7 Essential Dairy-Free Baked Goods

7 Essential Dairy-Free Baked Goods

Sheela Prakash
May 20, 2018
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If you're dairy-free, indulging in baked goods may seem out of the question. That's far from the truth, however, since there are a whole slew of ingredients that can be used in place of butter and milk that mimic what they do in our favorite cookies and cakes.

Here are seven essential recipes to know if you follow a dairy-free diet.

1. 4-Ingredient Chocolate Banana Coconut Cookies

This wholesome cookies are both sweetened and bound together by good ol' bananas. Opt for vegan chocolate chips (the chips at Trader Joe's are vegan!) to be sure they're free of any milk solids.

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2. Olive Oil Carrot Muffins

Since these muffins are made with olive oil, applesauce, and grated carrots, they're ridiculously moist. They're one of the few muffins that will stay fresh-tasting for days.

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3. How To Make Vegan Meringue Cookies

The secret to these light-as-air meringue cookies is aquafaba, the protein-rich liquid that's found in your can of chickpeas. (Yes, really!)

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4. One-Bowl Chocolate Wacky Cake

Leave off the chocolate chips or use vegan ones to keep this retro cake dairy-free. Even though it doesn't use any dairy, it bakes up moist and tender, thanks to a combination of baking soda and vinegar.

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5. The World's Easiest Cookies

Not only are these the word's easiest cookies, but they're also dairy-free, nut-free, and Paleo. So you can make them for your next party and feel confident everyone will be able to eat them.

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6. Vegan Banana & Chocolate Coconut Pie

Coconut butter not only makes the crust here dairy-free, but it also adds an extra dose of rich coconut flavor to the chocolatey pie.

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7. Vegan Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies

Aquafaba strikes again to help make a marshmallow-like fluff. If you're short on time, though, the peanut butter cookies are good enough to serve on their own.

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