How To Make Amazing Vegan Treats with Only 3 Ingredients

Have you ever wanted to break from your standard recipe routine, only to find that most vegan recipes require you to search the ends of the earth for dozens of obscure ingredients? Do you find that many vegan cookbooks...

Have you ever wanted to break from your standard recipe routine, only to find that most vegan recipes require you to search the ends of the earth for dozens of obscure ingredients? Do you find that many vegan cookbooks seem to go out of their way to make the most basic of recipes impossible to recreate? Then you're in for a real treat, my friend.

With the rise of raw food diets, many ingenious minds are concocting minimalistic meals from a scarcity of items. Even better, a majority of these meals are already vegan. If you're not already jumping up and down, you'll be glad to know that for your convenience we've compiled a few of these recipes below. And one more thing, they each require just three ingredients.

Not only are these vegan treats sinfully easy, but many use the same items, tallying up to one pretty short shopping list. If done cunningly, you could easily make all five recipes with a maximum of ten ingredients. Though if you haven't already, you'll definitely want to invest in a food processor. And perhaps a blender.

Sweet and Salty Snack Bars

Equal parts:

  • Nuts - almonds and cashews work well
  • Dried fruit - craisins, prunes, dried cherries, etc.
  • Dates - pretty self-explanatory

In a food processor, grind all ingredients until a thick dough forms. Scrape the dough from the food processor bowl into a cake pan and press down, ensuring the mixture is evenly distributed throughout the pan. Chill and cut into bars.

Alternatively, you can skip the cake pan and roll the dough into snack-sized balls. Be sure to store these in the fridge as well.

Easy Breakfast Bars a Real Vegan Treat

Easy Breakfast Bars
Snack - Easy Breakfast Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • some whole or cut almonds, based on preferences
  • 3/4 cup agave nectar
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats

These seem almost a healthy variation of rice krispies treats, but are much more filling.

To begin, place the almond butter and agave nectar in a saucepan and heat to just a boil, stirring occasionally. Make sure the almond butter is completely melted, and nicely blended with the agave nectar. Remove from heat.

Allow the mixture to cool, then stir in the oats and almonds. Press the final mixture into an 8x8-inch cake pan and chill until firm. Cut into squares and serve.

Monster Smoothies

Monster Smoothie
Monster Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 diced avocado
  • 2 bananas, frozen
  • 2 cups almond milk

This energizing beverage is even easier to make than the first two recipes. Throw all the ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth. Yep, that's it. Though you'll likely want to pour the smoothies into a couple of glasses before drinking.

Brownies in the Raw

Ingredients:

Process the nuts until a thick paste forms. Add the dates and pulse until well blended. Finally, you may add the cocoa powder and pulse a few more times, ensuring everything is nicely incorporated.

Spread the "brownie batter" evenly in a 8x8-inch rectangular pan and place in the fridge until firm. Cut and enjoy.

Flour-less Oatmeal Cookies

Flour-less Oatmeal Cookies
Flour-less Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas; the spottier, the better
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit (such as currants)

  1. This is the only recipe that will require you to bake, but don't let that stop you. These cookies are definitely worth it.
  2. Heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Using a food processor, or just a fork, mash the bananas completely. Stir in the oats first, followed by the dried fruit of your choosing.
  4. Shape the dough into balls and flatten on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 9-12 minutes.

No wheat, no eggs, no problem.

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