Today, we want to share some delicious vegan snacks that are easy to make, super healthy and nutritious, and will curb any sweet tooth!
We wanted these treats to be as healthy as they are delicious, so we made sure to take all the ingredients we need from Mother Nature’s backyard — meaning there are no processed ingredients in these recipes. Instead, our recipes are packed with wholesome goodness that you’ll wonder why you don’t treat yourself to more often!
So let’s get into it — keep reading for some amazing vegan snack ideas!
Cardamom chocolate porridge
This recipe uses fresh, whole foods and only takes a couple of minutes to whip up. You’ll be licking your fingers in no time!
What you’ll need:
- ½ cup oats
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp flaxseeds
- 1 tbsp shredded coconut
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar (optional)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 6 cardamons
- 1 ½ cups coconut milk
- 60g dark chocolate
Put oats, chia seeds, flaxseeds, shredded coconut, cinnamon, and cardamoms (open them) in a pan and grill them on low heat. Stir for about 30 seconds. Pour milk and stir until warm. Add coconut sugar and dark chocolate. Stir again until everything melts and you get a dark thick texture. Transfer into a bowl and add desired toppings to serve.
Gluten-free vegan crepes
Crepes are one of our favorite treats, but they usually have pesky sugars hiding in them. Our healthy take on this French dessert substitutes sugar with maple syrup, plus — they’re gluten-free. Mmmm.. We’re sold!
What you’ll need:
- 1 scant cup oat flour, gluten-free (90 g)
- 4 tbsp tapioca flour/starch (28 g)
- 4 tbsp potato starch or corn starch (28 g)
- 2 tbsp ground flax seeds (10 g)
- 1 1/2 cups plant milk (I used coconut milk) (360 ml)
- 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup (30 g)
Process all ingredients in your food processor or just whisk them together in a bowl. Heat a non-stick pan/skillet with some oil over medium heat, then pour about 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan, swirling the batter around to coat the pan evenly. Cook for about 2-4 minutes or until you can easily lift a side of the crepe (don’t try to flip the crepe too early!). After you flipped the crepe, cook for another 1-2 minutes. After a while, the batter will get thicker (because of the ground flax seeds), so just add a little more plant milk in order to have a consistent. Fill your crepes with a vegan chocolate spread, and — enjoy!
Simple Vegan Waffles
Another option that will sweeten your morning! Say goodbye to routine, and hello to these perfectly crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside wafflettes.
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp agave nectar, coconut sugar, or maple syrup
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 cup almond milk
- Blueberries or chopped strawberries to serve
Preheat your waffle iron to your desired setting. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. In a smaller bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients. Then pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl, stirring the mixture until it’s completely smooth. Let the batter sit for a few minutes, then pour it onto the preheated waffle iron and cook until golden brown. It may take a few minutes longer than usual to cook since there are no eggs in the batter. Once your waffles are done, make sure not to stack them so they stay crispy. Top the waffles with your favorite fruit and some maple syrup. The amounts of ingredients listed should serve three people, so make sure to share your healthy snack with some friends!