Vegan Madeleines

In French, “Madeleine” means “small rich shelled cake” and “something which brings back a memory; a source of nostalgia or evocative memories”. Make it vegan, and you have the perfect addition to a mid-day cup of coffee or evening tea. The perfect fall & winter addition!

I’ve had Madeleine on my “to-make” list for a while; this small—yet oh–so delightfully delectable recipe that you’re going to want to bake up throughout the upcoming fall & winter months!

Cozy up with your current read, fuzzy soaks, a warm blanket, a cup of tea and truly enjoy these delicate little cakes! My 9 year old daughter is learning French, so this recipe was also integrated into our French studies— a yummy win-win!

Bon appétit!

The Vegan Momma Madeleines


  • Madeleine Shell Pan
  • Mixing Bowl


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (or oil of choice)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (or non dairy milk or choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven at 350 F and brush the madeleines pan with oil.
  • Mix water and ground flax in a bowl and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl add coconut oil and sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add in almond milk, flax egg, and vanilla.
  • Finally, add the baking powder and all-purpose flour.
  • Fold in gently and transfer the batter in the prepared madeleines pan.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden.
  • Remove from oven, let them cool on ventilated baking rack.
  • Serve or store in air right containers. Enjoy!

I’m looking forward to seeing what you think of these delicious “little cakes”, my little ones had a blast helping make these, and have now put in madeleine orders for their birthdays!

Best Health Wishes,


The Vegan Momma