50+ Veganuary recipes! With breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack and dessert ideas, these recipes will make your vegan New Year’s resolutions much easier. A lot of healthy, gluten-free and oil-free options too, that are ideal for beginners to plant based cooking.
If you’ve never heard of Veganuary, it’s a challenge which asks participants to only eat vegan for the entire month of January. Hundreds of thousands of people participate, and a lot of them stick with a plant based lifestyle for much longer.
If you want to take part in Veganuary, or simply cook more plant based meals in the New Year, you might feel a bit overwhelmed. You may not know where to start at all. And that’s completely understandable: plant based cooking opens up a whole range of new ingredients and techniques. So, I’ve compiled this roundup of super easy and most importantly, delicious vegan recipes from myself and other bloggers.
Regardless of whether you want to go all in with Veganuary, or gradually learn how to cook with plants, there are plenty of options here for you! Get them on your weekly menu, and your resolutions will be made a lot easier.
The recipes featured here are delicious and perfect for beginners. You will find fun & versatile options such as:
- Quick breakfasts you can eat on the go.
- Soups and stews.
- Gluten-free vegan meals.
- Wraps and sandwiches.
- Cookies and cakes.
- Dairy-free bread.
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50+ Veganuary Recipes
50+ Veganuary recipes! With breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack and dessert ideas.
Here, you will find easy and tasty plant based breakfast ideas, with a lot of meal prep and on-the-go options for busy days. There’s nothing quite like starting your day with a wholesome and hearty breakfast!
These chickpea flour pancakes are light, fluffy and incredibly yummy served with maple syrup and peanut butter. They are perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch. Vegan, oil-free and gluten-free.
Vegan buckwheat crepes with mushrooms! Flavourful and comforting, these are a great savoury breakfast or weekend brunch, as well as a yummy breakfast for dinner option. Gluten-free, oil-free and easy to make in under 30 minutes.
These sweet potato fritters with corn are crispy, flavorful and made with simple ingredients. You need just 30 minutes for this vegan recipe that's great for breakfast and dinner alike.
This easy apple pie coconut chia pudding is perfect for dessert or a make-ahead breakfast! Topped with stovetop cinnamon apples, it's comforting and healthy at the same time. Vegan, gluten-free, made with minimal ingredients.
Breakfast Granola Cups
These breakfast granola cups are super easy to make in just a few steps. You'll only need 6 ingredients. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free and nut-free. These cups are perfect for breakfast, dessert or a snack!
Green Apple Smoothie
This green apple smoothie is sweet tart, featuring dates to enhance the natural sweetness, balanced by the tartness of green apple and lemon.
These easy skillet breakfast potatoes are crispy, buttery and the perfect comfort food to serve for breakfast or brunch! Served with grated cheese and fresh herbs, this recipe is guaranteed deliciousness. They're also vegan and made with just simple ingredients.
Avocado Spinach Mushroom Toast
Quick, easy, and simple, this Avocado Spinach Mushroom Toast is the perfect way to dish up yumminess.
These vegan crumpets are just as good as the authentic English crumpet! Soft, chewy and spongy, with a distinctive 'buttery' flavor, they make an exceptional breakfast! You won't be able to tell that they are entirely dairy-free and eggless.
Chocolate Buckwheat Waffles - Green Smoothie Gourmet
Chocolate buckwheat waffles are gluten-free, vegan and packed with protein. The waffles are delicious, healthy and easy to prep ahead of time, and even freeze to be heated in a toaster as you need them.
Vegan Granola Bars (Gluten-Free)
These Vegan Granola Bars are chewy, nutty and perfectly satisfying. They're nutritious, a good source of protein and fibre, and are gluten-free and refined sugar free too. They're easy as they come together in one bowl, take just 20 minutes to make, and the recipe is easily customisable. Great for breakfast, dessert, a snack or meal prep, and they travel well too!
Scrambled tofu: the best vegan alternative to scrambled eggs! Learn how to make the best tofu scramble from scratch using simple ingredients, and have a hearty breakfast on the table in less than 15 minutes.
Serve a delicious and fluffy vegan cinnamon pancakes drizzled with a rich chocolate cashew sauce for a relaxed weekend breakfast. Even better with dairy-free yoghurt and berries of your choice! Gluten-free, super easy to make.
Something to look forward to in the middle of the day! Try these amazing vegan lunches, and include them in your weekly meal prep. These meals are simple, but don’t miss out on any flavor.
Vegan Baked Mac And Cheese
This vegan baked mac and cheese is perfect for a comforting weeknight dinner! Made with a dairy-free 'cheese' sauce, topped with gluten-free breadcrumbs, flavorful and creamy, this meal requires just simple ingredients and a few easy steps.
Make crispy air fryer tofu with a spicy peanut sauce and lots of vegetables for a vegan dinner that’s simple, but feels fancy! This tofu is super flavourful, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Also gluten-free and ready in under 30 minutes!
This vegan butter bean pasta with a creamy sauce made from butter beans, jalapeno peppers and coconut milk is ideal for a warming weeknight dinner that takes just 15 minutes from start to finish. The flavor is rich and complex, with the perfect level of spice, while the addition of vegetables like carrots and broccoli add texture and color.
This vegan chicken sandwich is made with vegan chicken strips and a delicious dairy-free yoghurt sauce. It's a great lunch that's ready in under 15 minutes, or a perfect ideas for picnics and BBQs that will impress vegans and non-vegans alike!
These vegan zucchini fritters are made with red lentils and sweetcorn, crispy on the outside, and incredibly delicious. Healthy and super versatile, they're delicious as a starter or side dish, in sandwiches, and in salads. Easy to make and gluten-free.
Vegan Falafel (Gluten-free)
How to make vegan falafel, that's crispy and crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and packed full of earthy, tangy flavour. Serve in a pita or flatbread, a salad or in a sandwich with a sauce of your choice. Gluten-free and easy to make in under 30 minutes, using simple ingredients.
This vegan vegetable and mushroom pasta is a simple, comforting dish that's perfect for a weeknight dinner. It is easy to make with simple ingredients and ready in under 15 minutes. Gluten-free and oil-free.
This chunky vegan potato soup with carrots, cabbage, and sweetcorn is a perfect comforting meal. It is also healthy and made with whole food ingredients. Gluten-free and ready in 20 minutes.
A vegan one pot chickpea pasta dish made with a rich, smoky tomato sauce, chewy oyster mushrooms and chickpeas! Serve this simple 20-minute meal for a weeknight dinner that requires simple preparation and minimizes clean up time!
This vegan tomato soup with herbs and roasted vegetables is the perfect comfort food for a cold evening! Creamy and with a deep, savory flavor, it’s great served with grilled cheese. Also super easy to make with simple ingredients!
Tomato & Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Risotto (Vegan)
Creamy vegan Tomato Risotto with Roasted Veg, bursting with flavour. An easy and healthy weeknight meal that is both plant-based and gluten-free.
Chopped Thai Chickpea Salad with Curry Peanut Dressing
Beautiful plant-based Chopped Thai Chickpea Salad with a super flavorful curry peanut dressing. Healthy, easy to make and a great way to get your veggies in!
Vegan Cobb Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
Flavour bursting mushroom bacon, tender baked tofu, creamy avocado, juicy cherry tomatoes, sweet pops of corn on a bed of crispy romaine topped with a vegan blue cheese dressing. ← Now THAT is magic.
This vegan noodle stir-fry with vegetables and 'chicken' is a 20-minute dinner that you can't get bored of! Featuring snow peas, Chinese cabbage and a umami sauce, it's a weeknight meal that requires just simple ingredients and minimal effort.
This vegan chickpea salad sandwich (no mayo!) is the perfect tuna salad alternative. Served with avocado and roasted carrots, it's a great meal prep idea that's full of tangy flavour. Gluten-free, oil-free, super easy.
Dinner has never been easier and tastier – even if you’re a complete beginner in the kitchen! Try out these weeknight meal recipes, that are all plant based and fuss-free.
Easy Vegan Lentil Bolognese (Gluten-free)
This easy vegan lentil bolognese is flavourful, super comforting and rich. It’s made with simple, accessible ingredients and ready in under 30 minutes – a perfect weeknight dinner! Serve with pasta of your choice for a meal that everyone will love.
How to make a vegan tofu Katsu curry! This Japanese-inspired dinner features crispy and well-flavored tofu coated in crispy breadcrumbs, and a rich curry sauce that will make your kitchen smell amazing. It's also ready in 30 minutes, and perfect served with rice.
This vegan pot pie with jackfruit is a healthy comforting dish that's also gluten-free, oil-free and made from scratch (including the crust) using simple ingredients. This easy recipe is great as both a weeknight dinner and special occasions.
This easy vegan Pad Thai is perfect for a dinner that's packed with vegetables such as peas and carrots. Made with a flavourful sauce and topped with crunchy peanuts, it also comes together in under 15 minutes. Gluten-free and oil-free.
This easy vegan potato curry is perfect for a comforting weeknight dinner that's ready in less than 30 minutes. Made with soft potatoes, flavorful tomatoes and a rich sauce, this is delicious served over a bed of rice. Gluten-free and oil-free.
These sweet and sour chickpeas and green beans is a healthy vegan recipe that's perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. Not only is this dish super easy to make, but it also takes 10 minutes from start to finish. Gluten-free and oil-free.
This vegan chili recipe, also known as chili sin carne, is bursting with warming and hearty flavours, making it ideal for a comforting dinner on a cold night. The texture is rich and thick, with a great amount of spice. It's also great for batch cooking and even tastier the next day!
Crispy Baked Orange Tofu
This Crispy Baked Orange Tofu is reminiscent of the popular Chinese dish. A sticky, sweet orange sauce is paired with the most amazing crispy BAKED tofu!
A soba noodle stir-fry with mushrooms, broccoli and a umami garlic miso sauce: just what you need to enjoy a comforting dinner that's ready in 20 minutes. Vegan and made with simple ingredients.
Sticky Sesame Cauliflower
Skip the takeout and make a lighter version at home. This Sticky Sesame Cauliflower is battered and baked to perfection, then smothered in a spicy, sticky-sweet sauce. It's heavenly!
VEGAN BUTTERNUT SQUASH MAC & CHEESE
Ultra creamy and delicious this Vegan Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese with smoky flavor is the BEST! With only 10 ingredients and ready in about 30 minutes, it’s quick and easy comfort food!
The best vegan cannelloni recipe with spinach, Bechamel, and a rich tomato sauce! Featuring simple ingredients, this meal is cheesy, savory and perfect for an impressive dinner.
Vegan Chorizo and Vegetable Paella
Fresh, vibrant spanish vegan chorizo and vegetable paella! Packed with yellow pepper, peas, lemon and vegan chorizo style sausage.
This vegan butternut squash risotto with asparagus and spinach is perfect for a comforting dinner. Cheesy, savory and hearty, this risotto looks and tastes fancy, but is super easy to make for a date night as either a main course or a side dish.
How to make easy vegan crispy tofu that's chewy on the inside, with a delicious breading and plenty of flavour! Perfect for adding to dinners or lunches, as well as for snacking on. With a baked and fried option.
This vegan split pea soup is hearty, comforting and warming. Featuring potatoes, lots of vegetables and a few other simple ingredients, it's a perfect weeknight dinner for a cold evening. It's also gluten-free, dairy-free and freezer-friendly.
Desserts and snacks
For those times when you’re feeling a little peckish or want something sweet after dinner! These desserts and snacks are great for either sharing, or keeping all to yourself.
These vegan apple fritters are crispy on the outside, fluffy and coated in an indulgent icing sugar glaze. Ready in 30 minutes and made with just simple ingredients, they'll become your new favorite breakfast!
Vegan Biscuits Recipe
Vegan biscuits with dairy-free 'buttermilk' are a must-try! These American biscuits are soft, flaky and tall, with a distinctive buttery flavor. They make an exceptional side dish or snack, and no one will be able to tell that they are entirely plant based!
These vegan croquettes are a perfect simple side dish or appetizer that's guaranteed to impress anyone. Crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, with a crispy breadcrumb layer, they are an easy to make, flavourful treat. You can either bake or fry them, depending on personal preference.
These vegan dinner rolls are the best ever! soft, fluffy, with a perfect rice and a buttery flavor, no one will be able to tell that they're dairy-free. Make them with just simple ingredients for a crowd-pleasing side dish.
This easy vegan cornbread is fluffy and flavorful! It makes an excellent savory side dish or a party food for special occasions that vegans and non-vegans alike will love. Made in just one bowl and ready in 30 minutes!
Vegan Millionaire Shortbread
Vegan Millionaire Shortbread cups that taste JUST like the real thing. Buttery shortbread cookie, no-cook salted caramel, and dairy-free chocolate on top!
Spicy Buffalo White Bean Hummus
This Vegan Spicy Buffalo White Bean Hummus is the perfect dip or appetizer to impress your guests and friends at parties! It is loaded with spicy flavor, creamy texture and is totally oil-free!
BEST Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free)
Super fudgy and rich vegan double chocolate chip cookies that taste like a brownie in cookie form! Stress-free baking and easy to make gluten free, these are the best vegan cookies ever and are a complete crowd pleaser, whether or not you’re vegan. Perfect for birthdays, graduations, Christmas cookies, holidays, and more!
This baked kale chips recipe never fails for a quick crunchy snack that can make anyone love kale! Featuring a rich peanut butter coating, they're crispy, salty and easy to make. Vegan and gluten-free.
These garlic butter corn ribs are crispy, slightly spicy, garlicky, and incredibly delicious. Serve them as a snack or appetizer with a dip of your choice! Vegan and ready in 15 minutes.
Easy Spinach & Sunflower Seed Dip
Healthy, tasty, and garlicky spinach dip with crunchy toasted sunflower seeds! Easy, creamy, and loaded with vitamins and healthy fats!
Make crispy zucchini fries with a dairy-free garlic cashew dip for an incredible snack or appetizer. They are incredibly crispy, made in under 30 minutes with simple ingredients, and great for summer. They can easily be either fried or baked.
Make these vegan cookie dough bars for a no-bake snack or dessert that's luxurious, yet completely fuss-free. With chewy, soft cookie dough and date caramel followed by a smooth chocolate layer, they will become your new favourite treat! Gluten-free and made from just 7 ingredients.
I hope you've found the perfect recipe to get you started on a delicious Veganuary! For more tasty vegan ideas, check out our complete selection of vegetarian and vegan e-books or these helpful resources:
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