5 Easy Vegan Recipes for Busy Bees | Plant Based Toronto

5 Easy Vegan Recipes for Busy Bees

As rewarding as eating plant-based is, after long days of hustle and bustle, we sometimes don’t have the time or energy to get creative in the kitchen.

Here are a few of our favourite vegan recipes that make cooking a little easier for busy bees, like you and me!

5 ingredient sweet potato brownie | Plant Based Toronto
5 Ingredient Vegan Cake
  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • ¾ cup cashew almond or peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit and line a small baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Peel sweet potatoes, cut them into large cubes and steam for 8-12 minutes, or until soft.
  3. In a food processor, blend the steamed sweet potatoes, cashew butter, coconut oil, maple syrup and cocoa powder.
  4. Pour into a lined baking tray.
  5. Bake brownies for 40 minutes and voila! Let your brownies cool and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
  6. You can leave your brownies as they are or make a cocoa walnut topping. For this you'll need to melt 4 squares of vegan dark chocolate, 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp of maple syrup. When melted, pour over the brownie base and top with walnuts. Let cool and refrigerate.

5. Tofu Burger and Fries | Plant Based Benoit


Make sure you have your favorite vegan hamburger buns in the house!

Cut 2 Tofu rectangles about 1 cm thick and pat dry.

Season tofu with salt and pepper.

Fry tofu on medium heat in light oil for 2 minutes on each side.

Toast a bun and top with your favourite toppings, such as ketchup, vegan mayo, kale, tomato, red onion and a pickle!


Want some fries to go with it?


Do this before you prepare your burger.

Take a potato and cut it into 1cm wide fries and pat dry.

Season with salt, pepper (or your favorite dry rub!), toss in oil and spread on a baking sheet.

Oven roast for 25 minutes on 425, flipping halfway.

What are your personal go-to vegan faves? Share with us below!

Positive energies always.


Natalia Lasakova

I'm a passionate plant-based bean, adventure-enthusiast and a (wannabe) Chris McCandless protégé. When I'm not studying away finishing my undergrad degree at U of T, you can find me outside somewhere chasing nature or following my passion for writing!