Are English Muffins Vegan? (Most Are Not)


While many types of bread turn out to be vegan, most English Muffins are not vegan.

bays english muffins packaging

Take one of the most popular brands, Bays, and let’s look at the ingredients in their sourdough English muffins:

 Bleached Wheat Flour, Water…Dry Whole Milk, Butter, Lactic Acid

These are typical ingredients.

Almost every brand you’ll find in most stores has some form of milk, butter, or eggs, and therefore aren’t vegan.

But there’s good new…vegan English muffins are very easy to make, and you’ll save money as well.

Vegan English Muffin Brands

I spent a good 20 minutes looking for vegan brands and could only find one: Food for Life Ezekial English Muffins.

food for life vegan english muffins

Most “ezekial” bread products are vegan. They usually only have the simplest ingredients (e.g. flour, salt, water).

Simple Vegan English Muffin Recipes

I’ve tried all 3 of these vegan English muffin recipes and they all turn out just about the same, but it’s nice to have different options that might fit the ingredients you have on hand:

  1. A Virtual Vegan’s Homemade English Muffins
  2. Living Vegan’s Homemade English Muffins
  3. The Spruce Eat’s Dairy-Free English Muffins

Once you’re used to making them, it only takes 20-30 minutes to make a batch that will last you for a week or so.

About the author

Dale Cudmore

Your friendly neighborhood vegan from Toronto. Chemical engineer turned semi-professional soccer player and freelance nutrition writer. I've been vegan for years and try to make life easier for others by sharing what I've learned.

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