Think you can’t do keto and stick to your vegan diet? Think again! These 17 vegan keto recipes prove that it’s not just possible, it’s incredibly tasty! Oh, and there’s one epic dessert recipe you definitely won’t want to miss, so keep your eyes peeled for that super special treat!
How to Eat Vegan on a Keto Diet
When most people hear “keto,” they immediately think about fatty bacon, rich buttery coffee, and other animal-centric foods. So, it may surprise you to know that you can totally do keto without violating your ethics (or your health if you choose a vegan diet strictly for those reasons). Of course, you will have to be a bit more diligent about choosing the right variety and combination of foods.
They key is to rely on plant-based high-fat foods, like avocado, coconut oil and such. Many of the recipes below use these healthy plant-centric fats along with other wholesome ingredients for balance. Mix and match your way to the perfect meal plan, right down to dessert. Bonus: even your kids will love most of them, so you don’t have to make separate meals for your non-keto family members.
1. Vegan Bulletproof Coffee
Bulletproof coffee is a morning staple of the keto diet and a great way to start your day with a kick. Unfortunately, though, the “bulletproof” ingredient is usually butter. This one, on the other hand, replaces the animal-based fat with vegan coconut oil. The result is just as tasty, if not even better!
Grab it from The Work Top
2. Easy Keto Guacamole Recipe
Guacamole is definitely one of my favorite snacks, and if you follow these tips to ripen an avocado fast, you can have it any time you want. Serve it with naturally gluten-free tortilla chips (as long as they’re made from corn, they’re keto and vegan) or heap it on some non-GMO fried tofu for added protein.
3. Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Sauce
These tasty zucchini noodles with avo sauce take just about ten minutes to make and use only 7 easy-to-find ingredients. Call them “zoodles” and your kids will go crazy for them! As a totally oven-free dish, it’s the perfect lunch recipe for those summer scorchers.
Get the recipe on Simple Vegan Blog
4. Vegan Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Who says you can’t eat pizza on a vegan keto diet? Just start with this gluten-free cauliflower crust, then top it with tasty veggies, tofu-based cheese and homemade tomato sauce. Prefer something a little more unique than a simple “faux cheese” topping? Check out some other mouthwatering vegan keto pizza ideas here.
Grab the recipe from Detoxinista
5. Vegan Gluten-Free Zucchini Lasagna
Let’s keep the tasty vegan keto dinner ideas rolling with another amazing twist on a classic Italian recipe. It’s made with thick lasagna-style zoodles and homemade “ricotta” that’s 100% animal-free yet surprisingly easy to make. Plus, it’s super freezer-friendly, so you can whip it up on a mellow Sunday and pull it out on a busy Thursday.
Get the recipe on Minimalist Baker
6. Vegan Keto Walnut Chili
I know what you’re thinking, “Chili in the summer? You must be crazy!” Sure, everyone thinks of it as a winter staple (and you can certainly save the recipe for cold nights if you prefer), eating spicy foods actually helps cool you down. True story, see for yourself! Don’t let the longish ingredients list scare you, it’s mostly just different diced and minced veggies, plus a few spices.
Find it on Abbey’s Kitchen
7. Vegan Taco Stuffed Avocados
Got leftover walnut “meat” from your chili? Mix it with a few other easy ingredients and stuff it into a avocado to make this vegan taco recipe. Encourage your kids to try something new by letting them help make it. Prep the mixture, scoop out the avocado, then let them put everything together.
Get the recipe on Keto Diet App
8. Healthy Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad
Need a go-to salad recipe to use as a side dish or even as a hearty lunch? With 6 main ingredients and three optional toppers, this healthy salad comes together in minutes. If making it for your whole family, I’d swap out the red wine vinegar for something a little more kid-friendly. You only need a tablespoon, though, so you can just ditch it entirely if you want.
Find it on Peas and Crayons
9. Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
These delicious and easy air fryer buffalo cauliflower “wings” are everything you love about the real thing, but a whole lot healthier and easier for kids to manage. I don’t know about you, but I find it so challenging to eat wings without making a mess!
Grab it from Recipes from a Pantry
10. Roasted Garlic Cauliflower
Wondering what to do with the leftover cauliflower from that last recipe? Toss it with some garlic and other simple ingredients for a healthy side dish or a quick and tasty snack. It takes just five minutes to prep plus about half an hour in the oven.
Get the recipe on Wholesome Yum
11. Asian Cucumber Salad
Another delicious vegan keto salad that works well as a side or a main lunch, this one is so refreshing on a hot summer day. The salad itself uses just 3 ingredients, but the star is definitely the dressing. Don’t worry, it’s not hard to put together.
Grab it from Savory Tooth
12. Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
I hope you saved room for dessert, because these last six recipes are all about satisfying that sweet tooth in a healthier way. Let’s start with the ultimate comfort food snack. Thanks to this vegan keto-friendly recipe, you don’t have to deprive yourself of the same joy your kids feel when they bite into a “fresh from the oven” chocolate chip cookie.
Get the recipe over at Power Hungry
13. Peanut Butter Keto Energy Balls
Fat bombs are quite possibly one of the best things about the keto diet, especially when they’re load with sweet and satisfying peanut buttery goodness. Three steps, three ingredients, and voila- you have a quick breakfast for yourself or an easy pre-activity snack for your kids.
Get the recipe on Beaming Baker
14. Vegan Keto Pumpkin Mousse
Sure, we usually think of fall as pumpkin spice season, but there’s never a wrong time for this tasty mousse. It takes just six ingredients (plus one optional add-in) to whip up- literally- the delicious dessert. You will need to soak the cashews for a few hours, so prep the night before if you need it for a special meal. Save the leftover pumpkin to make some amazing kid-friendly gluten-free waffles!
Grab this tasty dessert over on Pink Fortitude
15. Keto Peanut Butter Truffles
These peanut butter truffles remind me of that classic buckeyes Christmas candy. While they are very similar, the ingredients are definitely a lot more keto and vegan friendly than the sugar-loaded version. Use them to satisfy your chocolate & peanut butter cravings.
Get the recipe on Savory Tooth
16. Chocolate Avocado Pie
Okay, so I saved the best for last. These next two recipes are just over-the-top delicious. Let’s start with one that’s perfect for hot summer days: a no-bake chocolate avocado pie that is just all sorts of dreamy. While the original recipe calls for maple syrup, she gives you several keto alternatives, including monkfruit sweetener.
Get it on The Conscious Plant Kitchen
17. Keto Chocolate Avocado Cake
Okay, now this one is quite possibly my favorite of all! One look at that ooey, gooey chocolate goodness and it’s hard to believe it’s vegan AND keto! Even your kids won’t miss all the sugar and carbs. I can definitely see this one playing a starring role at our next birthday gathering, how about you?
Find this amazing recipe on Crooked Cat Kitchen
There you go! If these recipes don’t prove that eating a vegan keto diet is totally possible- and delicious- I don’t know what will! So many great ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and especially dessert, it’s hard to decide which to start with. I’m definitely not waiting until our family’s next birthday to make that chocolate cake, though.