When everyone’s got their eyes on a recipe, you know it must have something special that you will want to try! That’s the case for these 10 vegan viral recipes that went viral last week. They’re some of the best, and trust us when we say that you don’t want to miss out on these incredible viral recipe creations from our bloggers!
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1. Banana Bread with a Pulse Twist
Source: Banana Bread with a Pulse Twist
Add a nutritional boost to your vegan banana bread by replacing some of the flour with chickpea flour—a super easy swap that brings in some extra nutritional value! Best of all, this Banana Bread with a Pulse Twist by Andrea Soranidis tastes delicious, so it’s a win-win! Reprinted with permission from The Vegan Bean Cookbook by Andrea Soranidis, Page Street Publishing Co. 2021. Photo credit: Andrea Soranidis
2. Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Pizza
This Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Pizza by Tiina Strandberg is like a gooey-in-the-middle, crispy-on-the-edges cookie. This cookie is perhaps the only one that you won’t mind sharing with others because it is enormous. The secret to the gooeyness of this cookie pizza is a peanut butter layer slathered between two layers of dough before baking that melts when the cookie is baked. You can enjoy this giant cookie either warm, when it is still soft and gooey, or after a few hours or overnight when it has firmed up and is easy to cut into cookie pizza slices.
3. Homemade Vitamin C Powder
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This Homemade Vitamin C Powder by Larice Feuerstein is a great way to add a burst of citrus to your morning smoothies! The best method in using this powder is to mix a teaspoon into your smoothie, but you could also stir it into water, keeping in mind, of course, that it isn’t going to dissolve. It could also be used for a subtle orange flavor in tea, or sprinkled onto oatmeal.
4. Portabella Mushroom Gyro
Source: Portabella Mushroom Gyro
Big fat marinated portabellas are what dreams are made of. This Portabella Mushroom Gyro by High Protein Vegan, Ginny McMeans is dripping with flavor and nestled in spinach, just add the best white sauce ever.
5. Chickpea Shakshouka with Avocados and Fresh Herbs
Shakshouka is a dish that has roots both in the Middle East and North Africa, and it is a fun dish to veganize. The traditional preparation calls for eggs to be poached over tomato broth spiced up with coriander, paprika and other flavors. But who needs the eggs? Not us! Instead, in this Chickpea Shakshouka with Avocados and Fresh Herbs by Wait, That’s Vegan?! by Lisa Dawn Angerame, chickpeas are added right into the sauce, along with extra vegetables, Aleppo pepper and a hit of nutmeg for a flavorful, hearty, protein-packed situation.
6. Crispy Chickpea Waldorf Salad
Source: Crispy Chickpea Waldorf Salad
This Crispy Chickpea Waldorf Salad by Andrea Soranidis is my vegan take on the classic Waldorf salad! This satisfying evergreen dish truly has it all. It’s crunchy, creamy and refreshing and has a nice protein boost thanks to the nutritious chickpeas. Best of all, you just need to toss all the ingredients together, making it a super quick and healthy lunch option. Reprinted with permission from The Vegan Bean Cookbook by Andrea Soranidis, Page Street Publishing Co. 2021. Photo credit: Andrea Soranidis
7. Black Bean and Walnut Tacos to Share
Taco night with friends is the best, am I right? These Black Bean and Walnut Tacos to Share by Andrea Soranidis are loaded with flavor, because meat-free doesn’t mean bland! Combine pantry staples such as nutrient-rich black beans, walnuts and spices, and in less than twenty minutes you’ll have a meat-free filling that you can use for anything from stuffing tacos to quesadillas, or you can just serve it in a bowl with plenty of veggies. Reprinted with permission from The Vegan Bean Cookbook by Andrea Soranidis, Page Street Publishing Co. 2021. Photo credit: Andrea Soranidis
This Morisqueta by Mitch and Justine Chapman is a dish that can easily be enjoyed on a daily basis. Tender rice, creamy beans, and red salsa mix together to deliver simple, yet bold and delicious Mexican flavors.
9. Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Sauce
Source: Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Sauce
This Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Sauce by Planted and Picked is incredibly creamy and the cheesiness is unbelievable. Dairy-free mac and cheese can certainly rise to the expectations of your most discerning household customers! True comfort food at its best.
10. 3-Ingredient Cotton Candy Strawberry Ice Cream (Made With Aquafaba!)
This 3-Ingredient Cotton Candy Strawberry Ice Cream (Made With Aquafaba!) by Philipp Ertl is very easy and has only three ingredients! No churning required, it will stay light, just take it out of the freezer and enjoy strawberry goodness. The lightness comes from aqua faba (bean water, the same you make vegan meringues with), but don’t worry it won’t taste of beans at all. This is so easy and cheap to do it’s incredible. Normally you would throw away the bean water but now you’re actually using it make something super light and deliciously refreshing. Nothing goes to waste.
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