All vinegars go through the same fermentation process, however, not all vinegars are created equal. The chemistry behind vinegar is a conversion from ethanol, the alcohol fuel distilled from plant materials, into acetic acid. The key to a vinegar’s place on the pantry shelf, is the fruit, vegetable, grain or sugar. That ingredient determines the vinegar’s ultimate flavor, uses and benefits.

For all intents and purposes, apple cider vinegar (ACV) should be a staple pantry item in the kitchen. The oils, grains and flours, spices, and stock you use to cook and bake, should be complemented by a bottle of Mother Nature’s Essentials ACV. From breakfast, lunch and dinner, to snacks cocktails and even an entire summer barbecue, ACV will enhance the flavors of all your culinary delights.   

Apple cider vinegar is hands down a healthy and delicious work of genius. Here are some of our favorite recipes using ACV, along with some surprising ACV baking hacks to keep handy. For all your cooking or baking, ACV even compliments Paleo, Vegan, and Vegetarian diets!

Breakfast is Served!

For many, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A high protein breakfast can fuel the body and kickstart a busy work day with a jam packed to-do list. ACV can help make your mornings come alive with flavor and great health benefits.

Egg Substitute? – Yes, ACV can be used as an egg substitute. If you’re sensitive to eggs, or if you prefer a more vegan-inspired diet, ACV has you covered. For cakes, cupcakes, breads and even pancakes, simply substitute 1 egg with 1 tablespoon of ACV and 1 teaspoon of baking soda.

Soured Plant Milk! – Well, this doesn’t seem appetizing! When ACV is added to a favorite plant milk, the reactive properties “curdle” the milk. Pour 2 tablespoons of ACV into a cup, then add 1 cup of Almond, Oat, Soy or Coconut milk. Let the mixture rest at room temperature for at least 5 minutes. The thick, creamy cottage cheese-like result is similar to buttermilk, and is a great substitute for any recipe that calls for dairy!

Preheat the Oven!

Raspberry-Almond Muffins (gluten free) – Make a dozen of these great tasting muffins and you won’t have to worry about breakfast for a few days. We plucked this easy muffin recipe from WELL + GOOD Cookbook.

Yields 12 muffins


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 large eggs (or ACV substitute)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp ACV
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup fresh or strained thawed frozen raspberries

You can find the instructions here!

The Remedy for Pancakes: More Pancakes!

Vegan Apple Cider Pancakes – Gather around the table for this winning take on a breakfast classic from Simply Quinoa. You might make this your weekend tradition. Whip up the following ingredients and have a stack on the table in 25 minutes!


  • 1 cup quinoa flour (toasted)
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 “FLAX EGGS” – 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal + 6 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup Mother Nature’s Essentials ACV
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon light flavored nut oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or grated apple      

                                                                                                                                                You can find the instructions here!                                                                                                                         Stack on a plate and serve with your favorite warm maple syrup, chopped nuts and dairy or non-dairy whipped cream.

Raise the Bar!

We searched high and low for the perfect Granola Bar. This fiber-rich powerhouse from Food faith Fitness has nutrients aplenty, is low in calories, and raises the bar in overall flavor profile. It’s a seasonal favorite many of us now long for year round. Grab your slow-cooker and call the kids into the kitchen. Divvy up the responsibilities and make this crowd pleaser as a family!

  • Wet ingredients: 1 3/4 Cup Canned pumpkin puree, 2/3 Cup Coconut sugar, 3 Tbsp Maple syrup, 1 tsp Mother Nature’s Essentials ACV.
  • Dry ingredients: 1 Cup Rolled old fashioned oats, 1 Cup Oat flour, 1 Tbsp Pumpkin pie spice, 1/2 Tbsp Cinnamon, 1 tsp Baking soda, 1/4 tsp Salt.
  • Optional: Toasted chopped pecans.

You can find the instructions here!

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.”

At a time when self-care and spending time with your family is so important, finding happiness in a leisurely breakfast is something to look forward to each morning. Parse out and switch up the table setting, ingredient fetching, mixing and blending, and clean-up responsibilities to each family member, then gather together around the table for a simple and delicious breakfast. It’s a terrific way to start the day, knowing that you’re benefiting from healthy and nutritious foods, powered by natural, tasty ingredients.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         I                                                                                                                                    Incorporating Mother Nature’s Essentials ACV into your daily breakfast routine, and favorite recipes, not only benefits the health of your family, it works as an excellent substitute for restricted or preferred diets, and adds a unique flavor boost to so many delicious breakfast options. We hope you enjoy the recipes we’ve shared with you, and discover more delicious culinary ideas that bring Mother Nature’s Essentials ACV into the kitchen.

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