If you are a vegan and looking at the rows and rows of eating options for others, it is quite possible that you might feel a little disappointed and let down with the lesser number of options available for you. Here are some easy to make healthy vegan snack ideas that can be made with ingredients available at home. Vegetarians can incorporate dairy products into these recipes as per their preference.
Given below are some healthy vegetarian and vegan snack ideas for you to devour.
1. Golden brown coconut pancakes
½ cup chickpeas flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/4 cup coconut sugar, ¼ cup coconut flakes, 1 ½ cups of coconut milk, 1 mashed ripe banana, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, a pinch of salt and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
Add all the dry components to a mixing bowl. Blend the ripe banana and coconut milk in a blender. Add in the dry ingredients and coconut oil to the coconut milk mixture. Make sure the batter is smooth without any lumps. Heat a frying pan and grease it with coconut oil. Pour 2 tablespoons of this batter on the pan and cook until bubbles appear. Serve with coconut yogurt or tropical fruits.
2. Blueberry muffins
Muffins are a treat for breakfast especially when all you have time for is to grab a snack and eat it on the go. These muffins are free of refined sugar and get their sweetness from dates. They are crunchy and gooey as they have raisins, sunflower seeds and almond slivers in them.
Self-raising flour- 250g, nut flour – 150g, cinnamon – 1 tbsp, granola – 150 g, sunflowers seeds – 25g, raisins – 25g, almond slivers – 25g, dates – 200g, ¼ cup hot water, dairy-free yogurt – 100 ml, apple cider vinegar ½ teaspoon, oil – 100ml, vanilla – 1 teaspoon, blueberries – 100g.
In a food processor, blend the dates with hot water. Add all the ingredients and stir well. Line the muffin tins with cases. Preheat the oven to 180ºC and fill the muffin tins with the mixture. Bake this for 28- 30 minutes until golden brown, and voila!
3. Healthy pumpkin muffins
Those who love autumn and the warm vibe that the season brings on cannot resist these pumpkin muffins that are generously flavored with cinnamon. This is an awesome vegan and refined sugar-free option to add to your breakfast.
Almond flour – 1 cup, rolled oats – 1/2 cup, brown rice flour-1/2 cup, baking powder – 2 teaspoon, cinnamon – 1 teaspoon, flax seeds – (powdered) – 2 teaspoon, unsweetened cocoa powder – 1 tablespoon, dried maple sugar – 3/4 cup, sea salt – 1/2 teaspoon, vanilla – 1 tbsp, unsweetened almond butter – 1/3 cup, canned or fresh pumpkin – 1 cup, unsweetened vegan milk – 3/4 cup.
Mix the ingredients in a bowl. The mixture should be as thick as a brownie batter. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and place the oven rack in. Line a muffin pan with paper muffin liners and fill the muffin cups to the brim so they puff up. Bake for about 30 minutes and insert a toothpick into the center of the muffin to check if they’re fully baked (the toothpick should come out clean with no sticky residue or batter). Sprinkle the muffins with almonds and glaze with honey once it is cool.
4. Whole wheat pancakes
Whole wheat flour – 210g, oat milk – 300ml, baking soda – 2 teaspoons, baking powder – 1 and ½ teaspoon, apple cider vinegar – 2 teaspoons, a pinch of salt, coconut blossom sugar 1 to 2 tbsp, non-dairy yogurt – 2tbsp.
Mix the oat – milk, yogurt, and apple cider vinegar and add it to the mixed dry ingredients. Add the liquid ingredients to the flour mixture. Heat a pan, drizzle with coconut oil, and pour the dough on it. Once it is golden brown, serve with fresh fruit, yogurt or maple syrup.
Vegetarians, who are looking to make these recipes, can always switch the non-dairy items with dairy products such as butter, cream cheese, and milk.