A vegan snack is undoubtedly a true gift to each of us. They are your soul partners during a busy day, especially when you are loaded with work and have no time for lunch and dinner. Similarly, snacks are our best partners during late-night movies or when you just need a little comfort. In short, almost every one of us loves consuming snacks during the day.
But the question is “are the snacks that we are consuming healthy?” Are they beneficial for us, or contrarily they are putting some adverse effects on our bodies? Especially if you are vegan, you will have to go for a completely different variety of snacks.
Choosing healthy vegan snacks isn’t easy at all. The reason is that vegan food includes a plant-based diet only and eliminates all animal-based products. So, the selection process becomes quite limited. However, there are still plenty of healthy vegan snack ideas available.
- 3 Healthy Vegan Snack Recipes
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3 Healthy Vegan Snack Recipes
Here we will discuss the three best healthy vegan snacks along with their recipes. So, if you and your family have embraced a vegan diet plan, then these snacks are something that you must consider adding in your daily routine.
So, let’s get started
1. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fridge Bars
This is a delicious nutty vegan recipe that does not require any baking. Let’s enlist the ingredients needed to prepare this yummy recipe.
- Roasted unsalted peanuts (1/3 cup)
- Raw cacao powder (1/4 cup)
- Sea salt (A pinch)
- Raisins (1/2 cup)
- Coconut Oil (2 tbsp)
- Maple Syrup (1tbsp)
- Rolled oats (1.5 cups)
Ingredients for Peanut Butter Filling
- Ripe Bananas (2, peeled, chopped)
- Peanut Butter (1/2 cup)
- Raisins (1/3 cup)
- Melted coconut oil (1/4 cup)
- Maple Syrup (1tbsp)
- Coconut Flour (1 tbsp)
- Sea salt (1/4 tsp)
Ingredients for Chocolate Topping
- Raw cacao powder (1/2 cup)
- Solidified Coconut oil (1/3 cup)
- Maple syrup (1/3 cup)
- Take an 18cm square cake pan and grease its base and sides. Now line it with baking paper so that the sides overhang.
- Place peanuts, cacao, oats (1 cup), and salt in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Now add raisins, maple syrup, remaining oats, and oil.
- Process until combined thoroughly. Push it down to the base of a prepared pan. You can use a straight-sided glass to make the surface smooth. Now place it in the refrigerator for not more than 1 hour.
- Now for the filling, take a high-speed blender and blend banana, peanut butter, raisins, maple syrup, salt, flour, and oil in it. Keep on scraping down the sides occasionally until it gets very smooth.
- Spread over the oat base while using a spatula to smooth the surface. Place it in the fridge for about 2 hours.
For Chocolate Topping
- Place the ingredients in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. (The bowl should not touch the water)
- Continue cooking while stirring continuously for about three minutes. Make sure the mixture gets smooth.
- Now pour the filling and make the surface smooth. Place it in the fridge for about 6 hours.
- When ready, take it out of the fridge and sprinkle with extra peanuts and salt. You can store it in an airtight container for one week.
2. Vegan Chocolate Doughnuts
Who doesn’t love doughnuts? They are creamy, chocolaty, and incredibly yummy. Doughnuts offer to be the best healthy and nutritious treat when to satisfy your chocolaty cravings.
Let’s discuss what ingredients are needed to make them and how you can make them at home.
- Skinless Hazelnut (130 g, toasted)
- Pitted Medjool dates (340 g)
- Raw cacao powder (50 g)
- Coconut oil (1 tbsp)
- Maca powder (2 tsp)
- Dark chocolate (60 g)
- Dried Strawberries (20 g, freeze)
- Chopped Hazelnuts
- Grease four holes of a doughnut pan (about 9cm wide). Process hazelnuts until coarsely ground. Now add cacao, coconut oil, dates, and maca. Keep on processing until well combined.
- Place into prepared holes, and press down firmly to fill. Put it in the fridge for a maximum of 30 minutes.
- Now take a blowtorch or a hot towel to warm the base of the doughnut pan.
- Take the doughnuts out and place them onto a clean surface.
- Finally, sprinkle the doughnuts with chocolate and scatter with freeze-dried strawberry as well as chopped hazelnuts.
3. Smashed Chickpea Bruschetta
Let’s enlist the ingredients needed to make this protein-rich breakfast.
- Chickpeas (125 g, rinsed, drained)
- Fresh Lemon Juice (1 tsp)
- Tahini (1 tsp)
- Cherry tomatoes (50 g)
- Continental parsley (1 tbsp, chopped)
- Extra virgin olive oil (1/2 tsp)
- Wholegrain bread (1 slice, toasted)
- Lemon wedge
- Take a small bowl and place chickpeas, lemon juice, and tahini in it. Mash it using a fork, then season.
- Combine parsley, tomatoes, and oil. Finally, top with tomato and serve with a lemon wedge.
4. Kale Pakoras
Batter-coated kale pakoras are deliciously yummy. Here is a list of ingredients needed to make these pakoras at home.
- Gram Flour (2 cups)
- Ground cumin (2 tsp)
- Ground coriander (1 tsp)
- Garam masala (1 tsp)
- Turmeric (1/2 tsp)
- Chilli powder (A pinch)
- Salt (A pinch)
- Water (1 ¼ cup)
- Peanut oil
- Kale (A bunch)
- Mango Chutney
- Whisk the gram flour, cumin, garam masala, coriander, turmeric, chilli, and salt in a bowl. Make a hole in the centre and add water. Whisk to combine. Cover and place in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
- Now pour peanut oil in a frying pan up to 10 c, and heat at about 1700C.
- Chop kale leaves into small pieces (approx. 5cm). Dip these leaves in the batter, shaking off excess, and place in the frying pan containing peanut oil.
- Cook for about three minutes until they turn crispy.
- When ready, take them out, season with salt, and serve with mango chutney.
Going vegan does not mean you cannot enjoy snacks at all. All you have to do is prepare a separate list of your favourite healthy vegan snack items and choose the best ones amongst them. We have listed the three of our favourite vegan snacks along with their recipes. Give them a try. You will certainly enjoy the taste.