With time, I realised that butter was replaceable in a vegan diet!
Here is a list of all the things that I replaced for butter in my cooking for the finger-licking table that I lay each day:
1. Olive Oil
2. Sunflower Oil
3. Sesame Oil
4. Coconut Oil
Got a craving for a sandwich?
Craving for a sandwich but wondering how you could make one without slathering butter all over the bed? Let me tell you that adding nut butter or tahini or the humble chickpea paste ‘humus’ will not just replicate the butter thing on your toast, but it will give you a burst of flavor in your mouth. You have to give it a try!
Vegan butter off the shelves
There are a lot of specialty stores and dedicated stores, both online and brick and mortar where you can buy vegan butter, cheese and margarine. There is so much to choose from that you will be spoilt for choice.
What does vegan butter contain?
You could even make vegan butter at home
Margarine is what is called as vegan butter. It is a cheaper alternative to butter, and with more and more people turning to veganism because of their religious and nutritional priorities, supermarkets across the country have been selling more margarine that animal butter.
You could try your hand at homemade butter if the market varieties disappoint you a bit. You will need apple cider vinegar that you will need to mix with almond oil and nutritional yeast. Let it sit. Add coconut oil for a luscious base.
You could add a pinch of turmeric to get a yellow tint a la the normal butter. But it is an entirely optional ingredient. It sits well in the refrigerator for a little about two weeks. You could freeze it if you need to use it beyond two weeks.
It is best to remove it from the fridge and let it soften before you spread it on the toast or use it in baking. If you want to get more creative with your vegan cooking, check out our reviews on the best vegan cookbooks.
Happy baking you, folks!