It’s amazing what you can make from simple items in your pantry! While many believe that you can only eat healthy when you have fresh items on hand, that’s not entirely true – there’s plenty of nutrition and goodness hiding out in the pantry.
Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite, easy-to-make healthy pantry recipes. They all use simple ingredients, are adjustable, and can be made quickly. Here are the categories:
Pantry staples for making healthy recipes:
- Shelf-stable almond milk
- Powdered eggs (or flaxseed to make flax egg)
- Dried onion flakes
- Garlic powder
- Canned beans
- Canned vegetables (carrots, sweet potatoes, peppers, tomatoes)
- Tomato sauce
- Dried fruit
- Whole wheat flour
- Rolled oats
Find out more about what you need for stocking a healthy pantry here: The Best Healthy Pantry Essentials
Healthy Pantry Recipes
This is a great healthy option for a quick and easy breakfast! Don’t have apples? Use pantry items such as goji berries, dried fruit, or freeze dried apples.
Overnight oats that taste like peanut butter cookies are definitely a win! Feel free to sub the greek yogurt for extra almond milk and use shelf-stable almond or coconut milk instead.
This recipe is completely made from pantry items and the oatmeal breakfast bars can last in the refrigerator or freezer for a long time. Perfect for keeping on hand!
Creamy overnight oats that are flavored with maple syrup, cinnamon, and crunchy pecans. Sub the kefir for shelf-stable almond milk and you’re good to go!
Made with rolled oats, almond butter, dried cranberries, sliced almonds, and cinnamon! These oatmeal bars take 10 minutes to make, are no-bake, and are great for keeping on hand.
If you don’t have granola on hand, you can make your own. This recipe is made from all pantry items with the exception of apple, which can be subbed for dried fruit (such as cranberries, goji berries, or figs).
It’s very likely that you have all of the ingredients on hand to make this simple, easy, delicious Homemade Granola recipe. The granola also lasts a long time in your pantry, refrigerator, or freezer!
Craving cinnamon rolls? This recipe is perfect for a lazy weekend morning! Feel free to sub the almond milk for shelf-stable milk and use chilled coconut oil (not melted) instead of vegan butter.
These Mocha Protein Peanut Butter Pancakes are life changing. Not only do they make a delicious and fun breakfast but they’re also gluten-free and will give you a great energy boost to start the day. If you don’t have bananas on hand, substitute with yogurt, applesauce, or more peanut butter.
These pancakes are made entirely with pantry items when the oat milk is subbed for shelf-stable milk! Not to mention SO delicious. No eggs required!
No-heat, delicious, EASY Overnight Steel Cut Oats recipe that’s perfect for making ahead! Made with traditional steel cut oats, shelf-stable almond milk, maple syrup, and cinnamon. These oats are a healthy way to start the day!
Sweet, wholesome, delicious, and easy to make. We’re loving that this simple Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowl is made with mostly pantry items! Feel free to sub the fresh apple for dried fruit, such as freeze-dried apples, dried figs, or goji berries.
This Vegan Chili recipe is a dinner staple! If you don’t have fresh vegetables on hand, feel free to sub the bell pepper with canned diced peppers (or omit) and the celery with canned diced carrots.
The ULTIMATE pantry soup! This nutrition-loaded recipe is perfect for keeping on hand. Feel free to sub the broccoli with any other canned, frozen, or fresh vegetable.
This Chicken Tortilla Soup is perfect for a pantry dinner at home! Substitute the chicken for canned chicken, use canned carrots, celery powder, and dried onion flakes if necessary.
This Vegan Lentil Soup is not only savory and delicious, but it’s also hearty and great for feeding a crew! Use canned carrots and frozen zucchini. Serve with a baguette or toasted whole wheat bread to take it to the next level!
Pasta is the perfect pantry recipe! Make this Mushroom and Spinach Pasta Bake with canned mushrooms and canned spinach. Don’t have mozzarella cheese? Top the pasta bake with crushed pistachios or walnuts instead!
This Chicken Basil Baked Ziti can be made with canned chicken, canned spinach, and dried basil. Similar to the previous recipe, the mozzarella cheese can be substituted with crushed pistachios or walnuts!
It’s amazing that cans of chickpeas and dry lentils can transform into this delicious Coconut Lentil Chickpea Curry! Substitute the grape tomatoes for diced or sun-dried tomatoes. The rest of the recipe is completely made of pantry items!
We’re loving this easy pantry side dish! Feel free to substitute the greek yogurt with extra cream of mushroom soup and omit the mozzarella cheese if necessary. It’s delicious either way!
Don’t have sweet potatoes on hand? Use frozen or canned sweet potatoes instead. Shelf-stable almond milk also works great in this yummy recipe!
This recipe is truly great for anytime of the year. While we love serving it with fresh kale, feel free to omit the kale completely and sub the sweet potatoes with frozen or canned!
Craving something different? This Miso Roasted Mushroom Noodle Bowl is SO flavorful! Use canned mushrooms and canned peppers if you’re subbing for fresh items for pantry items.
This is one of our go-to easy weeknight dinners! Simply substitute the chicken for canned chicken and use canned carrots, peas, and powdered egg. So yummy!
If you have bananas that are about to go bad, then this Banana Bread recipe is perfect! Don’t have bananas? Sub canned pumpkin instead and use a flax egg to bind the bread together.
We’re loving how easy this recipe is to make and that it’s made completely from pantry items! Keep these healthy bites on hand for easy snacking or take them on-the-go.
Easy to make No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Bars that are gluten free and refined sugar free. These delicious bars are full of flavor and healthy pantry ingredients, plus they are so easy to adapt!
Breakfast, dessert, or a snack! This Vegan Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding is the ultimate healthy treat. Feel free to sub almond milk with a shelf-stable milk of choice.
Made with all pantry items, this easy snack recipe is perfect for keeping on hand. Delicious, easy to make, and perfect for the entire family!
We’re loving how much nutrition is in this Green Hummus recipe! Feel free to substitute the plain greek yogurt with extra tahini or omit it completely.
Energy bites are the perfect snack for getting through the day! Especially when they taste just like chocolate chip cookie dough. YUM!
Chocolate that’s secretly loaded with superfoods? Yes, please! They’re so easy to make and loaded with good things. Not to mention completely made with pantry ingredients!