I'm trying to make vegan bread but all of my bread maker machine's recipies have one or two tablespoons of milk powder. What is a vegan solution?

  • Thank you Dougal. Great link and so quickly supplied :-) – SJF Feb 1 '17 at 8:01
  • Not a problem, actually they looked good enough for us non-vegans, so I will have to say thank you for the question. – dougal 5.0.0 Feb 1 '17 at 8:37
  • Bread is vegan by default, milk or milk powder is a rare ingredient. – GdD Feb 1 '17 at 11:49
  • GdD. Great info. – SJF Feb 2 '17 at 12:04
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    Possible duplicate of Why is milk powder used in bread machine recipes? – ESultanik Feb 3 '17 at 4:29

A basic bread is

  • flour
  • water
  • yeast or sourdough
  • (salt)

With these base ingredients, just by varying flour type, ratios and preparation method, you already get a wide range of breads, whether made by hand, kneaded in a mixer or dumped in a bread maker.

Extra ingredients influence the crumb texture and / or the taste of your bread. Including some fat, for example, makes the crumb "fluffier", using milk instead of or in addition to water gives finer pores and alters the taste a bit.

If all recipes that came with your bread maker include milk powder, I'd assume this to be a quirk of the author, not a necessity. I'd simply leave it out. You could add a teaspoon or so of vegan fat, but I don't think it's essential, especially if your recipe already has some.

Feel free to ask more specific questions, if the results aren't what you'd want them to be.

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  • The answers I have received are great – SJF Feb 2 '17 at 12:11
  • The answers I have recieved on this site have been great. – SJF Feb 11 '17 at 11:38
  • The answers I have received on this site have been great. From those (tried multiple times) my fail-safe vegan bread machine bread is: 2.5 tsp yeast 437.5g HG flour 1T sugar 1.5 tsp salt 1.5 cups cold water [In that order] NON FAIL! – SJF Feb 11 '17 at 11:54

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