Our top 10 budget-friendly plant-based recipes from April 2022!

Buttermilk Waffles With Fresh Strawberry Compote

These budget-friendly vegan recipes mean you don’t have to break the bank to get flavorful, healthy, seasonal meals that are 100% plant-based.

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1. Buttermilk waffles with fresh strawberry compote

Vegan Buttermilk Waffles With Fresh Strawberry Compote

Source: Buttermilk waffles with fresh strawberry compote

Try these Buttermilk Waffles With Fresh Strawberry Compote from Dominique Ebra! With these crispy waffles with a creamy compote you start the morning right!

2. Brown Butter Walnut Chocolate Chip Bread

Vegan Brown Butter Walnut Chocolate Chip Bread

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This fudgy and moist Brown Butter Walnut Chocolate Chip Bread from Shanika Graham-White has an extra touch of complexity from the nutty browned butter.

3. Quick stir-fry water spinach with garlic and chili

Vegan Stir Fry Water Spinach With Garlic And Chili

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This is a Chinese vegetable stir-fry, ideal as a last-minute side dish. It’s fast, delicious and healthy! This Quick Stir-Fry Water Spinach with Garlic and Chili from SC Chuang with Garlic and Chili only requires five ingredients (including salt! Yes, that’s right!) A wok stir-fry in less than 5 minutes!

4. Tofu Sausage Crumbs

Vegan Tofu Sausage Crumbs

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These Tofu Sausage Crumbles from Denise Perrault are delicious homemade vegan tofu sausage crumbles that satisfy your sausage cravings with bites of savory, smoky satisfaction with an easy plant-based recipe.

5. Ginger Miso Vegan Chick’n

Vegan Ginger Miso Vegan Chick'n

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This Ginger Miso Vegan Chick’n from Katherine Henderson is easy to assemble, but the taste is full of flavor and amazing!

6. Banana Nut Muffins

Vegan Banana Nut Muffins

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Moist and fluffy banana muffins strewn with walnut pieces. These Banana Nut Muffins from Taavi Moore are perfectly seasoned and sweetened with simple ingredients.

7. Chocolate Chip Muffins

Vegan Chocolate Chip Muffins

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These Chocolate Chip Muffins from Robin Browne are fluffy, slightly moist and use a very simple gluten-free flour oats! Whether you’re on the go or working from home, these gluten-free muffins are sure to boost your day (and your belly!).

8. Ultimate Mac and Cheese

Vegan Ultimate Mac and Cheese

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When it comes to this Ultimate Mac and Cheese recipe from Shanika Graham-White, it’s much more than a fork full of goodness! Super creamy, ‘cheesy’ and bursting with flavor, this ‘Mac + Cheese’ is made with gluten-free macaroni, savory seasonings, nutritional yeast and cashews soaked overnight (making the cream cheese base).

9. Indian Rainbow Carrot Dip
Vegan Indian Rainbow Carrot Dip

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There’s nothing like smooth, creamy hummus. It was one of my favorite foods when I was a kid, but chickpeas became too hard for me to digest, so I can’t enjoy them anymore. Luckily, I’ve found ways to make dips inspired by the other ingredients that make hummus so delicious. In this recipe I roast colorful carrots with classic Indian spices and then mix them with tahini, lemon juice and garlic. This Indian Rainbow Carrot Dip from Shivangi Rao is a great dip to pair with gluten-free crackers, grain-free tortillas or fresh, crunchy vegetables.

10. Butter Chick’n

Vegan Butter Chick'n

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This Butter Chick’n from Taavi Moore contains no tofu, but a lot of flavor. This dish is easier to make than you may think. Do you want a comfort dish on your menu this fall? I have got you.

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