The best vegan baking books use real ingredients rather than white flour, white sugar and margarine. Use organic vanilla extract for flavour (some brands use castoreum, from anal glands of beavers).
Check paper inserts of medications, as some foods (grapefruit, green veggies) are contraindicated. Avoid nuts, seeds and nut/seed butters for young children. Choose palm-oil-free vegan butters. See foods to keep away from pets (including chocolate, grapes & raisins, coffee & alcohol, nutmeg/mace & xylitol, if used).
- No-Bake Vegan Desserts is by Irish chef Christina Leopold. Classically trained, these as the title say, means no oven is needed. Recipes include roasted buckwheat piecrust, creamy pistachio tart, cherry bomb cheezecake, banoffee cupcakes, salted caramel donuts, cardamom vanilla clementine creme brulee, snickerz chocolate bars and dark chocolate Earl Grey tart with blackberry coulis.
- Naturally Sweet Vegan Treats is by a Scandinavian baker. These recipes are stunning, and only use natural ingredients, so the recipes will go down a treat with all. Recipes include blueberry cupcakes, banana kladdkaka, lemon scones, chocolate cake batter waffles, celebration chocolate cake and Neapolitan ice cream.
- Whole Food Vegan Baking offers recipes that omit oil, and use natural sweeteners. Make chickpea flour cookies, healthy apple pie, easy banana bread, 10-minute whole wheat biscuits, lemon poppy seed cake and pecan pie.