Sharing a list of easy to prepare recipes made with basic pantry staples. These recipes are pantry-friendly because they focus on dried or canned beans and legumes, grains, flours, dried fruit, nut butters, root vegetables, and various other long lasting staples. These simple recipes will keep you nourished without the need for fancy ingredients or a special trip to the store.
Included below are easy homemade bread recipes, soups, pancakes, waffles, and sweet treats from yours truly along with some of my favourite recipes from other food bloggers I love.
Cooking and Baking with ingredients you have on hand
I’ve seen an uptick for certain recipes on the blog this week. What do these recipes have in common? They all focus on pantry staple ingredients – flour, dried or canned beans, grains, root vegetables, and nuts & seeds, among others.
As such, I’ve created a new category for pantry-friendly recipes which you can find here. Below, I’ve highlighted some of my favorites from this category along with a few others you’ll find useful.
All of these recipes make good use of long lasting staples you’ll find in your pantry. These simple recipes will keep you well nourished without the need for fancy ingredients or a special trip to the store.
I will keep this post short because, lets face it, we’re all on information overload these days! Here is my list of 15 popular pantry- friendly recipes you can make today.
15 Pantry-friendly favorites
Make delicious garlic focaccia bread at home in less than 4 hours. This easy and versatile recipe can be made any way you like. This recipe is light, crispy on the outside, and coated in a generous blend of herbs, garlic and coarse sea salt. Spring onions make a beautiful addition to this classic bread, however, you can omit these or replace them with leeks, sliced garlic or red onions. Get The Recipe.
A slightly more nutritious version of this beloved sweet, these quick and easy vegan cinnamon rolls contains spelt flour, yet are super soft and gooey. Ready to bake in about 2 hours. A brown sugar glaze drizzled on top makes for a delicious sweet indulgence with a cup of coffee or for Sunday morning brunch. Get The Recipe.
Chickpeas and rice add a healthy dose of protein to this simple and satisfying vegetable soup. Moreover, long lasting parsnips and celery seed create a subtle earthy sweetness to the broth. Top with fresh parsley and serve with a good slice of rye bread for hearty comfort food on any day. Exchange the root vegetables with whatever vegetables you might have on hand (carrots, potatoes, celery root etc.) Get The Recipe.
This delicious comforting seven bean stew features a medley of dried lentils, pinto beans, navy beans, black eyed peas, kidney beans and black beans. A hearty, delicious, and protein packed stew. This recipe is also vegan and gluten-free. Get the recipe.
Enjoy fuss-free and tasty vegan gluten-free waffles made with oat and quinoa flour. They’re crunchy and golden on the outside and soft on the inside. Quinoa adds a wonderful nutty flavour and protein to help to keep you well satiated. These come together quickly in a blender, too! Get the Recipe.
A simple and uncomplicated recipe for vegan spelt pancakes. They’re light and pillow-y on the inside, and crunchy golden brown on the outside. Perfect for Sunday breakfast! Spelt is a nutritious flour alternative which adds a great texture to these pancakes. Whole wheat or all purpose flour can be used in exchange for spelt. Get the Recipe.
How to Make Granola with Whatever is in Your Pantry – via Baked the Blog
A foolproof guide to making the best granola with whatever you have on hand. Granola is versatile and made with the simplest of ingredients. It can be used as a topping for yogurt or fruit, eaten straight up, or mixed with milk in your favourite bowl. Get the recipe.
Rosemary, dates and chopped walnuts are a surprisingly great combination. This recipe is easy to make, contains omega three, fiber and is low in refined sugar and fat. It’s perfect toasted in the oven with dairy-free butter smeared on top. Get the Recipe.
A naturally sweetened gluten-free granola bar containing omega 3 from ground flax seed. Absolutely delicious with both sweet and salty flavours in chewy bar form. A light drizzle of dark chocolate makes these a healthy and decadent treat. Get the Recipe.
These chewy vegan ginger spice cookies are an easy sweet treat. Made with whole wheat flour, honey, and warming spices like ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. These cookies are soft and chewy on the inside and slightly crunchy on the outside. A perfect spice cookie experience that’s even better the next day. Get the Recipe.
These chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies are low in refined sugar and oils, and full of great peanut-y flavour. They’re chewy on the inside with a lovely crunch around the edge. They’re best enjoyed fresh from the oven with a glass of cold non-dairy milk, obviously! Get the Recipe.
No Knead Everyday Sourdough – via Baked the Blog
Everyone should have a go-to sourdough recipe. If you’re new to making sourdough, this recipe is a great place to start with its simple instructions, minimal ingredients and helpful video tutorial. Simply make the dough, let it rise overnight, and bake in the morning for the best sourdough bread! Get the Recipe.
Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough Bread – via Baked the Blog
Aromatic cinnamon and sweet raisins take your everyday sourdough bread to new heights! Cinnamon raisin sourdough bread is an easy win for breakfast or brunch and is totally divine slathered with a knob of butter, a dollop of jam, or toasted straight up. This recipe also shows you several different ways to flavour your bread with whatever you have on hand. Get the Recipe.
Make your own Sourdough Starter – via Baked the Blog
Making sourdough at home is incredibly easy and meditative. But you need to start with a starter (pun intended). Making a sourdough starter is easy – simply mix together equal parts flour and water and let it ferment. Don’t miss this post from Baked the Blog! Get the Recipe.
This easy no-knead maple oat spelt bread tastes as good as it looks. This loaf is large, rustic, slightly sweet and has a crumb that is soft and spongy. This versatile bread comes together quickly and is ready to bake in as little as 4 hours. Ingredients that can be exchanged as you see fit! Get the Recipe.
Looking for More?
If you want more recipes to make the most of your everyday pantry items, visit my Pantry-Friendly category here.
And if you make any of my recipes, don’t forget to tag me on social media @the_simple_green or drop me a comment with your feedback! I love seeing my recipes made by you!