Dairy and Egg Free Banana Muffins with Cream Cheese Icing
These Dairy and Egg Free Banana Muffins with Cream Cheese Icing are naturally free of egg, so don’t use a substitute (bananas make an awesome egg substitute themselves!!), and also happen to be fine for those on vegan diets 🙂 I put pecan nuts on top of mine, but they are fine without it too if you have nut allergies in the house. I haven’t specifically tried them with gluten free flour but I’m confident they would be fine, and I would use about 75% of the flour substituted with gluten free flour. For the icing, I have used the Sheese brains of cream cheese before which has a lovely taste..but it does tend to split a bit when mixed with the dairy free margarine. This recipe I used the new Angel Foods vegan cream cheese, and mixed it with a stick blender and it worked a treat!
- 3 bananas, mashed
- 1/4 cup oil
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup coconut yoghurt
- 1 tub vegan cream cheese (most of them are about 240g)
- 2-3 Tablespoons icing sugar, depending on how sweet you like it
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons dairy free margarine
- Whisk the bananas, oil and sugar together. Add the dry ingredients and coconut yoghurt and mix until just combined. Spoon in muffin cases until 3/4 full, top with chopped nuts if desired, then bake at 175 degrees Celsius until cooked through and golden brown (about 10-15 minutes). Cool before icing.
- For the icing, mix ingredients together with a spoon then blend until smooth (I used a stick blender). Pipe on top of the muffins and top with more nuts and sliced banana if you want to. I had a chocolate crumb made with flour, sugar, cocoa and dairy free margarine which I sprinkled on the top after baking until crispy.
Baked Dairy Free Cheesecake
I have really been enjoying Sheese Dairy Free Cheese lately, and have been trying it in all sorts of different forms. I had some eggs to use up as I’m the only one that can eat them in our house, so thought I would try a baked cheesecake. That is definitely one of the things I miss a lot and I’m happy to report that this one really filled the gap! It really didn’t taste much different from a dairy cheesecake at all. I’m not 100% sure, but I think it may be a possibility for those who can tolerate baked egg, although I don’t know if the egg would get hot enough. Feel free to let me know if you have an opinion on that!
Dairy Free Chocolate Mousse Cake
This Dairy Free Chocolate Mousse Cake is also egg free, nut free and gluten free.
You may have seen on Facebook or Instagram I have been playing around with a new dairy free sour cream, which I used to make this recipe and a lemon cheesecake as well. If you can’t find this, I have also made chocolate mousse with tofu, coconut yoghurt and whipped chilled coconut cream before in similar quantities to this recipe. I have found that the Zenzo Sour Cream isn’t particularly tasty on its own (although not offensive) but it’s great at taking on the flavours I put with it when left overnight. I haven’t tried yet, but I think it would be really nice in a raspberry cheesecake too.
- 1 packet of dairy and egg free chocolate biscuits (and gluten free if needed) : we use Countdown's Free From range
- 3 Tablespoons melted dairy free margarine
- 1 packet firm tofu
- 1 packet dairy free sour cream
- 3 heaped teaspoons icing sugar
- 150g dairy free dark chocolate (we use Whittakers 72%)
- 2 teaspoons gelatine (if you want this recipe to be suitable for Vegan diets, omit this and serve it semi-frozen). If you want a softer set, half the gelatine.
- Prepare the base by chopping the biscuits up finely in a food processor then adding the melted margarine gradually until it all starts to come together (you may not need all of it). Press into the base of your tin or individual moulds.
- Prepare the filling: Open the tofu, and place in a strainer over a bowl, and chop into about 6 pieces. Leave to dry out for 2 hours if possible (this creates a creamier finish).
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a bowl over a pot of simmering water on the stove.
- Place the tofu in a food processor and blend for about 5 minutes, scraping down the sides twice, until it is very creamy in texture.
- Add the sour cream, icing sugar and blend until fully incorporated.
- Place the gelatine and 2 Tablespoons of water in a bowl, stir and leave for 5 minutes. Melt in a microwave for 20 seconds (or over a pot of water on the stove) then add to the sour cream mix. Mix it in quickly or it will set in lumps. Add the melted chocolate all at once and mix quickly before it sets.
- Pour this mix over the base and leave in the freezer or refrigerator until set.
- I decorated mine with chocolate curls but whipped coconut cream and fruit would also be great.
Dairy Free Chocolate Caramel Biscuits
These Dairy Free Chocolate Caramel Biscuits are super easy and a bit of a cheat recipe…but they taste a lot like Toffee Pops! They are dairy, egg, nut and gluten free. So so good. I really only made them because I had a wee bit of caramel left from another recipe and I was thinking of a way to use it up so it didn’t get wasted. GREAT INVENTION. I have played around with dairy free caramel a bit over the last year, and I highly recommend you follow the recipe by making a sugar caramel first then adding the coconut condensed milk. Without this step (i.e., just boiling or baking the condensed milk until caramel), it is very sticky and gooey and hard to work with. It’s still sticky and gooey like this, but it’s GOOD sticky and gooey, and much easier to work with and pleasant to eat. You can also cut it into slices once it’s baked, which I found hard to do before coming across the caramel first step.
Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie
This Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie is easily adaptable to be gluten free by using a bit less gluten free flour, but I haven’t worked out a good egg-free solution yet..would love to hear from you if you’ve successfully made a dairy and egg free pumpkin pie 🙂
Dairy and Egg Free Banana Cake
This Dairy and Egg Free Banana Cake is super easy to put together…we did it in about 5-10 minutes and it doesn’t need a cake mixer (although you can use one if you want). It’s a nice soft cake, tasty with or without icing. We had some with chocolate buttercream but the rest with just a sprinkle of icing sugar. If you want to make it a bit fancier, you can cut in through the middle and fill with whipped coconut cream and bananas, then top with chocolate icing.
Gluten Free Caramel Slice
This Gluten Free Caramel Slice is also free of dairy, nuts, soy and eggs. If you can tolerate gluten and don’t enjoy the taste of gluten free bases, then feel free to substitute with ground biscuits + melted dairy free margarine or butter, and add any crumble topping.
Dairy and egg free donuts
This recipe is an adapted version of a New York Times donut recipe with substitutions added by my beautiful friend from Teal Living. Miss 10 actually did most of it herself with a bit of help from me and Miss 3. We used our bread maker machine on the dough setting, but you can easily do it in a cake mixer as well.
Dairy free chocolate reindeer
These Dairy free chocolate reindeer are based on some images of something similar that has been doing the rounds on Facebook..I’ve just tried to switch a few things around to make it work for our family…hopefully it works for yours too 🙂 This version is dairy, egg and nut free…if you used something instead of the pretzels for antlers, it would be gluten free as well. I’ll be honest and say they are slightly drunk-looking reindeer but my Miss 10 made most of these and it was a bit of a last minute thing…but we had lots of fun doing it and they taste great.
Dairy Free Chocolate Truffles
We always give baking to friends, family and teachers to say thanks for their support and kindness during the year..and truffles are nearly always a feature. All our baking is egg, dairy and nut free with some gluten free ones as well; nobody has ever complained about the taste: in fact, I expect most haven’t even noticed! We also usually make up a big bowl of this truffle mixture then melt a little bit to dip fruit in for a special dessert treat with all the yummy Summer fruit we are enjoying right now. You can really add whatever you like to this truffle mixture but I’ve just added our suggestions with the recipe.