Vegan Substitutes - My Vegan Child
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Vegan Substitutes

Vegan cooking substitutes




  • Flax egg (1 Tbsp ground flaxseeds in a few Tbsp water, sit for 5min )
  • Chia egg (1 Tbsp chia seeds in a few Tbsp water, sit for 5min )
  • ½ mashed banana
  • ¼ cup apple sauce
  • Commercial egg replacers made from tapioca starch etc
  • ¼ cup mashed soft tofu




  • Soy, oat, rice, almond, coconut milks
  • Water, coconut water




  • Olive oil or vegetable oil
  • Margarine (low processed such as Olivo)
  • Vegan butter (if available)
  • Coconut oil (also great on toast and on popcorn!)
  • Tahini (high in calcium)




  • Maple syrup
  • Agave syrup
  • Rice syrup
  • Golden syrup
  • Sugar
  • Date puree (dates blended with boiling water)




  • Whittakers (dark chocolate)
  • Trade Aid
  • Pams and,
  • Sweet William


All do vegan chocolate and chocolate chip products (be careful to avoid palm oil, which can come from unethical sources)


  • Homemade chocolate using coconut oil, cocoa powder and maple syrup




  • Tofu and Tempeh (soy products)
  • TVP (textured Soy Protein – like mince)
  • Mushrooms, eggplant, cauliflower, jackfruit (meaty texture)
  • Beans, chickpeas and lentils
  • Plant based meat alternatives from supermarket such as Quorn, Sunfed Chicken Free Chicken, Beefless Chunks, Vege Sausages, Vege Burger patties


Vegan treats


  • Biscuits & cakes: Oreos, Farmbake peanut brownies, bliss balls, homemade vegan treats
  • Lollies: Smarties, many ‘dark’ chocolates, most plain lollipops, plain flavoured chuppa chups (not the ‘cream flavoured ones). Many lollies include gelatin, so just check the ingredients before offering.
  • Chips – Ready Salted flavours, Cassava originals, popcorn with coconut oil
  • Ice cream – soy or coconut based ice cream, lemonade or fruit flavoured popsicles, sorbet, ice cream made with frozen bananas or home made ice blocks (cheap and easy!)