10 Easy & Delicious Vegan & Gluten Free Recipes To Start Your Plant-based Diet!

If you’re just getting started on your journey to incorporate more plant-based foods into your lifestyle, here are ten simple, easy, and delicious plant-based recipes that can help get you started! Each recipe is vegan, can be made gluten free, and is a mouthwatering treat that everyone in your home will love!

This list includes easy vegan breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts!

5 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Golden and crisp on the outside, and super fluffy on the inside. These vegan banana pancakes are as easy to make as they are delicious. You only need 5 simple ingredients and they only take about 20 minutes to whip up! These are going to be your go-to pancake recipe. Give them a try and you’ll find out why! This is a family-friendly recipe that everyone will love and no one will guess they’re vegan and gluten free (optional).

7-Ingredient Vegan Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

Vegan Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

This vegan and gluten free blueberry baked oatmeal is absolutely delicious! It’s a comforting, slightly sweet, and berry loaded breakfast oatmeal bake that your entire family will love! It’s super easy and also reheats wonderfully. I often prepare this at the beginning of the week as a healthy and simple meal prep breakfast!

The Best Vegan Blueberry Muffins

The Best Vegan Blueberry Muffins

These are the fluffiest vegan blueberry muffins in the entire world! Maybe the universe! They’re so moist, buttery, and absolutely delicious. The recipe is super simple to prepare, can be made gluten free, and is going to have your whole house smelling like homemade blueberry muffin heaven. Your family and friends will love these muffins and no one will guess they’re vegan!

Southwestern Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

I’ve been munching on this plant-based/vegan & gluten free salad all summer long. My family of carnivores loves it and they don’t even mind that it’s meatless! We ate it on tortilla chips, used it as taco filling, salad toppings, and it also tastes great alone.

10 Minute Taco Salad + Vegan Green Goddess Dressing

taco salad with green goddess

This 10 minute taco salad with vegan green goddess dressing is a staple in my diet. This is a healthy lunch or dinner even non-vegans enjoy.

12 Minute Easy Fajita Peppers with Rice & Beans

Vegan Fajitas

If you’re looking for a balanced, filling, and healthy plant-based dinner, give these 12-Minute Veggie Fajitas a try! They take less than 15 minutes to prepare and they’re so flavorful! Serve them over rice, black beans, salsa, or guacamole for a nutritious dish everyone will love!

Easy Vegan Peanut Noodles Stir Fry

peanut sauce noodles

Nothing says comfort food like peanut sauce noodles. This dish tastes indulgent but is actually healthy (ish)! This flavorful dish comes together in minutes by sautéing the veggies, noodles, and tossing them in a quick 5 minute peanut sauce. This is a must-try family-friendly recipe that is as quick to make as it is delicious.

5-Ingredient Mason Jar Vegan Banana Cream Pie

vegan banana cream pie

What are you having for dessert today? One of my rules in life… I always eat dessert. Seriously… I always save room in my diet for a sweet treat every day. Another one of my rules… nothing TOO sweet. I try to minimize the amount of sugar I have throughout the day. It’s hard because I have a major sweet tooth! That’s why this recipe is so great. It’s easy to throw together after dinner, it’s a lower sugar option for dessert, it’s dairy free, and you can have a few bites and put it back in the fridge to enjoy tomorrow!

4 Ingredient Strawberry Oatmeal Crumble

4 Ingredient Strawberry Oatmeal Crumble

This vegan strawberry oatmeal crumble is as simple as it is delicious. Bake it in 30 minutes for a yummy, easy, and healthy vegan dessert!

Chunky Double Stuf OREO Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chunky Double Stuf OREO Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oreo cookie and chocolate chip cookie lovers, I have good news for you! These Chunky & Chewy Double Stuf Gluten-Free OREO Cookies are insanely delicious! Imagine a freshly baked batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies, loaded with Double Stuf Gluten-Free OREO Cookies! They are vegan, gluten-free, and no one will ever know it. Everyone will love these perfect cookies, golden on the bottom, soft, buttery, and sweet on the inside – and super easy to make!

For my ultimate guide for easy and healthy vegan recipes, be sure to order a copy of my cookbook, Easy Low-Cal Vegan Eats. It has simple, family-friendly, affordable, and delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, soups, salads, and dessert.


And, for those who want my favorite collection of vegan and gluten free baking recipes (cookies, cakes, cupcakes, pies, muffins, breads, breakfast bakes, and more!) grab a copy of Light & Easy Vegan Baking!

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