teff flour and coconut blossom sugar to make their brownie taste delicious and boast its own health benefits! That’s why it’s always important to look at the ingredients when you are buying a vegan baking mix, so you can pick the perfect one for you!

What are natural baking mixes and organic baking mixes?

Natural baking mixes and organic baking mixes are baking mixes that are specially designed to contain either only natural ingredients or organic ones. That means that they say a hard no to anything artificial or GMO, and you can enjoy these baking mixes guilt-free knowing they are just as good for you as any home-baked baked good!

Why are vegan baking mixes better than normal baking mixes?

In a lot of ways vegan baking mixes are similar to regular baking mixes. They both normally contain dry ingredients (like flour or sugar) and, in fact, often regular baking mixes can be made vegan by adding in a vegan egg substitute, as long as their ingredients don’t contain any powdered milk or egg!

However, the great thing about vegan baking mixes is not only that they are almost always cruelty-free, but also that they are specially designed to be made with vegan ingredients which makes them taste even nicer! 
Also, as they are made by plant-conscious companies, vegan baking mixes often contain natural organic ingredients. The Free & Easy Brownie Mix is again a great example - it contains absolutely no refined sugars or palm oil!