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I had way too much fun putting together this round up of vegan kid recipes! I love lists, categories and getting organized with my ideas. Like, so much.

Our family went vegan when the twins were about 2 years old (they’re 10 now). It was such a huge change, and both of the kids were quite picky and small, so I worried about them getting enough calories and nutrition. I found it challenging to dig through vegan cookbooks and recipes online, trying to find anything they might eat.

So many recipes were…… strange, at least to newly vegan kids with lots of quinoa, kale and other ingredients I was unfamiliar with. A huge part of my goal with the Nora Cooks blog is to share vegan recipes that picky kids and non-vegans will love.

If you are newly vegan or trying to be more plant based and are having a hard time figuring out what to cook that you’re kids will actually eat, I hope this round up of vegan kid recipes will help! I’ve gathered recipes from my website as well as some friends around the internet to bring you 50 recipes that are totally kid friendly. Here you will find many main dish ideas, as well as breakfasts, snacks, beverages and desserts.

For even more advice, make sure to check out this post I wrote with 10 Tips for Raising Plant Based Kids. 🙂

To get the recipe, either click on the photo itself or the link below each photo. Enjoy!


Freezer Whole Grain Pancakes- Made with spelt flour and rolled oats. Super fluffy and satisfying!

Freezer Whole Grain Pancakes

baked tempeh bacon on a pan

Smoky Baked Tempeh Bacon

vegan kids recipes round up-chunky monkey oats

Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats from A Virtual Vegan

vegan banana french toast-kids recipes

Vegan Banana French Toast with Caramelized Bananas from Vegan Richa


vegan powdered donuts

Vegan Powdered Donuts from Vegan Huggs

Main Dishes

vegan mac and cheese recipe in the pan

Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese

vegan quesadillas stacked

Cheesy Vegan Quesadillas

chickpea tuna salad sandwich on a plate

The Best and Easiest Chickpea Tuna Sandwiches

50 vegan kids recipes vegan chicken nuggets

Vegan Chicken Nuggets from Vegan Heaven

vegan alfredo sauce being poured in a pot of fettucine noodles

Vegan Alfredo

vegan grilled cheese

Vegan Mozzarella Grilled Cheese from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

Vegan copycat recipe of Panda Express Orange Chicken, made healthy! A fresh, easy orange sauce paired with crispy no fry tofu. Serve over brown or white rice.

Crispy Baked Orange Tofu

top down photo of 2 bowls of vegan chili with sour cream

Ultimate Vegan Chili

Cut up squares of vegan cornbread

Vegan Cornbread (to go with the chili, of course) 🙂

1 pot peanut noodles

1 Pot Peanut Sauce Noodles

vegan lasagna being picked up from the pan.

The Best Vegan Lasagna

big stack of taquitos

Oven Baked Taquitos

crispy rice balls

Crispy Rice Balls with Vegan Cheese from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

plate with vegan meatballs and spaghetti

Spaghetti and Easy Vegan Meatballs

Vegan meatball subs after baking on pan

Oven Baked Vegan Meatball Subs

chili cheese tator tots

Vegan Chili Cheese Tator Tots from Cadry’s Kitchen

Vegan Baked Ziti on two plates

Vegan Baked Ziti with Cashew Cheese

chickpea cauliflower tots

Vegan Chickpea Cauliflower Tots from Vegan in the Freezer

Vegan Stuffed Jumbo Shells with Spinach: Stuffed jumbo shells with cashew tofu ricotta and spinach.

Vegan Stuffed Jumbo Shells

mac and cheese

Homemade “Boxed” Mac and Cheese from Fried Dandelions


vegan ranch being poured onto a large salad

Best Homemade Vegan Ranch or Dip

chip dipping into restaurant style salsa recipe

5 Minute Restaurant Style Salsa

watermelon blueberry salad

Watermelon Blueberry Salad from Veggies Save The Day


pretzel bites vegan

Sweet & Salty, Vegan Soft Pretzel Bites from Where You Get Your Protein

Easy Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce: Made with cashews, this vegan nacho cheese sauce is a cinch to make, healthy and kid-friendly!

Easy Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce (serve with chips, or those pretzel bites above) 🙂

mini chocolate chip muffins vegan

Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins from Delightful Adventures


Date Sweetened Raw Chocolate Bites; vegan, gluten-free and oil-free.

Date Sweetened No Bake Chocolate Bites

air fryer popcorn tofu bites

Air Fryer Popcorn Tofu with Sriracha Dipping Sauce from V Nutrition and Wellness

Sriracha Lime Hummus- Oil-free!

Sriracha Lime Hummus with pita chips


tropical green smoothie in a glass

Tropical Green Smoothie with Hemp Seeds

strawberry almond milk

Strawberry Almond Milk from Sunnyside Hanne

peanut butter cup smoothie dairy free

Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie (Dairy Free) from Veggie Inspired


lots of vegan chocolate chip cookies

Perfect Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

3 stacked vegan brownies recipe

Best Ever Vegan Brownies

healthy vegan cookie dough

Secretly Healthy Vegan Cookie Dough from Yup It’s Vegan

funfetti vegan cupcakes on a board

Funfetti Vegan Cupcakes

looking straight on a oreo mint cupcake

Vegan Mint Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes

healthy snickers ice cream bites

Healthy Snickers Ice Cream Bites from Rhiann’s Recipes

flipped over caramel monkey bread

Vegan Caramel Monkey Bread

slice of vegan chocolate cake with a fork taking a bite.

The Best Vegan Chocolate Cake

4 ingredient vegan cookies

4 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies from My Darling Vegan

Vegan Sugar Cookies with Easy Icing | Nora Cooks

1 Bowl Vegan Sugar Cookies

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  1. What a great list! My kids would totally devour these recipes! Thanks for including my Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie!

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