Dairy Free Buttermilk Substitute Recipe (Vegan) – Faux Buttermilk

Buttermilk Substitute - Dairy Free or Not

After years of trying to help those with food allergies, I have come up with a new, amazing recipe for a buttermilk substitute. This magic mixture may be made with or without dairy.  Whether dairy tolerant or not, buttermilk is a gluten-free baker’s best friend. It makes cakes and biscuits lighter and rise higher, meat and poultry tender, and adds a little tangy flavor to bread and other baked goods. This recipe makes a buttermilk substitute that is the same consistency of regular buttermilk. While you do not need lemon juice or vinegar, a specialty ingredient is required, available on Amazon. Continue reading “Dairy Free Buttermilk Substitute Recipe (Vegan) – Faux Buttermilk”

Gluten Free Egg Substitute for Gluten Free Bread Recipes and Cakes

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Today, I developed a gluten free egg free bread recipe. I used my newly developed gluten free egg substitute recipe. The bread recipe is also dairy-free. It includes several ingredient substitute suggestions, as well. You can replace the flour, egg replacer, and water with several other gluten free flours, egg whites, or dairy milk. Continue reading “Gluten Free Egg Substitute for Gluten Free Bread Recipes and Cakes”

Sweetened Condensed Milk Substitute (Gluten-Free Corn-Free Dairy-Free)

Image: Ingredients for Sweetened Condensed Milk Substitute

If  you’re baking a gluten free dessert and you’re in need of a dairy free substitute for sweetened condensed milk, you’re in luck! This substitute recipe works well in baked bars, cheesecake, fudge, cakes and more, that call for sweetened condensed milk. I converted it to gluten-free with corn-free options from Sweetened Condensed Milk Substitute. You should go there and check out all of the positive feedback for the gluten version. I hope this helps many of you gluten-free dairy-free dieters. It is not only a substitute, but healthier for you than some non-organic brands. Continue reading “Sweetened Condensed Milk Substitute (Gluten-Free Corn-Free Dairy-Free)”

Egg Yolk Substitute

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For my egg-free allergic friends, as well as the dairy-intolerant, I tried quite a few versions of vegan egg yolk substitute recipes today, none of which tasted like egg yolk to me. So, I gotta thinkin’…”What does egg yolk taste like?” I had some in the frig, and dipped my finger in it. It tastes like melted butter with a little salt. That was the easy part. I knew a little shortening and salt would create the flavor, but how was I going to make the right color. Well, adding some carrot juice (I just pureed some carrots with a little water in my small food processor, and strained it to make my own juice), makes it orange, but how was I going to make it yellow. Continue reading “Egg Yolk Substitute”

Dairy-Free Soy-Free Sour Cream (Gluten-Free)

Image: Gluten Free Dairy Free Soy Free Sour Cream on a Baked Potato

Finding a gluten-free sour cream that is also dairy-free and soy-free is a difficult task, however, cashews make a great substitute for sour cream. You will find cashews makes great substitutes for cream cheese, ricotta cheese, and cottage cheese. The best part about it is that nuts do not spoil quickly like dairy products and can be made as needed; not to mention it is so simple and easy to make! Make your holidays special with cashew cream! Continue reading “Dairy-Free Soy-Free Sour Cream (Gluten-Free)”

Brown Sugar Substitute

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I was recently asked what could be used as a brown sugar substitute. Because of this request and my long overdue task of adding additions to my substitutions category, I’ve decided to address this in depth. If you’re looking for a brown sugar that is refined, slightly refined, or unrefined, I list and explain the different varieties below, as well as provide a recipe for a brown sugar substitute. I hope this helps you when you’re in a pinch, as well as enlightens you on the manufacturing process and health benefits. Continue reading “Brown Sugar Substitute”

Gluten Free Xanthan Gum Substitutes

Image: Acacia Tree

In years past, you’d mainly find xanthan gum and guar gum on most gluten free product labels. Nowadays you’ll find newer ingredients such as arabic gum, formally known as gum arabic. Arabic gum is a natural gum made from the hardened sap of acacia trees found in Africa and Australia; Acacia senegal trees, found in Africa, Pakistan and India; and Acacia seyal trees, where the gum is used to treat or prevent several ailments, including digestive issues and high cholesterol. Gum arabic is a soluble dietary fiber with unique properties, and is derived of 80% fiber. Continue reading “Gluten Free Xanthan Gum Substitutes”

What is Xylitol? A Natural Sugar-Free Sweetener That Tastes Like Sugar

I am often asked, “What is xylitol?” from my readers. I am about to use it in another recipe; therefore, I wanted to explain more about it prior to publishing the recipe. I enjoy xylitol, as it tastes just like sugar! Plus, it is proven to prevent cavities and even heal teeth. However, if you have corn allergies you’ll need to know which brands to purchase. I hope you find this information useful. Continue reading “What is Xylitol? A Natural Sugar-Free Sweetener That Tastes Like Sugar”