Currants are small berries that work well in most of the dishes that you might put blueberries or raspberries in! You can either get them fresh or dried and in a variety of colors! If you haven’t tried currants yet or are not really sure how to use them in your cooking, this is the perfect time to try! These vegan currant recipes taste amazing use currants in so many different ways!

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1. Creamy Buckwheat Porridge With Cherry Currant Jam

Creamy Buckwheat Porridge With Cherry Currant Jam

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Buckwheat is actually a seed not a member of the wheat family, which makes this grain gluten-free. Buckwheat seeds are a very rich source of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber that promote better colon and kidney health. That’s why you should try this Creamy Buckwheat Porridge With Cherry Currant Jam by Claire Ragozzino!

2. Wholegrain Oats And Berry Cookies

Wholegrain Oats And Berry Cookies

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Wholesome and delicious Wholegrain Oats And Berry Cookies by Namita Tiwari make a great snacking option throughout your day! They’re really simple to make and quite healthy! The oats give these a really satisfying texture from the oats and will keep you filled up! These whole grain oat cookies are slightly sweet with delicious pockets of dried berries. Perfect with tea or coffee!

3. Currant and Blackberry Kanten With Swiss Cream and Basil Syrup

Currant and Blackberry Kanten With Swiss Cream and Basil Syrup

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A deliciously sweet recipe that you will simply adore! This Currant and Blackberry Kanten With Swiss Cream and Basil Syrup by Valentina Chiappa is fantastic!

4. Quinoa With Roasted Root Veggies and Currants

Quinoa With Roasted Root Veggies and Currants

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This Quinoa With Roasted Root Veggies and Currants by Christy Morgan is filled with seasonal root veggies, herbs, and a touch of orange and currants for sweetness. The champagne vinegar really makes this dish sing, but if you can’t find it you can substitute red wine vinegar

5. Swiss Chard With Onions, Currants, and Pine Nuts

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Chard is one of the most intensely delicious vegetables out there, and the nutritional profile is just amazing – tons of vitamins K, A, C, magnesium, iron, and fiber. So come on people, eat your chard. Alright, lecture time is over. Now it’s time for you to make this delicious Swiss Chard With Onions, Currants, and Pine Nuts recipe by Cathy Elton!

6. Currant-Lemon Scones

Recipe: Currant-Lemon Scones

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These Currant-Lemon Scones by Starr Wong will make you feel like you’re at a tea party! So tasty and cute!

7. Dolmades Stuffed With Pine Nuts and Currants

Dolmades Stuffed With Pine Nuts and Currants [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Dolmades are grape leaves stuffed with a savory rice mixture, and a staple of Greek cooking. If you like stuffed cabbage, you’ll love these Dolmades Stuffed With Pine Nuts and Currants by Koko Brill!

8. Baked Dessert Tofu With Black Currants, Raspberries, and Blueberries

Baked Dessert Tofu With Black Currants, Raspberries, and Blueberries

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This Baked Dessert Tofu With Black Currants, Raspberries, and Blueberries by Magdalena Pienkos will surely become one of your favorite cakes. Do not be turned off by the tofu in this! You will not taste it. The sweet vanilla flavor of the cake with the slightly acidic blackcurrant and sweet raspberry and blueberry is the PERFECT combo. It is creamy, decadent, and fruity all at once. What more could you ask for?

9. Healthy Blackcurrant Jam

Healthy Blackcurrant Jam [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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If you’ve never had a blackcurrant before, they have such an interesting flavor that somewhat reminds me of blueberries but is a bit more on the tart side. On top of that, these little blackberries are incredibly good for you, packing an insane amount of vitamin C as well as lots of iron and potassium. The addition of chia seeds gives the jam a strong dose of fiber. Despite the almost instant preparation of this Healthy Blackcurrant Jam by Lucie Javorska, it is incredibly flavorful combining the sweetness and tanginess with a delicate lemony flavor and a bit of caramel sweetness and vanilla. It’s a perfect topping for whole grain bread, your favorite yogurt, or even pancakes or crepes.

10. Currant and Berry Tart With Date Caramel

Currant and Berry Tart With Date Caramel

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In this recipe, you’ll discover how to bake a vegan berry tart that’s wholesome, gluten-free, crisp, and very delicious. This vegan Currant and Berry Tart With Date Caramel by Laine Rudolfa has the simplest crust ever (and no chilling required!). It’s made from oat flour which is naturally gluten-free. This tart is naturally sweetened with date caramel and bananas (for some extra sweetness you can add maple syrup!).

11. Walnut and Currant “Veganzola” Balls

Vegan Walnut and Currant “Veganzola” Balls

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Who says vegans can’t have cheese balls? Seriously, these are very, very cheese-like. You don’t have to form them into balls, of course, but what a presentation! At a cocktail party or get-together, take your sophistication game up a notch with these Walnut and Currant “Veganzola” Balls by Joni Marie Newman. Besides crackers, this also tastes amazing crumbled over a green salad, or as a sandwich spread!

12. Protein Açaí and Red Currant Breakfast Bowl

Vegan Gluten-Free Protein Açaí and Red Currant Breakfast Bowl with banana and coconut

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Red currants are so high in Vitamin C and Açaí is a nutritional powerhouse with fiber, protein, the antioxidant anthocyanin, abundant in acai berries, may lower oxidative stress and inflammation, promoting brain health. Just to name a few. And let’s not forget that this Protein Açaí and Red Currant Breakfast Bowl by Robin Runner is chock full of plant-based protein! So easy & delicious.

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