Though you can’t have normal snacking go-tos like cheese and crackers, hard boiled eggs or beef jerky, snacking on a vegan diet doesn’t have to be slim pickings. Instead of thinking of all the things you can’t have (namely any and all animal products), think of all the things you can have. All varieties of fresh fruit and veggies, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, are all allowed on a vegan diet. Here are 50 vegan snacks that are both nutritious and delicious.
1. Slice Of Sweet Fruit Platter
This platter is filled with only the freshest ingredients including pineapple, strawberries, melon, and more. It’s the perfect tray to have sitting in your fridge for when the urge to snack hits.
This arrangement is packed to bursting with pineapple daisies made with flower-shaped pineapple and melon balls. Its cheery look is sure to brighten your day whenever you reach for a tasty fresh fruit snack.
Featuring oats, chia seeds, dates, and pecans, this energy bar recipe from A Couple Cooks is naturally sweet and filling. It’s plant based, dairy free, and free of refined sugar, all while being nutritious and delicious.
Meet the Avo-dilla. It’s like a quesadilla, except it’s free of meat and cheese. Instead, tortillas are filled with buttery rich avocados and crisped to perfection.
5. Quick & Easy Vegan Sweet Potato Tots
These sweet potato tots are a step up from your average tater tot. They’re made with wholesome sweet potatoes that offer far more nutrients than potatoes, and are baked instead of fried.
Made from just a few fresh ingredients, including chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and olive oil, this hummus comes together in your food processor in less than three minutes. Plus, it’s so much more tasty than store bought.
Spiced with chili powder and cumin, this snack is perfect salty, crunchy, and wholesome. Baked to perfection, these crispy chickpeas stay crispy so you can take them on-the-go.
8. Crunchy Roasted Black Beans
Sugar free and gluten free, these roasted black beans are a great wholesome snack. When baked, the black beans pop open like a popcorn kernel, and turn into a fun, crunchy snack.
Use store bought or the homemade hummus recipe above to make these delectable little wraps, perfect for a light lunch or a hearty snack. They’re packed with veggies, including cucumber, spinach, tomato, avocado, alfalfa sprouts, and microgreens. Yum!
10. Almond Butter Stuffed Dates
This wholesome snack takes just minutes and four ingredients to make. Also, made with Medjool dates with a rich caramel-like flavor, they’re perfectly sweet without any added sugar.
With pinto beans, salsa, and pickled jalapenos, this vegan take on bean dip is wholesome and nutritious. It’s perfect paired with some cut up veggies or whole wheat crackers.
12. Vegan Banana Crumb Muffins
These banana muffins have a decadent crumb topping that’s perfectly sweet and a muffin that’s moist and packed with banana flavor. Plus, they’re made completely without eggs or dairy.
Most granola recipes call for honey, and if you’re a vegan who eschews honey, you might feel left in the dark. However, this granola is made with real maple syrup, along with nut butter, rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, slivered almonds, walnuts, coconut flakes, and dried fruit of your choice.
Rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, this acai bowl helps you cool down while offering loads of nutrition. It’s made with acai berry powder, water or non-dairy milk, protein powder, and frozen berries.
15. Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies
These cookies taste just like carrot cake, but they’re made from wholesome ingredients that work just as well for breakfast as a hearty snack. They’re made with oats, whole wheat flour, grated carrots, pecans, raisins, and maple syrup.
16. Quinoa + Hummus Zucchini Roll Ups
With zucchini, hummus, quinoa, sliced red pepper, and sliced carrot, this recipe couldn’t be easier. Plus, each hummus zucchini wrap is a little delight of vegetable goodness.
17. Vegan Tostadas
Tostadas are flat hard taco shells that you can top with anything your heart desires. Use a base, such as refried beans, hummus cream cheese, or guacamole and add toppings, like vegan cheese, olives, salsa, or sour cream.
18. 30-Minute Cheesy Kale Chips
These crunchy, “cheesy” chips are simple, requiring less than 30 minutes to make. Plus, they’re loaded with healthy ingredients, like kale, nutritional yeast, cashews, and sunflower seeds.
19. Easy Mexican Vegan Falafel Bites
These bites of goodness are made with just a can of chickpeas, spices, a few vegetables, jalapeño, and gluten free flour. They’re great paired with hummus, salsa, or your favorite vegan dip.
20. Broccoli Tots
These savory and crunchy broccoli tots will be a hit, even if you’re not a fan of veggies. They’re made with finely chopped broccoli florets, flaxseed, sun dried tomatoes, nutritional yeast, and panko breadcrumbs.
These are just like the mozzarella sticks you know and love, except they’re 100% vegan. They’re melted goodness and delicious on the inside and delightfully crunchy on the outside.
22. 1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Crackers
These crispy and thin crackers are gluten free and filled with wholesome nutrients. Also, made with gluten free flour, almond meal, flaxseed meal, and a few spices, they’re quick and easy and are made in just one bowl.
23. Oil Free Baked Veggie Chips
Made with golden beet, beet, zucchini, carrot, sweet potato, and rutabaga, these baked chips pack a veggie punch. They also take just 15 to 20 minutes in the oven to crisp to perfection.
Made with shredded zucchini, flour, and nutritional yeast, these zucchini fritters are crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. They’re great served with vegan sour cream and chopped green onion.
25. Vegan Sweet Potato Pizza Bites
These sweet potato pizza bites are a fast, delicious, healthy, and gluten free snack. Plus, with sweet potato, nutritional yeast, pesto, and marinara, they’re super easy to whip up in 20 minutes or less.
26. Vegan Buffalo Quinoa Bites & Vegan Ranch Dip
These buffalo quinoa bites are reminiscent of buffalo chicken and ranch dressing. Plus, they’re full of wholesome ingredients, like white beans, vegan buffalo sauce, quinoa, and chickpea flour.
27. Chocolate Chip Vegan Muffins
These chocolate chip muffins are 100% vegan and 100% delicious. They’re made with simple ingredients and come together in one bowl. Plus, you can easily replace the chocolate with blueberries, nuts, or whatever else you love.
28. Tropical Cashew No Bake Snack Bars
With pineapple, cashew, coconut, lime, and a coconut glaze, these snack bars have an explosion of tropical flavor. They’re sweet without tons of added sugar and are just as great for dessert as they are for a snack.
29. 5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cup Energy Bites
These energy bites are made with five simple ingredients in less than 15 minutes. Though they’re naturally sweetened thanks to dates and dairy-free dark chocolate, they taste just like a peanut butter cup.
30. 3-Ingredient Pumpkin Cake Pops
These delectable pumpkin cake pops are made with just three ingredients. Yes, three. Coconut flour, pumpkin puree, and granulated sweetener of choice (dairy free chocolate chips are optional) are all you need to create these soft and delicious cake-like balls.
31. Pan Fried Cinnamon Bananas
This recipe is great for slightly overripe bananas that have been sitting on your counter too long. Just toss them in cinnamon and sugar and pan fry them to perfection.
If you’re craving something sweet, this edible cookie dough is the best cookie dough you’ll ever try. Plus, it’s actually good for you and is made without eggs, raw flour, or dairy.
Craving ooey, gooey cheese while on an animal-friendly diet? This nacho cheese will have you believing it’s the real thing. Made with potatoes, carrots, cashews, non-dairy milk, and spices, it’s actually a whole lot more wholesome than regular dairy nacho cheese.
34. 5-Minute Vegan Banana Smoothie
With banana, oats, chia seeds, unsweetened almond milk, almond milk yogurt, this banana smoothie couldn’t be any easier to make. Whether you make it for an easy breakfast or a snack on the run, it’s a wholesome and delicious treat.
35. Vegan Healthy Birthday Cake Smoothie
This smoothie tastes like vanilla birthday cake in smoothie form, but is full of plant-based protein and cauliflower. Yes, cauliflower. You won’t even notice it over the delectable vanilla bean powder and dates.
Strawberry jam and fresh strawberries are complimented by a buttery streusel-like mixture in these strawberry oat bars. Even better, they’re made with whole grains and are dairy free.
37. 3 Ingredient Healthy Vegan Rice Crispy Treats
Marshmallows have gelatin in them, which means they aren’t vegan. That’s why these rice crispy treats are so amazing. They’re made with almond butter, maple syrup, and vegan rice crisp cereal and taste just like the real thing.
38. Vegan Spiced Carrot Muffins
Cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger are the perfect complement to carrot in these vegan muffins. Made with just a few vegan swap outs (flax seeds eggs for chicken eggs, almond milk for dairy milk, and coconut oil for butter) they’re easy and delicious.
39. Chia Pudding
Chia pudding is made in less than five minutes with just non-dairy milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and chia seeds. Add your favorite toppings, such as tangerine slices, cacao nibs, or chopped dried cranberries.
40. Vegan Cheez Its
If you’re craving the crispy, cheesy flavor of those famous crunchy cheese crackers, you don’t have to stray off your vegan diet. A little sea salt and nutritional yeast can easily mock that flavor of the real thing. Plus, this recipe only requires eight ingredients.
Yes, you can make your own dairy-free chocolate at home. In fact, it’s easier than you might think. All you need is cocoa butter, cocoa powder, agave syrup, vanilla extract, and pink salt.
42. Crispy Baked Mac and Cheese Balls
Crispy on the outside and “cheesy” on the inside, these baked mac and cheese balls are filled with hidden veggies and other whole food ingredients. They’re made with potato, onion, carrots, yellow pepper, garlic, raw cashews, and cashew milk.
43. Caramel Chocolate Vegan Popcorn
With rich, buttery salted caramel and topped with chocolate, this popcorn recipe from A Virtual Vegan is completely delicious and unbelievably dairy free. The caramel is made with coconut sugar, water, coconut oil, tahini, and salt.
44. Coconut and Peanut Butter Spiced Energy Bites
These coconut and peanut butter spiced energy bites take less than 15 minutes to make and are completely delicious. They’re made with peanut butter, maple syrup, rolled oats, shredded coconut flakes, and mixed spice.
These vegan onion rings are not deep fried and are crisp, crunchy, and golden brown all without oil. They can be made in the oven or air fryer.
46. Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip
All you need are nine ingredients and 30 minutes to make this delicious dip that’s 100% vegan. It’s so creamy and cheesy with just raw cashews, garlic, non-dairy milk, nutritional yeast, lemon, salt, fresh spinach, and artichokes.
47. Vegan Pretzel Garlic Knots
This snack is a cross between pretzels and garlic knots that’s completely delicious. They’re made with all-purpose flour, instant yeast, salt, sugar, olive oil, and water. The result is crispy on the outside and ooey-gooey on the inside.
These vegan chicken nuggets are made with chickpeas and a crispy cornflakes crust. They’re easy to make and taste as close to the real thing as you can get without eating chicken.
Moist, fluffy and loaded with blueberries, these muffins are made with flour, baking powder, sugar, unsweetened almond milk, olive oil, vanilla extract, and blueberries. They’re so delicious, you won’t believe they’re dairy-free.
50. Nooch Popcorn
“Nooch” popcorn is super-easy to make on the stovetop. All you need are some nutritional yeast, sea salt, coconut oil, and popcorn kernels.
These vegan snacks will help keep you satisfied on an animal-friendly diet. No matter what you’re craving, you’ll find what you’re looking for on this master list of vegan snacks.