Perfect vegan Yorkshire puddings – a simple recipe for a superior tasting roast

Don't forget the vegan Yorkshire puddings now. What would your roast dinner be like without them?

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One of the fundamentally delicious parts of your Sunday roast or Christmas dinner – though some households may not agree on the latter – Yorkshire puddings are those distinctively puffed savoury pastries none of us would like to go without.

And so, when traditional Yorkshire pudding recipes are filled with milk, eggs, and some even cream – which are all very much not vegan – what is a vegan to do to still enjoy this delicious and necessary trimming to your roast dinner? 

Enter, vegan Yorkshire puddings that will rise just like they are supposed to in order to be the best friend they can to your gravy, roast potatoes and the like. Created using Aquafaba and a plant-based milk alternative, the results are flavoursome and light, plus the easy method will make this recipe even more worth your sweet time on any old Sunday, or over the festive period as you make Christmas dinner like a pro.

What can you serve vegan Yorkshire puddings with?

A vegan roast dinner is the obvious choice, but if you want a different delicious vegan option, we are big fans of Pithivier or a classic nut roast.  

How to make vegan Yorkshire puddings

festive vegan yorkshire puddings on a plate

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Makes 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 100ml juice from a can of chickpeas (the Aquafaba) 
  • Salt and pepper
  • Soya milk/another plant-based milk

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 220°C / Gas Mark 7 / 428 F and divide the oil between a 6-hole muffin tin.

2. When the oven is hot, place the muffin tin in the oven.

3. Meanwhile, sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl along with a pinch of salt and generous grinding of cracked black pepper.

4. To make the Aquafaba, whisk the chickpea juice and milk alternative of choice together vigorously. 

5. When light and frothed, add this to the dry mixture and combine thoroughly until smooth.

6. Pour the mixture into a large jug and remove the muffin tin with the heated oil from the oven.

7. Immediately pour the batter evenly into the muffin tin holes and put in back into the oven. 

8. Bake your vegan Yorkshires for 10 minutes at the same temperature, then turn down the oven to 190°C / Gas Mark 5 / 374 F (without opening the door) and bake them for a further 15 minutes until risen, crisp, golden brown and cooked all the way through.

Can you buy ready made vegan Yorkshire puddings?

Sure you can buy them frozen, sans milk and eggs but will they be as good as homemade vegan Yorkshire puddings? You know the answer to that one!