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In this article you will find vegan pantry recipes that you’re kids will actually eat! Healthy snack and dessert recipes that use pantry staples, in case you’re not able to get fresh produce or get groceries for a couple of weeks.
In case you’re over stuck home for a period of time; whether it be from a bad snow storm, living in the middle of nowhere (and being an introvert and loving staying home), or because of what is going on now, in 2020 with this pandemic.
There are recipes you, and your kids, can make that are healthy, vegan, and made primarily from foods that are shelf-stable!
Honestly, in times like these it’s a good thing to be vegan; no having to worry about meat and dairy going bad.
We can always freeze, can, or preserve our fruits and veggies another way!
64 Vegan Pantry Recipes; Kid Friendly Snacks & Desserts You Can Make From Your Pantry!
Kid Friendly Vegan Snacks from Pantry Staples
Kids love snacks, they provide energy, nutrients, and stop the ‘mom, I’m hungry’ annoyance!
Plus, most snacks kids can make themselves, maybe with a bit of guidance. It’s an activity for them to do when stuck home and ‘bored’.
Find plenty of vegan, pantry staple ingredient, snacks below!
These Refined-Sugar Free and Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls are not only Healthy and Guilt-Free Snacks, they also taste absolutely delicious. The perfect mix of Sweet and Salty, Soft and Crunchy!
Other (dessert-like) Energy Ball Recipes Your Can Make with Pantry Ingredients:
- SNICKERS ENERGY BALLS
- No Bake Low FODMAP Peanut Butter Brownie Bites
- CASHEW COOKIE DOUGH ENERGY BALLS
- No Bake Vegan Cookie Dough Energy Balls
- Gluten Free No Bake Brownie Energy Bites
These Easy Roasted Buffalo Chickpeas are a tasty, healthy treat! They contain all of the flavor of buffalo wings, but none of the fat. Serve these up at your game day party or enjoy them as an every day snack.
More Savory Chickpea Recipes:
Peanut Butter Snack Squares: an easy, protein-packed and delicious snack to eat at any time of the day – for a dose of nutritious energy.
More Vegan Snack Square Recipes (from the pantry!
- NO BAKE HEMP HEARTS AND COCONUT SQUARES
- Vegan Date Squares with Coconut
- Jessica’s Pistachio Oat Squares
- Chocolate Pistachio Healthy Vegan Snack Bars
- 3-INGREDIENT COCONUT BAKED OATMEAL SQUARES
Oat bites are perfect for lunchboxes and/or snacking because you can pack in several superfoods like pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, and chia seeds in a perfectly portable way. Easy enough my two-year-old can help put them together.
More Vegan Energy Bite Recipes (With Oats) from the Pantry!
- pumpkin energy bites
- Salted Cashew Energy Bites with Cranberries
- Bird Food Energy Bites
- CRANBERRY OATMEAL COOKIE BITES
- Healthy Pumpkin Energy Bites
This is Samantha’s (recipe creator) 3 year olds favourite air fryer snack. He preps these chickpeas himself and they are easy to season too. Just stock up on canned chickpeas.
More Savory Chickpea Snack Recipes
- Crispy Dry-Roasted Chickpeas
- MAPLE CINNAMON ROASTED CHICKPEAS
- CHILI LIME ROASTED CHICKPEAS
- “Doritos” Flavoured Roasted Chickpeas
- GLUTEN-FREE CHICKPEA CRACKERS
Have your kids help you with these easy to make energy bites. There is not a single thing even a toddler can’t do to make these! (Well, besides maybe measure out the ingredients!)
More Vegan Energy Bites Recipes:
Vegan Desserts That’ll Save Your Day (made only from Vegan Pantry Basics)
Desserts may not be necessary to survive when stuck at home and left to live on pantry staples; but they sure do help with staying sane and still enjoying life!
People now love desserts, and we can learn a thing or two from those who lived through the Great Depression and still celebrating birthdays with desserts kids love, from cheap ingredients they may have easily been able to find in their pantries! Like the first recipe below.
These chickpea cookies aren’t only a hit with the kids, but they are gluten free (as they contain no flour), and they can be made from pantry staples! The only things my little kids can’t do while making them is use the food processor or oven.
More Vegan Cookie Recipes with Ingredients from the Pantry:
- Easy Chewy Vegan Trail Mix Cookies with Chocolate Chips
- HEALTHY NO BAKE TRAIL MIX COOKIES
- Vegan Trail mix Cookies
- Vegan Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
NO BAKE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES (VEGAN + GF)
Whether you are looking for a delicious all-day sweet treat, a bite to enjoy before and after a work-out or a quick energy snack, these Vegan, Gluten-Free and Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies made with no refined sugar will be the ones for you!
More Vegan Cookie Recipes …Made from the Pantry
- CHAI SPICED PUMPKIN SNICKERDOODLES
- VEGAN 3 INGREDIENTS PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
- Simple & Easy Vegan Oatmeal Cookies (GF)
- Thumbprint Cookies (grain-free, vegan)
- SUPERFOOD BREAKFAST COOKIES
Chocolate Wacky Cake
Chocolate Wacky Cake is the easiest scratch cake you will ever make! (No eggs, no milk, no butter, no clean-up.) Made exclusively with pantry staples, this surprisingly moist, delicious snack cake mixes up in a jiffy, right in the pan! (Bonus: ask your kids to make it to keep them entertained, learning life skills, and have a delicious result that encourages them to keep making food!)
More Vegan Cake Recipes from Pantry Ingredients:
This vegan cookie dough cheesecake is the perfect kid friendly dessert using non perishable pantry items. With ingredients such as almond butter and canned coconut cream.
More Vegan Pie Recipes from your Pantry:
This Healthy Edible Cookie Dough recipe is quick and easy to make. It is vegan and gluten-free making it a fun and allergy friendly treat for everyone to enjoy! (Just avoid the toppings, other than the walnuts, for a super healthy treat!)
More Vegan (Edible) Cookie Dough Recipes, Ingredients from your Pantry:
These make-ahead Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Bars will become your secret weapon that makes snack time feel totally doable even on the busiest of days
More Vegan Dessert Bars Made From Pantry Staples:
Vegan Pantry Staples
Sure, living off of pantry staples is no health nut’s first choice (fresh fruits and veggies are!).
But, living off of pantry staples is certainly doable and doesn’t have to be plain and boring, or no fun snacks and desserts for us and the kids, even if we are vegan!
The recipes make it clear; we don’t have to sacrifice taste, or even favorite treats, due to living off of pantry staples!