If you have been cooking for a while, you will know how many uses ladyfingers have. The most popular of those use of ladyfingers is tiramisu.
There is one problem though with traditionally made ladyfingers – they are not vegan! The good news is though, that as we all know, these days, there are SO many vegan alternatives out there. And, in case you cannot find an alternative at the shop, guess what, you just make it yourself!
When it comes to dessert making especially, it’s difficult to find a full vegan-friendly dessert. They often contain eggs and dairy.
So, if you are looking to make your own tiramisu, making your own vegan ladyfingers is a great place to start.
Are Ladyfingers Vegan?
No, if you buy a packet of ladyfingers at the shop, it ain’t gonna be vegan; unless of course, it’s specifically labeled as vegan.
But that’s okay, because there are ways of making ladyfingers, and there are even vegan ladyfingers you can buy in the shops as well these days.
Do Ladyfingers Contain Eggs?
Yes, ladyfingers are indeed egg based. At least if made traditionally. However, there are ways of making them egg-free, and totally vegan-friendly.
The vegan replacement for the egg is made using whipped aquafaba (the juice from a can of chickpeas) This helps them come out with a similar texture to the regular ladyfingers.
Are Ladyfingers The Same As Sponge Fingers?
Indeed they are. Sponge fingers are just another name for ladyfingers. They are also known by other names, such as Boudoir biscuits, and oval sponge cookies.
They can be quite light, making them ideal for light desserts such as tiramisu. They take flavor very well. Well, they are sponges after all.
Vegan Ladyfingers Recipes
Okay, now it’s time for the recipes for vegan ladyfingers. They are so good, in fact, I think even better than the real thing.
Here they are.
Aquafaba is the replacement for the egg. To some, it may sound gross, but after you have been a vegan for a while, you will know how awesome aquafaba is, and how much it can help you in your vegan cooking.
If you are looking for a healthier version of ladyfingers, this recipe is for you.
It uses sweeteners such as stevia, and applesauce. An interesting recipe for something healthier!
If you are gluten-free and vegan, oh boy, you will like this recipe. Making a gluten-free dessert using these ladyfingers just become a whole load easier.
Dairy-free and eggless ladyfingers made for a total of 50 minutes. This recipe is easy to follow, easy to make, and won’t disappoint you.
These look a bit different than the usual ladyfingers, but they taste just as good and can be used for whatever you need them to.
This recipe uses aquafaba too. If you haven’t used aquafaba before, this is your chance to!
Where To Buy Vegan Ladyfingers
In case you don’t have the time or don’t feel like making your own homemade vegan ladyfingers, there is always the option to buy them!
Whenever I feel like I don’t have enough time or energy to make my own, I prefer buying them from my local health shop. A friend of mine told me you can get a packet of vegan ladyfingers at Whole Foods too, so worth checking there.
5 Best Vegan Ladyfingers Recipes
- Choose a recipe from the list above.
- Cook the recipe based on the recipe's instructions.