Cardamom is one of those spices that seem to huge around the holiday season, but then seem to sit in the back of the pantry until next year, but cardamom can be used in both plant-based desserts and breakfasts to add a nice spice all year round. These recipes are all sweet and can be enjoyed with your favorite warm drink and eaten at any time of the day. If you want to dig out that cardamom and make some delicious recipes, this roundup is for you! Don’t forget to view these and many other plant-based recipes on our Food Monster App!
1. Peanut Butter and Cardamom Truffles
The distinct flavor of cardamom stands out in these decadent Peanut Butter and Cardamom Truffles by Kathryn Geyer. Coated with crunchy roasted peanuts, these little bites are great for gift-giving – or you can keep them all to yourself!
2. Grapefruit Cardamom Oatmeal
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This Grapefruit Cardamom Oatmeal by Lauren Smith make a wonderful breakfast or snack. Even if you think grapefruit is too bitter, something happens when you combine it with oats. It just works. The result is refreshing, zingy, and pleasantly sweet.
3. Cardamom Snickerdoodle Cookie Cups
These Cardamom Snickerdoodle Cookie Cups by Kristen Genton are marvelous – the perfect balance of cardamom and snickerdoodle! They are baked in a muffin tin so that they stay soft and moist for days after you make them! They are a win with kids, friends, family and pretty much everyone! Give them a go!
4. Brown Butter Cardamom Cake With Chai Buttercream Frosting
This dense, Brown Butter Cardamom Cake With Chai Buttercream Frosting by Sarah Gory has rich frosting that’s irresistible. It’s the little details that matter — by browning the butter prior to using it for the cake, you create a subtly unique taste. It’s the perfect winter dessert served with fresh fruit and a hot cup of coffee.
5. Cardamom Coconut Chia Pudding
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Decadence in a cup! This Cardamom Coconut Chia Pudding by Kanchan Koya PhD turns out a creamy, velvety, deeply flavored pudding without any added guilt. The best part is that you can leave these to soak overnight and wake up have a deliciously easy breakfast!
6. Cardamom, Rosewater and Sweet Cherry Lassi
Traditionally made with yogurt, this version uses coconut yogurt, pitted sweet cherries, a splash of rosewater and a pinch of cardamom for an easy-to-make cooling treat. This Cardamom, Rosewater and Sweet Cherry Lassi by Claire Ragozzino will be your new favorite drink to whip up in a moment’s notice.
7. Maple Cardamom Candied Walnuts
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These Maple Cardamom Candied Walnuts by Daniela Modesto are insanely simple to make and truthfully, compared to conventional candied nuts, are far less sweet and use only quality ingredients. You need maple syrup, coconut sugar, cardamom, cinnamon, salt and obviously walnuts. The rest of the magic happens in the oven. It’s recommend to let them cool completely before eating them (all).
8. Maple Cardamom Vanilla Hazelnut Macaroons
These Maple Cardamom Vanilla Hazelnut Macaroons by Jodi Kay are simple and the perfect tea accompaniment. They’re not insanely sweet, which is a nice change from the usual macaroon flavor profile. Vanilla extract, hazelnut, and maple syrup give these treats a subtle sweetness while chia seeds keep them intact.
9. Raw Cacao and Cardamom Cream Tartlets
You’ve got to try these — we’re becoming bigger fans of chocolate + cardamom. It’s a flavor combination that is highly underrated. These Raw Cacao and Cardamom Cream Tartlets by Clémence Moulaert are raw, which means you don’t have to go through the trouble of turning on your oven. This dessert can be topped with extra cacao nibs, as well.
10. Cardamom Cocoa Mini Bundt Cakes With Coconut Butter Glaze
These adorable treats are topped with crushed, dried rose petals. These Cardamom Cocoa Mini Bundt Cakes With Coconut Butter Glaze by Courtney West are decadent without being overly sweet and have a particularly great crumb for being both gluten-free and vegan.
11. Cardamom Persimmon Scones With Maple-Persimmon Cream
These Cardamom Persimmon Scones With Maple-Persimmon Cream by Emma D’Alessandro have a delightful fruity twist; persimmon! Also blended to create a decadent maple-persimmon cream, these scones are a great breakfast treat!
12. Cardamom Carrot Cake With Kombucha Frosting
This beautiful Cardamom Carrot Cake With Kombucha Frosting by Emily Fraser is simple and incredibly satisfying. Cardamom is added to the batter to give it a bit of spiciness, and the baked cake is moist, tender, and perfectly carrot-full. The frosting is made with coconut oil, cocoa butter, tangy kombucha – a unique and delicious twist!
13. Mango Cardamom Cake
A fragrant cake with fruity tropical flavors! This Mango Cardamom Cake by Elsa Brobbey is a slightly dense cake, a simple snack cake, if you will. It’s moist, rich textured, and luscious. Sweet and spicy cardamom adds a complex layer to the mango, heightening the flavor of the cake. It has a lovely floral aroma and smells heavenly when baking.
14. Black Tea Cardamom Cake
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15. Cardamom Apple Cookie Crumble
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This Cardamom Apple Cookie Crumble by Danielle Dewar is actually the first sweet recipe besides homemade chai tea that I have added cardamom to! I’m very glad I gave it a go though as this is a very unique and delicious apple crumble recipe.
Cardamom is an excellent spice, so feel free to try one of these recipes! If you’re looking for more delicious recipes, try out these Vegan Cinnamon Roll Flavored Treats Right Now.
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