What are psyllium husks?

Psyllium seed husks, also known as ispaghula, come from the Plantago ovata plant, which is native to parts of Asia. They are used in vegan baking to create a cake-like texture without eggs or butter. The husks absorb water to create a gel, binding the batter and giving you a soft, even crumb when baked.

Where to buy psyllium husks

Psyllium Husks, £3.68/125g, buywholefoodsonline.co.uk

Organic Psyllium Husks, £8.99/200g, Amazon

Psyllium husk recipes

Vegan lemon loaf cake

A delicate, zingy vegan lemon cake made without eggs, milk or butter! The key to that lemony tang is a decent lemon extract.

Vegan Lemon Cake Recipe

Classic vegan carrot cake

This classic frosted carrot cake is made with psyllium husks to guarantees a moist sponge every time.

Easy Vegan Carrot Cake Recipe


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