Those who have adopted a vegan lifestyle know that it is not always easy to find substitutes for certain animal products on the market. Butter is one such example, with obvious consequences for your palate or the vegan children
you have at home when it comes to sweets and cakes.
Animal butter has vegetable substitutes that are up to its standards and can be made at home or tasted in a vegan restaurant
. Animal milk can be replaced with almond or soy milk, and gelatin or eggs can be replaced using agar-agar.
Whatever method you use to obtain it and incorporate it into your recipes, join us as we explore seven creative and delicious plant-based alternatives to animal butter.
If you're looking for a quick and easy alternative, peanut butter is the way to go. Because peanuts are high in fat, they only take a few minutes in the mixer to reach the consistency of butter.
Although this butter is lightly sweetened, you can flavor it with sugar or salt while making it. To get vegan children amazed, you can combine this butter with raw cocoa powder and make a delicious chocolate paste that can be spread on bread or used as a cake topping.
Soy is extremely versatile, and for those who are unaware, it can also be used to make a butter substitute.
Slowly combine two tablespoons of soy flour and one tablespoon of cold water. Simmer until the mixture thickens and becomes creamy. Allow it to cool before combining it with a mixer in a large mixing bowl. Slowly drizzle in 250ml of vegetable oil until the butter reaches the desired consistency.
Olive oil butter
This is likely the most similar vegetable butter to its animal cousin. Combine olive oil, salt, and spices to taste in a glass bowl and place it in the freezer for 12 hours to turn it into butter.
Although it melts faster than the animal one, this butter is ideal for spreading on bread or pouring to overcooked corn.
Although popular belief says it is, this butter is not the same as the coconut oil sold in supermarkets. It has more fiber and is less purified. To make it, blend the coconut with water in a blender for some time and strain the water.
The liquid obtained is coconut milk, which you can drink for breakfast, and the fat that gets stuck in the blender glass or rises from the milk is coconut butter.
The amount of fat will depend on the coconut, but you can get more by freezing the milk and harnessing the top part, which will be the fat and can be used as butter.
If you put this butter in the mixer and add sugar, you can get a delicious vegan whipped cream.
To make hazelnut butter, ground the hazelnuts until they attain a creamy consistency, similar to how peanut butter is made.
In addition to being high in protein and lipids, Hazelnut butter may be used to make a delicious, healthy, and ethical "vegan Nutella" by simply whipping in cocoa powder.
The procedure is the same as peanut and hazelnut butter, although this butter will have a higher fiber content than the others. Put a handful of almonds in a food processor and process until they form a paste-like consistency.
Cashew Nut Butter
Cashew nut butter is our latest alternative to animal butter. It is high in proteins and lipids, but low in fiber.
To make it, just purchase roasted cashew nuts (with or without salt) and process them until they acquire a creamy consistency.
If you can only find raw cashew nuts, toast them in the oven or a frying pan until golden brown, then proceed with the instructions above.
You can season this butter with salt or spices to make it more intriguing.