This complete list of over 20 vegan keto recipes will ensure you never have trouble staying low-carb AND plant-based. From cookies to candy and buffalo bites, each recipe is easy to make and full of flavor!
It’s no secret I love coming up with vegan and keto recipes, but finding dishes that allow me to cut back on carbs while staying plant-based can be a challenge. Many keto recipes tend to rely on meat to leave you satisfied, while vegan recipes use carbs to make heartier, more filling dishes.
Believe it or not, there are plenty of recipes that stick to the low-carb keto lifestyle while remaining 100% plant-based. Each of these recipes is delicious, satisfying, and perfect for incorporating into your vegan and keto diet.
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Can you do keto if you’re vegan?
Absolutely! I’ll admit it does add an extra layer of difficulty, but it can be done with proper planning. While being keto means omitting grains and starches, plenty of other vegan-friendly ingredients can take their place. Here are some tips for following a healthy vegan and keto diet:
- Focus on high-protein vegan staples. Tofu, tempeh, and seitan are all low-carb, high-protein staples that can be enjoyed daily, not to mention they’re versatile and easy to prepare using a variety of cooking methods.
- Eat loads of low-carb vegetables. Cauliflower, broccoli, and spinach are just some low-carb vegetables you can eat to your heart’s content.
- Get most of your calories from plant-based fats. Avocados, nuts, nut butters, seeds, and coconut yogurt are healthy sources of vegan-friendly fats that will help meet your keto goals. As for cooking, I prefer coconut oil or non-dairy butter.
Vegan keto breakfast recipes
Start your day off right with these keto and vegan-approved breakfast recipes.
- Coconut yogurt– Made with just 2 ingredients, this coconut yogurt is rich in probiotics and healthy plant-based fats. Enjoy it as is, or top it with crunchy homemade granola.
- Cinnamon roll waffles– Fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside, these freezer-friendly waffles taste just like cinnamon rolls! Egg white substitutions included.
- Breakfast cookies– These nutrient-packed breakfast cookies are full of flavor and come together in just over 20 minutes.
- Pumpkin spice pancakes– Embrace PSL season year-round with these sweet, fluffy pancakes.
- Breakfast muffins– Swap the eggs for flax eggs, and you’ve got chocolatey, moist, and fluffy muffins, the breakfast of kings!
Vegan and keto snacks
When I’m on a health kick, midday cravings and mindless snacking are usually what cause my diet to fall off the rails. Luckily, each of these snacks are tasty, filling, and guaranteed to keep you on track.
- Air fryer kale chips– Made with 3 ingredients in less than 10 minutes, these nutritious chips are straight-up addictive.
- Chocolate energy balls– Energy balls are a go-to in any diet, but they’re often held together with carb-heavy oats. These chocolate energy bites are made with creamy almond butter instead, and they taste incredible!
- Protein bars– When I’m starving between meals, protein bars are my lifesaver. With over 20 grams of protein and just 2 grams of carbs, they’re the perfect on-the-go snack.
- Trail mix– I can never resist a handful of good old-fashioned trail mix, especially when it’s packed with protein and less than 2 carbs per serving.
- Zucchini chips– Zucchini are low in carbs and high in fiber, and make the perfect “chips.” Eat them alone or dip them in creamy cauliflower hummus.
Keto vegan mains
From hectic weeknights to big family get-togethers, each of these recipes are easy to make, easy to customize, and perfect for meal prep!
- Cauliflower fritters– Packed with low-carb zucchini and cauliflower, these vegan-friendly patties make the perfect swap for meat in burgers and wraps, or you can enjoy them as is.
- Cauliflower fried rice– Skip the carbs but not the flavor with this easy fried “rice” recipe.
- BBQ tofu– Simply swap store-bought BBQ sauce for this keto BBQ sauce, and you’ve got the perfect protein-packed tofu dish. Multiple cooking options included.
- Eggplant curry– This one-pot curry is aromatic and super flavorful. Pair it with cauliflower rice, and you’ve got the perfect low-carb plant-based dinner.
Keto and vegan desserts
Coming up with vegan AND keto desserts might sound impossible. But once you give these recipes a try, you’ll never think of dessert the same way again!
- Coconut ice cream– Thick, creamy, perfectly sweetened, and made with just 3 ingredients. No ice cream maker required.
- English toffee– No one will be able to resist this homemade toffee, and they’ll never guess it’s secretly low-carb and sugar-free!
- Avocado chocolate mousse– Looking for easy recipes to use up soft avocados? Believe it or not, whipped avocado makes the perfect decadent, low-carb dessert, especially when chocolate is involved.
- Peanut butter cups– If you love Reese’s, you’re going to fall in love with this keto and vegan-friendly version!
Keto-friendly veggie sides
Squeeze in your daily dose of greens while keeping low-carb with these tasty, versatile sides.
- Sautéed bok choy– Lightly seasoned with soy-garlic Asian flavors and cooked in 5 minutes, the results are perfectly prepared bok choy every time.
- Air fryer brussels sprouts– Even the picky eaters at the table will be going for seconds of these crispy yet tender brussels sprouts. You won’t even miss the parmesan cheese.
- Broccoli salad– Skip the mayo and you’ll still get an unbelievably refreshing, crunchy, satisfying salad (with half the carbs).
- Buffalo cauliflower bites– These crispy, spicy buffalo bites are full of flavor and deceptively low-carb. Just make sure to use vegan-friendly buffalo sauce.
20+ Vegan Keto Recipes
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, powdered sugar substitute, and baking soda. Add the peanut butter, coconut oil, and vanilla and mix well.
- Using your hands, roll 12 balls and place them on the lined sheet. Cross each ball of dough with a fork to form a cookie shape.
- Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes.
- Let the cookies cool on the tray completely.
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