Vegan recipes that are easy to follow, tasty and healthy
Breadmaker recipes often include non-vegan ingredients such as skimmed milk powder which are not necessary in breadmaking. It is easy to adapt the recipes so that they are vegan.
I have adapted the recipes for my Kenwood breadmaker by:
Leaving out the Skimmed Milk Powder
Replacing some of the water with soya milk
Using vegan margarine instead of butter
Replacing a little of the flour with soya flour
I also reduced the amount of sugar and salt in the bread to make it healthier - this didn't harm the flavour or stop the bread rising. However, I found that white sugar made the loaf rise much better than brown.
The soya emulsifies the fat and that helps the bread hold its shape when it has risen. Most commercial bread production uses soya rather than milk.
The yeast you use seems to have most effect on the finished product - I use Doves Farm Quick Yeast (available in health food shops in the UK).
This is an example of an adapted recipe, for a 675g loaf of wholemeal bread.