Vegan Pantry Staples

Written by Kajsa IngelssonMay 21, 2020

Whether you are just starting your vegan journey or have been following a vegan diet for a period of time, I have collected the best vegan staples to keep in your pantry to make your life easier.

Speaking about making life easy, here’s a guide to your healthiest and most sustainable grocery run + farmers market insider tips aaaaand the best way to store your food for it to be fresh as long as possible!

I also included a few easy and nutritious recipes πŸ₯‘πŸ₯­πŸ₯₯πŸ₯” Lord knows that I’m getting a bit burned out of cooking (pun intended) after 2 months + of cooking at home quarantine… But hey, im grateful that I got food! Let’s switch our minds to gratitude instead of complaining!

Oh, to find the recipes, just click on the pictures and mjau coloured links!

Vegan Pantry Essentials

Beans, Legumes & Pulses


  • Pasta –Β i’m personally fond of whole grain rice pasta
  • Rice –Β All kinds of rice cause rice is life! This coconut vegetable rice is sooooo good!
  • Oats – and quinoa flakes!
  • Noodles –Β Brown rice noodles – This healthy Pad Thai is a crowd favourite!
  • Other – quinoa and millet are my gluten-free faves! Quinoa stuffed Zucchini boats is always a fun take on dinner!

Nuts & Seeds

  • Nuts– Peanuts, almonds, cashews, walnuts, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, and pine nuts. Click here to find 2+ pages of peanut recipes πŸ™ˆ (yes maybe i’m a bit obssesed)
  • Seeds– Pepitas, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds. Feel like you need some crunchy protein in you life? Try this trail mix!

Nut & Seed Butter

  • Nut butter– Peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, walnut butter, and pecan butter. Or Mjautella!
  • Seed butter– Pumpkin seed butter and tahini are my go-to! PSSST: banana tahini muffins. You’re welcome!

Dried Fruit

  • Go crazy and pick your midday treat! – lemon, orange, tangerine, pineapple, mango, coconut, raisins, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cranberries… The list is long!

Soy Protein

  • Tempeh– Flavored and unflavored
  • Tofu– Silken and firm varieties

Add Flavours

  • Vegetable stock – make your own with food scraps easy by trying this recipe and freeze on an ice tray as cubes!
  • Miso paste
  • Nutritional Yeast – Personally i’m allergic, but it sure tastes good!

Oils & Spices

  • Oils– Coconut oil, olive oil and other veggie and nut oils
  • Spices– anything and everything! I’m always carrying high-grade cinnamon, granulated garlic, onion powder and italian spices

Baking Essentials

  • Flour – I’d say opt for gluten free. I’m the most found of these 3: coconut, cassava and brown rice flour.
  • Granulated sweeteners – Coconut sugar and monk fruit are my personal pick here!
  • Raw Cacao
  • Thickness – Arrowroot and tapioca starch
  • Vanilla paste
  • Liquid sweeteners – Maple syrup and yuccon syrups please!
  • Chocolate Chips – they really are great for baking
  • Baking Powder and Baking soda
  • Flaxseed – A must when making egg substitutes, like flax eggs
  • Chia seed – Similar to flaxseed, can be used to make egg substitutes


  • Non-dairy milk– Carton and shelf-stable non-dairy milk like coconut and cashew milk.
  • Canned goods– Canned beans, vegetables and pureed vegetables (pumpkin!)
  • Protein Powder

Do you honey bees feel like I missed anything? Please let me know and I’ll add it to the list xx