31 Easy Recipes to See You Through Veganuary (and Beyond)

Veganuary is nearly here, and it’s bigger than ever. Every year, the campaign, which encourages people to give up animal products for the whole month of January, gains thousands more participants. In January 2023, more than 700,000 people from 228 countries decided to give it a go. This was up from more than 629,000 people in 2022, and more than 582,000 in 2021.

If you’re planning to join in on the Veganuary hype for 2024, the great news is, vegan food is more accessible than it has ever been. From fast food chains to upscale restaurants to grocery stores, you can now find plant-based alternatives to pretty much anything you’re craving—and the situation is only improving as the days go by. It’s a great time to give the vegan lifestyle a try, there’s no doubt.

If you’re a whizz in the kitchen, or you want to learn more about cooking, we have even more great news: vegan recipes will help strengthen your creativity as you whip up some of the best dishes you’ve ever had. We’re consistently impressed by how creative people can get with plants. Below, we’ve included just a few of our favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes. But for more inspiration, you can find our full database here. 

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Tasty vegan breakfast recipes

VegNews.VEGANPBChocolateChipPancakesShanika Graham-White

1 Fluffy Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pancakes

A peanut-butter infused batter is combined with homemade vegan buttermilk (simply mix lemon juice with plant-based milk) to make these deliciously fluffy golden pancakes. Garnish with coconut whipped cream, chocolate chips, and maple syrup for a super indulgent morning treat.
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Apple Pie Oatmeal

2 Vegan Slow Cooker Apple Pie Coconut Oatmeal

Enjoy a stress-free morning by combining oats, flax, coconut milk, apples, and spices in a slow cooker the night before. Wake up to a nutrient-rich breakfast that’s ready to eat; all you need to do is top with walnuts and blueberries.
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3 Dippy Vegan Egg Yolk

Missing dippy eggs? We have great news. You can whisk water, cornstarch, oil, nutritional yeast, black salt, and turmeric to make a delicious vegan alternative.
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Screen Shot 2023-09-28 at 9.21.16 AMShanika Graham-White

4 The Best Avocado Toast Ever

Level up simple avocado toast by adding in some roasted chickpeas, tomatoes, a sprinkle of cayenne, and a drizzle of some spicy maple syrup. It’s not only delicious, but it looks Instagram-worthy, too.
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5 Vegan Lox and Cream Cheese

Create a vegan twist on NYC’s classic bagel with lox and cream cheese. Roasted carrots in a salt shell take the place of salmon, while blended cashews make the perfect base for a creamy, flavorful dairy-free cream cheese. But if you’re in a bit of a rush, opt for store-bought vegan cream cheese to save time. 
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VegNews.ThreeIngredientPancakesKaty Beskow

6 Vegan Three-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Tasty pancakes don’t have to be complicated. Blend bananas, oats, and soy milk, and then just fry spoonfuls until golden. Top with chocolate chips or berries for a delicious, quick, and easy breakfast.
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VegNews.TofuBennywithHollandaiseLauren Toyota

7 Vegan Tofu Benedict With Hollandaise

Want to indulge in an impressive restaurant-quality brunch at home? Whip up an almond-based hollandaise sauce, pan fry some tofu, and sauté spinach, before assembling on toasted English muffins with tomatoes and avocado. Bon appétit.
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VegNews.AppleGingerMuesliAshley McLaughlin

8 Two-Step Creamy Vegan Overnight Apple Ginger Muesli

Soak oats, ginger, cinnamon, hemp seeds, almonds, dates, and apples in vegan yogurt overnight for a super tasty and nutritious on-the-go breakfast. It’s the perfect blend of creamy, sweet, and spicy.
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Vegan recipes perfect for lunch


9 Vegan Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

This nutritious comforting soup is super creamy, thanks to blended squash and potatoes. It’s perfect with crusty bread or, if you want to take the comfort level up a notch, a vegan grilled cheese.
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VegNews.KalePestoDanielle Keith

10 Two-Step Oil-Free Vegan Kale Pesto Pasta

This speedy, veggie-packed dinner is not just easy to make, it’s also tasty, too. Blend kale, basil, nutritional yeast, almonds, lemon juice, salt, and garlic. Toss with cooked pasta for a super satisfying low-effort lunch.
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VegNews.ChimichurriSweetPotatoBowls.FeatureAshley McLaughlin

11 Vegan Chimichurri Roasted Sweet Potato Bowl

This herbaceous, nutritious bowl features cumin-seasoned sweet potatoes, lime-cilantro rice, and zesty black beans. Drizzle with homemade hemp chimichurri sauce for a vibrant midweek lunch.
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VegNews.BlackBeanStuffedSweetPotatoesHannah Suderani

12 Black Bean-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Coconut Sour Cream

Roast sweet potatoes and top them with a black bean-tomato-corn mixture, before garnishing with guacamole and vegan sour cream. It’s a savory, zesty, nutritious lunchtime choice.
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VegNews.FirecrackerTofuBroccoliniBri Beaudoin

13 Vegan Firecracker Tofu With Broccolini and Chili Garlic Oil

This easy recipe is packed with flavor, and it’s guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. Bake tamari-drizzled tofu and broccolini and infuse with a delicious blend of fiery chili oil with garlic. Toss for crispy perfection, and serve with fragrant jasmine rice and a squeeze of lime.
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VegNews.VeganEggSaladHannah Sunderani

14 Easy Vegan Tofu Egg Salad

Tasty lunches don’t have to be complicated, and this simple, plant-based egg salad is the proof. Don’t skip the kala namak, which gives the tofu a distinct eggy flavor—it’s the key ingredient.
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VegNews.FriedRiceBowlsAlison Bickel

15 Vegan Fried Rice Bowl With Baked Tofu

Ditch the takeout menu. This flavor-packed vegan fried rice bowl with baked tofu is just as delicious. Plus it’s packed with nutrition and it’s easy to make, too.
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VegNews.ChickpeaSandwichAndrea Soranidis

16 Two-Step Vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad Sandwiches

Tuna salad fans, listen up. You don’t have to miss out on your favorite. This quick, protein-packed recipe gives you a very similar taste and texture, just without the animal products.
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The best vegan dinner recipe ideas

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17 Creamy Vegan Mushroom Fettuccine With Cashew Alfredo

You don’t have to eat dairy to indulge in the creamiest fettuccine alfredo. The savory mushroom sauce is packed with flavor, while the homemade cashew parm is the perfect cheese alternative.
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VegNews.BeefyTempehIsa Chandra Moskowitz

18 Beefy Vegan Tempeh and Broccoli

This simple dish is an easy, tasty midweek dinner choice. Seared tempeh, broccoli, and aromatic ginger mingle in a quick, flavorful sauce. When ready, serve over brown rice and garnish with sesame seeds, scallions, and sliced dried pepper.
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19 Vegan Crusted Avocado Tacos

Forget fish. Breaded avocado slices, creamy mayo-relish sauce, and shredded cabbage fill corn tortillas for a fun, tasty taco night.
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20 Beefy Vegan Beet Burger

This vegan burger, featuring black beans and beets, is meaty, juicy, and satisfying. Cooked with aromatic spices, it pairs perfectly with thick slices of tomato and creamy avocado.
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VegNews.FishandChipsZacchary Bird

21 Vegan Beer-Battered Banana Blossom Fish Filets

Indulge in a British classic the vegan way. Banana blossom fillets have the perfect fishy texture, and they’re busting with flavor thanks to the seaweed, white wine, and ginger marinade.
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VegNews.GingerPortabelloStirfrySara Stevens

22 Crispy Vegan Ginger Portabello Stir-Fry

This vegan ginger beef stir-fry is a quick, flavorful dinnertime delight. The crispy portabello mushrooms are tossed in a spicy ginger sauce, and complimented by red peppers, edamame, and scallions. Serve over rice for an easy meal reminiscent of your favorite takeout. 
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VegNews.lobstermacandcheeseAlex Shytsman

23Vegan Cashew Mac and Cheese With Lobster Mushrooms

Featuring mushrooms and a luscious roasted garlic cashew cheese sauce, this elevated vegan macaroni and cheese recipe is perfect for a romantic dinner. Make sure to serve with plenty of bubbly.
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VegNews.AlmondButterStewJackie Sobon

24 Hearty Vegan Almond Butter Sweet Potato and Kale Stew

This tasty nourishing blend of tofu, sweet potatoes, and fresh ginger is delicious when served over fluffy rice. Freeze a batch for stress-free weeknight meals during these colder months.
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VegNews.chiliconchiliCharity Morgan

25Meaty Vegan Lentil Chili Con Chili

This easy meaty vegan chili—which features a homemade spice blend with cacao, coconut sugar, and chilis—is a flavor-packed delight. It’s hearty, nourishing, and incredibly comforting.
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Delicious vegan dessert recipes

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26Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Brownies

This decadent treat is a triple chocolate threat thanks to dark and semisweet chocolate chips and cocoa powder. Trust us: you’ll keep coming back for more.
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VegNews.TiramisuKirsten Kaminski

27 Silky Vegan Tiramisu

This indulgent vegan tiramisu features layers of coffee-soaked vanilla sponge cake, cashew mascarpone, and cacao powder. It’s rich, easy to create, and perfect for holiday celebrations (or any time of year, really).
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VegNews.AppleCrispDreena Burton

28 Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Crisp With Coconut Oat Crumble

This golden, toasty dessert is wholesome and oil-free. It pairs perfectly with a scoop of dairy-free vanilla bean ice cream.
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29 Vegan and Gluten-Free Caramelly Banoffee Pie

This tasty no-bake vegan Banoffee Pie layers buckwheat-oat crust, creamy banana-cashew filling, date caramel, coconut cream, and chocolate shards for a delightful, no-fuss dessert.
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30 Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

A pumpkin pecan cheesecake is the epitome of fall indulgence, but you can enjoy it whenever the mood strikes. Silken tofu, pumpkin, and warm spices in a graham cracker crust make this a vegan dessert masterpiece.
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VegNews.MatchaIceCreamBrilynn Ferguson

31 Creamy Coconut Cashew Matcha Ice Cream

Ice cream is a universally loved dessert, and it’s easy to make without dairy. This delicious recipe requires just seven ingredients, including cashews, almond milk, and matcha powder, and comes together in two easy steps.
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