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Are you tired of compromising on taste when it comes to vegan desserts? Say goodbye to bland and uninspiring options and welcome a revolution in plant-based indulgence.

 

This article offers a delectable solution that satisfies your sweet cravings and redefines what it means to enjoy guilt-free, cruelty-free treats using vegan ingredients. Say farewell to the struggle for flavor and elevate your dessert experience with the irresistible goodness of vegan cream puffs.

Vegan Cream Puffs with Vanilla Pudding (or Lemon Curd)

 

Satisfy your craving with these French-inspired vegan cream puffs with vanilla pudding that are delicious and savory—filled with instant vanilla pudding or lemon curd on the center of each cream puff. Perfect for any occasion and all vegetarians. Vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free (optional).

 

Vegan Cream Puff Recipe

 

Cream puffs always make me feel so fancy. They’re one of those desserts that seem like they should be way more complicated to make than they are. But fear not; even if you’re whipping up a batch of homemade cream puffs with luscious whipped cream or cream puff filling, these recipes are straightforward, no matter what size batch you’re making.

 

Plus, they always impress people!

 

Initially, these cream puffs are not vegan, but in this recipe blog post, we will make these small batches perfect for vegetarians.

 

Who has thought that being vegetarian is boring? Cream puffs are delicious, whether served at a party or enjoyed yourself.

How Will These Cream Puffs Impress You?

These French-inspired vegan cream puffs with vanilla pudding will truly impress and satisfy your tastebuds. As they are…

  • No piping is required.
  • Vegan and can make this gluten-free recipe.
  • Filled with delicious homemade lemon curd or instant vanilla pudding.
  • Easy to make and made with plant-based ingredients.
  • Savory and delicious.

Vegan Cream Puff Recipe

Plant-Based Ingredients Tips and Their Substitution

 

Cream puffs are usually non-vegan. This time we were using plant based or vegan ingredients. And also they are easy to find they are mostly in your kitchen.

1. Butter

  • Make sure they are vegan butter, dairy free, and non-dairy.

2. Natural Sweetener

  • Use raw sugar, organic, or unrefined sugar. They are vegan I highly recommend Bob’s Red Mill brandBe sure not to use icing sugar.

3. Kosher salt

  • Use to balance the taste of the sweetness of these cream puffs.

4. All-purpose flour

  • Feel free to use almond flour, coconut flour, corn flour, or rice flour. To make this recipe gluten-free use certified gluten-free flour.

5. Flax seeds

  • As a vegan recipe, instead of using eggs use 1 tablespoon of flax seeds plus 3 tablespoons of water. Or feel free to use egg vegan substitutes such as aquafaba, chia egg, applesauce, etc.

6. Powdered Sugar

  • Make sure they are organic I highly recommended Bob’s Red Mill brand. They produce organic and vegan products.

7. Instant Vanilla Pudding

  • You can make homemade vanilla pudding and there is a storebought. If you prefer to buy a vanilla pudding choose an instant vanilla pudding. Make a habit to check all the labels.

8. Plant-based Milk

  • Feel free to use your favorite unsweetened milk, non-dairy milk, or plant-based milk.

Ingredients Note

  • To keep these vegan cream puffs plant-powered, ensure that all store-bought wet or dry ingredients that you use are completely made with plant-based ingredients or organic. I suggest Bob’s Red Mill brand as they produce organic products and always check the labels.

Vegan Cream Puff Recipe

Learn How to Make Oh-so-Puff Cream Puffs!

 

These are easy to make. You only need an oven, stainless or wooden spoon, baking or parchment paper, saucepan, and measuring cup. They are done in 35 minutes–and tada, you have an oh-so-puff cream puff on hand!

1. Preheat the oven temperature to 425° F.

 

2. Melt the vegan butter, sugar, and kosher salt in a saucepan with water.

 

3. Add the flour and flax seed mixture gradually and whisk with a spoon until they combine for 1-2 minutes. Set them aside and let them cool.

 

4. Scoop the dough with a cookie scoop and then place it on a tray lined with parchment paper or baking paper, and bake for at least 11-12 minutes at the correct oven temperature or till it turns golden brown. Transfer them to the cooling rack to let it cool completely.

 

5. Mix the instant vanilla pudding or lemon curd in a measuring cup if preferred. Refrigerate till they set.

 

6. Scoop the pudding or lemon curd into each cream puff using a stainless or wooden spoon. You can also use a piping bag when filling your puff pastry. Before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Recipe Note

  • Soggy Pastry: To prevent this, let the cream puffs cool completely before filling them with vanilla pudding or lemon curd.
  • Collapse Pastry: Avoid under-baking and ensure the puff pastry is almost hollow. If the pastry is moist, let it cool for a minute.

Storing Tips

  • Refrigerate uncovered, but I highly suggest serving them after baking as they are best served in the oven.

Vegan Cream Puff Recipe

 

If you have any thoughts about these cream puffs, comment below!

 

Try these small batches of cream puffs with vanilla pudding. Please share them with your family and friends.

Oh-so-pop Cream Puff!

Easy Small Batches Cream Puffs

Satisfy your craving with these French-inspired small batches of cream puffs that are delicious and savory. Filled with instant vanilla pudding or lemon curd on the center of each cream puff. Perfect for any occasion and for all vegetarians. Completely vegan and made with plant-based ingredients.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Baking, Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 7 Cream Puffs
Calories 153 kcal

Ingredients
  

For The Pastry:

  • 4 oz water
  • 5 tbsps vegan butter
  • 1 tbsp sugar unrefined or any natural powdered sugar
  • tsp kosher salt
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour or use certified gluten-free flour
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds stir in 3 tbsp of water
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar organic

For The Filling:

  • ½ package vanilla pudding instant (Bob's Red Mill brand), homemade, or alternatively use lemon curd
  • 1 cup milk unsweetened, plant-based, non-dairy milk

Instructions
 

Oh-so-puff Cream Puff:

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 425° F.
  • In a saucepan, melt the vegan butter, sugar, and kosher salt with water.
  • Add gradually the flour and flax seed mixture and whisk with a spoon till they completely combine or at least 1-2 minutes. Set them aside and let them cool.
  • On a parchment-lined baking sheet, scoop the dough with a cookie scoop.
  • Bake for at least 11-12 minutes or till they turn to a golden brown. Transfer them to the cooling rack.

Filled with:

  • In a measuring cup, mix the instant vanilla pudding or lemon curd if prefer. Refrigerate till they set.
  • Using a spoon, scoop the pudding or lemon curd into each cream puff. Before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Notes

Ingredients Note
  • To keep this vegan, make sure all the store-bought ingredients you are using are completely made with plant-based ingredients or organic. I suggest Bob's Red Mill brand as they produce organic products, and always check the labels.
Recipe Note
  • Soggy Pastry: To prevent this, make sure the cream puffs are completely cool before filling them with vanilla pudding or lemon curd.
  • Collapse Pastry: Avoid under-baking and make sure that the cream puffs are almost hollow. If the pastry has moist let them cool for a minute.
Storing Tips
  • Refrigerate them uncovered but I highly suggest to served them after baking as they are best served when fresh from the oven.
Keyword baking recipe, cream puff, dessert, instant vanilla pudding, lemon curd, plant-based, small batches, vegan

It Tastes Great With Lemon Curd!

 

Homemade Vegan Lemon Curd

Creamy Lemon Curd

These vegan cream puffs are filled with instant vanilla pudding. Also, it tastes great when filled with homemade lemon curd. If vanilla pudding is not your thing, feel free to substitute Lemon Curd Recipe- Healthy and Delicious!

 

This creamy version of homemade lemon curd is vegan and a flavorful pudding that is made with sugar and milk.

 

Why not try this lemon curd as your vanilla pudding? You won’t get disappointed in this lemon curd after filling your cream puffs. It will truly impress your family and friends when sharing this delicious and savory small batches of cream puff.

 

Below is the recipe card for lemon curd with easy-to-follow and easy-to-find ingredients.

Filled Your Cream Puff With Lemon Curd!

lemon curd

Lemon Curd

This deliciously lemon curd makes a flavorful pudding or pie filling. We like it in Phyllo crust as tartlets. You might need to double this recipe! Inspired by my Mom's lemon curd recipe made with sugar and milk. I modified the amounts to create a truly healthy vegan version.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
cooling time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Baking, Dessert
Cuisine American, British
Servings 12 servings
Calories 10 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup Swerve granulated
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¾ cup almond milk or other plant-based milk
  • ½ cup lemon juice about 2-3 lemons
  • 3 teaspoons lemon zest use a little extra for more lemony flavor
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric optional for color

Instructions
 

  • In a small pot, whisk together the Swerve and cornstarch.
  • Mix in the almond milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, and turmeric.
  • Cook over medium heat, whisking frequently, until the curd thickens, about 5 minutes. Use care to whisk vigorously as it thickens to ensure a smooth curd.
  • Remove from heat and pour into a glass or stainless container to cool. Enjoy warm or store in the fridge for up to 1 week. It will thicken more as it cools.

Notes

Notes:

Use danish dough or phyllo dough to create a lemon danish or lemon tartlette. 
For a creamier texture, try oat milk or soy milk.
Adjust the milk amounts to create a thicker or thinner consistency.
Keyword custard, lemon, pudding

For More Vegan Recipe

 

The vegan recipes below I’ve suggested are completely vegan and 100% made with plant-based ingredients. They are also a great addition to your vegan meal. Even non-vegetarians will love these!

 

 

 

  • These brownies are a healthy and vegan version.

 

 

    Video Credits: @banglarrannaghor

    Enjoying A Delightful Vegan Cream Puffs

     

    Vegan cream puffs have successfully redefined indulgence with their irresistibly delicious vegan cream puffs. Beyond the delectable taste and creamy texture, these plant-based treats represent a harmonious blend of culinary innovation and ethical choices. By choosing compassionately sourced ingredients without compromising on flavor, Plant-Powered Puff has created a delightful dessert and contributed to a more sustainable and inclusive culinary landscape.

    With each bite, consumers not only savor the exquisite taste but also support a movement towards a greener, more compassionate future. Thus, vegan cream puffs serve as a testament to the fact that indulgence can coexist with conscious choices, inviting everyone to savor the sweetness of a cruelty-free and environmentally-friendly treat.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are Vegan Cream Puffs as Flavorful as Traditional Cream Puffs?

    Yes, Vegan Cream Puffs can be just as flavorful as their traditional counterparts. They are made with plant-based ingredients like almond milk, coconut oil, and other substitutes that provide a rich and delicious taste.

    What Is the Main Substitute for Dairy in Vegan Cream Puffs?

    The main substitute for dairy in Vegan Cream Puffs is usually plant-based milk, such as almond milk, soy milk, or coconut milk. These alternatives give the cream filling a smooth and creamy texture without using animal products.

    Can I Find Vegan Cream Puffs in Regular Bakeries, or Do I Need to Go to a Specialty Store?

    While it depends on the bakery, more and more establishments are offering vegan options, including Vegan Cream Puffs. Specialty vegan bakeries are likely to have them, but some traditional bakeries may also carry vegan alternatives.

    How Do Vegan Cream Puffs Maintain Their Light and Fluffy Texture Without Eggs?

    Vegan Cream Puffs achieve their light and fluffy texture through alternative ingredients like baking powder or baking soda, which helps them rise. Additionally, using plant-based milk and oil contributes to the desired consistency without the need for eggs.

    Are Vegan Cream Puffs Suitable for People With Gluten Allergies?

    It depends on the recipe. Some Vegan Cream Puff recipes use gluten-free flours, making them suitable for individuals with gluten allergies. However, it’s essential to check the specific ingredients used in each recipe or inquire with the baker to ensure they meet your dietary requirements.

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