Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipes
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30 Vegan Chocolate Cakes

Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipes
When you think of the basic ingredients of a cake – especially a chocolate one – you probably think of milk, eggs, and butter.

While this might not be an issue to some, for vegans, it puts a spanner in the works. But what if we told you vegans can now have their chocolate cake and eat it too?

You see, we’ve rounded up the 30 most decadent, delicious, and drool-worthy vegan chocolate cakes around, featuring everything from moist sponge cakes and creamy mousse cakes, to cupcakes, mug cakes, and tasty international favorites.

Many of these recipes are even gluten-free or keto friendly, so you’ve got yourself a win-win!

If you’re worried that these chocolate cakes are lacking in flavor though, we can assure you: even your non-vegan friends will find it hard to look past these delicacies.

Ready to check out the best 30 vegan chocolate cakes? Let’s get started!

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER MUG CAKE

1. CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER MUG CAKE (GLUTEN-FREE) FROM PLANT AND SPROUT

This is the simplest, healthiest, and richest dessert you can make within 2 minutes, so there’s no excuse to miss out on dessert just because you’re short on time!

To make this decadent, vegan and gluten-free mug cake, you’ll just need one ripe banana, cacao powder, peanut butter, salt, baking powder, maple syrup (or a sweetener of your choice), and some chopped dark chocolate (optional).

You’ll fall head-over-heels in love with its unique flavor.

CHOCOLATE OREO CAKE

2. CHOCOLATE OREO CAKE FROM ONE GREEN PLANET RECIPES

Oreos don’t just bring back great childhood memories; they’re also vegan, taste delicious, AND work perfectly when crushed up on a cake. Worried about all of those Oreo calories?

In this recipe, applesauce is substituted for oil as an attempt to try and curb some of the unhealthiness, but all up, it’s a delicious cake best saved for those special milestones in life.

Oh, and that vegan buttercream with blended Oreos through it is absolutely incredible!

VEGAN CHOCOLATE SWISS ROLL

3. VEGAN CHOCOLATE SWISS ROLL FROM THE TASTY K

With a crunchy chocolate shell on the outside, a soft chocolate dough beneath and a creamy coconut filling, this vegan chocolate roll makes the perfect combination for a heavenly treat!

Best of all, it is refined sugar-free and only naturally sweetened, so you don’t have to feel guilty about grabbing seconds.

To add a festive or more colorful twist, simply top the chocolate Swiss roll with fruit, such as cherries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or whatever else your heart desires!

VEGAN BUCKEYE CAKE

4. VEGAN BUCKEYE CAKE FROM FOODUZZI

Is there a greater food pairing than vegan chocolate and peanut butter?

The chef of this recipe attributes that moist and gooey chocolate cake to “vegan yogurt and vegan buttermilk as our ‘moist-makers’, lots of cocoa, hot coffee, and two flours”. And as for that frosting?

It simply contains vegan butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, almond milk, and salt. When finished, simply top the cake with all sorts of fun things, such as sprinkles, vegan peanut butter cups, and chocolate chips. Now, that’s a cake worth celebrating for!

VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE

5. VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE FROM LOVE AND LEMONS

Heralded as the “best vegan chocolate cake”, this creation is moist and deeply chocolatey, with a rich chocolate frosting made from a secret ingredient: sweet potato!

It may just be the healthiest cake you’ve ever eaten, but you wouldn’t know it, thanks to its rich, dark chocolate flavor. Just some of the other ingredients include cinnamon, almond milk, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, and cacao powder.

Sounds divine!

GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE

6. GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE FROM FEASTING ON FRUIT

Apparently using a Vitamix is the secret to getting this cake just-right, but we’re sure any food processor would do the trick. This vegan chocolate cake is also gluten-free, so it can be enjoyed by many!

Just some of its ingredients include oat flour, cacao powder, tapioca starch, almond milk, almond butter, coconut sugar, applesauce, apple cider vinegar, vanilla extract, and coffee extract (which is optional).

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CAKE

7. CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CAKE FROM BIANCA ZAPATKA

This chocolate and peanut butter cake has been likened to the flavors of a Snickers bar! It’s a soft and moist vegan chocolate cake filled with a rich and creamy peanut butter frosting, making it the perfect dessert or cake for celebrating just about any occasion!

If you want smaller bites of chocolate and peanut butter heaven, you can even replicate this recipe but pour it into a cupcake pan. Genius!

NO-BAKE VEGAN CHOCOLATE PIE

8. NO-BAKE VEGAN CHOCOLATE PIE FROM ELA VEGAN

Ready for a no-bake chocolate pie that’s also dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and only has 9 simple ingredients?

This vegan chocolate pie not only looks divine, but has a rich, fudgey, and creamy taste and texture that you’ll love.

It contains nuts or seeds of your choice, oats, salt, dates, vanilla extract, dairy-free chocolate chips, maple syrup, avocado, sweet potato, and cocoa powder.

Veggies in a chocolate cake?! That’s one way to turn it into the tastiest health food on the planet! 

VEGAN CHOCOLATE MOLTEN LAVA CAKE

9. VEGAN CHOCOLATE MOLTEN LAVA CAKE (GLUTEN-FREE) FROM ELA VEGAN

Speaking of chocolate lava cake, here’s how you can make a delectable vegan and gluten-free version. If you’ve never heard of a molten lava cake before, then it’s simply a flourless cake with a liquid chocolate center. Trust us, it’s good.

The ingredients are oats, almonds, banana, a sweetener (you can use coconut sugar, cane sugar, brown sugar, etc.), plant-based milk, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract. So easy!

VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH RASPBERRY CREAM

10. VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH RASPBERRY CREAM FROM MY BERRY FOREST

We’ve got to say it: this vegan chocolate cake with raspberry cream looks like a work of art. This cake is simply perfect for Valentine’s Day, but of course it’s delicious any day!

Just some of its ingredients include almond butter, plant-based milk (such as oat milk), apple cider vinegar, spelt flour, coconut sugar, and more. Layer it up and enjoy it with your friends or family – even though it will be ridiculously hard to share!

VEGAN TRIPLE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE CAKE

11. VEGAN TRIPLE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE CAKE FROM HALF BAKED HARVEST

If the soft, luscious look of this vegan triple chocolate mousse cake hasn’t got your mouth watering, then we don’t know what will!

The chef describes her creation as “cashews blended into an extra smooth and creamy vegan chocolate mousse and spread over a chocolate nut-based crust, chilled until firm, and topped with sweet dark chocolate.”

It sounds (and looks) absolutely incredible.

VEGAN CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE

12. VEGAN CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE WITH VANILLA MOUSSE FROM VEGAN YACK ATTACK

If you’re looking to spoil that special someone with something other than a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day, this recipe has got you sorted.

This vegan chocolate layer cake with vanilla mousse and strawberries should be at the top of everyone’s wish list each February – or any day of the year for that matter!

This one features ingredients such as raw cashews, firm tofu (we kid you not – it’s for the mousse!), agave nectar, olive oil, apple sauce, apple cider vinegar, fresh strawberries, and more. Doesn’t sound so unhealthy either, hey?

VEGAN AND GLUTEN-FREE CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE CAKE

13. VEGAN AND GLUTEN-FREE CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE CAKE WITH RAW CACAO FROM LIVE KINDLY

This vegan and gluten-free chocolate truffle cake is delicious and decadent, and you won’t be sorry when you eat a slice – or three.

The chef recommends having a really good blender on-hand (such as a Vitamix, Blendtec, or Ninja) to make it super creamy. If you don’t have a high-powered blender, just blend the mixture for a very long time until it is super smooth.

You’ll love the inclusion of ingredients such as raw pecans, Medjool dates, raw cashews, coconut nectar, and more.

VEGAN HAZELNUT FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE

14. VEGAN HAZELNUT FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE FROM FRAGRANT VANILLA

A vegan hazelnut and chocolate flourless cake that tastes like brownie batter? Count us in!

It uses ingredients such as ground flax seed, filtered water, unsweetened chocolate, hazelnut or almond butter, pureed pear or apple, coconut sugar, sea salt, pure vanilla extract, hazelnut meal, raw cacao powder, plus hazelnuts and chopped dark chocolate to garnish.

VEGAN CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE WITH HIBISCUS FROSTING

15. VEGAN CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE WITH HIBISCUS FROSTING FROM RAINBOW PLANT LIFE

This vegan chocolate layer cake with hibiscus frosting can be described as “vegan buttercream frosting spiked with a fruity tartness from hibiscus, then sandwiched between three layers of moist chocolate cake with chocolate chunks floating throughout”.

How good does that sound?! This recipe also includes some brilliant tips for making vegan cakes in general.

For example, did you know that espresso amplifies the deep, rich flavor of chocolate without adding any noticeable coffee flavor? You have all of that to look forward to and more.

VEGAN CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY CAKE

16. VEGAN CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY CAKE FROM TASTEMADE

Think vegan means boring? Prepare to have your illusions shattered with this vegan chocolate raspberry cake!

It’s an absolute work of culinary art that involves not one, but four cake layers, covered in a creamy frosting and decorated with freeze-dried raspberries.

Just some of the ingredients include coconut or almond milk, apple cider vinegar, frozen raspberries (for putting in the cake batter), vegan margarine, cocoa powder, and raspberry essence.

VEGAN GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE

17. VEGAN GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE FROM PIES AND TACOS

This German chocolate cake is completely dairy-free, plant-based, paleo – you name it! It features the popular German treat, brigadeiros, but in vegan form.

It features a delicious coconut filling and the moistest cake ever, so who needs frosting? Just some simple ganache oozing out between the layers is enough to make your tastebuds sing.

BLACKBERRY LAVENDER CHOCOLATE CAKE

18. BLACKBERRY LAVENDER CHOCOLATE CAKE FROM THE CURIOUS CHICKPEA

This blackberry lavender chocolate cake is a show stopping dessert in both flavor and looks. It’s so easy to put together, and a cake that you and your guests will enjoy.

Better yet, even your non-vegan friends would never guess that it’s vegan!

Here’s a tip: bake your cake layers the night before to allow them ample time to chill in the fridge, before assembly.

GLUTEN-FREE PALEO FLOURLESS VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE

19. GLUTEN-FREE PALEO FLOURLESS VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE FROM BEAUTY FOOD BLOG

This vegan and gluten free chocolate cake is a cross between a vegan caprese cake, a truffle cake and a brownie. It also gives you a nice boost of serotonin, thanks to the almonds, chocolate and bitter cocoa.

You’ll love its thick, fudgy, and oh-so-chocolatey texture, making you go back for seconds…or thirds. Plus, it only uses 10-11 ingredients, with a prep time of just 5 minutes.

GLUTEN FREE VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE

20. GLUTEN FREE VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE FROM THE LOOPY WHISK

This gluten free vegan chocolate cake will blow you away – with how it looks, how it tastes and how incredibly easy it is to prepare.

It contains no gluten, no eggs, no butter and no milk, yet you’re still left with a moist, decadent, and delicious chocolate cake that everyone is sure to love. And as for that super fluffy frosting?

It contains just two ingredients: coconut cream and melted chocolate. That’s all you need!

GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE

21. GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE FROM ALLERGYLICIOUS

Along with being vegan, this German chocolate cake is also gluten-free. The chef describes it as a “rich and decadent German chocolate cake, layered with sweet coconut icing and drizzled in chocolate ganache”.

Our tastebuds are already tingling! The coconut filling is thick, gooey, chewy, and perfectly sweet. Plus, it’s made from simple ingredients you likely already have on-hand.

VEGAN CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI CAKE

22. VEGAN CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI CAKE (GLUTEN-FREE, OIL-FREE RECIPE) FROM ELA VEGAN

We know what you’re thinking: zucchini, in a cake?! That’s not the only vegetable that this fudgy, chocolaty, moist, and rich cake has managed to squeeze in.

It also contains sweet potato, as well as healthy ingredients such as shredded unsweetened coconut, brown rice flour, ground flax seeds, agave syrup, sunflower seed butter, cacao, plant-based milk, and more. We can’t wait to try it!

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER VEGAN CAKE

23. CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER VEGAN CAKE FROM PIES AND TACOS

This chocolate peanut butter cake topped with peanut butter truffles is both vegan and paleo, making it a no-brainer for many.

It’s also gluten-free and refined sugar free, but full of flavor and deliciousness. We just can’t look past that peanut butter frosting, with a ganache drip, topped with peanut butter truffles.

Does it get any better than that?!

VEGAN CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE CAKE

24. LUXURIOUS VEGAN CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE CAKE FROM THE LOOPY WHISK

“With melt-in-the-mouth chocolate sponges, fluffy vegan chocolate frosting and absolutely stunning decorations, it’s the perfect showstopper for all occasions,” says chef Kat.

We couldn’t agree with her more and think it looks like an absolute masterpiece. You see, there’s the luscious ganache drip, hazelnut-studded chocolate shards, and those truffles – where do we even begin?

Sure, it’s a little more ingredient heavy than the other recipes on this list, but trust us, it’s totally worth it for any special occasion.

VEGAN CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY CAKE

25. VEGAN CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY CAKE FROM BIANCA ZAPATKA

If you’re looking for a vegan chocolate cake which is layered with chocolate mousse and homemade raspberry jam, then this is the one for you.

You can also turn this recipe into a single layer cake or cupcakes – just keep in mind that baking times will change.

The chocolate frosting alone contains ingredients such as non-dairy whipping cream, non-dairy bittersweet chocolate, and powdered sugar. And then there’s those luscious berries on top…

VEGAN BANANA CAKE

26. VEGAN BANANA CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING FROM DOMESTIC GOTHESS

This is the perfect vegan chocolate cake for all occasions! You see, it features a fluffy, moist banana cake filled with smooth, creamy peanut butter and chocolate buttercream.

All up, it takes 45 minutes to prep and cook, so you can have a delicious cake in under an hour. Some of the ingredients include ground cinnamon, very ripe bananas, unsweetened plant milk, sunflower oil, vegetable shortening, dark chocolate, and cocoa powder.

BEST VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE EVER

27. THE BEST VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE EVER FROM THE CHEEKY CHICKPEA

Could this be the best vegan chocolate cake ever? You’ll just have to make it to find out! It’s super moist and fudgy, quick and easy, rich and chocolatey with the most delicious chocolate ganache vegan frosting.

Plus, it takes under an hour all-up to prepare and cook! Trust us, your friends and family won’t even guess that this cake is egg and dairy free.

CHERRY-TOPPED VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE

28. EASY, CHERRY-TOPPED VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE FROM BIANCA ZAPATKA

This delicious, easy, and cherry-topped vegan chocolate cake can be made using simple ingredients, all in the one bowl. Just some of these include apple cider vinegar, cocoa powder, instant coffee granules (optional), vanilla extract, and apple sauce.

We recommend serving it with whipped coconut cream, a scoop of vegan ice cream, or some dairy-free yoghurt on top. Yum!

SUPER-MOIST VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE

29. THE BEST, SUPER-MOIST VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE FROM NORA COOKS

If you’ve had a store-bought vegan cake before, you may have been disappointed by its strange taste or lack of moisture. With this quick and easy recipe, you’ll never be disappointed with a vegan chocolate cake again – we promise!

The secret to achieving a super moist, mouth-watering vegan cake is not just apple sauce, but adding a cup of boiling hot water to the cake batter right before baking. It makes such a difference!

VEGAN CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

30. VEGAN CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES FROM CHOCOLATE COVERED KATIE

These are deep, dark, rich, and fudgy vegan chocolate cupcakes – with no eggs required! This basic chocolate cupcake recipe uses vinegar and baking soda to create an acid-base reaction, causing bubbles to form and thus the cupcakes to rise as they bake.

You’ll just need a short list of ingredients which are most likely already in your kitchen, including apple sauce, coconut oil, pure vanilla extract, cocoa powder, apple cider vinegar, and more.

Which Vegan Chocolate Cake Will You Make?

There you have it – 30 of the best vegan chocolate cake recipes you’ll ever find! After all, why should vegans have to miss out on one of their most favorite desserts? Now they can have their cake and eat it too!

Aside from being free of animal products, many of these vegan chocolate cakes are also gluten-free, paleo, or keto, meaning that a wide range of people with dietary requirements can enjoy them.

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, Easter, Christmas, graduation, name day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or anything else, these vegan cake recipes are the perfect way to spread some cheer (and some deliciousness!).

Which vegan chocolate cake recipe will you be trying first? Feel free to pick out your favorite and start slowly, or start at the top of the list and work your way through – the choice is yours!

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Lettuce Cup Bowl Recipes
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33 Vegan Lettuce Cup (San Choy Bow) Recipes

Lettuce Cup Bowl Recipes
San Choy Bow has a long line of additional names, including lettuce cups or lettuce wraps. And then there are the variations in spelling, such as san choy bao and san choy bau.

While it might be enough to make you confused, all you really need to know is this: san choy bow is an unbelievably delicious dish that can easily be made into a healthy, vegan version.

We’ll admit, san choy bow is a pretty darn healthy dish already, but when you swap out the meat for plant-based alternatives such as tofu, vegetables, jackfruit, and more, you’re left with a meal that isn’t just guilt-free, but fits in perfectly with your dietary requirements too.

Ready to discover the greatest round-up of vegan lettuce cups on the world wide web?

Here are 33 vegan san choy bow recipes you won’t want to miss!

PULLED JACKFRUIT SAN CHOY BAU RECIPE

1. PULLED JACKFRUIT SAN CHOY BAU RECIPE FROM WELLBEING

Jackfruit is most famous for being vegan pulled “pork” in BBQ sauce, so what happens when you use this same idea but present it in a lettuce cup with oriental inspired sauce?

This san choy bow recipe uses tasty ingredients such as onion, garlic, ginger, young green jackfruit in water or brine, enoki mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, spring onions, bean sprouts, carrots, and so much more.

It looks (and sounds) divine!

FIRECRACKER VEGAN LETTUCE WRAPS

2. FIRECRACKER VEGAN LETTUCE WRAPS FROM PINCH OF YUM

Browned crispy tofu bits, sticky brown rice noodles, delicate lettuce leaves, and creamy umami sauce…is your mouth watering yet?

These firecracker vegan lettuce wraps use tofu as the hero ingredient, pairing it with fresh ingredients such as ginger, garlic, cilantro, and lime juice.

And as for that firecracker sauce? It contains the deliciousness of peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, chili paste, and sugar. Yum!

VEGAN ASIAN LETTUCE WRAPS

3. VEGAN ASIAN LETTUCE WRAPS FROM CROWDED KITCHEN

These healthy vegan Asian lettuce wraps have a gluten free lentil walnut filling and a creamy peanut sauce, plus they’re packed with umami flavor and make for a quick (30 minute), easy and delicious weeknight dinner.

How good does that sound? Other fresh ingredients include purple cabbage, carrots, cilantro, and scallions. And as for that peanut sauce?

You’ll just need ingredients such as unsweetened peanut butter, tamari, rice wine, chili oil, coconut sugar, ginger, garlic, and water to whip it up.

CRISPY COCONUT TOFU LETTUCE WRAPS

4. CRISPY COCONUT TOFU LETTUCE WRAPS WITH SWEET CHILI SAUCE FROM THE FIRST MESS

What sets these crispy coconut tofu lettuce wraps apart from the others is just that – the crispy, coconut-dipped coated tofu that has been baked to perfection.

The lettuce wraps are then paired with a sweet chili sauce made from rice vinegar, fresh lime juice, chili garlic sauce, agave nectar, avocado oil, and tamari.

Trust us, you and your family will be having more than a second helping with this meal!

THAI SWEET POTATO AND CAULIFLOWER LETTUCE WRAPS

5. THAI SWEET POTATO AND CAULIFLOWER LETTUCE WRAPS FROM CUPFUL OF KALE

These healthy Thai sweet potato and cauliflower lettuce wraps are tasty, fresh and filling!

They’re also paired with one of our favorite Asian-inspired sauces of all-time – peanut sauce.

These take just 45 minutes to make all-up and contain ingredients such as cauliflour, sweet potato, garlic, onion, form tofu, soy sauce, and Thai red curry paste. Count us in!

VEGAN & LOW-CARB LETTUCE WRAPS

6. TASTY VEGAN & LOW-CARB LETTUCE WRAPS FROM BEAUTY BITES

According to the chef, these healthy lettuce wraps are light, but satisfying for dinner and are perfect if you want to include more plant-based, but also low-carb recipes in your meal plan.

Nicknamed “anti-inflammatory wraps”, they’re also full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats, helping to give your health a really nice boost.

Some of the ingredients include walnuts, sesame seeds, turmeric, coriander, ginger, carrot, zucchini, red pepper, and more.

KOREAN CAULIFLOWER LETTUCE WRAPS

7. KOREAN CAULIFLOWER LETTUCE WRAPS FROM MIDWEST FOODIE

Looking for a healthy and satisfying mid-week meal that only takes half-an-hour to put on the table?

Look no further than these delicious Korean cauliflower lettuce wraps, which according to the chef, go a bit like this: “A simple Korean inspired sauce coats florets of tender cauliflower, wrapped in butter lettuce and garnished with fresh herbs and sesame seeds.”

Sounds pretty darn good, right?

BUFFALO CHICKPEA LETTUCE WRAPS

8. BUFFALO CHICKPEA LETTUCE WRAPS FROM DELISH KNOWLEDGE

You are going to love these vegan and gluten-free lettuce wraps, which are ready in less than 20 minutes!

They’re also packed with protein (buffalo chickpeas), healthy fats (avocado) and lots of vegetables (cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce), so if you’re looking for a healthier and lighter dinner option, this is the one for you.

VEGETARIAN LETTUCE WRAPS

9. VEGETARIAN LETTUCE WRAPS (COPYCAT PF CHANGS) FROM WELL PLATED

Aside from tasting even better than the famous PF Chang’s, these vegetarian lettuce wraps are also vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and low carb – how good is that?

They contain delicious ingredients such as hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, extra-firm tofu, baby bella mushrooms, water chestnuts, garlic, ginger, and more.

To keep them gluten free, simply use gluten free hoisin sauce and gluten free soy sauce, or substitute tamari instead.

RED PEPPER LETTUCE CUPS

10. BLACK BEAN, CORN, AND ROASTED RED PEPPER LETTUCE CUPS FROM FORKS OVER KNIVES

Looking for a one-bowl, no-cook, no-fuss recipe that’s easy enough for lunch but elegant enough for a dinner party?

These black bean, corn, and roasted red pepper lettuce cups might embrace what’s known as san choy bow, but puts a fun, Mexican twist on it!

It’s also extremely easy to make. You simply combine all of the ingredients, season with salt and pepper, then spoon the bean mixture onto the lettuce, and top with the avocado. So easy!

CAULIFLOWER RICE LETTUCE CUPS

11. CAULIFLOWER RICE LETTUCE CUPS WITH SRIRACHA PEANUT SAUCE FROM VEGGIE AND THE BEAST

Fancy a veggie-packed lettuce wrap made with cauliflower rice, seasoned with soy sauce and lime juice, and drizzled with a thick and spicy peanut sauce?

These lettuce wraps are refreshing and light, and the rich and spicy peanut butter finish is the perfect finale.

To make the dipping sauce, you’ll just need peanut butter, coconut milk, agave nectar (or honey), sea salt, brown rice vinegar, and sriracha.

POMEGRANATE LETTUCE CUPS

12. AUBERGINE, BASIL & POMEGRANATE LETTUCE CUPS FROM TOP WITH CINNAMON

Inspired by a generous, leafy salad, these aubergine, basil, and pomegranate lettuce cups pack a serious punch!

You drizzle each cup in a delectable miso-ginger dressing, which is made using ingredients such as finely grated ginger, crushed garlic, maple syrup, miso (which can be bought in gluten-free varieties), rice vinegar, and refined olive oil.

MANGO & ZUCCHINI LETTUCE WRAPS

13. MANGO & ZUCCHINI LETTUCE WRAPS FROM LOVE AND LEMONS

Filled with sweet and spicy components and dipped in a bright sauce, these lettuce wraps are the perfect combination of simplicity and bold flavor.

Whether you choose to eat them as an appetizer, lunch, or light dinner, you’re sure to feel instantly refreshed and surprised by their tasty zing.

Ingredients include kelp noodles, zucchini, mango, radishes, scallions, Thai red peppers, edamame (or a baked protein of your choice, such as tofu), fresh mint, and more.

MUSHROOM AND QUINOA SAN CHOI BAO

14. MUSHROOM AND QUINOA SAN CHOI BAO FROM DELICIOUS EVERYDAY

Is there a greater, vegan-loving pairing than mushrooms and quinoa?

These unique san choi bao also contain a whole host of other much-loved ingredients, including cloves, ginger, spring onions, coriander leaves, red chili, and more.

Serve them with lime wedges and if you’re looking for some additional crunch, some toasted peanuts would go perfectly sprinkled over the top.

TEMPEH THAI LETTUCE WRAPS

15. TEMPEH THAI LETTUCE WRAPS WITH PEANUT SAUCE FROM PICKLES AND HONEY

The chefs describe these as “30-minute vegetarian Thai lettuce wraps with a protein-packed tempeh and mushroom filling, lots of bright, crunchy toppings, and a simple peanut sauce that’s so delicious, you’ll want to lick the blender”.

If that hasn’t got you interested, we don’t know what will!

With these lettuce wraps, you can look forward to ingredients such as red cabbage, carrots, green onions, rice noodles, lightly salted roasted peanuts, and so much more.

VEGETARIAN SAN CHOY BOW

16. VEGETARIAN SAN CHOY BOW FROM COLES

Before you read the word “mince” in this recipe, you want you to know that you don’t have to fret.

This unique vegetarian san choy bow recipe actually uses plant-based mince, along with other vegetarian ingredients such as broccoli, red capsicum, celery, spring onions, coriander, bean sprouts, flaked almonds, iceberg lettuce, and more.

Now that’s one incredibly healthy meal!

THAI LETTUCE WRAPS

17. THAI LETTUCE WRAPS WITH TOFU AND PEANUT CHILI SAUCE FROM HEAVENLYNN HEALTHY

These Thai lettuce wraps are made with many fresh and raw ingredients, so naturally, you’ll find a good amount of nutrients in this dish, including vitamin C, vitamin A, healthy fats, and protein.

If you’re not a fan of tofu, you can substitute the main ingredient for something else, such as sweet potato, cauliflower, or plant-based mince.

The accompanying peanut chili sauce will become a staple in your rotation of dipping sauces, and it contains ingredients such as garlic, ginger, lime, pure peanut butter, rice vinegar, tamari (or soy sauce), maple syrup, water, and unsweetened chili sauce (like Sambal Olek) or 1 chili.

BLACK BEAN TOFU CUPS

18. BLACK BEAN TOFU CUPS FROM TESCO REAL FOOD

These little black bean tofu cups pack some serious Asian flavors and are delicious as part of an oriental meal or served on their own as a light lunch.

They take just 15 minutes to prepare, as well as an hour marinating time and 25 minutes cooking time, so while they might not be the quickest san choy bow on this list, they’re certainly one of the most flavorful.

MUSHROOM AND TOFU SAN CHOY BAU

19. MUSHROOM AND TOFU SAN CHOY BAU (GLUTEN-FREE) FROM MY DARLING LEMON THYME

Did you know mushrooms are packed full of nutrients, including B Vitamins (B12 and Folate), Vitamin D and minerals such as selenium, phosphorus, copper and potassium?

Luckily, they’re the star of this mushroom and tofu san choy bau, which also features ingredients such as garlic, spring onions, ginger, red chili, cilantro, gluten-free soy sauce, shaoxing cooking wine, and more.

VEGETARIAN SAN CHOY BOW

20. VEGETARIAN SAN CHOY BOW FROM WOMEN’S WEEKLY FOOD

This vegetarian san choy bow is crispy, colorful, and crunchy – all of the things you’d want from a delicious lettuce cup!

You see, they contain ingredients varying in texture, such as rice vermicelli noodles, green onions, carrot, snow pea sprouts, coriander, soy beans, corn, peanuts, and iceberg lettuce.

They’d be perfect for serving up at your next get-together with friends or family.

RAW VEGGIE SAN CHOY BOW

21. RAW VEGGIE SAN CHOY BOW FROM LOW TOX LIFE

According to the chef, this raw veggie san choy bow is “zesty, cleansing and uplifting either as a side to fish or meat, or on its own with added protein from nuts, seeds and the dressing”.

Because it’s a raw dish, it’s very quick and easy to make. You essentially just blend all of the veggies and herbs together in a food processor, then whisk all of the dressing components together in a separate bowl.

Just place into each lettuce cup, sprinkle with nuts and seeds, and you’re good to go!

VEGETARIAN MUSHROOM AND GINGER SAN CHOY BOW

22. VEGETARIAN MUSHROOM AND GINGER SAN CHOY BOW FROM BAKE FOR HAPPY KIDS

These look great, don’t they?

Inside of this vegetarian mushroom and ginger san choy bow, you’ll find ingredients such as mushroom and ginger (of course), as well as red chili, garlic, cilantro, water chestnuts, hoisin sauce, bean sprouts, spring onions, cos lettuce, and sesame seeds.

We’ve been told that even the most meat-loving person in the family will love this dish!

VEGGIE SAN CHOY BOW

23. HEALTHY VEGGIE SAN CHOY BOW FROM OLIVIA BUDGEN

This san chow boy recipe is absolutely delicious; light, tasty and very satisfying!

The fresh crispiness of the iceberg lettuce combines so well with the satisfying textures of the veggie filling. Then the creamy sweet and spicy dressing tops it all off perfectly!

If you’re wondering what’s in that dressing, it contains the goodness of tahini, garlic, ginger, raw apple cider, and water. Genius!

MUSHROOM SAN CHOY BAU

24. MUSHROOM SAN CHOY BAU FROM SOUVLAKI FOR THE SOUL

Ready for a non-traditional san choy bau recipe made with nutritious mushrooms?

We think this version doesn’t steer too far from a traditional version, as it still uses Asian-inspired ingredients such as garlic, ginger, sambal oelek (chili paste), oyster sauce, and Shaoxing wine.

Perhaps its twist comes from the addition of kale, as well as a lightly-beaten egg – both of which offer even more nutritional value!

SAN CHOY BOW WITH PICKLED VEGETABLES

25. SAN CHOY BOW WITH PICKLED VEGETABLES RECIPE FROM MINDFOOD

This vegetable-loaded san choy bow recipe actually lists mince in its ingredient list, but of course, you can leave this out for a vegetarian and vegan-friendly version.

We think the idea of using pickled vegetables in these lettuce cups is genius, as it gives the dish a lovely sweet and sour taste that you’ll keep going back for more.

VEGETARIAN SAN CHOY BAU

26. VEGETARIAN SAN CHOY BAU FROM TASTE

This dish is so easy to prepare and cook, you could be eating this tasty high-protein san choy bau in under 20 minutes!

This one is quite a traditional recipe, using ingredients such as brown onion, shiitake mushrooms, ginger, carrot, red chili, cilantro, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and Chinese cooking wine.

But what we were surprised to see within the recipe is brown lentils – a nice, healthy, and crunchy addition that’ll make you wonder why you haven’t been including them all along!

TOFU AND CARROT KIMCHI LETTUCE WRAPS

27. TOFU AND CARROT KIMCHI LETTUCE WRAPS FROM WOMEN’S WEEKLY FOOD

These lettuce wraps are packed full of zesty homemade carrot kimchi and grilled tofu for a healthy vegan twist on classic sang choy bau.

Kimchi is traditionally left to ferment, but this quick version mimics the flavours in a fraction of the time. You can, however, buy small tubs of kimchi from most Asian grocers, if you prefer.

Either way, this san choy bow tastes heavenly!

MUSHROOM AND TEMPEH SAN CHOY BOW

28. MUSHROOM AND TEMPEH SAN CHOY BOW FROM VEGKIT

If you’ve never heard of tempeh before, it is a cake-like substance made from cooked and slightly fermented soybeans.

Not to be confused with its softer cousin, tofu, tempeh actually resembles  a very firm veggie burger or a block. It’s an easy recipe that’ll go from the kitchen counter to your dinner table in 40 minutes or less.

Oh, and did we mention it’s highly nutritious?

VEGAN QUINOA MUSHROOM SAN CHOY BOW

29. VEGAN QUINOA MUSHROOM SAN CHOY BOW FROM COOK REPUBLIC

Quinoa adds body, texture, and extra protein to this dish. The flavors in this vegan quinoa mushroom san choy bow are delectable too, featuring salty, sour, and spicy with a hint of sweet.

That’s because this recipe is packed with wonderful ingredients such as ginger, red chili, garlic, Swiss brown mushrooms, tamari, coconut sugar, lime, roasted peanuts, coriander, and more.

VEGAN SAN CHOY BOW

30. VEGAN SAN CHOY BOW FROM ASIAN INSPIRATIONS

Here’s a brilliant vegan san choy bow recipe that takes just 10 minutes of cooking time!

It uses dried soy mince (which you rehydrate, according to the instructions), as well as hoisin sauce, soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, chili, spring onions, water chestnuts, Vermicelli noodles, bean sprouts, snow peas, and Sriracha sauce (among other ingredients).

Our mouths are watering already!

VEGETABLE LETTUCE CUPS

31. VEGETABLE LETTUCE CUPS FROM WHOLESOME PATISSERIE

How’s this for convenience? The veggie filling in these lettuce cups is all made in one pot and takes less than 30 minutes to cook!

It’s super flavor some thanks to all the tasty Chinese sauces and spices that are used, and the filling is bulked up with a generous amount of chopped cauliflower and tempeh.

Whether you enjoy this dish as an entrée, side, or main meal, you’re sure to enjoy both its taste and nutritional benefits.

MUSHROOM WATER CHESTNUT SAN CHOY BAU

32. MUSHROOM WATER CHESTNUT SAN CHOY BAU FROM FRESH HUNGER

In this tasty creation, “crisp gem lettuce leaves are filled with sautéed mushrooms and crunchy water chestnuts that have been tossed with sweet and salty hoi sin, ginger and garlic sauce then topped with pine nuts and green onions”.

Yikes, that sounds like one heck of a delectable dish! If you’re looking to make the switch to more vegan meals, this is a great one to start with.

VEGAN TOFU LETTUCE CUPS

33. VEGAN TOFU LETTUCE CUPS FROM DELIGHTFUL VEGANS

These san choy bow are a little bit spicy, but you can tone it down a bit by omitting or reducing the chili flakes.

You can either use large lettuce leaves which leave you full after just one lettuce cup, or smaller varieties of lettuce (such as baby cos) which let you fill up on multiple small lettuce cups – the decision is yours!

We think you’ll love the combination of ingredients in this one, including red onion, ginger, firm tofu, carrot, baby corn, water chestnuts, mint, and more.

Which San Choy Bow Recipe Will You Try!

There you have it – 33 vegan lettuce cup (san choy bow) recipes that will make your midweek dinners so much easier and healthier!

Remember, these tasty dishes can also be made as appetizers, lunches, snacks, or light dinners, so they’re incredibly versatile.

Many of these san choy bow recipes feature traditional, Asian-inspired ingredients which are also great for your health, including ginger, garlic, red chili, and bean sprouts, as well as non-traditional versions making use of weird and wonderful products.

Whether you’re looking to make your vegan lettuce cups with Tempeh, plant-based mince, quinoa, or more, there’s certainly something on this list to suit you.

Which vegan lettuce cup recipe will you be trying first? We’d love to hear from you in the Comments section below!

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17 Healthy Homemade Dumpling Recipes

Homemade Dumpling Recipes
Dumplings have always been a crowd favorite, thanks to their soft, pillowy outside and juicy contents, but they’re not often the healthiest snack to devour.

You see, when fried in oil, they become high in saturated fat, while the popular accompaniment of soy sauce can be high in salt. But what if you could enjoy homemade dumplings that were kind to your waistline and your health?

We’ve got you covered!

This post rounds up 17 healthy (but oh-so-delicious) dumpling recipes that you’ll be busting to make next time friends and family come around. Or when you’re spending a quiet weeknight by yourself watching Netflix…we won’t judge!

Let’s take a look!

CREAMY MUSHROOM DUMPLINGS

1. CREAMY MUSHROOM DUMPLINGS (VEGAN & GF) FROM FROM MY BOWL

Made with only 8 ingredients, these creamy mushroom dumplings are such a healthy, satisfying, and yummy treat. The secret ingredient to achieving this multi-dimensional dumpling?

Vegan cream cheese! Other delectable ingredients include baby Bella mushrooms, green onions, minced garlic, ginger, vegetable broth, tamari, sesame seeds, and vegan wonton wrappers. Unique, yet totally delicious!

CABBAGE DUMPLINGS

2. LOW-CARB CABBAGE DUMPLINGS FROM DELISH

These dumplings might be low in carbs, but that doesn’t mean they’re low in flavor!

What sets them apart from the pack is that instead of using a traditional dumpling covering, these morsels of flavor are housed within a neat parcel of cabbage. Talk about healthy!

Their filling is made from pork, green onion, garlic, ginger, cilantro, soy sauce, sesame oil, and an egg.

RED CURRY TOFU DUMPLINGS

3. RED CURRY TOFU DUMPLINGS FROM HEALTHY NIBBLES

These red curry tofu dumplings are great for parties or dinner! Simply serve them with chili oil or sweet chili sauce to perfectly balance out their flavors.

They contain firm tofu, chopped shallots, minced ginger, garlic, sliced napa cabbage, finely sliced scallions, salt, red curry paste, and coconut milk. We have to mention the beautiful pleating of these dumplings too – the tutorial will show you how to achieve that!

KETO CHICKEN DUMPLINGS

4. KETO CHICKEN DUMPLINGS FROM LIVE WELL CORNER

If you’re on a ketogenic diet or are just looking for a healthier dumpling recipe than most out there, then these keto chicken dumplings are certainly worth a try.

They contain ingredients such as chicken mince, onion, ginger garlic paste, spring onion, fresh coriander, cabbage leaves, Schizuan pepper powder, pandan powder, cayenne pepper, and so much more. There’s even a really tasty dipping sauce recipe to accompany them!

VEGAN MUSHROOM POTSTICKERS

5. VEGAN MUSHROOM POTSTICKERS (PAN-FRIED DUMPLINGS) FROM HANNAH CHIA

A vegan version of the traditionally pork-filled Chinese pan-fried dumpling? Count us in! These plump, and savory potstickers are packed with healthy ingredients such as mushroom, chives, cabbage and carrots.

An optional (yet totally genius) step before frying is to dip the bottom of each dumpling in water and then in a layer of white sesame seeds to coat. This makes them crispy, toasty, and incredibly mouth-watering.

PAN-FRIED VEGETARIAN DUMPLINGS

6. PAN-FRIED VEGETARIAN DUMPLINGS / POTSTICKERS FROM RED HOUSE SPICE

According to Northern Chinese tradition, dumplings are served on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and the fifth day of the New Year.

Whether you follow tradition or like to enjoy your dumplings year-round, you’re sure to fall head-over-heels in love with these colorful dumplings. Firstly, you get to learn how to make those gorgeous green-to-white dumpling wrappers – Lucky you!

The dumplings then contain ingredients such as Chinese cabbage, carrot, shiitake mushroom, dried mung bean vermicelli noodles, spring onion, minced ginger, and ground Sichuan pepper.

VEGAN DUMPLINGS

7. VEGAN DUMPLINGS WITH EASY PEANUT SAUCE FROM CARROTS AND FLOWERS

How good does this sound? “Savory, scrumptious vegan dumplings with bok choy, baked tofu, and shitake mushrooms”. Our mouths are watering already!

Perhaps the best part about these healthy, vegan dumplings is that they’re served with an easy peanut sauce for dipping and drizzling! Trust us, your friends and family will want the recipe for this one, so be prepared!

VEGAN SESAME TOFU DUMPLINGS

8. VEGAN SESAME TOFU DUMPLINGS FROM RABBIT AND WOLVES

If you would love nothing more than a Friday night devouring countless dumplings with your favorite people, then listen up: these vegan sesame tofu dumplings aren’t just delectable, but they’re also so healthy, meaning you can enjoy your meal without the guilt.

You can leave them steamed and soft or fry them up for an ultra-crispy shell – the choice is yours. Dip them into soy sauce mixed with rice wine vinegar or sweet chili sauce.

VEGETARIAN STEAMED DUMPLINGS

9. VEGETARIAN STEAMED DUMPLINGS FROM CHOOSING CHIA

These vegetarian steamed dumplings make for a perfect healthy appetizer, side, or even light lunch! They are loaded with healthy veggies and tofu for protein.

According to their chef, you’ll never need to order restaurant dumplings ever again! To make them, you’ll just need ingredients such as brick tofu, nappa cabbage, cilantro, carrots, cloves, ginger, scallions, avocado oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, crushed black pepper, and dumpling wrappers. Bon Appetit!

VEGETARIAN GYOZA POTSTICKERS

10. VEGETARIAN GYOZA POTSTICKERS WITH CARROT AND PANEER FROM MY FOOD STORY

These vegetarian gyoza potstickers are incredibly easy to make and contain a delicious mixture of carrots, dried shiitake mushrooms, sesame oil, minced ginger, minced garlic, crumbled paneer or cottage cheese, light soy sauce, salt, and ground black pepper.

Did you know that you can also freeze your uncooked dumplings to make at a later date? Make an extra-large batch and enjoy them on multiple occasions!

KALE AND EDAMAME DUMPLINGS

11. KALE AND EDAMAME DUMPLINGS WITH A SIMPLE DIPPING SAUCE FROM THIS RAWSOME VEGAN LIFE

Get ready for a list of mouth-watering ingredients in this dumpling recipe, including kale, edamame beans, garlic cloves, tahini, lemon juice, green onions, salt, pepper, maple syrup, and black sesame seeds (and that’s just the filling!).

Besides from the incredible flavor, these dumplings contain super foods, meaning they’re very kind on your health and wellbeing (and yup, your waistline too).

TOFU AND KIMCHI DUMPLINGS

12. TOFU AND KIMCHI DUMPLINGS FROM HEALTHY NIBBLES

Speaking of extremely healthy ingredients, how does tofu and kimchi in a dumpling sound? Additional ingredients include shallots, garlic, ginger, carrot, scallions, coriander, and more.

And when it comes to a mouth-watering dipping sauce, you can enjoy a concoction of soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, scallion, minced ginger, minced garlic, and sesame oil. Sign us up!

GOCHUJANG TOFU DUMPLINGS

13. GOCHUJANG TOFU DUMPLINGS FROM THE CURIOUS CHICKPEA

According to the chef, “these delicious gochujang tofu dumplings have a spicy Korean-inspired filling and make a great snack, appetizer, or eat more and make it a meal!

Their crispy sesame seed coated bottoms makes them extra special.” We’re intrigued by their ingredients list, including the goodness of firm tofu, green cabbage, green onions, garlic, cilantro, gochujang paste, hot water, toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, and sesame seeds.

SPRING ONION & MUSHROOM STEAMED DUMPLINGS

14. SPRING ONION & MUSHROOM STEAMED DUMPLINGS FROM THE SKINNY FORK

Making your dumplings into a healthier version can be as easy as swapping meat ingredients for mushrooms! These ones contain just 101 calories and 0 grams of saturated fat, making them a totally guilt-free snack or light dinner.

They contain mixed fresh mushrooms, freshly grated ginger root, spring onions, dried shiitake mushrooms, sherry cooking wine, and more.

VEGETABLE DUMPLINGS

15. VEGETABLE DUMPLINGS (VEGAN GYOZA / POTSTICKERS) FROM BIANCA ZAPATKA

If these dumplings haven’t got your mouth watering, then we don’t know what will!

These delicious morsels are plant-based, dairy-free, egg-free, and meat-free, containing tasty ingredients such as garlic, ginger, onion, carrot, mushrooms, leek, cabbage, soy sauce, rice vinegar, salt, and pepper.

Make them for an easy mid-week dinner or a weekend celebration with friends.

VEGETABLE DUMPLINGS

16. VEGETABLE DUMPLINGS FROM THE WOKS OF LIFE

Perhaps what is most awesome about this list of healthy dumplings, is that each one is so unique – despite there being numerous vegetable dumpling recipes, no two are alike!

Take these ones, for example, which contain Chinese chives and Shaoxing wine or dry sherry, along with the usual culprits such as ginger, garlic, shiitake mushrooms, cabbage, carrots, and more. Sounds divine!

HEALTHY DUMPLINGS

17. THE “EASIEST WAY TO MAKE HEALTHY DUMPLINGS AT HOME” FROM WELL AND GOOD

Also known as “vegan chick’n and broccoli dumplings”, this recipe will teach you how to achieve healthy, low-fat dumplings – all from the comfort and convenience of your own kitchen.

To make these, you’ll need dumpling wrappers, vegan chicken, broccoli, green onions, sesame oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, and ground ginger. And that’s just the filling!

Enjoy these with a dipping sauce of red pepper flakes, soy sauce, maple syrup, water, and sesame oil.

Which Dumpling Recipe Will You Try?

There you have it – 17 utterly delicious yet healthy dumplings that you can enjoy for lunch, a snack, dinner – the choice is yours!

While many of these dumplings are vegetarian or vegan, others are simply low in fat or keto-friendly, meaning no one has to miss out on this crowd pleaser.

If you’ve never made dumplings at home before, then you’re in for a treat, as it doesn’t matter if you choose to make your own dumpling wrappers or purchase some from the store – it’s still a very easy method to follow.

So, which healthy dumpling recipe will you be trying first? Whether you steam yours or fry them, either way your newfound dumpling recipe is sure to impress. Enjoy!

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17 Healthy + Delicious Vegan Chicken Nugget Recipes for Kids & Adults

Vegan Chicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets are a staple snack in many American households, but for those who are vegan or vegetarian, foregoing the delicious food can still be disappointing.

After all, who doesn’t love the crispy and seasoned goodness of the outside of a nugget, not to mention the soft, warm inside and array of dipping sauces you can pair it with?

This might seem like a no-brainer, but (spoiler alert!) nuggets don’t have to be made from chicken.

In fact, you can still create a crispy, crunchy, and perfectly seasoned nugget using ingredients which are healthy for you – including chickpea, eggplant, mashed vegetables, and (perhaps the most popular of all) tofu.

To help you on your vegan nugget journey, we’ve rounded up 17 of the most delicious, yet easy-to-make vegan nuggets that you’ll find.

Trust us, once you try one of these tantalizing nugget recipes, you’ll never go back to the original!

TOFU POPCORN/NUGGETS

1. THE BEST TOFU POPCORN/NUGGETS WITH 3 EASY DIPPING SAUCES FROM UNDER A LEMON TREE

If you prefer your nuggets more on the “popcorn chicken” side (just, you know, without the chicken), then you’ll love these tofu popcorn / nuggets.

If you have a “tofu hater” at home, you might want to try this recipe first, as it will have them becoming tofu’s biggest fan.

In this recipe, the tofu is first coated with corn starch, then dipped into this breading made from oat flour, nutritional yeast, coconut sugar and spices.

The resulting crust is crispy, flavorful and golden brown!

CHICKPEA NUGGETS

2. CHICKPEA NUGGETS FROM THE KITCHN

If tofu still isn’t quite your thing, or you simply want to try a different alternative nugget recipe, then take note: these chickpea nuggets are divine and super easy to make!

These chickpea nuggets might look like chicken nuggets, but are vegan, baked (not fried), egg-free, and require only six pantry staples. Ingredients include panko or gluten-free breadcrumbs, rolled oats, garbanzo beans, kosher salt, garlic powder, and onion powder.

CRISPY RANCH TOFU “CHICKEN” NUGGETS

3. CRISPY RANCH TOFU “CHICKEN” NUGGETS WITH MAPLE-MUSTARD SAUCE FROM KELLIE’S FOOD TO GLOW

Pop these crispy baked tofu nuggets in a sandwich, on your favorite salad, or dip them in an easy maple-mustard sauce (recipe included!).

These crispy ranch tofu nuggets use ingredients such as firm organic tofu, dried parsley, dill, garlic granules, onion granules, chives, salt, white pepper, flour, ground turmeric, panko breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast, and oil spray.

BAKED BUFFALO TOFU NUGGETS

4. BAKED BUFFALO TOFU NUGGETS WITH VEGAN RANCH SAUCE (GLUTEN-FREE) FROM EMILIE EATS

These baked buffalo tofu nuggets are a fun snack or side dish for kids and adults alike, plus they’re vegan and gluten-free!

Serve them with a dairy-free ranch sauce for the ultimate appetizer. Delicious and healthy ingredients include chickpea flour, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, and more. Serve these up next game night or girl’s night in.

Your guests won’t know what hit them – in a good way, of course!

COCONUT EGGPLANT NUGGETS

5. CRISPY COCONUT EGGPLANT NUGGETS FROM IT DOESN’T TASTE LIKE CHICKEN

If there’s one way to guarantee you’ll enjoy eating eggplant, it’s to turn it into these crispy nuggets. Either cooked or fried, these tasty morsels will melt in your mouth.

Ingredients include eggplant (of course), salt, flour, salt, pepper, ground flax or chia, warm water, panko, and shredded coconut. The best part? You can team these nuggets with a classic ketchup or get adventurous!

We’re thinking ranch sauce, sriracha…you name it!

SPICY HEMP CRUSTED JACKFRUIT NUGGETS

6. SPICY HEMP CRUSTED JACKFRUIT NUGGETS FROM VEGAN RICHA

These spicy hemp crusted jackfruit nuggets are vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free, making them a win-win for many.

The jackfruit pieces are dipped in a flavorful batter, rolled in spices and hemp seeds and baked to crisp. Just pair them with your favorite cooling sauce, whether it’s blue cheese sauce or a yoghurt-based one.

You can even add coarsely-ground nuts to your batter for a crunchier texture.

VEGAN POTATO CHIP CRUSTED CHICKEN NUGGETS

7. VEGAN POTATO CHIP CRUSTED CHICKEN NUGGETS WITH FRY SAUCE FROM RABBIT AND WOLVES

These nuggets are chickpea and vital wheat gluten based, plus they have the most amazing salty chip coating!

The accompanying vegan fry sauce is made from ingredients including vegan mayonnaise, ketchup, pickle juice, paprika, and garlic powder.

How delicious does that sound?

You could even pair the nuggets with ketchup, BBQ sauce, ranch sauce, or any other condiment that takes your fancy.

SQUASH FINGER NUGGETS

8. SQUASH FINGER NUGGETS FROM THE DORKY FRENCH

These squash finger nuggets are vegan, gluten-free, easy to make, nut-free and require only 7 ingredients!

To make these delicious nuggets, all you need is squash, potato, olive oil, onion, cumin seeds, soy sauce, and paprika powder.

If you’re in need of some inspiration as to what you should serve these with, the chef pairs hers with a mix of Sriracha sauce and ketchup, along with a side of melted vegan cheese.

Delicious!

VEGAN BAKED CHICKPEA NUGGETS

9. VEGAN BAKED CHICKPEA NUGGETS FROM VEGGIE DESSERTS

These tasty baked chickpea nuggets are super easy to make using just 6 ingredients in 30 minutes of total cooking time.

They’re soy-free, oil-free, dairy-free, nut-free and easily made gluten-free, meaning that the whole family will fall head over heels in love with them (and hopefully no one has to miss out!).

Ingredients include rolled oats, chickpeas, water, onion powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, and breadcrumbs.

RED LENTIL VEGGIE NUGGETS

10. RED LENTIL VEGGIE NUGGETS FROM DARN GOOD VEGGIES

Fancy making some kid-friendly nuggets that sneak in a few servings of veggies?

These red lentil veggie nuggets feature ingredients such as cauliflower, carrot, yellow onion, peas, red lentils, avocado oil, garlic, nutritional yeast, Italian seasoning, honey, nutmeg, bean flour, and salt.

They might look great, but they sound totally delicious too!

KALE AND SWEET POTATO VEGGIE NUGGETS

11. KALE AND SWEET POTATO VEGGIE NUGGETS FROM FEED ME PHOEBE

According to the chef: “You’ll be amazed by how quickly these veggie nuggets come together with a little semi-homemade help from the store.

You can enjoy them with any sauce of your choosing and freeze them for any future last-minute lunch or study breaks”.

These healthy nugget alternatives feature sweet potatoes, kale, chili powder, smoked paprika, flax seed meal, gluten-free breadcrumbs, and sea salt. Yum!

PIZZA TOFU NUGGETS

12. CRISPY PIZZA TOFU NUGGETS FROM FRIED DANDELIONS

These homemade crispy pizza tofu nuggets are sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike!

They gain inspiration from three of the most wonderful foods (pizza, tofu, and nuggets) and contain ingredients such as vegetable stock, onion powder, fennel seeds, oregano, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, tomato paste, agave, non-dairy milk, and more.

You can even dip them in a Marinara sauce if you wish to truly celebrate those Italian pizza flavors!

SWEET BASIL CORN NUGGETS

13. SWEET BASIL CORN NUGGETS THE NUT FREE VEGAN

These are a variation on corn fritters, a Pennsylvania Dutch dish that originated in the United States. Whether you choose to eat these as a delicious appetizer or a casual dinner, we can guarantee they’re delicious.

They contain ingredients such as creamed corn, whole kernel corn, yellow cornmeal, vegan egg replacement, plant-based milk, salt, black pepper, basil, and vegetable oil.

FRIED CAULIFLOWER NUGGETS

14. BREADED & FRIED CAULIFLOWER NUGGETS FROM ELEPHANTASTIC VEGAN

Looking for a vegan or vegetarian-friendly game day snack? When you bite into these nuggets, you won’t believe that they’re made from cauliflower. Just pair them with your favorite sauce (we recommend barbecue sauce) and enjoy!

Other ingredients include breadcrumbs, panko flakes, flour, sesame seeds, and spices of your choice.

EGGPLANT VEGGIE NUGGETS

15. EGGPLANT VEGGIE NUGGETS FROM BROOKLYN FARM GIRL

Eggplant veggie nuggets are healthy, easy to make and kids love them. Plus, they’re made with simple ingredients and are ready in less than 20 minutes!

They contain shredded eggplant, eggs, salt, flour, Italian breadcrumbs, mozzarella cheese, and olive oil. Rolling the nuggets in extra breadcrumb mixture gives them a delicious, crunchy coating.

Trust us, your kids will never turn this veggie snack or meal down!

CRISPY BAKED TOFU NUGGETS

16. CRISPY BAKED TOFU NUGGETS FROM BIANCA ZAPATKA

Imagine this: crispy and crunchy meatless fingers which are tossed in a flavorful barbecue sauce. Sound heavenly?

We think so! To make these, you’ll need firm tofu, panko breadcrumbs, neutral oil, paprika, sea salt, black pepper, nutritional yeast flakes, corn-starch, non-dairy milk, apple cider vinegar, and barbecue sauce.

QUINOA VEGAN NUGGETS

17. EASY TO MAKE QUINOA VEGAN NUGGETS FROM BOHEMIAN VEGAN KITCHEN

If you want to satisfy that kid craving for nuggets, but you also want your kids to eat healthy, then you’re in luck.

Not only are these nuggets meat-free, but they’re also very healthy and packed-full of ingredients such as ground flax seed, filtered water, quinoa, walnuts, cauliflower, panko breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast, baking powder, onion powder, pink salt, and garlic powder.

Winner, winner, vegan dinner!

Which Vegan Nugget Recipe Will You Make?

There you have it – 17 vegan nuggets that both children and adults will love!

Whether you’re looking for an easy, meat-free dinner, game day snack, or appetizer when friends come around, these chicken-free nuggets are sure to impress.

While chicken nuggets might seem like a freezer staple in many households, it doesn’t have to be that way. Swap the saturated fat, meat products, and high salt content for nuggets made from tofu, cauliflower, or other fruit or vegetables.

We promise they don’t just taste good, but are also a lot healthier for you and your family.

Which vegan nugget recipe will you be trying from this list first? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the Comments section below!

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40 Delicious Black Truffle Recipes You’ll Love

Black Truffle Recipes

We know what you’re thinking: black truffles? That’s a bit fancy.

While it’s true that the ingredient has gained mass popularity over the years in fine cuisine, you may be surprised by just how good truffles actually are for you.

Not to be confused with the chocolate variety, these truffles (whose varieties include black truffles, white truffles, summer truffles, garlic truffles, and more) are a type of fungus which grow near the roots of certain trees.

Despite their unique taste and expensive price tag, truffles are also incredibly good for you. They contain many important vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, phosphorus, sodium, calcium, magnesium, manganese and iron.

Studies also indicate that truffles may be a complete source of protein, providing all nine essential amino acids your body needs 

As you’d imagine, truffles offer a wide range of impressive health benefits, including:

  • Lowering cholesterol
  • Controlling blood sugar
  • Protecting your liver from damage
  • Reducing inflammation throughout your body
  • Fighting bacterial infections
  • Helping prevent cancer

If you’re excited to start incorporating truffle into your meals on a more regular basis, then you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up the best 40 black truffle recipes that you’re sure to love.

BLACK TRUFFLE FAVA BEAN SALAD RECIPE

1. BLACK TRUFFLE FAVA BEAN SALAD RECIPE FROM GIORGIO TRUFFLE SHOP

If you’ve been wondering how you can incorporate black truffle into a salad, then wonder no more. This recipe includes ingredients such as fava beans, bacon, shallots, black truffle oil, red wine vinegar, pepper, and salt.

Not only does it sound delicious but it’s also very quick and easy to make.

TRUFFLE OIL POPCORN

2. TRUFFLE OIL POPCORN FROM IDEA HACKS

Ready for the perfect movie watching snack? This recipe shows you how to make popcorn with a truffle oil twist!

You’ll just need popcorn kernels, canola oil, white truffle oil, shredded parmesan cheese, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Does popcorn get any tastier (or fancy) than that?!

FLATBREAD PIZZA

3. FLATBREAD PIZZA WITH MUSHROOM, WALNUT, AND BLACK TRUFFLE SAUCE FROM TASTE WITH THE EYES

“The flatbread is heated just long enough for the cheeses to melt and the edges to get a little crispy allowing the Black Truffle Sauce to release its heady aromas and intensify the robust earthy flavors”, the recipe states.

If that’s not enough to encourage you to make this truffle sauce flatbread pizza, then we don’t know what is!

ROTI WITH BLACK TRUFFLE

4. ROTI WITH BLACK TRUFFLE FROM SAVEUR

Is there anything nicer than the flaky, charred, and buttery flavor of roti bread to accompany a meal?

This one is infused with grated truffle and sunchoke oil, taking its flavor to a whole new and intriguing level.

Other ingredients include flour, sugar, baking powder, crème fraiche, plain yoghurt, olive oil, grapeseed oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, buttermilk, hot sauce, grated pecorino cheese, and more.

TRUFFLE PAN-SEARED SALMON RECIPE

5. TRUFFLE PAN-SEARED SALMON RECIPE FROM GIORGIO TRUFFLE SHOP

This tasty truffle pan-seared salmon takes just 15 minutes to make. You’ll just need salmon (of course), black truffle oil, grapeseed oil, and salt and pepper. Simple, yet completely delicious!

You can also take comfort in the fact that it’s quite a healthy meal, as salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, selenium, and choline.

ORZO MAC AND CHEESE

6. ORZO MAC AND CHEESE WITH BLACK TRUFFLE BUTTER FROM RACHAEL

Here’s a mac and cheese with a twist!

This orzo mac and cheese contains black truffle butter, making it earthy, creamy, and utterly delicious.

Ingredients include asparagus, orzo pasta, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, heavy cream, unsalted butter, parmesan cheese, Pecorino Romano, black truffle butter, salt, and pepper. Yum!

PUMPKIN VELOUTÉ

7. PUMPKIN VELOUTÉ WITH BLACK TRUFFLE FROM MEILLEUR DU CHEF

A velouté sauce is a savory sauce, made from a roux and a light stock.

This one marries the incredible flavors of pumpkin and black truffle to create a dish that’s unlike anything you’ve eaten before.

This tutorial takes you through all 30 small steps to create this dish, so you needn’t be too afraid to try it.

BLACK TRUFFLE STUFFED ROAST CHICKEN

8. BLACK TRUFFLE STUFFED ROAST CHICKEN FROM SPRINKLES AND SPROUTS

Crisp chicken skin, succulent juicy meat and the rich earthy flavor of black truffle.

This black truffle roast chicken is the perfect mix of everyday comfort and extravagance! It’s the perfect dish to serve up next time you have friends or relatives around to your place. You’ll love this roast dinner with a fancy twist.

TRUFFLE POACHED EGGS RECIPE

9. TRUFFLE POACHED EGGS RECIPE FROM GIORGIO TRUFFLE SHOP

If you’re looking to transform your Sunday brunch with a fancier, healthier twist, look no further than these truffle poached eggs.

To make them, you’ll just need white vinegar, eggs, kosher salt, black pepper, whole-grain bread, and truffle olive oil. If you’re feeling generous, grate some black truffle over the top of the dish too.

CHICKEN MUSHROOM MAGIC

10. CHICKEN MUSHROOM MAGIC FROM CRAVING 4 MORE

Chicken and mushrooms with black truffle salt; doesn’t that sound divine?

The best part is that this recipe is a cinch to create, landing a delicious meal on your dinner table in no time. Ingredients include butter (or olive oil), sliced mushrooms, fresh thyme, black truffle sea salt, chicken breast, salt, and pepper.

MUSHROOM AND TRUFFLE SOUP

11. MUSHROOM AND TRUFFLE SOUP FROM DELICIOUS

Forget your average mushroom soup – black truffle adds a touch of decadence to this dish, transforming it from the everyday to something truly special (and delicious!).

You’ll just need extra virgin olive oil, garlic cloves, eschahlots, thyme, Swiss brown mushrooms, sherry, dried porcini, and chicken stock, as well as thickened cream, shaved black truffle, and toasted bread to serve.

ENOKI MUSHROOM ORZO SALAD

12. ENOKI MUSHROOM ORZO SALAD FROM FORK IN THE ROAD

Mmm…vegan mushroom orzo salad with enoki, fresh basil and drizzled in black truffle oil. Served warm or cold, this vegan pasta salad is comfort food at its best!

The black truffle elevates this already-tasty dish, giving it a nutrient-rich, earthy taste. It’s a versatile meal that can be eaten any time of the year – hot or cold!

VEAL CHOPS

13. VEAL CHOPS WITH HOMEMADE BLACK TRUFFLE BUTTER FROM WENT HERE 8 THIS

These tender, juicy, pan seared veal chops are just the thing to make that Christmas or New Year’s dinner special.

When served with your very own homemade black truffle butter, your guests won’t know what hit them! After all, special occasions should be accompanied by special food, making this elegant, yet homely, treat a winner in our eyes.

BIG MAMMA’S FAMOUS TRUFFLE PASTA

14. BIG MAMMA’S FAMOUS TRUFFLE PASTA FROM VOGUE

The Big Mamma team at the head of popular Parisian eateries East Mamma, Ober Mamma, Mamma Primi and Big Love Caffé share this signature dish, helping you to experience your own French delicacy at home, this week for dinner.

Ingredients include Mafaldina or tagliatelle pasta, black truffle, mascarpone, shallot, button mushrooms, white wine, butter, truffle oil, and parmesan.

FONTINA CHEESE BAKED POTATO

15. BLACK TRUFFLE FONTINA CHEESE BAKED POTATO FROM FOOD NETWORK

If you thought cheese baked potatoes already tasted great, wait until you try them with black truffle!

These are very easy to whip-up and use ingredients such as russet potatoes, bacon, panko breadcrumbs, garlic, salt, pepper, heavy cream, unsalted butter, fontina cheese, chives, and black truffle.

They’re a great game night delicacy!

GRILLED CHEESE WITH TRUFFLE OIL

16. GRILLED CHEESE WITH TRUFFLE OIL, ARUGULA AND SUMMER TRUFFLES FROM EAT LOVE SAVOR

This recipe for Grilled Cheese with Truffle Oil, Arugula and Summer Truffles is a wonderful way to enjoy the subtle flavor of summer truffles.

According to this recipe, “the Morbier cheese, spicy arugula, and nutty summer truffles, enhanced with black truffle oil make an exceptional sandwich”. Who knew lunch (or a lazy weeknight dinner) could be so darn delicious?

SUMMER SQUASH SALAD

17. SUMMER SQUASH SALAD WITH MINT, FETA, AND BLACK TRUFFLE SALT FROM LOCAL MILK

“Translucent ribbons of yellow summer squash, a handful of fresh mint, heady black truffle salt, thin slivers of shallot, and salty crumbles of feta tossed with a glug of olive oil and white balsamic”…

If that description of this summer squash salad with truffle salad hasn’t got your tastebuds tingling, then we don’t know what will! It’s a light, yet zesty salad that’s got a great hit of earthiness.

FOIE GRAS CREAM PUFFS

18. FOIE GRAS CREAM PUFFS WITH BLACK TRUFFLE FROM D’ARTAGNAN

Have you got a special occasion coming up?

These foie gras cream puffs with black truffle are going to knock your socks off because they’re decadent, delightful, and utterly delicious.

To make them, you’ll just need unsalted butter, water, salt, flour, eggs, Sel Gris or Maldon salt, and 1 Medallion of Foie Gras with Black Truffles, softened.

MUSHROOM POLENTA GRATIN

19. TRUFFLE MUSHROOM POLENTA GRATIN RECIPE FROM CIAO FLORENTINA

This Rustic Italian Truffle Mushroom Polenta Gratin is just the mid-week meal to satisfy your comfort food cravings, plus it’s also perfect for serving up when guests drop by.

It only uses a tiny dab of truffle infused butter to finish up the creamy polenta and infuse the dish with flavor, so if you’re still getting used to the taste of the ingredient, this is the recipe for you.

BAKED PARMESAN TRUFFLE FRIES RECIPE

20. BAKED PARMESAN TRUFFLE FRIES RECIPE FROM KITCHEN SWAGGER

Baked French fries finished with Parmesan cheese and truffle oil – what’s not to love? These fries take the meal accompaniment and snack to a whole new level.

The best part is that these fries can be considered ‘healthy’ when compared to fries in a fast food restaurant because they’re baked – not fried. It just gets better and better.

PARMESAN TRUFFLE RISOTTO

21. PARMESAN TRUFFLE RISOTTO FROM A COUPLE COOKS

This Parmesan truffle risotto recipe is pretty simple to put together, but the black truffle flavor will have you (or your guests) thinking it’s straight out of a gourmet restaurant.

Plus, it’s vegetarian and gluten-free! You’ll just need ingredients including vegetable broth, shallot, butter, Arborio rice, white wine, Parmesan cheese, kosher salt, canned black truffles and mushrooms (or black truffle oil), and freshly ground black pepper.

BLACK TRUFFLE ALFREDO PASTA

22. BLACK TRUFFLE ALFREDO PASTA FROM DINE LIKE SHAY

This black truffle Alfredo pasta has a little secret that you’re going to love: it uses Trader Joe’s Black Truffle Alfredo Pasta Sauce – no sauce-making required!

Other ingredients you’ll need to have on-hand include pasta, sun dried tomatoes, uncured bacon, rotisserie chicken, parsley, garlic and herb seasoning, four cheese mixture, and parmesan Romano.

TRUFFLED DEVILED EGGS

23. TRUFFLED DEVILED EGGS WITH CRÈME FRAÎCHE FROM LOCAL MILK

Have you ever tried deviled eggs before?

Trust us, they’re not as sinister as they sound! Nicknamed “black tie eggs” due to their fanciness, these deviled eggs contain crème fraiche, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, truffle oil, sugar, white wine vinegar, black truffle sea salt, and black truffle shavings.

Delicious? We think so.

SPAGHETTI WITH BLACK TRUFFLE SAUCE

24. SPAGHETTI WITH BLACK TRUFFLE SAUCE FROM FOOD 52

This pasta dish is simple to make, yet the use of black truffle makes it a decadent addition to any dinner – whether it’s just you, your family, or a special occasion with guests.

You’ll just need spaghetti, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, anchovies, sea salt, and the hero ingredient – black truffle. Grate or pound it to form the black truffle paste.

BLACK TRUFFLE MACARONI AND CHEESE

25. BACON AND BLACK TRUFFLE MACARONI AND CHEESE RECIPE FROM WHAT’S COOKING AMERICA

Ready for this “kicked up” and very gourmet version of Macaroni and Cheese?

The secret ingredient is – of course – truffle oil, transforming the common dish into one worthy of a three-hatted restaurant.

It turns out that bacon, cheese, and truffle are a match made in culinary heaven. Who knew?! Serve as a side to chicken, seafood, or red meat, or enjoy it on its own.

BLACK TRUFFLE SMASHED POTATOES

26. BLACK TRUFFLE SMASHED POTATOES FROM KNEAD TO COOK

If you’re a vegan or vegetarian, you’ll particularly love this dish, as there’s no meat, seafood, or animal products in sight!

These crispy, crunchy, and moreish bakes potatoes are adorned in sea salt, pepper, olive oil, and black truffle oil – although if you have fresh truffles, you could just as easily sprinkle some over the top.

TRUFFLE AIOLI SAUCE

27. TRUFFLE AIOLI SAUCE FROM SAVORY EXPERIMENTS

This truffle aioli sauce is an easy-to-make condiment that’s perfect for dipping French fries, adding to sandwiches, and so much more.

This aioli sauce is made with truffle pate instead of truffle oil and contains no raw eggs, unlike most aioli sauces, making it suitable for a wider range of dietary restrictions and requirements.

It takes just 10 minutes to make, so you’ll have mouth-watering truffle aioli sauce in no time.

BLACK TRUFFLE MACARONS

28. BLACK TRUFFLE MACARONS FROM TASTEMADE

Remember how we said truffles weren’t to be confused with those of the chocolate variety?

Well, these macarons contain both ingredients – chocolate and black truffle! Other ingredients include ground almonds, icing sugar, liquefied egg whites, caster sugar, water, black food gel, cocoa powder, dark cooking chocolate, thickened cream, and truffle.

Yum!

MUSHROOM & BLACK TRUFFLE BAKED EGGS

29. CREAMY MUSHROOM & BLACK TRUFFLE BAKED EGGS FROM ANISA SABET

“Mushrooms sautéed in butter, garlic, thyme and white pepper then topped with gruyere and truffle infused eggs” – these creamy mushroom and black truffle baked eggs are an indulgent brunch recipe you’re going to love!

You actually infuse the eggs with the black truffle for at least 24 hours (just in the fridge), then fry it all up in a pan. Sunday brunch never tasted so good.

TAGLIATELLE PASTA WITH BLACK TRUFFLE SAUCE

30. TAGLIATELLE PASTA WITH BLACK TRUFFLE SAUCE FROM JERNEJ KITCHEN

Here’s a rich, creamy butter black truffle sauce recipe that you can master quickly – in just 15 minutes to be exact! You’ll just need tagliatelle pasta, olive oil, butter, garlic, black truffle, beef or vegetable stock (or water), and freshly grated parmesan cheese.

If black truffle isn’t an ingredient you cook with regularly (which, for many of us, it’s not), then you can save dishes like this for a special anniversary or occasion.

TRUFFLE MAC AND CHEESE RECIPE

31. THE BEST TRUFFLE MAC AND CHEESE RECIPE FROM MEG O ON THE GO

Labelled the best mac and cheese on the planet, this dish is perfect for holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, but is also a fabulous and gourmet side dish any day of the year.

It’s easy to get bored of the traditional mac and cheese, so why not elevate your tastebuds to a whole new level using truffle? Your friends and family will be begging you for the recipe.

BLACK TRUFFLE AND PARMESAN SOUFFLES

32. BLACK TRUFFLE AND PARMESAN SOUFFLES FROM BELLY RUMBLES

If you’ve never made or eaten souffle before, now is the time. You see, this popular French dish tastes even more divine than ever when they contain truffle. But don’t just take our word for it!

To make a black truffle and parmesan souffle, you’ll just need milk, butter, flour, parmesan, eggs, egg white, salt, pepper, and black truffle.

BLACK TRUFFLE MUSHROOM RISOTTO

33. BLACK TRUFFLE MUSHROOM RISOTTO FROM SED BONA

This Black Truffle Mushroom Risotto recipe is the perfect luxurious dinner for Valentine’s Day and is so much fun to make with your significant other!

It uses arborio rice, mushroom broth, white wine, garlic cloves, baby Bella mushrooms, onion, unsalted butter, black truffle oil, fresh thyme, salt, pepper, and parmesan.

BLACK TRUFFLE MASHED POTATOES RECIPE

34. BLACK TRUFFLE MASHED POTATOES RECIPE FROM THE DAILY MEAL

This mashed potato recipe is a great starting point for those who have never eaten truffle before, or cooked with it.

You see, it’s a simple recipe that’s creamy and not overpowered by the truffles, helping you to adjust to the new flavor. You just need potatoes, butter, black truffle oil, and truffle salt.

FIVE INGREDIENT BLACK TRUFFLE PASTA

35. FIVE INGREDIENT BLACK TRUFFLE PASTA FROM SPRINKLES AND SPROUTS

In this recipe, the unmistakably earthy rich flavor of black truffle is paired with everything it loves, including butter, cheese and perfectly cooked linguine.

The best part though (other than the taste)? This meal can be made in just 10 minutes, giving you more time to sit down, enjoy it, and relax. After all, truffle should be savored!

MEATBALLS IN BLACK TRUFFLE SAUCE RECIPE

36. MEATBALLS IN BLACK TRUFFLE SAUCE RECIPE FROM WOMAN AND HOME

These flavorsome meatballs are perfect to share with friends and family as a tapas style sharing starter.

The flavor of the truffle is really intense and gives the whole thing an earthy kick that you’d expect from the star ingredient. Count us in!

BLACK TRUFFLE CROSTINI

37. EASY AND DELICIOUS BLACK TRUFFLE CROSTINI FROM MANGIA MICHELLE

If you’re looking for a simple, yet delicious midday snack or weekend brunch, then you’re in luck.

This black truffle crostini isn’t just easy to make, but it’s absolutely delicious too.

If you’re hosting a dinner party and looking for a quick appetizer to whip up, then you should also consider this recipe, which features tasty ingredients such as fresh ricotta, garlic, thyme, and black truffle infused oil (among others).

BAKED BRIE WITH BLACK TRUFFLES

38. BAKED BRIE WITH BLACK TRUFFLES FROM BELLY RUMBLES

If you’ve had the pleasure of a baked brie before, then your mind is about to be blown.

Imagine the creamy, mouth-watering taste of gooey, warm brie cheese combined with the earthiness of black truffles…see what we mean?

This is perfect for dipping hot, crusty bread into, as well as vegetables such as carrot and celery.

BLACK TRUFFLE BUTTER RECIPE

39. BLACK TRUFFLE BUTTER RECIPE FROM SIMPLE TASTY GOOD

You may have noticed some of the recipes among this list require truffle butter, but fear not.

If truffle butter is proving difficult to find at your local store, you can use this recipe to make your own! You’ll just need black truffles – fresh or preserved (and their juice) – as well as unsalted butter, garlic powder, pepper, and salt.

That’s it!

MUSHROOM PIZZA

40. MUSHROOM PIZZA BIANCO WITH TRUFFLE OIL & FRESH HERBS FROM PORT AND FIN

Looking for another pizza recipe containing the star ingredient?

This mushroom pizza with fresh herbs contains truffle oil, which lets you ease into the taste and obtain that truffle taste if you can’t get your hands on the fresh stuff.

Quick, easy, and utterly delicious (not to mention, cheesy), this pizza is perfect for Friday night dinners and last-minute get-togethers with friends.

Which Black Truffle Recipe Will You Try?

There you have it – the top 40 black truffle recipes that you can enjoy for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and even dessert!

Truffles might seem decadent or unnecessary in a home cooked meal, but remember, they contain numerous health benefits for you and your family.

As well as containing many important vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, phosphorus, sodium, calcium, magnesium, manganese and iron, truffles are also wonderful for helping to lower cholesterol, control blood sugar, protect your liver from damage, reduce inflammation, fight bacterial infections, and potentially prevent cancer.

If you’ve never cooked with black truffles before, start with an easy recipe (such as one of the brunch or breakfast meals), then work your way up to those which seem more advanced.

When it comes to getting in the kitchen and experimenting with food, you can’t go wrong, so don’t hold back!

Which black truffle recipe will you be trying this weekend? We’d love to hear from you in the Comments section below.

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25 Healthy Coffee Recipes (both hot & iced)

Healthy Coffee Recipes
When we wake in the morning, the first thing many of us will reach for is our morning coffee, but what if there was a healthier way to start your day?

Now, don’t get us wrong, we’re not asking you to give up your coffee entirely – merely to tweak it so that it’s a healthier, yet just-as-tasty version of your previous favorite.

Think of additions such as turmeric, coconut, matcha, and more.

Keep reading for 25 of the tastiest and healthiest coffee recipes you’ll find!

COCONUT MILK THAI ICED COFFEE

1. COCONUT MILK THAI ICED COFFEE (PALEO, VEGAN) FROM WHAT GREAT GRANDMA ATE

This sweet and creamy coconut milk Thai iced coffee is a paleo and vegan version of everyone’s favorite iced coffee.

If you’ve never had Thai iced coffee before, it can be described as this: “It’s the creamiest coffee ever that’s deliciously sweet, and it basically tastes like coffee ice cream in liquid form.”

This one contains coffee, ice cubes, coconut milk, maple syrup, cardamom powder, and almond extract. Delicious!

VANILLA CASHEW COFFEE CREAMER

2. VANILLA CASHEW COFFEE CREAMER FROM THE HONOUR SYSTEM

This vanilla cashew coffee creamer is vegan, gluten free and completely sugar free, meaning you can feel guilt-free about your morning coffee too.

It contains raw cashews, filtered water, vanilla, and sea salt. Trust us, once you swap your normal coffee for this one, you’ll be hesitant to go back!

PUMPKIN SPICE COLD BREW COFFEE

3. PUMPKIN SPICE COLD BREW COFFEE FROM ALL THE HEALTHY THINGS

If you want to enjoy your pumpkin spice fix, this is the coffee you need!

This easy pumpkin spice cold brew coffee is made with real food ingredients like real pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and your favorite dairy-free milk.

It’s refined sugar free, full of cozy pumpkin spice flavor, and absolutely delicious.

TURMERIC LATTE RECIPE

4. TURMERIC LATTE RECIPE FROM CULTIVATE BEAUTY

How about a morning coffee that is anti-inflammatory and contains numerous health benefits?

This turmeric latte recipe lets you make the on-trend and popular drink from the comfort of your own kitchen.

Other ingredients include almond or coconut milk, cinnamon powder, vanilla bean paste, organic stevia or honey to taste, black pepper, and collagen peptides (optional).

HONEY CHAMOMILE TEA LATTE

5. HONEY CHAMOMILE TEA LATTE FROM KITCHN

If you fancy foregoing caffeine altogether, this honey chamomile tea latte may be just the thing for you.

It’s simple mix of chamomile tea and steamed milk that’s sweetened with honey and finished off with just a bit of ground cinnamon.

Not only is it a healthy way to start your day, but you can drink it before bed to soothe your stress or insomnia. Bonus!

ICED HONEY MATCHA SOY LATTE

6. ICED HONEY MATCHA SOY LATTE FROM THE LITTLE EPICUREAN

Fancy another coffee-free way to start your day?

When you need a break from coffee, this iced honey matcha soy latte definitely hits the spot. It’s perfect for giving you a kick of energy, thanks to the matcha, and contains other ingredients such as water, unsweetened soy milk, honey syrup, and ice.

Cool, refreshing, and healthy.

ALMOND BUTTER LATTE

7. SUPER CREAMY ALMOND BUTTER LATTE FROM THE ENDLESS MEAL

This is a dairy-free coffee that has lots of healthy proteins, fat, and collagen. It’s so rich and creamy, making it seem luxurious, yet it’s actually a coffee you can feel good about.

Aside from coffee, you’ll also find collagen peptides, creamy almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, and cinnamon in it. Make up a batch of it next time your friends come around!

AUTOIMMUNI-TEA COFFEE SUBSTITUTE

8. AUTOIMMUNI-TEA COFFEE SUBSTITUTE FROM WELLNESS MAMA

Gone off coffee? If you’re still craving something warm and nourishing in the morning, try this substitute instead!

Use a brewed tea of your choice (try dandelion root, rooibos, or pu-ehr tea) combined with coconut oil, collagen hydrolysate, and vanilla bean or vanilla extract. Let us know how you go!

ALMOND MILK PUMPKIN SPICE COFFEE CREAMER

9. ALMOND MILK PUMPKIN SPICE COFFEE CREAMER (VEGAN) FROM ONE GREEN PLANET

Ready to make an almond milk pumpkin spice coffee creamer?

Simply gather raw unsalted almonds, water, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, agave, and vanilla extract and combine them all to form one of the most delicious creamers you will ever try. Wow!

Unlike many creamers, this one doesn’t contain unhealthy sweeteners, fats, or oils.

COFFEE BREAKFAST SMOOTHIES

10. CREAMY DATE COFFEE BREAKFAST SMOOTHIES FROM YAY! FOR FOOD

If you often have the dilemma of choosing between a coffee or a healthy smoothie to start your day, we’ve got the answer for you: a creamy date coffee breakfast smoothie that’ll perk you up in no time.

Dates are fibre-rich and contain nutrients such as potassium, calcium, and copper, which contribute to the health of your cardiovascular system.

Other ingredients include coffee, almond milk, rolled oats, banana, chia seeds, pure vanilla extract, and ice cubes.

SNICKERDOODLE CASHEW COFFEE

11. SNICKERDOODLE CASHEW COFFEE FROM THE REAL FOOD DIETICIANS

 This snickerdoodle cashew coffee has that familiar cardamom taste that will instantly warm you up and have you brewing another one soon after.

This intriguing concoction contains coffee, coconut oil, creamy cashew butter, cinnamon, and collagen peptides (optional). Healthy? Tick. Tasty? Double tick.

MONKFRUIT COFFEE CREAMER

12. MONKFRUIT COFFEE CREAMER (LOW CARB, SUGAR FREE, THM S) FROM JOY FILLED EATS

This easy Monkfruit Coffee Creamer is perfect for both hot or iced coffee. You can easily adjust the sweetness to your taste buds and add extracts for additional nutritional value.

It uses ingredients such as monkfruit erythritol blend sweetener (i.e. Lakanto), water, vanilla, almond milk, and heavy cream.

HEALTHY COFFEE CREAMER

13. HOMEMADE HEALTHY COFFEE CREAMER FROM JOY FOOD SUNSHINE

This homemade healthy coffee creamer recipe is paleo and vegan, plus it contains just 4 simple ingredients: coconut milk, almond milk, coconut sugar, and vanilla beans.

You’ll notice that it’s way healthier than most store-bought creamers, so you can ditch the guilt and enjoy your new morning routine.

VANILLA CINNAMON LATTE

14. HEALTHY VANILLA CINNAMON LATTE FROM THE CLEAN EATING COUPLE

This healthy vanilla cinnamon latte is a delicious paleo drink that is perfect for fall!

With only four ingredients, it’s also easy to make, meaning you can still enjoy it on those mornings when you’re low on time.

In just 5 minutes, after combining almond milk, cinnamon, collagen creamer, and espresso, you’ll be sipping pure joy.

HEALTHY COFFEE LATTE

15. INSTANT HEALTHY COFFEE LATTE (VEGAN) FROM WILL FROLIC FOR FOOD

Ready for a life changing latte?

This healthy version uses just three ingredients and is composed of coffee, nut butter and one date. It’s perfect for vegans and can easily be customized to suit your taste or nutritional needs.

For example, you can add collagen peptides or other herb powders until your heart is content!

HEALTHY ICED COFFEE

16. HEALTHY ICED COFFEE FROM THE BUSY BAKER

What’s refreshing, healthy, diet-friendly, and costs only pennies per cup?

This healthy iced coffee, of course! This one features coffee, honey (or a natural sweetener of your choice), and milk of your choice (try almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, or soy milk). That’s it!

It’s quick and easy to make and will have you feeling on cloud 9 all day long.

DARK CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT COFFEE CREAMER

17. SKINNY DARK CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT COFFEE CREAMER FROM AMY’S HEALTHY BAKING

Can you believe this skinny dark chocolate and peppermint coffee creamer is rich, creamy, and full of decadent holiday-themed flavor, but it’s only 5 calories?

To make it, you’ll just need unsweetened cashew milk, cacao powder, vanilla crème stevia, and peppermint extract. It’s a treat that’s perfect during the winter holidays or year-round!

VEGAN ICED BULLETPROOF COFFEE LATTE

18. VEGAN ICED BULLETPROOF COFFEE LATTE FROM COTTER CRUNCH

This recipe for vegan bulletproof coffee doesn’t use butter!

Instead, it uses plant-based healthy fats to make it into a bulletproof coffee latte drink that’s also paleo and vegan friendly.

Ingredients include unsweetened almond or coconut drinking milk, coconut oil, MCT oil (regular or vanilla-flavored), strong brewed coffee, vanilla or hazelnut extract, and sweetener of choice (optional).

TURMERIC LATTE WITH COFFEE

19. TURMERIC LATTE WITH COFFEE FROM KITCHEN SANCTUARY

This turmeric latte with coffee is delicately fragrant and slightly spicy with a coffee kick to get you going!

It takes only 6 minutes to make and contains a wonderful array of nutritious ingredients, including the powerful turmeric.

Others include almond milk, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, vanilla bean paste, instant coffee, and coconut sugar (optional, or use honey instead).

CINNAMON COCONUT LATTE

20. CINNAMON COCONUT LATTE FROM THE REAL FOOD DIETICIANS

This dairy-free, cinnamon coconut latte is a frothy, delicious, healthy and sugar-free alternative to fancy, store-bought concoctions.

Plus, it’s packed with nutritional properties that are gut-healing, metabolism boosting, and will keep you satisfied all morning long.

What’s not to love? This recipe is actually a twist on the original Bulletproof® coffee, created by Dave Asprey.

PERFECT BULLET PROOF COFFEE

21. PERFECT BULLET PROOF COFFEE FROM BLESSED SIMPLICITY

The basic idea behind bulletproof coffee is that it is a high fat, no carb coffee drink. This variation on the traditional recipe uses just three ingredients, including coffee, ghee, and MCT oil.

It’s so simple to make and can also easily be customized to suit your specific tastes or needs.

PEPPERMINT MOCHA

22. THE HEALTHIEST PEPPERMINT MOCHA FROM UNSWEETENED CAROLINE

This peppermint mocha is made from a few simple and wholesome ingredients, including coffee, cashews, Medjool dates, cacao, and peppermint extract.

Combined together, these ingredients taste absolutely amazing! Trust us, you won’t look back once you try this alternative coffee.

The best part is that it only takes 5 minutes to make, so there are no excuses!

COCONUT COFFEE SMOOTHIE

23. COCONUT COFFEE SMOOTHIE FROM COOKTORIA

This coconut coffee smoothie is rich and creamy, full of coconut-chocolate flavor, and both healthy and delicious.

Is there a better way to start your day?

To make your own, you’ll need a few ingredients on-hand, including coconut ground coffee, bananas, coconut milk (or any milk of your choice), cacao powder, shredded coconut, almond butter, and honey (optional).

CINNAMON VANILLA COFFEE CREAMER

24. CINNAMON VANILLA COFFEE CREAMER RECIPE FROM WONKY WONDERFUL

Ready for another delicious coffee creamer recipe, this time that’s paleo and vegan friendly?

Coconut milk creamer adds a touch of nutty flavor and is a way to create a diary free coffee creamer. Plus, the cinnamon and vanilla add natural flavor that will perk up your cup of coffee in no time!

Other ingredients include maple syrup, nutmeg, and a pinch of sea salt.

MIDDLE EASTERN ICED COFFEE

25. MIDDLE EASTERN ICED COFFEE WITH HOMEMADE CARDAMOM VANILLA SYRUP FROM HEALTHY SLOW COOKING

If you’re someone who doesn’t mind spending a bit of extra time making your coffee extraordinary, then you’ll love this recipe, which involves making a homemade cardamom vanilla syrup to add to a Middle Eastern inspired iced coffee.

It sounds delicious already! It’s such a heavenly-tasting drink that will instantly cool and refresh you.

Start Tasting Some of These Delicious Coffee Recipes!

There you have it – 25 of the healthiest and most delicious alternatives to your normal (ahem, boring) morning coffee.

Every day is to be celebrated, so why not mix it up with a drink that just won’t give you a kick of energy, but give you a brilliant boost in your health and wellbeing too?

Whether you’re looking to make a vegan or non-dairy coffee, a healthy iced coffee, a caffeine-free drink, coffee creamer, or more – there’s something on this list for everyone.

Don’t forget, you can also customize any of these recipes to include additional nutritional benefits, such as adding supplements including collagen peptides, soluble fiber, matcha, and so much more.

Which healthy coffee recipe will you be trying first? Let us know how you go in the comments section below!

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24 Simple Healthy Dog Treat Recipes Your Pooch Will Love

Healthy Dog Treat Recipes
If you love your pooch, chances are you want them to be as healthy as possible throughout their life. After all, a dog is a man’s – or a woman’s – best friend.

While it may be convenient to simply grab your pup some treats from the supermarket shelf, have you ever considered what actually goes into these products?

Some brands will boast that they only use the best ingredients in their dog treat recipes, but upon closer inspection, you may find they contain non-nutritional fillers, artificial colors, or preservatives. 

Just because it’s called a treat, doesn’t mean it should be unhealthy. Skip the store-bought doggie snacks and head home to make your own instead.

We’ll help you to get started too, as we’ve rounded up 24 of the most delicious and healthy dog treat recipes you can DIY.

SALMON BRITTLE DOG TREATS

1. SALMON BRITTLE DOG TREATS FROM GONE TO THE SNOW DOGS

These salmon brittle dog treats are sure to be a winner with your furry friend.

You see, salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which support the immune system, may decrease inflammation, and can keep your dog’s coat looking shiny and healthy.

Aside from salmon, these treats use just two other ingredients: all-purpose flour and eggs. Easy, yet nutritional!

SEMI-HOMEMADE PUMPKIN BISCUITS

2. SEMI-HOMEMADE PUMPKIN BISCUITS FROM INSPIRED BY THIS

Pressed for time? If making a dog treat entirely from scratch isn’t quite your thing, or you’re simply in a hurry, then we recommend trying these semi-homemade pumpkin dog biscuits.

You simply buy some dog biscuits from the store (remember, the healthier and more natural ingredients, the better), then top each with pureed pumpkin and some Cheerios (or any other nutritious cereal you have on-hand). Clever!

PUMPKIN SPICE PRETZELS

3. PUMPKIN SPICE PRETZELS FROM SIT STAY LOVE

To make these fall-inspired pumpkin spice pretzels, you’ll just need whole wheat flour, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and egg.

Sounds pretty good to us! Pumpkin has cancer-preventing antioxidants and helps your dog to feel full longer with the extra fiber boost.

It’s also a great ingredient to give them if they’re suffering from diarrhea or constipation.

SWEET POTATO BLUEBERRY PUPCAKES

4. SWEET POTATO BLUEBERRY PUPCAKES FROM PUPCAKE SUGAR

Imagine your pup chowing down on these sweet potato and cranberry pupcakes with coconut cream frosting, topped with delicious blueberries?

It sounds so good, we could tuck-into them ourselves!   

Other ingredients include whole wheat flour, olive oil, plain yoghurt, and egg. It’s the perfect treat for your dog’s birthday (or when they’ve been extra-good)!

WATERMELON YOGURT FROZEN DOG TREATS

5. WATERMELON YOGURT FROZEN DOG TREATS FROM BAKING MISCHEIF

Make a big batch of these two-ingredient watermelon and yogurt frozen dog treats to keep your pup cool this summer!

All you do is blend up the watermelon and yoghurt together, then pour the mixture into silicone moulds and place in the freezer.

Keep in mind that some dogs don’t process dairy well, so if that’s the case for your dog, simply omit the yogurt.

SWEET POTATO & SPINACH BITES FOR DOGS

6. SWEET POTATO & SPINACH BITES FOR DOGS FROM VEGANNIE

These sweet potato and spinach bites are healthy, vegan, and gluten-free. To make them, you just need two medium sweet potatoes, as well as one cup of spinach.

The sweet potatoes get microwaved then mashed, while the spinach is combined into the mixture. Then, once cool, you simply roll the mixture into balls and serve them to your dog. Easy!

CRANBERRY AND HERB GELATIN GUMMY DOG TREATS

7. CRANBERRY AND HERB GELATIN GUMMY DOG TREATS FROM DALMATION DIY

It turns out even your dog loves healthy gummies too! These ones contain ingredients such as water or stock, gelatin powder, pureed cranberries, dog-friendly herbs, and beetroot powder.

Gelatin is a great source of collagen, which supports your pooch’s general bone and joint health, gastrointestinal health, plus their skin and coat.

BANANA OATMEAL COOKIES FOR DOGS

8. BANANA OATMEAL COOKIES FOR DOGS FROM VEGANNIE

Why should your furry friend miss out on oatmeal cookies?

This dog-friendly version contains just two simple, healthy ingredients: gluten-free quick oats and banana. Plus, they’re vegan, gluten-free, low-fat, oil-free, and contain no added sugar.

Trust us, your dog will love you even more for them.

HEALTHY GUMMIES FOR DOGS

9. HEALTHY GUMMIES FOR DOGS FROM DALMATION DIY

Here’s another healthy gummy recipe that your dog will love.

You probably already understand just how good bone broth is for both humans and animals, so you can imagine how fantastic these gelatin gummies are for your four-legged friend’s health – especially for their mobility and aging joints.

This recipe tells you how to make these from scratch when making your own gelatin, or how to make them the shortcut way.

CHICKPEA GRAIN-FREE DOG TREATS

10. CHICKPEA GRAIN-FREE DOG TREATS FROM THE HONEST KITCHEN

Chickpea flour is full of fiber and protein, plus it has anti-inflammatory abilities which help dogs that have digestive tract issues.

Along with chickpea flour, these dog treats also contain ingredients such as coconut flour, flaxseed meal, parsley, turmeric, and vegetable broth.

They’re incredibly nutritional, plus your dog will think they taste delicious!

APPLE PUMPKIN PIE CHEW STICKS

11. DIY APPLE PUMPKIN PIE CHEW STICKS FROM PRETTY FLUFFY

These Thanksgiving inspired treats are just the thing for your puppy this fall!

They might look fancy, but the truth is, they’re so easy to make. They require just three ingredients: pure organic applesauce, pure organic pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie puree!), and organic cinnamon.

The mixture then gets smeared onto some baking paper and baked / dehydrated for 6-7 hours. Don’t worry – it’s completely worth the wait, according to your dog!

TUNA AND TURMERIC DOG TREAT RECIPE

12. TUNA AND TURMERIC DOG TREAT RECIPE FROM WIGGLEWORTHY

This tuna and turmeric dog treat recipe is super tasty and tempts your dog’s sense of smell as well as their tastebuds. Canned tuna is a healthy treat for your dog (in moderation) and is rich in protein, calcium and other vital nutrients.

Turmeric, on the other hand, has strong anti-inflammatory properties as well as a whole host of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.

A tasty treat to reward your dog’s good behavior, whilst keeping them healthy? Perfect!

SPINACH, CARROT AND ZUCCHINI DOG TREATS

13. SPINACH, CARROT AND ZUCCHINI DOG TREATS FROM DAMN DELICIOUS

These might look like mini, culinary works of art, but you too can create these in your own kitchen.

They use ingredients such as pumpkin puree (dogs love pumpkin puree!), peanut butter, eggs, old fashioned oats, whole wheat flour, carrot, zucchini, and spinach.

How healthy does that sound?! They make great, regular treats to keep your pups looking and feeling their best.

FROZEN STRAWBERRY AND BANANA SMOOTHIE DOG TREATS

14. FROZEN STRAWBERRY AND BANANA SMOOTHIE DOG TREATS FROM THE COTTAGE MARKET

Turns out your dog likes smoothies too, just in the form of dog treats!

They take just 10 minutes to whip up the mixture and are the perfect way to help your dog stay cooler in summer, all whilst keeping healthy, of course.

Inside these doggie treats, you’ll find strawberries, plain Greek yoghurt (low fat), banana, skim milk, and honey. They sound so good; you might be tempted for a nibble!

PUMPKIN DOG TREATS

15. PUMPKIN DOG TREATS FROM SPACESHIPS AND LASER BEAMS

These easy pumpkin dog treats are a great way to spoil your best friend, because they contain a number of healthy and tasty ingredients that they will go crazy for.

These include pumpkin puree, peanut butter containing no salt or sugar, oats, egg, and brown rice flour. Why not whip up an extra large batch and share them around with your friend’s or neighbor’s dogs?

SWEET POTATO PUPPY MUFFINS

16. SWEET POTATO PUPPY MUFFINS FROM PROUD DOG MOM

These “bark-worthy muffins” take just 5 minutes of prep time and use a few ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen, such as sweet potato, carrot, egg, ginger, and cinnamon.

Sweet potatoes provide a nice serving of fiber, key vitamins, and various minerals, while carrots are well known for their vitamin A but also contain immune-boosting vitamin C, digestive-aiding fiber, and potassium.

PEANUT BUTTER COCONUT OIL DOG TREATS

17. HEALTHY HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER COCONUT OIL DOG TREATS FROM HOUSE FUR

Aren’t these paw-shaped peanut butter and coconut oil dog treats adorable?

We know coconut oil has a number of health benefits for humans, but it also works wonders with your dog. Along with coconut oil, you’ll also find ingredients such as natural peanut butter and cinnamon in these tasty treats.

SWEET POTATO DOG TREATS

18. HOMEMADE SWEET POTATO DOG TREATS FROM KIM’S HEALTHY EATS

Dogs just love orange vegetables, don’t they?

You’ll be pleased to hear that this one contains only one ingredient: sweet potato.

You simply cut the sweet potato lengthwise to form strips, then bake these in the oven so they become harder. Your dog will love them and the best bit?

These treats contain no added nasties!

BANANA CARROT DOG TREATS

19. BANANA CARROT DOG TREATS FROM HOMEMADE DOG TREATS

Here’s what’s in these delicious dog treats: oatmeal for a great source of soluble fiber, bananas for potassium, carrots for the beta carotene and antioxidant properties, coconut oil for healthy coat and skin , and parsley to promote fresh breath and to aid in digestion.

To make these gluten free, you can also use oat powder in place of whole wheat flour.

SPINACH & GREEN APPLE BISCUITS

20. SPINACH & GREEN APPLE BISCUITS FROM PRETTY FLUFFY

If you’re hosting a St. Patrick’s Day soiree with your friends, don’t let your pooch miss out.

Instead, make him or her these spinach and green apple biscuits, which contain almond flour, organic unsalted peanut butter or almond butter, cinnamon, green apple (seeds and core removed), baby spinach, and water.

They’ll love these!

NO BAKE COCONUT DOG TREATS

21. NO BAKE COCONUT DOG TREATS FROM PRETTY FLUFFY

With just 4 ingredients and 4 easy to follow steps, your dog will be chowing down on these no-bake coconut dog treats in no time.

To make them, you’ll just need coconut oil, peanut butter, rolled oats, and shredded coconut. This recipe makes approximately 20 treats – just don’t give them to him or her all at once!

GRAIN-FREE HOMEMADE DOG TREATS

22. GRAIN-FREE HOMEMADE DOG TREATS FROM BROWN EYED BAKER

Fancy some healthy, grain-free treats for your pup?

This recipe asks you to combine chicken broth, coconut oil, canned pumpkin, tapioca flour, coconut flour, sea salt, nutritional yeast, ground flaxseed, and fresh parsley.

They look like (healthy) crackers, but for your dog!

TWO-INGREDIENT HOMEMADE DOG TREATS

23. TWO-INGREDIENT HOMEMADE DOG TREATS FROM DESIGN MILK

If you’re just starting out in the world of homemade dog treats, you might want to try this recipe first.

It’ll show you how to make your very own healthy dog biscuits using just two ingredients: organic whole wheat flour (or wheat germ, spelt, rolled oats — or a mixture of these) and two jars of pureed baby food (beef, blueberry, sweet potato, chicken, etc.). Clever!

CRANBERRY HEARTS VALENTINE’S DAY DOG TREATS

24. CRANBERRY HEARTS VALENTINE’S DAY DOG TREATS FROM PRETTY FLUFFY

Valentine’s Day can be made just that little bit more fun by making these adorable, heart-shaped dog treats for your pooch. After all, why should they have to miss out?

These biscuits contain free range eggs, almond flour, coconut oil, coconut flour, and dried cranberries. They’re healthy, delicious, and will have your furry friend feeling all loved-up.

Time to Treat Your Doggy to Some Delicious Healthy Treats!

There you have it – 24 healthy, homemade dog treats that your best friend will adore.

Whether you’re looking to make a healthier version of the traditional dog biscuit, a pupsicle to keep your dog cool during summer, or a pupcake to celebrate a special puppy milestone – there’s a recipe here for everyone.

Remember, some store-bought dog treats contain fillers lacking nutritional value, as well as preservatives or artificial colors. Keep your dog in tip-top shape by making your own treats containing essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.

Your furry friend will thank you for it!

Which dog treat will you be making yourself? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!

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30 Homemade Healthy Candy Recipes That Taste Delicious

Healthy Candy Recipes
It isn’t uncommon to crave sweet candy; after all, we’re only human.

But rather than curbing your cravings and denying yourself something tasty, why not just opt for healthy versions of candy instead?

If you didn’t think it was possible to replicate the sugary or chocolatey taste of sweets, minus the sugar and fat, then you’re in for a treat (pun intended).

We’ve rounded up 30 healthy candy recipes that aren’t just easy to make, but extremely tasty to eat too.

Let’s take a look!

FROYO BITES RECIPE

1. FROYO BITES RECIPE FROM SUPER HEALTHY KIDS

These fruity froyo bites deliver the goodness of yogurt and fresh fruit in a fun way – but without the added sugars.

Yoghurt is filled with protein, calcium, and probiotics for healthy digestion, so when you (or your kids) tuck into this treat, you can kiss the guilt goodbye.

Dip the froyo bites in toppings (like crushed nuts, cacao nibs, or granola) for an extra kick.

HOMEMADE FRUIT ROLL UPS

2. HOMEMADE FRUIT ROLL UPS (ONLY 2 INGREDIENTS) FROM THE SOCCER MOM BLOG

These homemade fruit roll ups are made with real fruit, unlike many of the refined sugar and preservative-laden options at the store.

They contain 20% of your daily value of vitamin C per serving and use just two ingredients: strawberries and apple sauce. Genius!

HOMEMADE GUMMY BEARS

3. HEALTHY HOMEMADE GUMMY BEARS FROM DESSERTS WITH BENEFITS

Fancy some soft, chewy, and flavorful gummy bears that taste just like store-bought versions, only way healthier?

These sweet treats are fat free, refined sugar free and all natural, plus they contain no high-fructose corn syrup, artificial food flavorings, synthetic food dyes or preservatives whatsoever.

Instead, they contain orange, carrot, liquid stevia extract, orange flavor, and unflavored gelatin.

HOMEMADE TWIZZLERS

4. HOMEMADE TWIZZLERS (PALEO) FROM COCONUT MAMA

These homemade twizzlers are made with whole food ingredients, including date paste, freeze-dried strawberries, and collagen peptides (optional).

Forget the corn syrup and Red 40 – these childhood favorites can now be enjoyed without the guilt (or sugar highs!). Plus, it’s a great way to get your children eating dates.

HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE BALLS

5. HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE BALLS (COPYCAT FERRERO ROCHER) FROM EATING BIRD FOOD

Healthy Ferrero Rocher? Count us in! This candy copycat recipe isn’t just good for you, but many rave that it’s better than the store-bought treat.

These healthy hazelnut chocolate balls are gluten-free as well as vegan and paleo friendly. They contain ingredients such as hazelnuts (raw or toasted), cacao powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, sea salt, and diary-free mini chocolate chips or dark chocolate chunks (optional).

HOMEMADE GRAPEFRUIT GUMMIES

6. HOMEMADE GRAPEFRUIT GUMMIES FROM RAIA’S RECIPES

These paleo, homemade grapefruit gummies are packed full of vitamin C and probiotics.

Inside them, you’ll find ingredients such as water kefir for probiotic strength, honey for added minerals (niacin, thiamine, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, vitamin C & B6, calcium, and iron, to name just a few), and magnesium powder, since it’s one of the 6 macro-minerals that our bodies need.

Kids and adults will love these!

HEALTHY CANDY CORN BARS RECIPE

7. HEALTHY CANDY CORN BARS RECIPE FROM LIVING SWEET MOMENTS

These healthy candy corn bars are made with Yogurt and Jell-O – both of which are fat and sugar-free.

Using just the two ingredients, the recipe is so simple and quick to make, meaning that you can spend more time devouring the sweet treats once they’re ready!

It’s a Halloween ‘candy’ that you’ll actually want to feed your children.

HEALTHY CANDY BRACELETS

8. HEALTHY CANDY BRACELETS FROM ONE LITTLE PROJECT

Every child loves making candy bracelets, but what if you could turn those sweet and sugar-laden treats into something that isn’t just fun but healthy too?

These candy bracelets feature dried apples, candied blueberries, banana chips, dried citrus peel, cheerios, dried cherries and yogurt covered raisins – opt for whichever combination you prefer!

CANDY-COVERED APPLE LOLLIPOPS

9. CANDY-COVERED APPLE LOLLIPOPS RECIPE FROM WILTON

These candy-covered apple lollipops serve as an after-school treat with a healthy twist. Essentially, they’re apple slices which have been covered in candy melts and sprinkled in fun treats such as nonpareils.

To make this candy even healthier, swap the candy melts for yoghurt and the sugary decorations for crushed peanuts, chia seeds, or cacao nibs. Delicious!

HOMEMADE PEACH RINGS

10. HOMEMADE PEACH RINGS MADE FROM REAL FRUIT FROM THE MAMAS GIRLS

These homemade peach rings might look like the sugary store-bought version, but they contain real peaches (6 to be precise)!

Other ingredients include sugar, powdered pectin, light corn syrup, and fresh lemon juice. They might be a little bit naughty, but they sure do beat the regular peach rings you find in candy stores!

COTTON CANDY GRAPE POPS

11. COTTON CANDY GRAPE POPS FROM JODEZE HOME AND GARDEN

Forget the carnival version of the sugary treat – this recipe features grapes dipped in marshmallow creme and colored sugar for a fruity and healthier version.

Sure, they can’t exactly be classed as health food, but these fun treats would be ideal for serving at a kid’s birthday party when a little sugar is allowed.

Plus, they look incredible!

DARK CHOCOLATE DETOX BITES

12. DARK CHOCOLATE DETOX BITES FROM THE VIEW FROM GREAT ISLAND

These dark chocolate detox bites are made with antioxidant rich dark chocolate topped with fruits, nuts, and seeds, making them the healthy way to enjoy a sweet treat.

This specific recipe used dried blueberries, cranberries, goji berries, figs, pineapple, mango, papaya, walnuts, pistachios and almonds, hemp seeds and pepitas, but feel free to experiment with what tastes best for you or your kids!

HEALTHY CANDY CANE

13. HEALTHY CANDY CANE FROM HEALTHY LITTLE FOODIES

When the festive season is upon us, candy canes seem to be everywhere in stores, but what if you could entice your children (or yourself) with one made entirely from fruit?

This clever candy cane looks as good as the original, just without the ‘candy’ part. Simply slice a banana and several strawberries and place them together to form candy cane stripes. Just cut the fruit on a wedge to form the curve.

HEALTHY CANDY APPLE WEDGES

14. HEALTHY CANDY APPLE WEDGES (PALEO) FROM AN EDIBLE MOSAIC

Here’s a healthier treat that will satisfy any naughty sweet cravings in an instant. These tasty apple wedges are dipped in antioxidant-rich, dark chocolate and topped with toasted walnuts.

You can also enjoy them with other healthy toppings, such as other nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, chia seeds, cacao flakes, etc.

SOUR LEMON GUMDROPS RECIPE

15. SOUR LEMON GUMDROPS RECIPE FROM JOY FILLED EATS

If you love sour candy, then these sour lemon gumdrops (which are low-carb, keto, and sugar-free) are the healthy treat for you.

They contain ingredients such as lemon juice, water, powdered sweetener, gelatin, erythritol, food grade citric acid, and yellow food coloring (optional).

Your kids won’t even know that they’re a healthy version, as they taste as good as, if not better than, the store-bought versions.

GRAPE POPPERS

16. GRAPE POPPERS FROM THIS GRANDMA IS FUN

Imagine this: fresh grapes covered in vanilla candy coating and dipped in nonpareils. These are a great treat for your next party, or why not freeze the grape poppers in summer for something that’s even more reminiscent of candy?

Swap the nonpareils for crushed nuts if you want to make them even healthier!

HOMEMADE FRUIT SNACKS

17. HEALTHY HOMEMADE FRUIT SNACKS RECIPE WITH NATURAL JUICE FROM A SIDE OF SWEET

These homemade fruit treats are an easy snack recipe, kid friendly, and all-natural with NO high fructose corn syrup.

They take just 10 minutes to prep, followed by 5 minutes to cook, and contain ingredients such as fruit or vegetable juice, powdered gelatin, and honey.

Use some fun, shaped molds and you’ve got yourself some healthy candy that you can feel good about.

CASHEW CREAM EGGS RECIPE

18. CASHEW CREAM EGGS RECIPE FROM NEST & GLOW

Love cream eggs but don’t enjoy the countless spoons of sugar that come with them?

These homemade cashew cream eggs aren’t just fun to make but are also a way healthier version of the popular candy.

They’re bursting with nutrition, healthy fats and protein, plus they’re vegan. Ingredients include chocolate, cashews, maple or coconut syrup, coconut oil or coconut butter, water, vanilla, turmeric, and salt. Intriguing!

PALEO CANDIED PECANS

19. HEALTHY PALEO CANDIED PECANS FROM THE SOCCER MOM BLOG

These healthy paleo candied pecans are the perfect combination of sweet, savory, and crunchy, plus they only take minutes to make.

These Paleo candied pecans are also gluten free and dairy free, making them a great alternative to candy for those on particular diets. You can even add these to salads for a nice alternative.

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS

20. HEALTHY 4-INGREDIENT CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS FROM HAPPY HEALTHY MAMA

These healthy, homemade peanut butter cups are a great way to get your chocolate fix – just without the lashings of sugar and preservatives, of course!

These ones contain unsweetened cocoa powder, coconut oil, maple syrup, and peanut butter, making them a healthier (but just as tasty) alternative to the store-bought classic treat.

CARAMEL PECAN TURTLE CANDY

21. CARAMEL PECAN TURTLE CANDY FROM GNOM-GNOM

These homemade caramel pecan turtle candies are incredibly adorable, plus you’ll love the fact that they’re gluten free and keto.

To make them, you’ll just need to whip-up a keto salted caramel (included in the post), lightly toasted pecans, dark chocolate chips, and flaky sea salt.

Shape them into turtles or simply cluster everything together – either way, they still taste amazing!

SUGAR FREE WHITE CHOCOLATE BARS

22. SUGAR FREE WHITE CHOCOLATE BARS FROM LOW CARB YUM

Ever wanted to make your own chocolate?

Now you can, and this delicious recipe involves way less sugar than you’d think!

It uses cocoa butter, powdered sweetener, coconut milk powder (or whey protein powder), sunflower lecithin (optional), stevia concentrated powder, monk fruit powder, and vanilla extract (look for one with no added sugar).

EASY VEGAN PEPPERMINT BARK

23. EASY VEGAN PEPPERMINT BARK FROM MINDFUL AVOCADO

Fancy a new holiday candy tradition that isn’t quite so bad for you?

This vegan peppermint bark recipe is gluten-free and paleo and will have you enjoying dark chocolate layered with a peppermint white chocolate and topped with crushed peppermints in no time!

Why not make an extra-large batch and share it with your friends and family too? Tis’ the season for sharing, after all!

HOMEMADE ALMOND JOYS

24. HOMEMADE ALMOND JOYS FROM GARLIC HEAD

These almond joy truffles are a real treat that’s totally plant-based! They’re vegan and gluten-free but made with healthy ingredients that taste like candy.

Ingredients include Medjool dates, unsweetened desiccated coconut, maple syrup, dark chocolate chips, and roasted almonds. They might look naughty, but they’re very nice.

HEALTHY SNICKERS BARS

25. HEALTHY SNICKERS BARS (VEGAN) BY FROM MY BOWL

These healthy Snickers bars are made with only 6 plant-based ingredients, so they’re easy to make and good for you too!

They’re vegan and gluten free, plus there’s no preservatives, artificial colors, or any questionable ingredients.

Ingredients include Medjool dates, peanut butter, vanilla extract, maca powder (optional), salt, oat flour, roasted peanuts, and vegan chocolate.

KETO CARAMEL CANDIES

26. SUGAR FREE KETO CARAMEL CANDIES FROM KIMSPIRED DIY

If you are missing candy on a ketogenic diet, these will do the trick to curb your craving. You can put this candy together in 5 minutes and they contain butter, erythritol, and sour cream.

The recipe makes 48 pieces of healthy caramel that you can snack on any time you please. Just be warned, everyone will want the recipe for these delicious, sugar-free candies.

TRIPLE BERRY SUGAR FREE GUMMY BEARS

27. TRIPLE BERRY SUGAR FREE GUMMY BEARS (KETO) FROM SUGAR FREE LONDONER

These homemade Keto gummy bears are a super healthy sugar free treat. Not only are they keto, but they’re also low-carb and paleo.

These fruity bears are a wonderful combination of fresh berry juice and grass-fed gelatin – not an artificial sweetener in sight!

They take just 15 minutes to prep and cook but you’ll want to leave to chill for 2 hours before enjoying them.

PALEO VEGAN TWIX BARS

28. HOMEMADE PALEO VEGAN TWIX BARS (VEGAN, SUGAR FREE, NO BAKE) FROM THE BIG MAN’S WORLD

Who doesn’t love the famous Twix bar?

This homemade version is about to become your favorite new candy, as it’s vegan, sugar free, paleo, and no bake.

Inside it, you’ll find ingredients such as almond flour, coconut flour, granulated sweetener of choice, maple syrup, unsweetened almond milk, almond butter, coconut oil, and chocolate chips.

DATE AND ALMOND CANDY

29. HEALTHIEST DATE AND ALMOND CANDY FROM KITCHEN @ HOSKINS

Want to know why everyone is raving about these healthy date and almond candies?

They’re vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, no-cook, no-bake and most importantly totally guilt-free.

Ingredients include Medjool dates, almond butter, coconut oil, and sliced almonds. Does it get any healthier (or more delicious) than that? Count us in!

HEALTHY VEGAN M&MS

30. HEALTHY VEGAN M&MS FROM CHOCOLATE COVERED KATIE

This recipe can be vegan, paleo, and gluten free. For keto M&Ms, simply use a keto-approved sweetener as your sugar of choice.

You won’t believe how much these taste like the real deal!

This blogger uses ingredients including cacao powder, sweetener of choice, salt, nut butter of choice, cacao butter or coconut butter, food coloring (or a pinch spirulina for green, turmeric for yellow, beet juice or acai powder for pink and red, and blue spirulina for blue).

Which Healthy Candy Recipe Will You Make With Your Kids?

There you have it – 30 healthy candy recipes you can enjoy without the guilt-factor!

Many of these recipes are sugar-free, low-carb, paleo, keto, vegan, and dairy-free, making them a wonderful alternative to traditional, store-bought sweets.

While it’s often ok to enjoy many things in moderation, it can’t hurt to swap the sugar and preservative-laden candy with versions containing real fruit or other plant-based ingredients.

Plus, they make excellent treats to make for your children – even at birthday parties- so they too can enjoy candy without the nasties.

What healthy candy will you be trying first? Many of these recipes take less than half an hour to whip-up, making them the perfect task to add to your to-do list this weekend. Enjoy!

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Elderberry Recipes
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21 Easy + Nutritious Elderberry Recipe Ideas

Elderberry Recipes
Did you know that in folk medicine today, the elderberry is widely considered one of the world’s most healing plants?

This is because both the flowers and berries of an elder plant are packed full of antioxidants and vitamins, helping to boost the immune system.

When it comes to remedying common ailments or illnesses, the elderberry seems to help with just about everything, including:

  • lessening stress
  • joint and muscle pain
  • headaches
  • minor skin conditions
  • stress management
  • heart conditions
  • easing constipation
  • kidney problems

If you’re wondering how you can boost your intake of elderberries, our suggestion is to try to include the ingredient in at least one beverage or meal each week (bonus points if you can consume it even more!).

That’s why we’ve rounded up the top 21 elderberry recipes, featuring everything from breakfast, lunch, and dinner, to snacks and dessert!

Please note: It’s important to remember that elderberry stems, leaves, and unripe berries are toxic. Be cautious when using elderberries you have picked yourself. Always cook them before consumption or opt for store-bought, edible elderberries if you’re unsure.

ELDERBERRY SYRUP

1. ELDERBERRY SYRUP FROM MARISA MOORE

Ever wondered how you can make elderberry syrup at home using dried elderberries, honey, and spices?

Well, this recipe will show you the step-by-step process!

You can make it for a fraction of the cost of buying a bottle of elderberry syrup, plus it’ll take around just one hour to complete.

Take it each day as a medicinal syrup or drizzle it over desserts for a treat.

ELDERBERRY MOSCOW MULE RECIPE

2. ELDERBERRY MOSCOW MULE RECIPE FROM PUBLIC LIVES SECRET RECIPES

The festivities are far from over, thanks to this brilliant elderberry Moscow mule recipe, which features ingredients such as vodka, lime juice, ginger beer, elderflower syrup, and limes and elderberries for garnish.

Make a big batch next time you entertain!

ELDERBERRY MUFFINS

3. ELDERBERRY MUFFINS WITH CRUMBLE TOPPING FROM NAMELY MARLY

This is a vegan muffin recipe, made without eggs or dairy. Not only does it contain a delicious crumble topping, but it also has elderberries in it as a main ingredient, giving you additional health benefits.

You bake them for just 17 – 20 minutes, before it’s time to enjoy the warm, gooey muffin. Delicious!

ELDERBERRY TARTELETTES

4. ELDERBERRY TARTELETTES FROM ALMOND CORNER

How delicious do these elderberry tartelettes look?

They contain ingredients such as apple juice, icing sugar, gelatine, mascarpone, cream, and (of course) elderberries. Decorate the tops of the tartelettes with a few more elderberries and you’ve got yourself one delectable and pretty dessert.

ELDERBERRY JUICE POPS

5. ELDERBERRY JUICE POPS FROM BACK TO THE BOOK NUTRITION

Adults and children alike will love this recipe for immune-boosting, cold and flu fighting elderberry juice pops.

They might sound medicinal, but these juice pops are a delicious and refreshing way to boost the immune system, especially whilst poolside in summer!

You won’t believe how easy these are to whip-up either.

PROBIOTIC ELDERBERRY WATER KEFIR

6. PROBIOTIC ELDERBERRY WATER KEFIR FROM RAIA’S RECIPES

With the probiotics and immune boosting vitamins of elderberries, this fizzy and delicious probiotic elderberry water kefir is a healthy, healing drink.

While kefir is usually made from fermented milk, this vegan-friendly version is made using water and coconut milk. Simply combine with dried elderberries and you’ve got yourself one delicious, gut-healing drink.

PALEO ELDERBERRY LOLLIPOPS

7. PALEO ELDERBERRY LOLLIPOPS WITH LEMON BALM & LAVENDER FROM SALT IN MY COFFEE

These nutritious elderberry lollipops made with elderberry syrup, lemon balm, and lavender are just the thing to help little ones (or adults) get through a nasty cold!

They’re gluten-free, paleo, and grain-free too, making them gentle on sensitive stomachs. Who needs a lozenge when you can have one to be savored on a stick?

ELDERBERRY VINEGAR HONEY CARAMELS RECIPE

8. ELDERBERRY VINEGAR HONEY CARAMELS RECIPE FROM THE NERDY FARM WIFE

Elderberries and apple cider vinegar combine with honey, butter, and vanilla to make these delicious, yet antiviral, elderberry vinegar honey caramels.

You can also use frozen elderberries instead of fresh or dry, if it’s easier. Simply wrap your caramels in baking paper and twist the ends for a healthy treat you can enjoy on-the-go.

PLUM ELDERBERRY JAM

9. PLUM ELDERBERRY JAM WITH VANILLA FROM NICEST THINGS

You’ll love spreading this plum and elderberry jam with vanilla on everything.

It contains delicious ingredients such as plums, freshly squeezed lemon juice, water, vanilla pods, sugar, and of course, elderberries.

Why not put the mixture in some cute little jars and give them to your loved ones?

ELDERBERRY POPSICLES

10. ELDERBERRY POPSICLES FROM MEDICAL MEDIUM

These fun and colorful popsicles contain elderberry syrup, giving them their amazing health benefits.

When combined with fresh orange juice or coconut water, you’ve got yourself a treat that isn’t just good for you, but will also win over any fussy eater.

Genius!

IMMUNE BOOSTING HERBAL ELDERBERRY TEA

11. IMMUNE BOOSTING HERBAL ELDERBERRY TEA FROM WELLNESS MAMA

Making a soothing and herbal elderberry tea is as simple as combining elderberries with cinnamon powder, turmeric powder, raw honey, and filtered water.

While the cinnamon and turmeric aren’t completely necessary, they give the tea a delicious flavor and boost its health effects even more.

ELDERBERRY AND PORT JELLY

12. ELDERBERRY AND PORT JELLY FROM TALES FROM THE KITCHEN SHED

This elderberry and port jelly is so versatile. It can be spread on some warm scones, paired with a meat or chicken dish as a fruit jus, or even used as a BBQ glaze!

To make it, you just need elderberries with their stalks removed, the juice and zest of unwaxed lemons, water, jam sugar, and port. In just over an hour, you’ll have the most delicious jelly you’ve ever eaten!

ELDERBERRY TART WITH CASSIS

13. ELDERBERRY TART WITH CASSIS FROM TALES FROM THE KITCHEN SHED

Elderberries and a cassis flavored custard fill this butter pastry tart – how good does that sound?

Not only does it look and sound incredible, but you can take comfort in the healing properties of elderberries when you indulge in this dessert.

At least, that’s what we’ll be telling ourselves!

ELDERBERRY PIE

14. ELDERBERRY PIE FROM ADAMANT KITCHEN

Speaking of dessert, this elderberry pie recipe is both tasty and easy to make. As the chef explains, “just a few cups of elderberries and you’re well on your way to a delicious old-fashioned elderberry pie”.

You’ll want to try and use fresh elderberries for this recipe, but if you can’t get your hands on any, dried will do just fine.

ELDERBERRY KOMBUCHA

15. ELDERBERRY KOMBUCHA FROM REAL NUTRITIOUS LIVING

Kombucha is surprisingly easy to make at home—it just requires tea, sugar, and an active starter culture of bacteria and yeast.

This recipe then gives you three alternatives to making elderberry kombucha, whether it’s using dried elderberries, elderberry syrup, or strongly-brewed elderberry tea.

ELDERBERRY GIN

16. ELDERBERRY GIN FROM THE KITCHEN WITH GREAT BRITISH CHEFS

This elderberry gin recipe is the perfect way to use any elderberries you might have come across during a stroll around your garden or a friend’s (we won’t tell!).

The fruity, sweet flavor of the berries will leech out into the gin over time, resulting in a great-tasting beverage that’s perfect for mixing into cocktails or topping up with tonic.

Garnish with some more elderberries or a sprig of your favorite herb and you’ve got yourself a merry tipple for the end of the year.

ELDERBERRY SYRUP GUMMIES

17. ELDERBERRY SYRUP GUMMIES FROM ARTFUL HOMEMAKING

Here’s a child-friendly way to take elderberry syrup to keep away those nasty colds and flus this winter.

To make these elderberry syrup gummies, you just need elderberry syrup, water, gelatin, and silicone molds (like these fun gummy bear ones).

They might be a hit with the young ones, but adults can totally enjoy these delicious and nutritious gummies too!

ELDERBERRY GUMMIES

18. ELDERBERRY GUMMIES FROM LEARNING HERBS

These gummies really pack a powerful punch when it comes to healing ingredients.

They might be called elderberry gummies, but they contain other useful ingredients such as dried rose hips, cinnamon chips, liquorice root, freshly ground black pepper, apple juice, and gelatin.

The first step is to make everything into a juice before turning it into fun-size gummies.

FERMENTED ELDERBERRY HONEY

19. FERMENTED ELDERBERRY HONEY FROM GROW FORAGE COOK

By now, we all know the health benefits of elderberries, but did you know raw honey also has medicinal benefits on its own, and when it’s fermented it gives you even more beneficial bacteria that will help to prevent sickness?

This is what makes this recipe for fermented elderberry honey great! Within just a few weeks, you’ll be left with a bubbly honey containing a rich berry color.

HOMEMADE, SUGAR-FREE ELDERBERRY JAM

20. HOMEMADE, SUGAR-FREE ELDERBERRY JAM FROM CLAUDIA CANU

Fancy making a dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, paleo, keto and vegan jam?

Look no further than this homemade elderberry jam, which also contains strawberries (or another berry of your choice), stevia, and kazu as a thickening agent. You can create a big batch of jam this weekend and gift it to your loved ones to enjoy.

ELDERBERRY SYRUP

21. ELDERBERRY SYRUP FROM JOYFUL HEALTHY EATS

Some of the featured elderberry recipes use elderberry syrup as a base, so here’s a helpful recipe to show you how it’s done!

Additionally, elderberry syrup is a brilliant way to get the medicinal values of elderberry each day or when you’re feeling under the weather. Just put a bit on a spoon! We’ve also heard this goes well when drizzled over ice cream…

Put Some of These Elderberry Recipes to the Test!

There you have it – 21 easy elderberry recipes that aren’t just tasty, but also very good for your health. Remember, elderberries are packed full of antioxidants and vitamins, which are effective at looking after your immune system.

If you happen to come across some elderberries in your backyard or on a walk, don’t eat them raw!

Some types of elderberries are toxic, particularly their leaf, stalk, and under ripe berries. It’s best to do your research first and if safe, only consume elderberries once they have been cooked.

Which elderberry recipe will you be trying first? Whether you’re looking for a healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert option – there’s something for everyone among this list!

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Homemade Cough Drop Recipes
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17 Easy Homemade Cough Drop Recipes That Actually Taste Good

Homemade Cough Drop Recipes
Is there anything quite as annoying as a pesky cough?

Whether dry, chesty, or phlegmy, a cough during cold and flu season can be enough to prevent you and your family from a good night’s sleep.

Rather than waiting it out for weeks, why not use a tried-and-tested remedy?

Cough drops have been a go-to for many families for decades now, but have you ever thought about creating your own?

Not only can store-bought cough drops be expensive, but they can also contain ingredients that aren’t natural, nor are they familiar to many of us. 

It’s always best to feed your body with ingredients you know and trust, which is what makes the following 17 natural and homemade cough drop recipes undeniably good!

PEPPERMINT COUGH DROPS RECIPE

1. HOMEMADE PEPPERMINT COUGH DROPS RECIPE FROM FRUGAL FARM WIFE

These throat-soothing cough drops feature coconut oil, raw honey, and peppermint containing menthol to support your respiratory system.

Coconut oil and honey are antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral – health benefits your body needs when it’s trying to fight off illness!

When it comes to ‘medicine’, your kids certainly won’t reject these.

DIY COUGH DROPS

2. DIY COUGH DROPS FROM TASTE MADE

Made with lemon juice, ginger and honey, these cough drops are a great remedy when you’re fighting a cold.

They also contain powdered vitamin C to boost your immune system, as well as optional powdered sugar to make them more pleasant to consume (although the ingredients alone taste amazing!).

HOMEMADE COUGH DROPS

3. HOMEMADE COUGH DROPS FROM FRUGAL FARM WIFE

These DIY cough drops contain a bounty of natural and nourishing ingredients, including peppermint, chamomile, cinnamon, and ginger. And who says high quality herbal remedies have to be expensive?

All of these are readily available at your local supermarket, saving you having to hunt down rare, hard-to-pronounce herbs.

HONEY FLAVORED HOMEMADE COUGH LOLLIPOPS

4. HONEY FLAVORED HOMEMADE COUGH LOLLIPOPS FROM FREEBIE FINDING MOM

How’s this for a great idea to help children when they’re suffering from a cold or flu?

Honey flavored cough lollipops! We all know how soothing honey can be for our health, so these cough lollipops only contain one key ingredient: honey. Trust us, your kids will love them!

HOMEMADE LEMONGRASS AND GINGER COUGH DROPS

5. HOMEMADE LEMONGRASS AND GINGER COUGH DROPS FROM FOODIE WITH FAMILY

As the chef states, there is a reason that humans have used ginger as medicine for centuries:

It works! They take just 5 minutes of prep time, followed by 30 minutes of cooking time, before you let them cool overnight. Other ingredients include lemongrass, water, lemongrass and ginger tea, honey, and granulated sugar.

HOMEMADE COUGH DROPS

6. HOMEMADE COUGH DROPS FROM THE HOMESTEADING HIPPY

While there might be a lot of sugar in this recipe, it’s necessary not only for the “candy” part, but it also acts as a preservative. Other ingredients include coconut oil and lemon-ginger infused honey.

The shelf life on these should be about a year but watch your loved ones (or yourself) want to gobble these up within just one week!

HONEY LEMON GINGER THROAT DROPS

7. HONEY LEMON GINGER THROAT DROPS FROM DAILY DISH RECIPES

These tasty DIY cough drops can be consumed when you have a cough or sore throat, plus you can drop one in your tea for a sweet, yet natural, taste.

To make them yourself, you’ll just need hot ginger tea (strongly brewed), raw honey, and a large lemon juiced. You’ll have cough relief in no time!

HIBISCUS AND LEMON COUGH DROPS

8. DIY HIBISCUS AND LEMON COUGH DROPS FROM THE VIEW FROM GREAT ISLAND

These DIY hibiscus and lemon cough drops are made with a strong brew of rosy hibiscus tea and fresh lemon.

If you want to take it a step further, you can use echinacea, horehound, peppermint, eucalyptus, ginger, or even turmeric. A few drops of essential oil will also greatly alter the flavor, so why not experiment and see what works best for you?

DIY COUGH-EASE COUGH DROPS

9. DIY COUGH-EASE COUGH DROPS FOR DRY, SCRATCHY THROATS FROM THE HERBAL ACADEMY

As you can imagine, herbs with antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and demulcent properties are just the thing needed for dry, scratchy throats that are the result of spasm-like coughs.

That’s why this recipe uses helpful ingredients such as linden, peppermint, plantain, thyme, and marshmallow. Sounds delicious!

CINAMMON BARK AND PEPPERMINT COUGH DROPS

10. CINAMMON BARK AND PEPPERMINT COUGH DROPS FROM LITTLE US

To make these, you whisk together 1/2 cup organic coconut oil, 1/2 cup raw local honey, 2 drops cinnamon bark essential oil and 2 drops peppermint oil.

Not only do these two essential oils combine to give the drops a wonderful flavor, but they’re also very healing when you’re feeling run down and suffering from a pesky cough.

HONEY LEMON COUGH DROPS

11. HONEY LEMON COUGH DROPS FROM 12 TOMATOES

How great do these hexagon-shaped cough drops look?

What’s wonderful about this recipe is that you’ll most likely already have these ingredients at home, including lemon tea, honey, sugar, and fresh ginger. Plus, if you don’t, they’re just a short trip to the supermarket away!

This recipe makes 30 – 35 cough drops, so they’ll certainly last you a while.

DIY HYSSOP COUGH DROPS RECIPE

12. DIY HYSSOP COUGH DROPS RECIPE FROM PRONOUNCE

Have you heard of hyssop?

The ingredient helps loosen mucous, get rid of congestion, and soothe sore throats. It can even help lessen the time of colds and flus, making it the perfect ingredient for a cough drop.

To make these, you’ll also just need water and honey – it’s so simple. Don’t forget to buy some silicone cough drop molds to make the entire process easier.

NO COOK COUGH DROPS WITH ESSENTIAL OIL

13. NO COOK COUGH DROPS WITH ESSENTIAL OIL FROM ONE ESSENTIAL COMMUNITY

Inside these natural cough drops, you’ll find nourishing and healing ingredients including organic virgin coconut oil, raw local honey, ginger essential oil, cinnamon bark essential oil, lemon essential oil, and frankincense essential oil.

You just can’t go wrong! The best part? You don’t even have to cook them.

HOMEMADE HONEY LEMON COUGH DROPS

14. HOMEMADE HONEY LEMON COUGH DROPS FROM FIT AS A MAMA BEAR

These DIY cough drops are certainly something you’ll want to add to your cold and flu arsenal. They contain honey, which helps coat your throat to prevent the scratchy cough feeling.

Additionally, lemon helps prevent and eliminate bacteria and infection as well as keep the pH of your stomach in a healthy range. Other miraculous ingredients include coconut oil and fresh ginger.

LEMON THYME DIY COUGH DROPS

15. SOOTHING LEMON THYME DIY COUGH DROPS FROM HAPPY MOTHERING

Along with honey, which is soothing to the throat, these DIY cough drops also use lemon, thyme and slippery elm bark as core ingredients.

It’s a relatively easy process to make these DIY cough drops, but it does take time and patience. Just keep in mind, you’re basically making hard candies, so ensure you have the right materials before you begin!

SOOTHING COUGH DROPS

16. DIY SOOTHING COUGH DROPS WITH ESSENTIAL OILS FROM PAINTED TEACUP

When it comes to helping to ease a cough and the sore, raspy throat that comes with it, these DIY cough drops pack a serious punch.

They contain 10-20 drops of doTERRA On Guard essential oil, as well as 10-20 drops of doTERRA lemon essential oil and other helpful ingredients such as honey. When using any essential oils, it’s important to first ensure they can be ingested.

HOMEMADE HERBAL COUGH DROPS

17. HOMEMADE HERBAL COUGH DROPS FROM WELLNESS MAMA

Ready for another homemade cough drop recipe that contains a bounty of herbs and other helpful ingredients to assist you or your loved ones with a cough, sore throat, or cold?

This unique recipe uses water infused with herbs (such as slippery elm, coltsfoot, cinnamon, elderberry and chamomile) and honey. You’ll feel better in no time!

Get Rid of Your Coughing With One of These Cough Drop Recipes

There you have it – 17 of the best homemade and natural cough drops to help you soothe and cure a pesky cough, sore throat, or cold.

Because these use natural ingredients such as honey, lemon, ginger, herbs, or essential oils, they’re a lot safer and more beneficial for you and your family to use. Plus, the nourishing ingredients will have you feeling better before you know it.

When it comes to making your own cough drops at home, you may need some additional materials, such as silicone molds (if you plan on creating them in neat little shapes) or a cooking thermometer.

While not completely necessary, they will make your cooking experience a lot easier and more efficient.

Which DIY cough drops will you be making in preparation for cold and flu season? We’d love to hear from you in the Comments section below!

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