Vegan Frangipane Recipes
When you are a vegan, and you want to transition to healthier meals, you are getting a chance to learn how to prepare healthy or raw meals.
This is an opportunity to learn how to prepare light and fast meals daily and what are the benefits of a vegan diet, and here we want to give you the recipe for desserts that are also a part of a vegan diet.
Now, if you are on a journey to improve your vegan diet and reduce or eliminate industrial sugar, try to make a smart food choice for healthy cakes and sweets.
The stores are packed with a variety of products that contain sugars (or hidden sugars), artificial colors and scents, and you should avoid it, vegan or no vegan.
All of these ingredients, although delicious to the palate, can be very dangerous to health, especially for children who eat sweets in large quantities daily.
We are giving you two amazing recipes – vegan frangipane that you can make on so many ways, but we have decided to give you two made with fruits, because of their taste and of course, a health benefit.
The first recipe that we are giving to you is Vegan Frangipane tart with quinces. What is frangipane for those who do not know?
It is an almond, egg, sugar and butter stuffing most commonly used as a base for various pies and tarts.
Now, in the vegan version, it is made out of some ingredients that are vegan-friendly.
For the dough you need
240 grams flour
180 grams of cold vegan butter
Pinch of salt
60 ml of cold water
250 grams of vegan butter/one block
250 grams of sugar
250 gram of ground almonds
25 ml of rum
Aquafaba – it is the mixture that is a leftover from chickpeas, it is liquid they are floating in. It is a great substitute for eggs. You use two tablespoons of aquafaba for one egg.
50 grams of flour
Quince that is grounded
Add the cold vegan butter cut into cubes and a pinch of salt to the flour. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingers until you have a crumbly fat. Add cold water and knead the dough quickly. All the ingredients are enough to tie into the ball. Wrap the dough ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
While resting the dough, separate the flaked quince from the liquid and blend it. Whisk a portion of the liquid in a saucepan for ten minutes to get the syrup. Leave it to cool.
Prepare a 26-28 cm diameter tart mould. It does not need to be greased because the dough is greasy and easily separates after baking. Just in case, cover the bottom with baking paper. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and coat the bottom and edges of the mould with it. Roll out the dough with a fork. Return the coated mould to the refrigerator for another 30 minutes.
Turn on the oven at 180ºC. Put a sheet of baking paper over the dough and fill it with something heavy and thermostable (e.g. beans or coffee beans). Insert the dough into the oven and bake for 20 minutes. After this time, remove the beans paper (if using) and bake the dough for another 10 to 15 minutes.
For the frangipane, mix sugar and soften butter for about 3 minutes at top speed until the mixture is airy. Add ground almonds and rum, then a bit of aquafaba. Mix well after each addition. Finally, add the sifted flour and mix briefly until just combined.
Pour in the base of the dough the blended powdered quince. Spread the frangipane over them and level the surface.
Bake tart for 35 to 40 minutes, i.e. until it gets a nice, golden color. Cool it slightly, so serve with topped syrup and slices of toasted quince if you want.
Here we are giving you one more recipe that is made with figs; you are going to need 26 cm tin for the tart.
125 grams of vegan butter
50 grams of sugar
Two tablespoons of aquafaba
One orange peel
290 grams of flour
Pinch of salt
For the filling you need
125 grams of vegan butter
80 grams of sugar
Four tablespoons of aquafaba
200 grams of ground, baked almonds
45 grams of flour
Four larger figs (or more if you want to fill the whole tin with figs, whatever you want)
For the crust, prepare a 26 cm tart mould. Wash the orange well. Whisk the room temperature butter with a mixer, gradually adding sugar. When combined, add aquafaba mixture and finely grated orange peel and mix. Lastly, add the flour and salt, but gradually until you knead the dough.
Always roll the dough to become bigger than the tin, so that you can trim it and shape it in the way you want. Leave in the fridge for half an hour.
Next, heat the oven on to 180 C.
For the filling, whisk the butter gradually with the sugar, and then slowly add aquafaba mixture and then combine.
Finally, mix the almonds and flour. Pour the fillet over the dough and spread evenly. Cut the figs into quarters and line over the filling, gently squeeze them into the tin.
Bake until the filling and the edges of the dough turn golden, it takes around 40 minutes, but is guided by your oven.
*additional tips for vegan frangipane are that you can use melted coconut oil instead of the vegan butter (for those who do not strive to make that original taste, but something different)
*the typical frangipane does not need any raising factor, but you can use if you want to make it a bit fluffier
*we often recommend that you use grams because they are more accurate than cups because the precision is mandatory in baking
*you can use any fruit you want for these recipes, you can replace figs with dates, or some other fruit
*you can top them with icing sugar, or some vegan ice-cream
Do not ever think that the vegan diet is expensive because it is not, in fact, the meat is the one that is considered a luxury, and fruits and vegetables, especially seasonally, are very affordable for everyone. You can find exotic fruits that are more expensive because they are imported, on some good discount.
Now, in the two recipes that we gave to you, we have used quinces. This is such an advantageous fruit, and it originally comes from southwestern Asia. It is a known fact that all parts of this fruit are good for you, leaves and seeds, and especially its juice and fruit syrup.
Quince fruit is rich in vitamins and minerals. It contains Vitamin C in large quantities, then Vitamin B1, B2, Niacin, Carotene, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper, Sodium, Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Sodium, Chlorine and Sulfur. In addition, it contains protein, dietary fiber and carbohydrates.
One more important thing for all vegans out there that want to make this dish, and eat as much of this fruit as they can is that its seeds are its most healing part, and when left in the water, they release mucus, which helps with cough problems.
They also contain large amounts of amygdaline, that is, vitamin B17, which has anti-cancer effects. The seeds are also rich in fats, tannin, pectin, sugars, malic acid, etc.
Another recipe that we gave to you is the frangipane with figs, and it is also one amazing fruit that you should eat whenever you have the chance to do so.
This is one known tasty Mediterranean fruit that helps treat acne and pimples, it amazing for your skin, and in many countries, there are natural remedies for any skin inflammatory problem.
On the market, you can find cosmetical lines that are made out of figs, because they have confirmed cosmetical benefits.
Besides this, figs are amazing remedy and prevention fruit for cancer. It is said that they are good at fighting any heart disease and are amazing for restoring your energy levels. Figs have such a small amount of calorie, but so many useful minerals and vitamins that are necessary for a human body.
Other ingredients that are used in these frangipane recipes are more or less regular, but they are vegan. Just like in anything else, do not eat it too much, but when you have a sweet “crisis”, dig in!
Few people ask themselves, why is my genetics such, and what is it that I can do for myself to be healthy? What can I change in my diet to live better and longer than my grandmother, mother, grandfather or father? Is there anything I should throw out or bring into my diet?
Most menus are selected or created by inertia, and a little when needed by your body! A Vegan way of life is one that changes this perception to the core because you start thinking about the food that you are consuming.
Many of us are not educated enough regarding food, and the fact is, even if you do not know why this is the case, is that food that you are taking on a daily basis makes us tired and sick.
We are usually those who think that we should eat everything, even though such meals cause major health problems – from cardiovascular, diabetes, obesity, cancer, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis. A vegan diet is the one that puts an emphasis on the health department of our lives, besides the ethical questions that it deals with.
We gave you some guidelines if you are starting with your vegan diet if you are cooking for yourself, to know what to use and how to substitute some dairy and animal ingredients. Do not be scared of baking; just follow the measures strictly.
Here we gave you two simple recipes that are vegan, and in which you can use ingredients that you like the most. Frangipane is delicious, and people adore it, and the great news is that you can simply make a vegan version that is equally tasty.