Easy Vegan Recipes for Beginners

January 12, 2020

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, 2020! 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 | ElephantasticVegan.com

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

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

Everything Crackers dipped in Hummus

Homemade Hummus with canned chickpeas. More variations: Za’atar HummusRoasted Pumpkin HummusOil-Free Spinach Hummus.

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| ElephantasticVegan.com

Basic White Bread – a must-have recipe!

Crispy Sesame Flatbread | ElephantasticVegan.com

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 | ElephantasticVegan.com

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.

Don’t forget to bookmark or pin this page, so you’ll always have the recipes handy when you need them.

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

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