The Ultimate Vegan Pantry List
Hello everybody! Long time, no blog! I’ve been super busy the past month with graduating college, job searching, moving into my new apartment, getting ENGAGED, and wedding planning!
With that being said, I’m more than ready to get back to working on creating content for you guys! Yesterday I posted a photo (featured above) of a cupboard in my apartment and asked if anyone would be interested in knowing “what’s in my pantry” and you guys seemed really excited about it, so here we are!
Below is my ultimate vegan pantry list, aka every single thing currently in my pantry, along with descriptions on my favorite ways to use them. Enjoy!
Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour – This is so crucial for anyone eating a gluten-free diet. You can use this to replace all-purpose or whole wheat flour in any recipe!
Gluten-Free Oat Flour – Oat flour is my personal favorite when making things like banana bread, pancakes, cookies, etc. Oats are so, so good for you and I love the subtle sweet and toasted flavor!
Chickpea Flour – I’ve only ever used chickpea flour when making falafel so I don’t have a ton of experience with it, but if you’re looking into making your own falafel at home I definitely recommend it!
Almond Flour/Meal – I’ve never used almond flour on its own because I’ve found that it isn’t quite strong enough to stand alone, but I love adding it to any recipes that I find for baked goods!
Coconut Flour – Similarly to almond flour I’ve never used this on its own, but I love adding it to the base of recipes for things like cookies, muffins, and pancakes!
Cornstarch – A necessity for me when making literally anything that I want to be thick (such as curry, gravy, dressings, stir fry)
Tapioca Flour – I originally bought tapioca flour so I could attempt to make “mozzarella cheese,” but my attempt was a complete and utter fail and I haven’t used it since – so if you have any tapioca flour suggestions, please comment below!
Raw Cane Sugar – I rarely use this, but it’s always good to have on hand if you’re a baker!
Coconut Sugar – Again, not something I use on a regular basis, but always good to have around! It has been found to be the only sugar that does not spike your insulin levels like normal table sugar does. Instead, it keeps your blood sugars stable, making it a friendly sweetener choice. Also, it tastes a lot like brown sugar!
Cacao Powder – THE BEST for making chocolate nice cream!
Carob Powder – I love to replace cacao powder with carob if I’m looking for a flavor a bit more sweet and nutty.
Powdered Peanut Butter – Powdered peanut butter is a necessity for Caleb and I. We go through it like crazy! We both love peanut butter nice cream/smoothies and eat it at least once a day!
Acai Powder – Acai is one of my favorite things in the entire world. I generally prefer to eat frozen acai packets, but they’re extremely expensive, so when I’m short on money I go for freeze-dried acai powder!
Spirulina – I love to get my greens in whenever I get the chance, and spirulina is an amazing way to do it. The flavor is definitely earthy and can take a few tries to get used to, but now I love it! It’s incredibly high in protein and a really good source of antioxidants, B-vitamins, and lots of other nutrients!
Barley Grass Juice Powder – Again, gotta get those greens in!
Amazing Grass Green Superfood Powder – I recently bought this in the ‘detox and digest’ powder and I really like it. I have a super sensitive system and am always on the lookout for ways to soothe and ease any discomfort.
Return 2 Raw Raw Greenz Powder – This is the ultimate greens powder! It’s made of a mixture of wheat grass, barley grass, and alfalfa grass. The flavor is not nearly as strong as spirulina or pure barley grass juice powder, so it’s by far my favorite option for things like nice cream!
Maca Powder – After years of research on super foods, I decided to finally buy some maca powder a few months ago. It has been found to promote improvement in the hormonal, physical, and emotional states of all kinds of people everyday. I haven’t personally noticed much of a difference, but who knows! It doesn’t have a very strong flavor, so I love to add it to nice cream and smoothies.
Ground Flaxseed – This is strangely one of my all-time favorite nice cream toppings. I love the texture that it adds and it’s crazy good for you! Also, if you mix a tablespoon of flaxseed with a few tablespoons of water, it forms an “egg” that you can easily use when cooking or baking!
Chia Seeds – Another favorite nice cream topping of mine. Chia seeds are amazing because they’re so small but have so many benefits. Also, they can be used to make “eggs” just like ground flax!
Hemp Seeds – Hemp seeds are a great source of healthy fat for vegans. They are considered the most nutritious seed in the world because they are a complete protein. They have the most concentrated balance of proteins, essential fats, vitamins, and enzymes combined with a relative absence of sugar, starches, and saturated fats, supporting optimal health and well-being for life.
Cashews – Cashews are a must for any vegan pantry! They’re amazing for making everything from raw vegan desserts to dressings and dips to cheese! They also work as a simple and delicious snack to just eat by the handful.
Almonds – Almonds are personally my favorite ever. They aren’t necessarily as versatile as cashews, but they’re so sweet and delicious. Plus almond butter is LIFE.
Pecans – I love these for topping nice cream, especially maple whip!
Sunflower Seeds – Such a delicious addition to salads or buddha bowls, especially toasted! Yum!
Cacao Nibs – I love these on my nice cream!
Coconut – Another one of my favorites! I love coconut on/in literally anything, especially nice cream and rawnola!
Dried Mulberries – If you’ve never tried mulberries, you are seriously missing out. They’re sooo good on nice cream (are you seeing a theme here?), in raw cereal, added to rawnola, or just eaten by the handful!
Golden Raisins – I’m not a huge fan of raisins, but I love adding them to stovetop granola or raw cereal!
Caramelized Buckinis (Click Here For Recipe) – The perfect crunch to top anything sweet!
Go Raw Coco Crunch Sprouted Granola – I absolutely love this granola because it’s gluten-free, completely raw, and most importantly, delicious! The ingredients are also incredibly simple (sprouted buckwheat groats, sunflower seeds, dates, sprouted sesame seeds, coconut, hemp seeds, cacao, vanilla extract, celtic sea salt) – what’s not to love?
Gluten-Free Instant Oats – I always prefer to eat instant oats rather than regular rolled oats. I love how creamy they get! These are a staple for sure.
Gluten-Free Rolled Oats – This is a must for my pantry because it’s how I make rawnola! I make a mason jar full about every two days, so I definitely have to stay stocked up!
Brown Rice Cereal – These are so great when you’re in the mood for something like oats, but want something a bit sweeter on their own. They’re so creamy when cooked and I absolutely love the flavor and texture.
Quinoa Flakes – These are great for the same reason as brown rice flakes except they have more of a nutty flavor! If enjoy quinoa, as well as the texture of oats, you’ll love these!
Red And Green Lentils – I use these mainly for soups and burgers, but lentils are a great staple for all kinds of vegan meals!
Green Split Peas – Soup!
Black/Pinto/Garbanzo/Great Northern Beans – Beans are a total superfood! I love black or pinto beans in things like burgers and stews/soups, or just on their own with some veggies and rice. Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) are my all-time favorite bean, particularly because I love hummus and falafel, as well as using them to make chickpea mash! Great northern beans are also great for making white bean mash, as well as burgers.
Brown Rice – I don’t think there’s much explanation needed here. Brown rice is great for absolutely anything!
Quinoa – My absolute favorite way to eat quinoa is in buddha bowls, specifically with kale, marinated baked tofu, avocado, carrots, sprouts, toasted sunflower seeds, and tahini!
Quinoa & Brown Rice Pasta – I love finding cool and new gluten-free pastas to try. This has always been a favorite of mine because it’s super cheap at Aldi and has a really great texture!
Sprouted Popcorn – The perfect snack! I love to pop it in a plastic bag and make it savory with some nutritional yeast or sweet with maple syrup, agave, or coconut sugar!
And that’s everything that’s currently in my pantry! I don’t always have these things on hand, and I also occasionally have different or new things. If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you know what I use the most and what I truly consider my staples (basically everything that involves nice cream..)
What’s in your pantry?