60 Easy 5-Ingredient Vegan Recipes (Gluten-Free)

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A collection of 60 gluten-free, plant-based, 5-ingredient Vegan Recipes from some of the best food bloggers out there! These simple, easy recipes make a great way to use up pantry staples in the most creative of ways. Enjoy!

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I’ve rounded up a collection of 60 5-Ingredient Vegan Recipes — everything from cookies and bliss balls to Instant Pot Recipes, meals, condiments, and more! All recipes are 5 ingredients (or less) apart from the basics of salt, pepper, and oil.

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This list is divided into 30 Savory 5-ingredient Recipes and 30 Sweet 5-ingredient Recipes. I hope you find something you will love for some time to come! Enjoy!

Savory 5-Ingredient Recipes

We're starting off with this collection of 30 Savory Vegan Recipes (that are also gluten-free and plant-based)!

Sweet Potatoes with Kale and Caramelized Onions
Sweet potatoes with kale and caramelized onions are is an easy vegan, paleo and whole 30 side dish that requires just 3 ingredients.


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Baked Garlic Pepper Polenta Fries (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
Incredibly quick and easy 5-Ingredient Baked Garlic Pepper Polenta fries! This vegan gluten-free snack or appetizer is full of healthy and crispy deliciousness!
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Arrabbiata Beans (Spicy Italian Beans) – Three Olives Branch
Arrabbiata Beans (Spicy Italian Beans) is a twist on the classic Italian pasta recipe. Beans are used in place of pasta for a protein packed meal.
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Roasted Cauliflower Garlic Hummus
This Roasted Cauliflower Garlic Hummus is fully paleo, nut-free, and is incredibly easy and delicious
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Best Dry Sautéed Mushrooms
These Dry Sauteed Mushrooms make a quick and easy side dish that requires just a few ingredients and can be made in under 10 minutes. It’s delicious, versatile, vegan, paleo and whole 30.


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Cashew Cream Cheese (vegan)
Cashew cream cheese is the perfect homemade dairy-free option. It's tangy, creamy, spreadable and whips up in about 5 minutes. Lasts all week in the fridge.
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Sea Salt Chickpea Crackers (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
Super easy, healthy and delicious 5-ingredient Chickpea Flour Crackers with the perfect sea salt touch! These delightfully crunchy crackers are gluten-free, vegan, nut-free and are packed with protein + fiber!
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5 Minute Pea Pesto
Easy pea pesto made in the food processor and ready in minutes.
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5-Minute Vegan Queso
Creamy and spicy white vegan queso made with cashews and green chilis.
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Red Lentil Flatbread Pizza Crust (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
An easy, healthy and delicious high-fiber & high-protein gluten-free and vegan flatbread pizza crust made with just a few simple ingredients! As an added bonus, this delicious red lentil pizza crust can also be used to make lentil chips, tortillas and crackers !
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Vegan Gluten-free Dinner Rolls
These Vegan Gluten-free dinner rolls taste like regular rolls and are so easy to make. They are perfect to have them with dinner or with some butter and jam. They are allergy friendly being dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, nut-free, corn-free


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Refried Black Beans
Refried Black Beans: Perfectly spiced black beans make a wonderful side dish. Only 5 minutes of prep, the Instant Pot does all the work for you!


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Better Than Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free)
Better than Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi that’s incredibly easy to make, Paleo, Vegan, and gluten free, and perfect for families or a healthy meal prep to any weeknight dinner!
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Arroz Verde – Mexican Green Rice – Spinach Rice Pilaf
This light and fluffy rice pilaf is popular with Mexican food or grilled meats. Packed with fresh spinach, it makes a healthy side dish that’s vegetarian and gluten-free. It’s so versatile, you can also enjoy it for breakfast with eggs and black beans.


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Delicious and simple non-creamy potato salad
Make with four simple ingredients, our easy, non-creamy potato salad recipe makes a great option for feeding a large crowd. Make ahead and enjoy!
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Vegan Tikka Masala with Roasted Vegetables
This vegan Tikka Masala is made with hearty roasted vegetables like squash, peppers, carrots, zucchini and onion. It is as filling as any meal with meat and even better for your body!
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Quick Easy Vegan Seed Cheese
This super easy vegan cheese recipe can be made with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or a blend of both for a simple, quick and delicious creamy vegan cheese that complements a variety of foods! Nut-free and keto friendly!


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Chickpea Fajitas
Vegan chickpea fajitas with mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers. Seasoned with homemade fajitas seasoning, this healthy sheet pan meal will become your go-to dinner on busy days!
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Curried Cauliflower Soup

Curried Cauliflower Soup is not only creamy and delicious, it’s also Paleo, vegetarian, and gluten free!

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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Black Beans (soaked, gluten-free, vegan)
These Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Black Beans are easy, tasty, gluten-free, and vegan and made with soaked beans (Weston A. Price style) for best digestion! They're a perfect pantry staple side dish for Mexican dishes or vegan/vegetarian dishes!


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Vegan Sour Cream Recipe
This Vegan Sour Cream Recipe requires just 5 ingredients and it turns out rich, tangy and creamy!
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Quinoa Flatbread Pizza Crust (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
An easy, healthy and delicious 5-ingredient, high-protein, high-fiber, dairy-free, gluten-free vegan quinoa flatbread pizza crust recipe!
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5 Ingredient Creamy Cauliflower Soup
Creamy cauliflower soup is nutritious and delicious. Its smooth velvety texture will comfort and nourish you soul. Using only 5 ingredients and ready in 20 minutes from start to finish!
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Vegan Honey Mustard Dip
This vegan honey mustard dip is creamy, tangy, and delicious. It is made with maple syrup instead of honey, and it makes a great dip for fries, cauliflower wings, and more!
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Easy Pea Soup (4 ingredients)
Make this rich and tasty Pea Soup using frozen peas! The creamy pea soup is ready in 15 minutes with just 4 simple ingredients. Freezable and naturally vegan.
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The Best Gluten-Free Tortilla Wraps (Vegan)
In need of a great gluten-free tortilla recipe or have you been searching for wraps that are gluten-free? The Best Gluten-Free & Vegan Tortillas make the perfect pliable and foldable wraps ready for your favorite fillings or served alongside your favorite Mexican meals! They only take 4 ingredients, are super simple and easy to make, and absolutely delicious!
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Cheesy Oil-Free Kale Chips (oven; low temp)
Deliciously healthy 5-ingredient kale chips made in the oven. Vegan, gluten-free and oil-free.
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5-ingredient Pumpkin Lentil Soup with Ginger
Ready in around 20-minutes this 5-ingredient pumpkin lentil soup with ginger is a quick and delicious spiced bowl to warm the cockles.
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Easy Spicy Sauerkraut with Turmeric
This probiotic rich Spicy Sauerkraut recipe with turmeric, red chili flakes, and black peppercorns is bursting with flavor and anti-inflammatory + gut health benefits! Easy, healthy, vegan, gluten-free and DELICIOUS! Learn all about how to make sauerkraut, health benefits, and more in this informative recipe post!
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Instant Pot Garlic Rice – Simple Sumptuous Cooking
Garlic rice is one of the easiest rice based recipes you can prepare! Enjoy vegan, gluten free Instant Pot Garlic rice.
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Sweet 5-Ingredient Recipes

Now for this collection of sweet plant based recipes requiring only 5 ingredients!

No-Bake Brownie Truffles
These no-bake brownie truffles are some of my favorite dessert. They are so simple to make and you'd never know they are refined-sugar free!
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5 Ingredient Chocolate Hazelnut Bites
These 5 ingredient chocolate hazelnut balls are the perfect treat if you’re looking for a healthy alternative to the Ferrero Rocher candy. These are super easy to make and require no baking. They’re also paleo, grain free and vegan.
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Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe with Sorghum Flour
This perfectly textured Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe is made with Sorghum Flour for delightful flavor and nutrition! These healthy cookies are made with only a handful of simple, wholesome ingredients, and are vegan + refined sugar-free to boot!


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No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies (Vegan + GF)
These No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies are the perfect vegan healthy sweet treat, pre and post work-out bite or energy snack to enjoy guilt-free all day long!
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Vegan Sweet Peach Ice Cream
Love ice cream? This delicious vegan ice cream recipe might be what you're looking for. It’s packed with healthy fats, low in sugar and comes with a wonderful peach aroma.


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Tahini Milkshake
Thick and creamy vegan Tahini Milkshake made with coconut milk ice cream, tahini, almond milk, cinnamon, and vanilla. Absolutely delicious and so easy to make!
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4-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Mousse Recipe (Gluten-Free)
This easy 4-ingredient vegan chocolate mousse is gluten-free too! Utilizing aquafaba [liquid from the chickpea can] you can create texture very similar to that using eggs. Make sure to use high quality ingredients to ensure the taste is unforgettable!
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No Bake Apricot Energy Bar | Healthy Vegan And Gluten Free
No bake apricot energy bar are prepared with apricots, almonds, oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and coconut. These are sugar-free, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy free. Being sugar-free these no bake apricot energy bars makes a perfect pre or post workout meal.
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Vegan Chocolate Oatmeal • Allergy Girl Eats
Vegan Chocolate Oatmeal is 4 ingredients, top 8 free, sugar-free, and a sinfully healthy way to start the morning. (For gluten-free, use certified gluten-free oats!)
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No-Bake Vegan Brownies (Gluten-Free)
These No-Bake Vegan Brownies are rich and fudgy, really indulgent and secretly healthy! They're really easy to make and require just 5 ingredients!
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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge
Easy vegan peanut butter fudge that melts in your mouth.


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Vegan Gummy Bears
A vegan-friendly alternative to gummy bears made with gelatine.


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Healthy Oatmeal Cookies – Vegan Breakfast Recipe
Make these cookies ahead of time to have a healthy snack between the meals! These banana oat cookies are so good for breakfast, too.


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Vegan Coconut Macaroons (paleo) – Texanerin Baking
Vegan coconut macaroons that are chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside! They taste like regular macaroons but are paleo and maple-sweetened.
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Spicy Pickled Onions (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)
Super easy and flavorful Spicy Pickled Onions make a great addition to your favorite dishes! Naturally gluten-free and vegan. Refined sugar-free, too!


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Oat-Free No-Bake Granola Bars (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Allergy-Free)
These 3-ingredient no-bake granola bars are so easy to make! This recipe for healthy homemade granola bars is oat-free, gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-free! These chewy bars make a great grab-and-go breakfast or kid-friendly snack! They’re sugar-free and naturally sweet, plus packed with protein and nut-free!


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Gluten-Free Vegan Pie Crust with Sorghum Flour
This sorghum flour and tapioca flour pie crust is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan. This easy, flaky crust is made with just handful of simple ingredients and makes a great sweet or savory pie, tart, galette, hand pie and more!


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Almond Butter Cookies
Almond butter cookies are tasty, crumbly, salty-sweet, and delightful! These easy to make cookies use five simple ingredients and simple methods, ready in just about 20 minutes, from start to finish. Step aside peanut butter cookies!
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Snickerdoodle Cookie Dip
This delicious Snickerdoodle Dip tastes just like the holiday cinnamon sugar cookie but it's healthier! The surprise ingredient is chickpeas but don't let that scare you away – no one will know (unless you tell them)!


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Snickers bliss balls
When life gets busy, you make your favourite dessert into bite-sized snacks! These snickers bliss balls are extremely easy to make, are super satisfying and have the perfect balance of sweetness and saltiness.
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Salted Caramel Bliss Balls
These easily made, energy boosters are ideal for many people with specific dietary requirements as they are gluten-free, dairy-free, refined-sugar-free and vegan. In addition, they contain a range of valuable nutrients.
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3 Ingredients Strawberry Mousse – Coconut Strawberry Mousse (V+GF)
Creamy, light and an absolutely divine mousse made using strawberries and coconut.


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Vegan Blueberry Ice Cream in Cantaloupe
This blueberry nice cream with almond milk in a cantaloupe bowl is a delicious and healthy snack or dessert.


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Easiest Vegan Meringue Cookies Ever with Aquafaba
Thanks to aquafaba, vegans and other egg-avoiders can now enjoy meringue whenever they want, again. Here, we are making the ever-loved crispy meringue cookies enjoyed by people around the world, but with a twist that makes them easier than even egg-white meringues.


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Berry-Beautiful Frozen Fruit Smoothie Bowls
Using frozen mixed berries and bananas, this gorgeous frozen fruit smoothie bowl not only looks absolutely beautiful, but also provides a filling, nutritional breakfast to keep you going all morning.


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Healthy Peanut Butter Ice Cream (vegan, paleo option) – Texanerin Baking
This healthy peanut butter ice cream does not taste at all healthy but is rich, dense and creamy. It’s no-cook, no-churn and doesn’t freeze rock hard! Can be made with sunflower seed butter for a paleo and nut-free version and it’s also vegan.


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Maple Coconut Buttercream Frosting (Refined Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan)
This Maple Coconut Buttercream Frosting is gluten-free, refined sugar-free and has a vegan option, too! Using only 4 ingredients, it is super easy to make and TASTY!


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How to Make: Three- Ingredient Apricot Jam
This apricot jam is super tasty, easy to make, and requires just 3 simple ingredients. Smear it on your morning toast or use in baking.
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4-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies
These Healthy 4-Ingredient Cookies with chocolate chips made with just banana, oats, peanut butter for a quick and healthy snack or sweet treat. Vegan and gluten-free!
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Chocolate Tahini Frosting (Vegan & Paleo)
This chocolate tahini frosting has just the right balance of sweet and salty. It’s paleo diet friendly, vegan, refined sugar free, and has a rich and gooey consistency similar to that of a fudge frosting.
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3 Comments

  1. Everything looks so amazing! Love that they’re simple and short on ingredients. Can’t wait to try those 5-Ingredient Baked Garlic Pepper Polenta Fries 🙂 YUM!!

  2. Thanks so much for including no-bake apricot bars. Love this round-up of 5 ingredients recipes. A great job in compiling.