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Empty pantry? In a rush? Tired? Not to worry, these three-ingredient recipes are perfect for you! While some aren’t exactly meals, they will still make your life easier. Plus, using one of these three-ingredient recipes with something store-bought will instantly make that dish tastier and more personal. There’s something here for every occasion. Three-ingredient recipes are great to have on hand. They also take amazing!  You have to try some out (or why not all? Come on, there’s only three ingredients!)

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1. 3-ingredient Potato Pancakes

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These 3-ingredient Potato Pancakes by Helyn Dunn are an easy and delicious breakfast recipe the whole family will love!

2. Raw 3-Ingredient Strawberry Sorbet

Raw 3-Ingredient Strawberry Sorbet

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Some days are too hot to wait for a cold treat which is why this Raw 3-Ingredient Strawberry Sorbet by Holly Jade is so amazing. Just toss your frozen strawberries into a blender with the almond milk and maple syrup, blend them until they’re smooth, and then pop the mixture in the freezer to set. The best part is that because this recipe calls for frozen strawberries, the time the freezer is cut way down so you don’t have to wait as long to eat your sorbet.

3. 3-Ingredient Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Vegan 3 Ingredient Chocolate Coconut Cookies drizzled with chocolate sauce

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If you’re searching for the most effortless timeless cookie, you’re going to love these vegan 3-Ingredient Chocolate Coconut Cookies by Gabrielle St. Claire! They are quick, easy, feature only 3 ingredients as the base, uses only staple ingredients, takes minutes to throw together, has no added sugar, no white flour, no eggs, can easily be made in bulk, perfect for any season and you can even skip the chocolate drizzle for an even more effortless cookie!

4. 3-Ingredient Marinara

3-Ingredient Marinara

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Marinara Sauce made with just 3 ingredients. All this 3-Ingredient Marinara by Pavani Nandula needs is canned tomato, garlic cloves, basil and 15~20 minutes of cook time. It has a beautiful red color and is subtly flavored with the garlic and basil. Serve it with pasta, as pizza sauce or as dipping sauce.

5. 3-Ingredient Whisk-Only Caramel Sauce

Caramel Sauce

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While traditional caramel sauce is made out of caramelized sugar, this 3-Ingredient Whisk-Only Caramel Sauce by The Veginner’s Cookbook is a healthier approach, and just as delicious as the real thing. Only three ingredients and no heating required! Find this recipe in Bianca Haun & Sascha Naderer’s The Veginner’s Cookbook through Skyhorse Publishing!

6. 3-Ingredient Gluten-Free Flatbread


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Delicious and simple 3-Ingredient Gluten-Free Flatbread by James Wythe! These flatbreads can be used in so many different ways. Get creative and give them a try!

7. 3-Ingredient Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream

Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream

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This rich, 3-Ingredient Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream by Jodi Burke is so easy to make! It’s made from bananas with no sugar added, making it the perfect pre-workout snack … but you can eat it anytime, even for breakfast. Sprinkle on some raw cacao nibs for crunch and a dollop of coconut or cashew whipped cream to turn it into a raw ice cream sundae!

8. 3-Ingredient Chocolate Cereal

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This vegan 3-Ingredient Chocolate Cereal by Sara Grandominico is crunchy, naturally sweet, and will totally take you back to childhood. The opposite of typical, sugary cereals, this is made with just three ingredients and is completely gluten-free and healthy! Another perk of the cereal is its amazing versatility. Of course it can be eaten on it’s own with some almond milk, but it’s also great as a mix in for granola and it would make a delicious topping for a frozen sweet treat.

9. 3-Ingredient Coconut Brandy Cream

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This is one of those staple three-ingredient recipes you need for holidays. It’s so simple to whip up and you can put it with pretty much any dessert and it’ll taste good. Pudding, cake, pies, mousse, chocolate cake; seriously you name it and it probably tastes good with this 3-Ingredient Coconut Brandy Cream by Rachel Clarke.

10. How to Make 3-Ingredient Candied Ginger!

How to Make Candied Ginger! [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Ginger root is a great staple to have in your fridge at all times. It has such a distinct bite and spice and aroma and great health benefits as well. Ginger can ease stomach pain and indigestion, reduce muscle soreness, reduce nausea feelings, reduce inflammation and more. Making candied ginger at home is super easy and looks impressive as a drink garnish! Want to try and make it yourself? Check out How to Make 3-Ingredient Candied Ginger by Diana Johnson!

11. 3-Ingredient Berry Cereal

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All ages love cereal simply for the fact that it brings back that nostalgia of childhood and waking up on a Saturday morning with the whole day in front of you and immediately downing a bowl of pure sugar. This vegan 3-Ingredient Berry Cereal by Sara Grandominico is here to rectify that sugar crash! This breakfast brings back all those warm, fuzzy childhood cereal memories and it’s totally healthy and plant-based. It’s made with just three simple ingredients and it’ll actually fill you up.

12. 3-Ingredient, Easy Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Peanut Butter Oat Bars

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Oats are like magic – not only are they a healthy superfood but they can also be used a million different ways! These 3-Ingredient, Easy Peanut Butter Oat Bars by Michele Elizabeth are beyond easy – you could probably make them in your sleep (don’t). It’s mostly melting, stirring, and waiting by the fridge. Oh yeah, it’s actually that simple. Skip the prepackaged bars from the store and make these yourself. They’re delicious, easy, rich, and healthy. No excuses!

13. 3-Ingredient Himalayan Lemon Marmalade

Lemon Marmalade

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Brighten up your breakfast with this tangy 3-Ingredient Himalayan Lemon Marmalade by Namita Tiwari. Keep it simple and spread it on your favorite toasted bread or bake it into your cakes and pastries for a burst of citrusy flavor! The marmalade only requires three ingredients and minimal cooking.

14. 3-Ingredient Cotton Candy Strawberry Ice Cream (Made With Aquafaba!)

3-Ingredient Cotton Candy Strawberry Ice Cream (Made With Aquafaba!)

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This heavenly light vegan cotton candy ice cream 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. That’s why you have to try Philipp Ertl‘s 3-Ingredient Cotton Candy Strawberry Ice Cream (Made With Aquafaba!)

15. 3-Ingredient Snowman Cookies

Snowman Cookies

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Delicious 3-Ingredient Snowman Cookies by Holly Jade which taste like shortbread with a vegan royal icing decoration. Perfect for the festive season. These cookies are simple to make, taste delicious and look so cute decorated with colorful, homemade vegan royal icing.

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!

gingerbread flavored energy balls

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

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