Delicious Vegan Baking (it’s not an oxymoron)

Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint Chocolate Ganache {vegan}

Whatever your reason for baking without eggs and dairy, whether it be allergies, ethical concerns, or you’re simply interested in trying something different, this blog is for you.

I launched The Misfit Baker in 2011 as a way to reach out to people who, like me, eschew eggs and dairy but still love dessert. I want people to have cakes and cookies that they can take to family gatherings or bake sales and confidently place next to the “traditional” desserts being offered.

So if you’re ready for some drool-worthy dessert recipes, with a few healthier options thrown into the mix for fun, then be sure to subscribe to the blog. Also, don’t forget to check out The Misfit Baker on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, andΒ Instagram.

If you have any questions, don’t be shy. Ask away! I want to help make your life delicious! πŸ™‚

I figured if I was going to make the world a better place, I’d do it with cookies.

–Ana Pascal, “Stranger than Fiction”

Pistachio Pudding Sugar CookiesΒ Sweetheart CookiesΒ Snickerdoodles

So, who is The Misfit Baker?

Hi! I’m Starr, the baker/cook, photographer, and writer behind The Misfit Baker.

In 2009, I embraced veganism and loved everything about it… Everything, that is, except the baking. After sampling more than my fair share of dry, disappointing baked goods (usually harbouring a distinctive “health food” flair), I understood why vegan baking had such a bad rap. For a lifelong dessert enthusiast, this just wasn’t going to do. So I set out to see if it really had to be that way… Spoiler Alert: It doesn’t πŸ˜‰ … As my knowledge grew and my techniques improved, I became more and more passionate about sharing this way of baking.

When I’m not baking, I can be found volunteering at our local animalΒ shelter, pouring over cookbooks, and sometimes I even find time for a little beading.

I love baking for others and the smiles homemade treats can bring. Together, we can make the whole world smile! πŸ˜€

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49 thoughts on “Delicious Vegan Baking (it’s not an oxymoron)

    1. Starr

      Thanks, I’ve been wanting to do the blog for some time now. I figure, even if no one reads it, at least my recipes will be in some kind of order.

      1. Mayling

        Good stuff, Starr, and good photos too! I’m living in a house of almost vegans, so I’ll probably start combing your recipes for treats. This was the first time I visited your blog, haven’t had time to go through all the recipes, but I know that I’ve had some!

      2. Sandy

        That’s what I figure too. Even if no one reads my blog (and apparently a few people do πŸ™‚ ), my recipes will be written down somewhere.

      3. Starr

        Thanks for visiting Sandy, and taking the time to comment πŸ™‚ … Looking back to my earlier recipes, they have a very different style to them. I never considered that my baking style would evolve, but it’s interesting seeing it happen. Have you noticed anything similar with your own?

  1. differentbeautifully

    we have a lot in common, I just recently graduated one year early from highschool after doing homeschooling for a year and have had a lot of free time on my hands. I love to bake, knit, bead, and I volunteer at a no kill cat shelter. What type of bead work do you do?

  2. Starr

    Not sure what you mean by “what type of bead work”. I’m in the process of making a peyote stitch bracelet in dark blue and silver. It hangs beautifully, but is taking forever to finish, because I never have time for it. I also bead for Christmas gifts, usually Christmas tree ornaments… I can knit, a little. But I don’t have the patients to finish anything much more than a cat toy πŸ™‚

  3. celestedimilla

    Hey there Starr! You liked a post on my blog so I wanted to check out your blog and say, “Hi!” I’ve been poking around your recipes, especially the goodies, and they look wonderful! What a great blog you’ve got here. I’m happy to e-meet you! Celeste:)

  4. chef mimi

    Welcome back! It’s such an interesting community, us food bloggers. And I’ve really enjoyed meeting some in person! So I’m not surprised you had to come back to it. It’s in your blood!

  5. Sandy

    My style evolves as my naturopath takes more and more food from my diet. Ha, ha. And wait a minute – you’re from Canada? Me too!

    1. Starr @ The Misfit Baker

      Hi Lisa, and welcome! We have something in common, I love to cook too! A past time that nurtures the soul and nourishes the body πŸ™‚ I hope you find something you like here. If you give anything a try, let me know how it turned out.

  6. The Lazy Student Baker

    I’ve been taking a look around your website, and I love all of your recipes. As a Canadian that eats mostly vegan, this is exactly the sort of inspiration that I’ve been looking for. I can’t wait to try a few out!

  7. annika

    Agreed! Delicious vegan baking or vegan food altogether is not an oxymoron and I’m not even vegan! You have an amazing blog, Starr!

    1. Starr @ The Misfit Baker

      Thank you so much! πŸ˜€ … I think that the bad name vegan food gets is partly due to some people’s misconception of what vegan means. I’ve met people who actually believe that, as a vegan, I only eat salad and drink wheatgrass (what a sad life that would be). One look at me and it should be obvious, that it’s not true! *LOL*

  8. Ilze

    Hi there, I’m glad I found your blog! Thank you for stopping by at I have no time to read all your recipes, but I followed you to be sure I don’t loose you! The pictures of your recipes are so beautiful!!!! See you soon! Ilze

    1. Starr @ The Misfit Baker

      Awe, thanks. The last couple of years I’ve worked hard to improve my photography, so that is so nice to hear πŸ™‚ … And I know exactly what you mean about lack of time. So many blogs, so little time. I truly appreciate it when people take the time to read my posts and especially follow along. Thank you πŸ™‚

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      1. V

        You’re welcome and you deserve it! I’m glad we can share ideas and learn from each other πŸ™‚

  10. Dippy-Dotty Girl

    Hi there Starr, I popped over to your blog from V’s. The posts look delicious and I shall look into them for inspiration. I am not vegan, but I like finding new recipes even though I try and curb sinful baking thoughts (it does land on my husband and my hips). But I do bake once in a while. So let the baking begin! πŸ˜‰ Cheers. Arundhati.

    1. Starr @ The Misfit Baker

      Thank you for visiting Arundhati, and Welcome! I know what you mean about it landing on your hips. That’s why I share the baking love with friends, family, neighbours, and any one who’ll take it. I just want a taste 😊

    1. Starr @ The Misfit Baker Post author

      Thank you! I’m so flattered! 😊 However, as a rule, I don’t participate in blogging awards, so please pass it on to another blogger so you both can benefit from it.

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