85 Decadent, Secretly Plant-Based Deserts

From an American Pâtissière in Paris

Plant-based sweets adored by even the most discerning pastry lovers – the French.

Voila Vegan Book by Amanda Bankert of Boneshaker Donuts
Watercolor of the Eiffel Tower with a donut around it

Voilà! Vegan dessert is served.

Take a trip to Paris via this gorgeous cookbook! You won’t believe these decadent desserts are actually plant-based.

  • Adventures

    Since 2015, Amanda Bankert, founder and executive pastry chef at Boneshaker, has been the surreptitious purveyor of vegan treats in the world’s most butter obsessed city: Paris. It started with donuts; Bankert, an American expat, brought the first artisanal versions of the stateside delicacy to France with her bakery, Boneshaker, in the 2nd arrondissement.

    In her debut cookbook, Voila Vegan: 85 Decadent, Secretly Plant-Based Desserts from an American Pâtissière in Paris, Amanda shares over eighty-five entirely plant-based but still decadent recipes alongside delightful fish-out of water stories from her kitchen and travels.

Vegan brownies fresh out of the oven
  • Adventures


    Since 2015, Amanda Bankert, founder and executive pastry chef at Boneshaker, has been the surreptitious purveyor of vegan treats in the world’s most butter obsessed city: Paris. It started with donuts; Bankert, an American expat, brought the first artisanal versions of the stateside delicacy to France with her bakery, Boneshaker, in the 2nd arrondissement.

    In her debut cookbook, Voila Vegan: 85 Decadent, Secretly Plant-Based Desserts from an American Pâtissière in Paris, Amanda shares over eighty-five entirely plant-based but still decadent recipes alongside delightful fish-out of water stories from her kitchen and travels.

Banana tarte tatin toast with berries
Vegan brownies fresh out of the oven
  • Recipes

    Get Amanda's recipes, including cakes, cookies, candies and drinks that have fooled and enthralled her patrons, include:

    • Boneshaker Cinnamon Rolls, page 32
    • Banana Tarte Tatin French Toast, page 40
    • Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies, page 107
    • Tart au Citron, page 144
    • Strawberry Shortcake Mille-Fueille, page 156
  • Techniques & Tips

    Using both American and French techniques, dig into secretly vegan breakfasts
    like:
    Banana Tarte Tatin French Toast and Pumpkin Cake Donuts; gâteaux de voyage (travel-friendly cakes) such as Signature Salted Caramel & Roasted Peanut Brownies; and classically French treats, including Crêpes Suzette and Raspberry Chocolate Macarons.

  • Recipes


    Get Amanda's recipes, including cakes, cookies, candies and drinks that have fooled and enthralled her patrons, include:

    • Boneshaker Cinnamon Rolls, page 32
    • Banana Tarte Tatin French Toast, page 40
    • Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies, page 107
    • Tart au Citron, page 144
    • Strawberry Shortcake Mille-Fueille, page 156
  • Techniques & Tips


    Using both American and French techniques, dig into secretly vegan breakfasts
    like:
    Banana Tarte Tatin French Toast and Pumpkin Cake Donuts; gâteaux de voyage (travel-friendly cakes) such as Signature Salted Caramel & Roasted Peanut Brownies; and classically French treats, including Crêpes Suzette and Raspberry Chocolate Macarons.

Watercolor basket of Boneshaker Donuts
Light blue water color line
Voila Vegan Book by Amanda Bankert of Boneshaker Donuts

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Voila Vegan Book by Amanda Bankert of Boneshaker Donuts

Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

Reviews
For all dessert-lovers!

"I love Amanda’s style! At Boneshaker in Paris, she reels you in with her great flavor combinations, her whimsy and talent, and then she tells you that everything you loved was vegan! Now we can all bake just the way Amanda does. With Voilà Vegan, Amanda has created a guide to all things sweet and plant-based for all dessert-lovers."

Dorie Greenspan

Paris-inspired recipies...

"Paris has become un amis (a friend) to vegans, thanks to Amanda Bankert who’s shaken (and baked) delicious things up with her popular Boneshaker Donut shop. In Voilà Vegan, Amanda reveals her favorite Paris-inspired recipes, from chocolate-espresso morning buns and spicy pain d’épices, to maple madeleines and donut profiteroles that’ll temp everyone to start baking with her signature touch of French je ne sais quoi…"

David Lebovitz

Watercolor drawing of Amanda in sunglasses walking her two precious dogs

About the Author

About the Author

Amanda Bankert is a Le Cordon Bleu−trained pâtissière. An American expat, she spent a decade in Dublin working as a pastry chef at such places as the Michelin-starred Mint Restaurant and specialty coffee pioneer 3fe Coffee.

She then worked as the head pastry chef at Le Comptoir de la Gastronomie in Paris. Bankert opened Boneshaker, an entirely plant-based bakery, in Paris’s 2nd arrondissement in 2016.

Amanda Bankert owner of Boneshaker Donuts and author of Voila Vegan sitting outside at a table in Paris

2023 Tour Information

Hope to see you there!
Note: Some venues will need you to pre-register to attend.

  • Saturday, September 9 - 4pm-6pm:  Launch party at The Green Ray (with baking contest!) Nashville, TN
  • Tuesday, September 12 - 6pm-8pm: Archestratus Q&A with Dorie Greenspan and signing (Brooklyn)
  • Wednesday, September 13 - 6pm-7pm: Cooking class (online) with Adam Sobel of Cinnamon Snail Register & sign up to attend here.
  • Saturday, September 16 - 10am: Meet and greet + signing at Old Town Books in Alexandria, VA 10 am
  • Saturday, September 16 - 2-4pm: Meet and greet + signing at Le Village Marche Arlington, VA
  • Sunday, September 17 - 5-7pm: Busboys and Poets in Washington DC - Q&A with Aviva Goldfarb and signing Register & sign up to attend here.

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Plant-based sweets adored by even the most discerning pastry lovers – the French -- from an American pâtissière in Paris.

Voila Vegan pigeon with a beret and red skirt and scarf
Voila Vegan Book by Amanda Bankert of Boneshaker Donuts

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