How to make puff pastries without butter at home


Have you been craving those irresistible melt-in-your-mouth flaky pastry layers since you went vegan? If so, you’re in luck! It’s 100% possible to recreate freshly baked pastries without using dairy! Typical puff pastry recipes are loaded with butter, but you can still achieve that texture using all plant-based ingredients!

What is puff pastry

Puff pastry, also called puff pastry is what makes your favorite baked goods light, fluffy and flaky. Although puff pastry sheets can be bought at the store, once you’ve made your own from scratch, you’ll never want to stop. Puff pastry is usually made with many thin layers of butter between many layers of dough. Once baked, the dough puffs up and becomes golden brown and crispy. Although this process takes a bit of time and elbow grease, it will be worth it when you take that first bite and are instantly transported to a cafe in Paris!

Essential Vegan Substitutions

Homemade vegan puff pastry only requires four basic ingredients:

How to make vegan puff pastry

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This vegan puff pastry recipe from scratch by From the comfort of my bowl features an easy “cheat” method to create those irresistible puff layers.

How to make vegan butter

How to make your own vegan butter

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Looking to skip palm oil and create a delicious spreadable vegan butter? This delicious spread will convince you that you will never have to buy your butter at the store again.

How to make puff pastry without palm oil

How to make puff pastry without palm oil

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Turns out, coconut oil is perfect for replacing butter in a quick vegan puff pastry. (Plus, it’s not full of palm oil like most commercial vegan spreads, which makes it more environmentally friendly.)

Easy Banana Nutella Puff Pastries

Easy Banana Nutella Puff Pastries

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These easy banana and nutella puff pastries from Holly Jade are definitely a treat you won’t want to miss making. With only three ingredients, they are easily accessible. Who wouldn’t want a ball of pastry topped with a hazelnut chocolate spread with banana slices?

Apricot puff poptarts

Apricot puff poptarts

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These aren’t your typical pop-tarts, but who said all pop-tarts have to be the same? A delicious gluten-free puff pastry with an apricot jam filling, garnished with a squeeze of lemon, chopped almonds and grated dairy-free white chocolate. You’ll love these Apricot Puff Pastry Poptarts from Holly Jade!

Chocolate filled croissants

Chocolate filled croissants

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These chocolate filled croissants from Abby Thompson are the best croissants you will ever have, all thanks to coconut oil! Once cooked, the dough becomes so light and flaky, and the chocolate becomes melty. You won’t be able to resist the urge to taste one fresh from the oven.

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