Baking 101: How to Use Vegan Butter

Vegan butter is butter! It’s simply butter that’s not made from dairy products (dairy milk and/or cream). YES, there are differences between the texture of vegan butter and dairy butter. That is to be expected, since the composition and processing of the two types of butter are quite different.

An emulsifying ingredient is a thickener that takes oil (a liquid ingredient) and changes it to a butter-like state. That means that it’s not quite liquid and not quite solid. This same reason is why dairy butter is solid when it’s cold, but it softens at room temperature, and it melts when heated. The point at which butter softens/melts is called its melting point, which is typically between 90°F-95°f. 

What is an emulsifying ingredient?

Are There Cultured and Non-Cultured Versions of Vegan Butter?

How to Swap Vegan Butter for Dairy Butter