Tapioca pudding with a spoon

WELCOME TO Sweeter than Oats

Inspiring you with plant-based food!

Welcome to Sweeter than Oats, not just another vegan food blog! 

Are you trying to find recipes for your favourite comfort foods that don’t contain dairy or eggs? Or perhaps you’re looking for an egg-free cake for a work colleague’s birthday. Are you or a loved one lactose intolerant, dairy free, or trying to reduce cholesterol? Vegan and looking for meal inspiration? Whatever it is, I’ve got you covered!

Sweeter than Oats is more than just recipes – it’s a gathering place for like-minded food enthusiasts. Join our community and connect with fellow flavor seekers, share your kitchen triumphs, and seek inspiration for your next gastronomic masterpiece.

We spend all of our spare time veganising family favourites so you don’t have to! From scrumptious breakfast ideas to speedy suppers and vegan baking, you’re guaranteed to find some inspiration here!

If you’re new to plant-based baking, start here, at my resources section. You’ll find ideas for where to eat and get coffee as a vegan, useful vegan baking tips, and much more!

I love to make food look as beautiful as possible and am always excited to work with brands to achieve that! However, I am not a professional food photographer and would rather spend time developing, cooking and eating recipes, than hours styling them. That’s why my process shots might look a bit questionable sometimes. I like to think that what you see on my posts is exactly the result that you will get. No photographers magic here (except a little Lightroom).

I currently use an secondhand Canon EOS 5D fitted with a 50mm 1.8 lens, although I’m hoping to upgrade to the 1.4 soon! I have a dedicated area by my front window that is the permanent home to my backdrops, linens and props.

I am constantly trying to perfect my photography but like everything in life, perfection is both unattainable AND subjective, so I’m just happy if I get a few shots before my food gets cold!

You can follow my food on Instagram here, join my Facebook group here and don’t forget to subscribe to ensure that you never miss a recipe 🙂

“First we eat, then we do everything else.” – M.F.K. Fisher

Meet Freya

I currently live in the wilder climbs of Essex and love nothing more than visiting food markets, old bookshops and trying out the latest vegan and plant-based products. I love to cook for my other half, Tim, who has an egg intolerance (let’s not mention the details here), and my friends who always give me honest opinions on my bakes.

When I’m not working, I spend most of my free time trying to keep my plant family alive, photographing food (which is always cold by the time I get to eat it!) and listening to true crime podcasts.

I am obsessed with old cookbooks and find them a wealth of inspiration. I love taking an old recipe and making it plant-based, it’s so satisfying.

My Favorites

  • Cornflake Tart featured image

    Easy and Delicious Vegan Cornflake Tart

  • Maple Loaf cake featured image

    Easy and Yummy Dairy-Free Walnut and Maple Loaf Cake

  • Chai Powder in a bowl with a spoon

    Make your own Chai Powder (and Chai Lattes) at home in less than 2 minutes