We all have those days when we have to limit our groceries because we have a smaller budget to work with. Or maybe you’re super busy and have a lot less time to spend in the kitchen. Maybe it’s a combination of both those things. Either way, recipes with very few ingredients are extremely convenient during these times, or whenever you’re feeling a little lazy (there’s nothing wrong with that). To help you out we put together these 10 delicious plant-based recipes with three ingredients or less from the Food Monster App!

1. 3-Ingredient Dark Chocolate 

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All you chocolate-lovers out there, if you haven’t tried making your own chocolate, you’re missing out big time! It might sound complicated, but it’s the easiest thing ever! To make this 3-Ingredient Dark Chocolate by Mitra Shirmohammadi, you only need raw cacao powder, cacao butter (or coconut oil), and a high-quality natural sweetener such as pure maple syrup.

2. Buffalo Roasted Chickpeas 

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These Buffalo Roasted Chickpeas by Wendy Irene are quick, easy, and only contain 3 ingredients! They’re a great on salads, in sandwiches, or eaten as a snack on their own. They’re also healthy because beans are a super food. They are rich in protein, fiber, and antioxidants. According to some, they may aid in disease prevention too! These buffalo chickpeas are one of many creative ways to add beans to your diet.

3. 3-Ingredient Raisin Oat Cookies 

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These 3-Ingredient Raisin Oat Cookies by Hayley Canning are the easiest cookies to make. Three simple and healthy ingredients is all you need. They are sweetened naturally, without any added sugar or oil.

4. Mango Sorbet With Banana and Pineapple 

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Create the perfect sorbet: creamy, cold, sweet and luscious. Who needs added sugar when you have the sweetness of the fruit!? Try this Mango Sorbet With Banana and Pineapple by Emily von Euw.

5. Marzipan and Butterscotch Ice Cream Sundae

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One of the best parts of this three ingredient Marzipan and Butterscotch Ice Cream Sundae recipe by Emily von Euw (besides the fact that it’s mouthgasmic and yes, has only three ingredients) is that it’s really good for you! The only ingredients – drum roll, please – are frozen bananas to make the ice cream, almond butter for the marzipan, and carob syrup for the butterscotch. The world is too good to us.

6. 3-Ingredient Coconut Avocado Mousse 

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This vegan 3-Ingredient Coconut Avocado Mousse by Pauline Hanuise is super simple to make and totally delicious. Full of healthy fats to support the nervous system, it’s super creamy and it also gives you beautiful skin and hair. It’s great as breakfast but it can also be a great healthy, sugar-free treat.

7. 3-Ingredient Whisk-Only Caramel Sauce 

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While traditional caramel sauce is made out of caramelized sugar, this 3-Ingredient Whisk-Only Caramel Sauce from The Veginner’s Cookbook is a healthier approach, and just as delicious as the real thing. Only 3 ingredients and no heating required!

8. Healthy Chocolate Pomegranate Cups 

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Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest – like these Healthy Chocolate Pomegranate Cups by Ciarra Siller. When you mix chocolate, coconut oil, and pomegranate into one bite-sized treat you are guaranteed success in the kitchen. You can enjoy these at the end of a meal or as a decadent snack.

9. Chocolate Peppermint Cups 

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These Chocolate Peppermint Cups by Silvia Ribas are incredibly easy to make — the hardest part is waiting for the chocolate to harden in the refrigerator (or freezer, if you are that impatient!). They’re the perfect blend of flavors with a layer of dark chocolate, a layer of creamy white chocolate, and a sprinkle of crunchy, crushed candy canes. They make a gorgeous, delicious and inexpensive gift to teachers, neighbors, relatives, co-workers… literally, everyone!

10. Mazapán de Cacahuate: Mexican Peanut Marzipan 

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Mazapán de Cacahuate, or peanut marzipan, is a typical sweet emblematic of Mexican culture. Like many other traditional dishes from Mexican cuisine, it has a Spanish influence. In Mexico, you can find peanut marzipan throughout the year and at any store, but it is super-easy to make, requiring only peanuts, sugar, and a good food processor. Make these delightful sweets by Azucena Noriega and brighten up any dessert table.

Want more recipes like these with three ingredients or less? Check out our Quick & Easy Archives and our Five Ingredients or Less Archives!

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