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How To Make Vegan Yorkshire Puddings

Yorkshire puddings are a must for roast dinners

Yorkshire puddings, or popovers in the USA are a traditional British dish, particularly associated with the cuisine of Yorkshire, England. Yorkshire puddings are usually served as a side dish as part of a roast dinner in British cuisine, while popovers are more versatile and can be served as a breakfast or brunch item with sweet or savoury fillings, or as a side dish with various meals. With this recipe you can use them as you wish, sweet or savoury, it's up to you.

Yorkshire puddings on a plate
Now you can complete your roast dinner with yorkshire puddings

The Recipe

While traditional Yorkshire puddings are a staple accompaniment to a Sunday roast meat dinner in many British households, this vegan adaptation ensures that everyone can enjoy this beloved dish, regardless of dietary preferences. These vegan Yorkshire puddings are light, airy, and golden brown, making them the perfect for any plant-based roast dinner. With simple, readily available ingredients and straightforward preparation, you'll have these delectable puddings ready to serve in no time.


  • 150g plain flour

  • 200ml unsweetened almond milk (or any other plant-based milk of your choice)

  • 100ml water

  • 15ml vegetable oil (plus extra for greasing)

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat your oven to 220°C. Place a 12-hole muffin tin in the oven to heat up.

  2. In a mixing bowl, sift the flour, salt, and baking powder together.

  3. In another bowl, mix together the almond milk, water, and vegetable oil.

  4. Gradually whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until you have a smooth batter. The consistency should be similar to traditional Yorkshire pudding batter, thick but pourable.

  5. Once the oven is preheated, carefully remove the hot muffin tin. Lightly grease each hole with vegetable oil.

  6. Quickly pour the batter evenly into each hole, filling them about halfway.

  7. Place the muffin tin back into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the Yorkshire puddings are puffed up and golden brown.

  8. Avoid opening the oven door during baking, as this could cause the puddings to collapse.

  9. Once done, remove the Yorkshire puddings from the oven and serve immediately. They're perfect alongside a vegan roast dinner, with gravy poured over the top.

Health Benefits

The health benefits of this vegan Yorkshire pudding recipe lie primarily in its plant-based ingredients and the way it's prepared. Here's a breakdown of some of the potential health benefits:

  1. Plant-Based Ingredients: This recipe uses plant-based ingredients such as almond milk and vegetable oil instead of animal-based products like dairy milk and butter. A diet rich in plant-based foods has been associated with numerous health benefits, including a lower risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and type 2 diabetes.

  2. Lower in Saturated Fat: Traditional Yorkshire puddings are often made with animal fats like beef drippings. By using vegetable oil in this recipe, you're reducing the saturated fat content, which can be beneficial for heart health when consumed in moderation.

  3. Nutrient-Rich Ingredients: Almond milk is a good source of vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage. Additionally, almond milk is often fortified with calcium and vitamin D, important nutrients for bone health. The flour used in the recipe provides carbohydrates for energy and small amounts of protein.

  4. No Cholesterol: Since this recipe is entirely plant-based, it contains no cholesterol. Diets low in cholesterol can help maintain heart health and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.

  5. Baking Method: Unlike frying, which can add excess oil and calories, these Yorkshire puddings are baked in the oven. Baking is a healthier cooking method that doesn't require additional fats for cooking, helping to keep the calorie count lower.

It's worth noting that while this vegan Yorkshire pudding recipe offers some health benefits, as with any dish, moderation is key. Enjoying these puddings as part of a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes will contribute to overall health and well-being.


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