15 Super Easy 3-Ingredient Vegan Recipes
Vegan food often has a reputation of being overly complicated. With lots of beans, legumes, and grains, it's easy to form a (false) understanding that eating vegan is time-consuming and complicated. But these 15 recipes easy vegan recipes blow that notion out of the water. Each uses just three ingredients (not counting salt, pepper, or oil), and these vegan recipes range from appetizers to main dishes and desserts, making it easier than ever to eat plant-based.
Two Ingredient Pumpkin Cake
Canned pumpkin and cake mix are all you need to create this delicious fall-inspired dessert. Be sure to pick a brand of cake mix that's vegan-friendly.
Crispy Fried Tofu
Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, this tofu will convert even the most hesitant of veggie eaters. For an extra chewy texture, freeze the tofu overnight and then thaw before pressing and frying.
Air Fryer Roasted Bananas
Bananas in the air fryer may seem odd, but it's the perfect appliance for caramelizing the fruit's natural sugars. Enjoy as-is, or dress it up with a sprinkling of cinnamon or powdered sugar.
Applesauce Oatmeal Bites
When mixed together and baked, applesauce and oats create delightfully chewy breakfast bars. If you like your snacks on the sweeter side, use sweetened apple sauce for a more balanced flavor.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Roasting Brussels sprouts until they're perfectly caramelized will convince even the pickiest of eaters to give this green veggie a try.
Crispy Yuca Fries
Stand aside potatoes. Yuca fries are our new favorite. Also known as cassava, yuca is a root veggie that has higher fiber and a lower glycemic index than potatoes. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces.
Dark Chocolate Almond Rocks
For a melt-in-your-mouth dessert, this recipe hits the spot. Rich dark chocolate and crunchy almonds make these bite-size treats. Many reviewers recommend putting the combination into silicone molds to set for easier serving and clean up.
Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccoli
Lemon and broccoli were just made to go together. Here, fresh broccoli is roasted until crisp-tender and finished off with a squeeze of lemon juice.
Air Fryer Tajin® Apple Chips
Say bye bye to boring apple chips. This recipe uses Tajín — a chili pepper and lime seasoning blend — to add a kick of spice.
Easy Pineapple Sorbet
All you need it frozen pineapple, orange juice, and a blender to create this sweet treat. Reviewer Bren says, "This was wonderful and so fast and easy. The flavors blended nicely and neither overpowered the other."
With a toss in olive oil and quick trip to the grill, this recipe allows the natural earthy flavor of asparagus to shine through.
Chocolate Banana Pops
These easy-to-make popsicles don't even require a mold, simply freeze bananas and give them a quick dip in melted dark chocolate. If you want to go beyond two ingredients, feel free to sprinkle on other toppings like crushed nuts or shredded coconut.
Baked Sweet Potato Sticks
You'll never go back to frozen fries again after trying this easy sweet potato sticks recipe. Simply toss sliced sweet potatoes with paprika and olive before baking.
Extra Easy Hummus
This hummus recipe skips the tahini, making it an even more kid-friendly snack. Serve up with veggies, pretzels, or crackers for dipping.