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Easy Vegan Recipes for Beginners

The hardest part about going vegan? Definitely the beginning! But once you’ve got your repertoire of go-to-recipes, it’s a (vegan) piece of cake. These are my favorite easy recipes for beginners!

Hello, 2022! Hello, Veganuary!

Whenever you adopt a new diet or lifestyle change, the first days, weeks, months are the hardest! But I want to make things easy (or at least easier) for you and I’ve included my favorite easy vegan recipes for beginners in this round-up! These recipes have helped me a lot in my transition phase!

Here’s an overview:

  • Breakfast (savory like tofu scramble and sweet classics like pancakes and overnight oats)
  • Lunch/Dinner (lots of pasta (because quick!!), curry, tacos & wraps)
  • Snacks (hummus and crackers are life!)
  • Bread (A basic white bread loaf and crispy flatbread)
  • Milk (almond and hazelnut milk are my favorites for coffee)
  • Sauces, Dips & Toppings (garlic sunflower seed dressing, 3-ingredient caramel sauce, oooey-gooey nooch cheese..)
  • Dessert (muffins, chocolate chip cookies, and ice cream – the holy grail of desserts?)

Vegan Breakfast Recipes

tofu scramble in a pan served with tortillas
Tofu Scramble that tastes and smells like eggs but without the cruelty. More variations: Mediterranean Tofu Scramble and Tofu Scramble with Mushrooms and Bell Pepper.
Vegan Raspberry & Vanilla Pancakes
Vegan Pancakes – fluffy, easy to make, you can add all kinds of fruits, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, etc. More variations: Vegan Chunky Monkey PancakesFluffy Vegan Sweet Potato Pancakes and Vegan Banana Bread Pancakes with Chocolate Chunks (+Video).
Dairy-Free Overnight Oats with warm blueberry sauce
Blueberry Overnight Oats – Cold oats, warm blueberry sauce, do I really need to say more?! More variations: Simple Vanilla Overnight Oats and Healthy Vegan Chocolate Overnight Oats
Vegan Raspberry Chia Pudding |
Raspberry Chia Pudding – You can prepare it the day before and have it ready in the morning. Great to take to work as well! More variations: Vegan Matcha Cinnamon Chia Pudding and Vegan and gluten-free Pomegranate Chia Seed Pudding.

Quick & Easy Lunch & Dinner Ideas

Chickpea Curry
Chickpea Curry – can be made in 15 minutes! More curries: Vegan Falafel CurryVegan Coconut Curry with Crispy Tofu and Vegan Palak Tofu Paneer.
Falafel Burger
Falafel Burger – with avocado mayo, and lettuce, served with wedges. More burger recipes: The best vegan Mushroom Burger!Green Veggie BurgerVegan Fish Burger with homemade Pretzel Rolls.

Vegan Snack Recipes

Vegan Za'atar Crackers in a bowl with hummus
Za’atar Crackers – homemade crackers are the best! Plus you can play around with different toppings! More variations: Black and White Sesame CrackersVegan Pizza CrackersVegan Poppy Seed CrackersVegan Spinach & Sesame Crackers.

Vegan Bread Recipes

Basic White Bread - vegan|
Basic White Bread – a must-have recipe!
Crispy Sesame Flatbread |
Crispy Sesame Flatbread – keeps like forever!

Plant-Based Milk Recipe

Sauces, Dips & Toppings

Garlic Sunflower Seed Dressing/Dip – did you know you can make a delicious creamy white sauce out of sunflower seeds?
Vegan Nooch Cheese Sauce with tortilla chips
Nooch Cheese Sauce – ooey gooey cheese sauce. Perfect for lasagna, pizza or as a dip for tortilla chips!
Vegan Cashew Parmesan
Cashew Parmesan – simple to make and lasts a long time. It’s a pantry staple! Another variation: Almigiano & Vegan Almond Parmesan
1-Minute, 3-Ingredient Vegan Caramel Sauce |
Vegan Caramel Sauce – delicious over nice cream!

Sweets and Desserts

Raspberry Nice Cream
Raspberry Nice Cream – the base for this amazing ice cream is frozen bananas. More variations: 2-Ingredient Vegan Blueberry Ice CreamVegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice CreamStrawberry Shortcake Ice Cream.
Chunky Monkey Muffins
Chunky Monkey Muffins – with chocolate, peanut butter, banana, and walnuts. More muffin recipes: Never-Come-Empty-Handed Chocolate Chunk MuffinsVegan Blueberry Lemon Streusel MuffinsVegan Cherry Chocolate MuffinsVegan PBJ Muffins with Peanut Butter Streusel.

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Let me know in the comments below, what are your favorite easy vegan recipes for beginners?

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The book includes:
* 75+ beginner-friendly and well-tested recipes
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