Easiest Cheat Sheet for Baking with Non-Dairy

June 18th, 2014

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Easiest Cheat Sheet for Baking with Non-Dairy Pacific Foods

 

 

Substituting non-dairy beverages for dairy in cooking and baking is actually easier than you think! Use this as a guide to making anything non-dairy friendly. See our best tips, favorite recipes and more non-dairy friendly tips just in time for Non-Dairy Month!

 

 

 

“Buttermilk” Biscuits

How-To: Pour 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar into a 1 cup measuring cup. Fill the rest with your non-dairy beverage of choice.

We Recommend: Grain-based beverages

  • 7 Grain (our favorite)
  • Rice
  • Oat
  • Hemp

We Don’t Recommend: Nut-based beverages because they curdle when exposed to the acidity of lemon juice or vinegar

  • Almond
  • Hazelnut
  • Soy

 

Muffins

How-To: Use non-dairy beverage of choice in place of dairy milk in any recipe 1:1. Try chocolate beverages for a sweet muffin.

We Recommend: Any Nut- and Grain-based beverage.

We Don’t Recommend: Unsweetened Beverages because they make the texture slightly denser. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar/sweetener per cup of Non-Dairy Beverage to achieve original texture.

 

Pancakes & Batters

How-To: Use non-dairy beverage of choice 1:1 in place of water or milk in pancake, waffle or other batter recipes. Hemp will give your batter a little extra fluff!

We Recommend: Any Nut- and Grain-based beverage. Chocolate, nut, grain and unsweetened beverages all are delicious, depending on the flavor you’re looking for!

 

Puddings

How-To: Add cornstarch or arrowroot as needed to thicken puddings. Use non-dairy in place of dairy milk at a 1:1 ratio.

We Recommend: Any Nut- and Grain-based beverage. Chocolate, nut, grain and unsweetened beverages work great in cooked puddings!

We Don’t Recommend: Non-dairy beverages do not set in instant pudding, a cooked pudding is required.

 

Smoothies

How-To: When following a recipe, use non-dairy beverage of choice 1:1 in place of water or milk in your smoothie.

 We Recommend: Any Nut- and Grain-based beverage depending on the pairings in your smoothie.

  • Rice: thin consistency, mild flavor
  • Almond: thin consistency, strong and nutty flavor
  • Hazelnut: thin consistency, strong and nutty flavor, slightly dark color
  • 7 Grain & Oat: thin consistency, mild grain flavor
  • Hemp: medium consistency, mild flavor
  • Soy: medium-thin consistency, soy flavor
  • Unsweetened: thin consistency
  • Chocolate: medium-thin consistency, dark color, sweet and chocolaty flavor

 

Oatmeal or Hot Cereals

How-To: Oatmeal requires slightly less non-dairy beverage than milk in recipes.

We Recommend: Any Nut- and Grain-based beverage. Chocolate, nut, grain and unsweetened beverages will all work great! When using chocolate, use a 1:1 ratio instead of slightly less. Use 1 cup of our Oat or 7 Grain beverages in your oatmeal for an extra serving of whole grains!

 

Soup, Gravies and Sauces

How-To: Use our recommended non-dairy beverages 1:1 in any savory soup, gravy or sauce recipe, thicken with cornstarch or arrowroot as desired. These substitutions can increase nutritional density and contribute a mild nut or grain flavor that enhances the overall recipe.

We Recommend:

  • Soy & Rice: Thin consistency, pleasant and mild flavor
  • Almond: Medium-thin consistency, slightly nutty and mild flavor
  • Hemp, 7 Grain & Oat: Medium consistency, pleasant and mild flavor

We Don’t Recommend:

  • Hazelnut: The sweet flavor is not adaptable for savory recipes

 

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